Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, established in 1967, is a 155-acre escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. As one of the first nature education facilities in Texas, it plays a crucial role in conservation and environmental education in Houston, attracting nature lovers and researchers alike.

Visitors can explore a diverse array of habitats, including forest, pond, wetland, and meadow areas, through over five miles of walking trails. The Arboretum is renowned for its interactive exhibits, such as the Discovery Room, and seasonal activities like bird watching and guided nature walks, which offer deeper insights into the local flora and fauna. The sensory garden and the R.A. Vines Trail are particularly famous for their immersive experiences, allowing guests to connect closely with nature.

Over 200 bird species call the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center: how many will you spot on your visit?