On-site Field Trips

Reservation inquiries for the 2022-23 school year are now open. Our Naturalist staff will respond to inquiries in the order they are received, beginning on or before September 6, 2022.

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


View our Health & Safety information here.

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



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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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 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.


Program fees are non-refundable.


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).


Email schoolprograms@houstonarboretum.org