Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Houston Arboretum presents Nature Rangers Winter Camp 2021

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents Nature Rangers Winter Camp 2021 for children ages four through 12 from Dec. 27-30. Parents now have a wonderful option for keeping their children occupied toward the end of the holiday break, while they learn and have fun in nature at the same time. Have you ever wondered what a Nature Ranger does? They help protect our natural resources. Campers will discover the secrets of the forest as they […]

Houston Arboretum presents soul band Tomar and the FCs for “Concert in the Courtyard” Nov. 12 in the Nature Center Courtyard

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents “Concert in the Courtyard,” a live music event on Friday, Nov. 12 featuring the soul band Tomar and the FCs performing in the Nature Center Courtyard from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The evening will also feature the food truck Waffleolicious, raffle prizes and the sights and sounds of nature, promising lots of fun for all ages. Families with young children are welcome. The opening act for Tomar […]

Houston Arboretum presents Halloween Pup Crawl & Pet Expo Sunday, Oct. 10

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents the annual Pup Crawl & Pet Expo on Sunday, Oct. 10, which is turning spooky this year with a Halloween-themed outdoor experience. Guests are encouraged to bring their furry friends in creative costumes for a chance to win fun prizes while exploring the Arboretum trails and enjoying brews from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. This is a perfect activity for the entire family. You can also interact with local pet vendors […]

Houston Arboretum presents the band Folk Family Revival for inaugural “Concert in the Courtyard” Sept. 10 in the new Nature Center Courtyard

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents its inaugural “Concert in the Courtyard” live music event Friday, Sept. 10, featuring the band Folk Family Revival performing in the Nature Center Courtyard from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The evening will also feature the food truck Lunchbox Hippies, raffle prizes and the sights and sounds of nature, promising lots of fun for all ages. Families with young children are welcome. The opening act for Folk Family Revival […]

Houston Arboretum announces “Concert in the Courtyard” live music series starting with Folk Family Revival on Friday, Sept. 10

Concerts offer great family fun outdoors in Nature Center Courtyard The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center announces the “Concert in the Courtyard” live music series starting Friday, Sept. 10, with the inaugural concert featuring Folk Family Revival performing in the Nature Center Courtyard from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. This event will also feature food trucks, raffle prizes, and the sights and sounds of nature, promising lots of fun for all ages. The opening act […]

Houston Arboretum presents Superfine Summer Picnics on Saturdays from Jul. 10 – Aug. 28

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents the outdoor Superfine Summer Picnics series, held on the Arboretum grounds on eight Saturdays from Jul. 10 through Aug. 28. These all-inclusive picnics offer a curated experience including picnic supplies needed for a perfect date night or a group gathering, all while enjoying nature among the Arboretum’s beautiful surroundings. The process is made simple as guests just show up, enjoy the food and libations and then return the picnic supplies when done. […]

Houston Arboretum’s New Nature Playscape Is Now Open To The Public

Final piece of Master Plan is now in place to provide fun for young children and adolescents The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center announces the public unveiling of its much-anticipated Nature Playscape, a beautifully designed recreational amenity for young children and adolescents to enjoy. The Nature Playscape incorporates built and natural play features such as the Lumber Yard with real fallen logs from the grounds and the Grass Climb, which allows children to step into […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend Feb. 13 with Delicious Food and Wine Pairings at Tapas on the Trails at the Houston Arboretum

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center invites the public to taste gourmet tapas-sized dishes and perfectly paired wines from around the world at its most popular event of the year, Tapas on the Trails on Feb. 13. This special evening features a romantic walk on softly lit trails, through the forest and under the moonlight. Each party will be safely distanced from other guests, and masks will be required inside all buildings. Funds raised from this event […]

The ruminants are returning! Goat encore at the Houston Arboretum!

The goats from Rent-A-Ruminant® will return to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center to do some more “mowing” of vegetation in the Savanna area of the nature haven. Goats, which graze on many varieties of grasses and plants, are an effective “eco-friendly solution” to vegetation management that negates the need for commercial mowing and/or herbicides. (They had a successful stint in the first part of October.) From 120 – 150 goats will be on hand […]

Houston Arboretum presents cutting-edge art exhibit by James Templeton for month of October

M.E.&T. Drawing Machine will be in operation outside the Nature Center The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents a cutting-edge art exhibit called M.E.&T. by artist James Douglas Templeton for the month of October, which will be displayed outside the Nature Center building for all visitors to see. M.E&T marks the first temporary art installation since the Arboretum began its site renovations in 2017. The exhibit is partially funded by the City of Houston through […]