Hours & Parking

Hours & Parking

HOURS

Open 7 days/week
Grounds & Trails 7 am – Dusk
All visitors must be off premises by dusk, no exceptions.
Building & Office  9 am – 5 pm
Nature Shop 10 am – 4 pm
Discovery Room 10 am – 4 pm, closed Mondays*
*Groups wishing to visit the Discovery Room must make reservations. Tuesdays — Fridays, the Discovery Room may be closed during the day for scheduled school programs. Please call 713-681-8433 to check availability.
2018 Building Closures
Monday, January 1
New Year’s Day
Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday/Saturday, February 9 – 10 at 2 pm
Tapas on the Trails
Sunday, March 11 till 2 pm Private Event
Sunday, March 25 at 3 pm Saint Arnold Pup Crawl
Friday, March 30 Good Friday
Sunday, April 1
Easter
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Friday, October 19
ArBOOretum Setup
Saturday, October 20
ArBOOretum
Thursday/Friday, November 22 – 23 Thanksgiving
Monday, December 24 at 12 pm Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day
Monday, December 31 at 12 pm New Year’s Eve

Dates listed in italics indicate grounds and building closure.

PARKING

Parking is available at both the 610 Entrance and the Woodway Entrance. Parking on the Arboretum grounds is extremely limited and fills up quickly on weekends. School bus parking for School Tours is available on the 610 Parking Loop.

Starting in early 2019, paid parking will be instituted at both the Woodway and 610 Parking Loops.

When will paid parking start?

Parking meters will be installed at the Woodway and 610 Parking Loops in early 2019. Parking fees will be $1 per hour or $5 for the whole day and can be paid via credit card at the parking meters or through the ParkMobile app.

How do parking fees help the Arboretum?

All revenue from parking fees will go directly back to the Arboretum to continue to restore much needed native habitat and provide nature education experiences for Houstonians and out-of-town visitors alike. The Arboretum does not receive tax money for maintenance and operations, so these funds will help keep the Nature Center and trails free and open to the public daily.

Is there free parking?

Arboretum members will receive free parking. Additionally, there will be free parking on every Thursday throughout the year. To become a member, please visit our Membership page.

DIRECTIONS TO 610 ENTRANCE

610 Address:
120 West Loop North

Going North on 610 West Loop

  • Head North on 610 West Loop
  • Take the exit towards Woodway Drive/Memorial Drive
  • Turn right into the 610 Entrance & Parking Loop (before you reach Woodway Drive)

Going South on 610 West Loop

  • Head South on 610 West Loop
  • Take the exit towards Post Oak Blvd
  • Make a u-turn at Post Oak Blvd to get on the 610 West Loop northbound feeder
  • Turn right into the 610 Entrance & Parking Loop (before you reach Woodway Drive)

From Woodway Drive

  • Head South on the 610 West Loop South feeder
  • Make a u-turn at Post Oak Blvd to get on the 610 West Loop northbound feeder
  • Turn right into the 610 Entrance & Parking Loop (before you reach Woodway Drive)

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