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The Buzz About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are the deadliest organisms on the planet. But how can such a tiny creature cause such chaos and why can’t humans wipe them out?

When Nature Attacks

Children's Program $15 member / $25 nonmember per childInstructor: Patti BonninAges 5-10 Venomous snakes? Poisonous plants? Animals that spit, vomit, […]

A Taste of Houston History

In this unique virtual class, we’ll cook recipes inspired by Camp Logan artifacts, historical menus, and period cookbooks.

A Year in the Wildlife Garden

Wildlife activity changes with the seasons. Join us for a journey through a typical year of wildlife gardening.

Ambassador Animal Happy Hour

Enjoy an Arboretum happy hour and a private tour of our Discovery Room, including a meet and greet with our Ambassador Animals!

Concert in the Courtyard

Grab your friends and get your groove on with Folk Family Revival at the inaugural concert in the new Nature Center Courtyard!

Nature Revealed: Ecology in Action

From the slow march of forest succession to the rapid impacts of squirrel “predation” on trees, learn how ecology shapes our world.

Exploring Habitats: Water Monitoring

Learn the basics of water monitoring, including testing dissolved oxygen and pH levels, and completing biological surveys.

Beginner Birding Hike

Celebrate Houston’s Bird Week and the start of fall migration with our Beginner Birding Hike! We’ll practice using binoculars (we’ll even have pairs for you to borrow), learn how to spot birds, and work through the basics of bird ID.

Cooking with Cider

Fall is cider season! Join us from the comfort of your own kitchen for this virtual cooking class all about apple cider.

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.