The sights and sounds of nature's fascinating creatures are evident everywhere you turn in this 155-acre sanctuary. Houston Arboretum protects native plants and animals while educating the 200,000 people who visit its forests and wetlands every year.

Trails branch between towering hickories and cross patches of sunflowers, bluestem grasses, and asters. The paths wind five miles through the arboretum's diverse habitats and provide shelter for species common to the area. Just below a canopy of shady oaks you might spot a Blue Jay, Carolina Chickadee, or Northern Mockingbird. If you're really lucky, the Southern Flying Squirrel will cross overhead. The small squirrel can soar 350 feet from tree to tree.

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Family Review of Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Five miles of nature trails are free and open to the public.
  • Don't miss the Discovery Room, an interactive area with a 25-foot "learning tree" and "pondering pond."
  • Nature classes enroll kids 3 to 12.

4501 Woodway Dr.
Houston, Texas 77024-7708
Parking: Grounds and trails open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: Free admission (donations appreciated)

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 713-681-8433
Fax: 713-681-1191
Neighborhood: West Houston
Price Information: Free admission (donations appreciated)
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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