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Wild about Wildlife!

Help us clean the trails, learn about native animals, and find out how to create a healthy habitat in your own backyard!

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Seasonal Picnics

Enjoy an all-inclusive lunchtime picnic at the Arboretum. Lay out your picnic blanket and enjoy a delicious meal under the Arboretum trees.

Holiday Sip & Stroll

Sip a delicious beverage and stroll along festive Arboretum trails. End your walk at the courtyard filled with holiday activities.

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Second Saturday Bird Survey

Join us on the second Saturday of each month in the courtyard behind the building for a two-hour bird survey led by Arboretum staff members.

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Family Full Moon Hikes

Explore the Arboretum while the full moon is at its brightest. We'll hit the trails as the sun sets and watch night fall among the trees.

Christmas Bird Count

The 122nd annual Christmas Bird Count is here! Join us to help collect data for the longest running community science project in the world. We welcome all birding skill levels.

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Second Saturday Bird Survey

Join us on the second Saturday of each month in the courtyard behind the building for a two-hour bird survey led by Arboretum staff members.

Winter Tree ID

Learn how to identify trees based on some not-so-obvious characteristics like twig morphology and get into the real nitty-gritty of tree ID.

Geocaching

Learn the basics of geocaching and treasure hunting etiquette before heading out on the trails in search of the Arboretum’s hidden caches! 

Adult Owl Prowl

Enjoy a unique night out in nature! In this fun, relaxed event, you can enjoy refreshments while you meet live owl ambassadors.

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Family Full Moon Hikes

Explore the Arboretum trails at night while the full moon is at its brightest. Hit the trails as the sun is setting and watch night fall.

Family Owl Prowl

Looking for a family adventure? Head out on our nighttime trails to prowl for owls!

Arbor Day

Join us for Arbor Day - a fun, free celebration of trees! Enjoy informative booths and tree hikes on our trails, grab a tree craft to make at home, visit the Discovery Room to learn how trees help humans, and learn about local tree species from our Botany Display.

The Wonders of Wetlands

Come explore the Houston Arboretum’s wetlands in honor of World Wetlands Day and learn ways to help protect our local wetlands!

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Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification Series

Join us for this inaugural series of classes that will take you step-by-step through the process of planning, planting, and maintaining a backyard wildlife habitat that meets National Wildlife Federation certification standards.

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Second Saturday Bird Survey

Join us on the second Saturday of each month in the courtyard behind the building for a two-hour bird survey led by Arboretum staff members.

Tapas on the Trails

Enjoy tasty Mediterranean tapas-sized dishes and perfectly paired wines and beer at our most popular event of the year, Tapas on the Trails!

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Family Full Moon Hikes

Explore the Arboretum trails at night while the full moon is at its brightest. Hit the trails as the sun is setting and watch night fall.

Bunnies & Bagels

Hop on over to the Arboretum for bagels and bunnies! Discover fun facts about our native rabbits and search for signs of them on our trails.

Backyard Birds

Cardinals, jays, robins, and chickadees visit nearly every home in Houston. What secrets lurk beneath the fluff of these backyard birds?