Hours & Parking

Hours & Parking

HOURS

Open 7 days/week
Grounds & Trails March – September: 7 am – 7:30 pm
October – February: 7 am – 6:30 pm
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.
2017 Building Closures
Sunday, January 15 till 1 pm
Houston Marathon
Friday/Saturday, February 10 – 11
Tapas on the Trails
Sunday, April 1 Easter
Sunday, April 23
Private Event
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 4 Labor Day
Friday, October 20
ArBOOretum Setup
Thursday/Friday, November 23 – 24 Thanksgiving
Sunday/Monday, December 24 – 25 Christmas
Sunday, December 31 New Year’s Eve

Dates listed in italics indicate grounds and building closure.

PARKING

Parking is available at the 610 Entrance – THERE IS CURRENTLY NO PARKING OR ENTRY OFF OF WOODWAY DRIVE. Parking on the Arboretum grounds is extremely limited and fills up quickly on weekends. Be aware that spaces in the Nature Center lot may be cordoned off for class and event attendees. School bus parking for School Tours is available on the 610 Parking Loop.

DIRECTIONS

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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