Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

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Facility:Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Description:The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center was founded in 1967 to introduce children to the out of doors. Today, over 10,000 children annually learn about science and the natural world at the Arboretum. The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center has created new field trip programs to provide students and teachers with hands-on outdoor Guided Field Experiences designed with a focus on TEKS objectives. The Discovery Room is filled with self-directed activities and exhibits to learn about the natural environment and compliment the Guided Field Experience.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:4501 Woodway Drive
Address 2:
City:Houston
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:77024-7708
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:
Admission:Depends on group size and field trip
Telephone:(713) 681-8433
Website:http://www.houstonarboretum.org
R E V I E W S
Susan, Co-op Member
Best for:
1) Nature study, exploration
2) Learning about native plants in SE Texas
3) Hiking and enjoying the outdoors
4) Getting away from it all in the middle of the city

Peak age of enjoyment: 0-99 y.o.

Pros: free, lots of room to roam, dogs welcome, nature center, knowledgeable staff, play area for small children

Cons: limited parking

Caution: bring a baby backpack or carrier rather than a stroller, bring water and snacks plus, seasonally, bug repellent
Charlotte A., Co-op Member
This is one of the greatest places. It is a great place to hang out with the family or take a beautiful family portrait. Make sure to check out their plant sales. These are usually held in March and April (Earth Day celebration). The prices are good and the plants are unbelievably healthy.
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