The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (155 acres) is a non-profit arboretum and nature center located in Memorial Park at 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, Texas. It is open daily with free admission.
|Monday||7:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday||7:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday||7:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Friday||7:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday||7:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||7:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
Stacey Campbell | May 14, 2018
Update: I have since returned to the Arboretum and was so impressed with the new parking lot and loop. Wow! It looks so different and there is so much more room. They have plans for new buildings and a new playground for kids. It's really going to be so neat when completed. We saw many animals on the trails and it's so nice in the shade of the trails. Note: I think the Woodway entrance will be closed for a month or so. Use the 610 feeder road entrance. Watch for the sign. It's right before Woodway. The Houston Arboretum is a wonderful nature center with a lot of events for children and adults. We always book a room for events and it is a nice little vacation. The evening learning events are extra special because you get to see the trails after dark.
Jason Love | Jun 29, 2018
The Arboretum is a great place to experience the woods in the middle of urban Houston. The new entrances have opened up new areas of the park and look spectacular. Our boys have been going here since they could toddle and my only complaint (which isn't really one) is that my 13 year old has aged out of summer camp and isn't old enough to be a counselor yet.
Daniel Gildersleeve | Jun 3, 2018
Been coming here for years for hikes, co-op markets, cub scouts, school trips, and personal fun. If you’re looking for plants, trees, fish, animals, bugs, birds, and an occasional reptile, there is always lots to see along the trails. Don’t forget to take your kids into the nature center. It’s a good place to cool off (or warm up in winter), plus there is lots on display and a small shop.
Justin Falace | Jun 21, 2018
Beautiful place lots of amazing information in central building. A must visit if you are resident of Houston of even just visiting and a great place for kids to learn. I love what they are doing here and hope it continues and grows for enternity.
Guillermo Mira | Jun 28, 2018
I’m very sad, the African-American lady in the store went right up and ask me: CAN I HELP YOU WITH SOMETHING? with a very rude voice, and after that it make myself comfortable and I didn’t want it to see anything else cause she kept staring at me like if I’m going to do something wrong. She disturbed my experience at the park.
Saadullah Bashir | Jul 29, 2018
Wonderful place to spend time, specially with kids. The nature discovery center has a ton of wonderful creatures, objects, and activities for kids and adults to spend time on. The staff is very helpful and eager to answer all your questions. We were grateful to have Justin explain all manner of wonderful things to is about the wildlife at the Arboretum. Then there are the trails. The Inner Loop is a short and well-shaded trail suitable for all ages. All in all, the Arboretum is a wonderful place to spend a day.
Tom Bailey | Aug 10, 2018
Free entertainment in Houston - start there The Houston Arboretum has a well maintained and informative group of trails. They are good for kids and adults alike. The nature center is a great place to cool down and let the kids play around for an hour. Restrooms are on-site. Bring water and bug spray.
Albert G | Aug 6, 2018
Absolutely beautiful place to go out for a stroll! As of 8/6/18, they're still in the midst of making changes so there will be some construction eyesores. However, it doesn't detract from how serene the place is. I definitely recommend a visit for anyone who enjoys flora.
Chiwetalu Peter Odo | Jul 28, 2018
great outdoor experience. the hiking trail I went on (inner loop) was well shaded and beautiful. I enjoyed hanging out by one of the ponds and watch the fish and turtles in the water. Admission is free and they have ample parking space.
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