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Goats at the Arboretum

The beloved goats from Rent-A-Ruminant Texas will be back at the Arboretum this spring helping us mow down invasive species!

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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.

DIY Pollinator Container Garden

Make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day and for your local pollinators! We've got all the supplies you'll need for cheerful container garden.

Savanna Happy Hour Hike

Unwind after a hard day with a fun, relaxed happy hour stroll through our savanna and enjoy some Saint Arnold Brewing Company beer.

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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.

Family Owl Prowl

Looking for a family adventure? Head out on our nighttime trails to prowl for owls and meet owl ambassadors from the Wildlife Center of Texas!

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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!

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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. 

Native Bees of the Arboretum

Learn the buzz about Houston’s native bees! Hike our trails to observe our native bees in action and build bee houses to bring home.

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.

Water in Harmony

Ocean Music Action is proud to offer 'Water in Harmony': a program of music and activities to encourage care of our oceans and waterways.

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Blood Drive

The Houston Arboretum is partnering with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to host regular blood drives at the Arboretum!

Houston After Dark

Learn about the weird and wonderful wildlife that roams Houston streets when the sun goes down and it gets dark!

Prairie Wildflowers

Celebrate National Prairie Day by learning some common wildflower species, how to identify them, and how they fit in our prairie ecosystems.

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Animal Tales

Each week we'll read a nature-themed book, meet a live animal, and then venture out on the trails for a self-guided hike.

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Discovery Days: A Habitat is a Home

Join us for a morning of nature discovery! We’ll explore each theme with interpretive hikes along our trails, learn about the wildlife and habitats of the Arboretum in our Discovery Room, and enjoy adventure play in our Nature Playscape!

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Tiny Trekkers

This program is a perfect way for our Tiny Trekkers to discover more about the natural world through hands-on exploration.

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Tiny Trekkers

This program is a perfect way for our Tiny Trekkers to discover more about the natural world through hands-on exploration.

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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.