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Backyard Birds

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

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

Art & Nature

Explore the connections between art and nature as we use the colors, patterns, and designs in the world around us for creative inspiration.

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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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Seasonal Picnics

Join us for monthly all-inclusive lunchtime picnics at the Arboretum! Lay out your picnic blanket and enjoy a delicious meal under the trees. 

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

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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.

Repeating Patterns in Nature

Learn about repeating patterns in nature and the math behind them, but don’t worry – you don’t need to be a math whiz for this class!

Pup Crawl & Pet Expo

Bring your favorite furry friend to the best pup crawl around! Enjoy four beer stops, local pet vendors, and more!  

Teen Trail Team

Work closely with Arboretum staff members on an outdoor project to help maintain important native habitat on site.

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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.

Birding is for Everyone

In this class, we’ll learn about the many ways you can get into birding that don’t require expensive equipment or even leaving your house.

Frogs & Fairytales

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all Princes, Princesses, and frogs to join us at the Houston Arboretum as we celebrate World Frog Day!

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Yoga on the Lawn

Join us one Sunday of each month for a grounding yoga practice surrounded by the beautiful sounds and sights of nature!

Armadillo Adventures

Join us to experience the story of Sandy, an armadillo with a passion for music and dreams of performing on stage.

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Seasonal Picnics

Join us for monthly all-inclusive lunchtime picnics at the Arboretum! Lay out your picnic blanket and enjoy a delicious meal under the trees. 

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Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum

Join us for weekly mindfulness lessons in nature inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan. Restorative time in nature helps us to reground and find respite from our modern, hectic lives.

Sip & Stroll

Enjoy a quiet evening out on the Arboretum trails and sip a delicious beverage while surrounded by nature.

Summer Teen Volunteer Open House

Interested in being a Summer Camp or Teen Trail Team Volunteer? Come and join us in the Nature Center for this informational Open House

Cooking with Honey

Learn how to make a surprisingly savory honey grilled cheese sandwich and delightfully sweet honey nut truffles.