On-site Field Trips

Expand your science lessons outdoors while safely exploring our 155-acre nature sanctuary as a hands-on laboratory for students. 


PROGRAMS

View our Health & Safety information here.

For small groups of less than 15 students, please look into our Private Group Tours.


FAQ

SCHEDULING A PROGRAM

Please ensure that your Field Trip request has been pre-approved by your educational institution before scheduling.

STUDENT COUNT

An accurate count of attending students is required before submitting a scheduling request.

CHAPERONES

One adult for every 10 students is required to ensure safety and to help supervise your students.

The program is designed for your students; please ask parents to leave younger siblings at home.

DRESS

Please advise students and parents to dress appropriately for a nature hike and the weather. Students and adults should wear closed-toe shoes for safety. Sandals or high heels are strongly discouraged.

LUNCH

There are no dining facilities at the Arboretum, however, we provide a lunch area where you can eat picnic style.

BUS PARKING

Bus parking is available only at our 610 Entrance. Please look for bus parking signs. Staff will be present to assist drivers. Address: 120 West Loop North Fwy, Houston, TX 77024

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Programs are conducted rain or shine. Please prepare students to dress for the weather. In case of severe weather, due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, we are unable to offer an equivalent indoor program. If cancellation is necessary due to extreme weather conditions, rescheduling may not be possible due to our tight calendar, but every attempt will be made to do so.

RESCHEDULING

Rescheduling requests are addressed at the Houston Arboretum’s availability and discretion. Rescheduling a confirmed program 0-30 days prior to your scheduled date will result in a rescheduling fee of $50.00.

CANCELLATIONS

Program fees are non-refundable.

PAYMENT

Payment is required in advance and in full. Accepted forms of payment are organizational check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. All checks must be made payable to: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Questions about payment policies? Please view our School Program Payment Policy (pdf).

QUESTIONS?

Email schoolprograms@houstonarboretum.org