Family Programs

Family Programs

You’re invited to bring the whole family to the Arboretum and have a blast learning about nature! Our family programs are designed to be the perfect combination of educational and entertaining. Programs are available throughout the year and include encounters with live animals, nature activities, crafts, and more.

Naturally Wild Families

Naturally Wild Families at the Houston Arboretum

Naturally Wild Families creates an outdoor experience in the heart of the city. Join our naturalist staff for some quality time with your family learning new skills and ways to get outside and be happier, healthier, and smarter!

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Family Fun at Night

Arboretum at Night Family Programs

Experience the Arboretum at night with the with the whole family at one of our nighttime events! We offer opportunities to get up-close with live animals, learn about native nocturnal species, and walk the trails under the moon.

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DIY Nature Classes


Combining nature, art and a little craftiness. Join our naturalists staff for some hands-on guidance to create a project that will help bring a little nature into your home. These make-and-take classes provide an opportunity for your family to bond and connect while creating something to take home or use as a gift.

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