School Programs

Hello educators! We are upgrading our facilities and will only be taking reservation requests for the months of October – December.
We will open for Spring 2020 requests starting first week of December. 

School Programs

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center has created field trip programs to provide students and teachers with hands-on indoor and outdoor educational activities designed with a focus on TEKS objectives. Check out the varieties of programs below!

  

Programs are available September through May for grades Kindergarten to 12th. Kinder-5th grades topics found HERE!

Guided Field Experiences
Our HALF DAY science-based programs help your students achieve Texas Education Agency science requirements, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Staff naturalists and docents use the 155-acre nature sanctuary as a hands-on laboratory for students. (August-May only)

Field Adventures
Schedule your group for a FULL DAY of hands-on science! (August-May only)

Water Monitoring Program
Middle and High School students participate in a survey of natural aquatic habitats. Students perform basic water testing procedures and aquatic animal and plant surveys. Participants learn the importance of wetlands and identify their local watershed. (August-May only)

Special Programs
Such as Earth Science and Weather are full-day programs involving hands-on activities and nature hikes designed to give a comprehensive understanding of a particular science topic. Special Programs focus on specific topics with in-depth activities and can even be tailored to meet your particular curriculum needs can even be developed to meet your specific curriculum needs. (August-May only)

Online reservation request forms are found within the individual programs or you may click on the PDF file below and fax it to 713-682-2539.

Click here to view the School Program Reservation Request Form (pdf).

Click here to view the School Program Payment Policy (pdf).

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The Arboretum will be closed Saturday, October 19 for ArBOOretum. ALL GUESTS MUST USE THE 610 ENTRANCE. Click here to purchase tickets and for parking information.