Discovery Room Program

Discovery Room Program

 

 

Class size: Minimum 15 students/Maximum 70 students
Description: This 90-minute program consists of several stations including hands-on and interactive exhibits in the Discovery Room and a teacher-led, self-guided trail activity.
Tour Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday – Friday Fee: $6 per student

Activities:

  • Discover at the Learning Tree that animals need the different layers of a tree and forest to survive.

  • Explore aquariums stocked with native animals to learn about pond habitats.

  • Learn about residents of Texas Gulf Coast grasslands.

  • Explore the Arboretum on a self-guided, teacher-led nature hike (teachers/chaperones are provided with materials).

  • FAQ:

    • SCHEDULING FOR 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. Additional chaperones over the requirement are charged $7 per person.

      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 picnic facilities at the Arboretum, however, we provide a lunch area for a full day program. Half day programs may use our building apron if available. Picnic areas can be found within Memorial Park’s picnic loop.

    • BUS PARKING:

      Bus parking is available only from 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. Ponchos are provided for light rain. In case of severe weather, we will offer an equivalent indoor program. If cancellation is necessary due to extreme weather conditions, rescheduling may not be possible due to our tight calendar.

    • RESCHEDULING:
    • Rescheduling requests are addressed at the Houston Arboretum’s availability and discretion. Rescheduling requests received at least 14 days prior to a confirmed program date are charged a rescheduling fee.

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

The Houston Arboretum is fully booked for the 2018-2019 school year. Please check back with us in the 2019/2020 school year and thank you for your support!

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