Tyke Hike

April 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Events

Mondays, May 7, 14, 21
10 – 11 a.m. each day

Encourage your little one’s curiosity with nature and the outdoors. Children 18 months to 3 years with their adult companions can join naturalist Naletta Galbraith for a nature story reading and stroller-friendly hike on the Arboretum trails. Different nature theme each week.
Cost is $2 per child, pay at the door.

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, a lush 155-acre nature preserve, is one of the city’s greatest natural treasures. Located in Memorial Park, at 4501 Woodway Drive, the Arboretum is home to more than 75 varieties of native trees, 160 species of birds, 16 species of turtles, 10 species of frogs and 33 kinds of butterflies. Visitors can explore and enjoy five miles of walking trails to experience nature in exquisite detail. The Arboretum grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk.

The Nature Center building is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Discovery Room is open every day except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and provides fun, hands-on activities and exhibits to explore nature up close. Admission is free, but donations to support this nonprofit organization are appreciated.

A bustling schedule of year-round activities and courses are available for adults, children and families to create a sense of wonder and appreciation for nature. For more information, call 713-681-8433 or visit www.houstonarboretum.org

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