2024 & 2025 Winter Mini Camps

5-12 Year Old Full Day
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$150 member / $185 nonmember

*Must be a Family Tree Member or above for member rate.

These programs have indoor and outdoor components. Please come dressed for the outdoors including closed-toe shoes, jackets, hats, or sunscreen, as needed. Campers should bring a water bottle every day, along with a snack, and a sack lunch (full day campers).  

Arboretum Member registration opens Tuesday, August 6. Nonmember registration opens Tuesday, August 13. Become a Family Tree Member or above to access early registration and receive the Member rate.

Junior Naturalist

December 26-27, 2024

Have you ever wondered what a naturalist does? Stroll through our 155-acre nature sanctuary and learn how to explore like a naturalist. Practice your tracking skills, listen to bird talk, make tools for scientific discovery, and help the Houston Arboretum with a conservation project!

Registration closes December 23, 2024 at noon.

Jurassic Journey

January 2-3, 2025

Get ready for roaring fun and an educational experience where you’ll dive into the fascinating world of modern dinosaurs. Explore the incredible diversity of birds, the living relatives of ancient dinosaurs, as you learn about their behavior, adaptations, and habitats. Get ready for an adventure that will take you from the past to the present and ignite your curiosity about these magnificent creatures!

Registration closes December 30, 2024 at noon.

Registration Notes

  • The Houston Arboretum Nature Camps are primarily focused on education and follow a curriculum-based approach. To ensure proper registration, campers are required to enroll based on their age at the time of the camp. For instance, 4-year-old campers must be at least 4 years old to participate.
  • Classes are separated by age and feature age-specific activities. Half Day classes and Full Day classes are also separate, even if they serve the same age group.
  • Every camper is expected to demonstrate respectful behavior and be able to attend independently without the need for assistance. This guarantees a safe and inclusive atmosphere for all participants.
  • For a comprehensive understanding of our Waitlist, Transfer, or Cancellation policies beforehand, please visit the Cancellation Policy page on our website.

Prior to finalizing your purchase, please review your shopping cart for any campers who may be waitlisted for camps. This step is crucial, especially for siblings. Once the registration fee has been paid, the registration process is deemed complete.