For Grades K – 5

Arboretum Naturalists are ready to connect with your students in person or online to encourage exploration and understanding of the outdoors. We offer TEKS aligned lessons for all grades, whether you are learning at home or in school. Sessions are for up to 30 students and last approximately 45 – 60 minutes.


$100 – 0-10 miles

$125 – 11-20 miles

$150 – 21-30 miles

If you are a 501(c)(3) organization, please contact us for special pricing.


A Habitat is a Home (Grades K-2)

Learn how and where living things meet their needs. We’ll examine each element of a habitat and see how we create a healthy home for our animal ambassadors.

Nature’s Recyclers (Grades 1-3)

Investigate how nature recycles nutrients through the process of decomposition. Children will meet some of the organisms that work on the decomposer team.

Pleased to Eat You! (Grades 3-5)

Follow the energy of the sun on a pathway through producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and decomposers in a food chain. Students will get to observe one of our animal ambassadors being fed and discuss their role in the food web.

Creature Features (Grades 3-5)

Discover adaptations that help organisms survive. While meeting our animal ambassadors, students will identify and compare adaptive characteristics of organisms.

EcoExplorers (Grades 4-5)

Identify ways that organisms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the living and non-living elements. Students will compare woodland, savanna, prairie, and wetland habitats and how they support biological communities. Great STAAR review! 

Other topics by request

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Virtual field trips will be held in a Zoom meeting hosted by the Houston Arboretum. A private link to the meeting will be sent for use in classrooms and by at-home learners. Teachers are encouraged to schedule a technology review with us to familiarize themselves with the Zoom environment before the field trip.

Please ensure that your Field Trip request has been pre-approved by your educational institution before scheduling. Programs are available September through May.

Programs are for a maximum of 30 students each, but multiple programs can be scheduled per day. An accurate count of attending students is required before submitting a scheduling request.

Teachers must be present for the duration of the program.

Rescheduling requests are addressed at the Houston Arboretum’s availability and discretion. Rescheduling a confirmed program 0-14 days prior to your scheduled date will result in a rescheduling fee of $25.00.

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 policies? Please click – School Program Payment Policy (pdf).