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Foraging for Food & Knowledge

Let's go foraging! Join our friends at OHBA and Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen for a hike in the trees, along with snacks & a fabulous presentation! Discover edible weeds and what their presence tells you about your soil.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Learn how to safely catch and tag monarch butterflies in preparation for their peak migration through the Houston area.

CSI: Mystery on the Trails

Together we will learn about animal adaptations, discover how to identify tracks and scat, and solve the riddle of the Mystery on the Trails.

Cooking Without a Trace

Prepare for your next outdoor adventure with recipes for cooking outside and strategies to minimize your impacts while in nature.

Wildflower ID Walk

Join Arboretum staff for a relaxed walk to the Meadow to identify some of our most common fall wildflowers.

Drink & Draw: The Art of Fire

In this fun, relaxed class, we’ll use charcoal gathered from our prescribed fire in the savanna to create landscape art.

Halloween Pup Crawl & Pet Expo

The Pup Crawl & Pet Expo is getting a Halloween twist this year! Bring your pup in costume and enjoy a beer while exploring the trails.

Birding by Ear

Bird watching can be very frustrating: birds are tiny, fast, and love to hide. You should try birding by ear instead!

Under the Microscope

In this hands-on class, we’ll collect water samples and view them under our video microscopes to go on a miniature safari.

ArBOOretum

ArBOOretum features fun fall activities for all ages including live animals, pumpkin decorating, and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. Enjoy these fall classics and so much more!

Pumpkin Planters

Join us this October for a fun and creative family class to make a festive pumpkin wildflower planter for your home.

Halloween Sip & Stroll

Sip & Stroll is taking on a spooky spin this Halloween! Walk the Arboretum’s dimly lit trails where you may encounter creatures of the night.

Beyond Your Senses

There’s a whole world beyond the reach of human senses that are part of everyday life for non-human animals!

Concert in the Courtyard

Grab your friends and get your groove on with Tomar and the FCs at the Arboretum's Concert in the Courtyard!

Animal Architects

Learn about the structures built by animal architects, and practice your building skills as we engineer our own versions of animal homes.

Coffee Chocolate Truffles

Join us from the comfort of your own kitchen to learn how to make beautiful and delicious coffee chocolate truffles.

The Nature Center Building will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. The trails, Nature Playscape, and outdoor restrooms will remain open.
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