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New! Family Nature Club

Are you ready to get outside and explore nature? Book your family for our next event and each child will receive a free gift with your registration!

Our January event will be at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center.  This beautiful park has various hiking trails and is home to many wild animals. Spend a day out in nature playing and enjoying all that Jones Park has to offer!

Date: January 28, 2017
Where: Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $10 per family


Join us at Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens for an immersive nature experience.  Rather than our regular play set up, we will use all five senses to explore the beauty of the gardens and discover new finds on a nature scavenger hunt.

Date: February 18, 2017
Where: Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $10 per family

For this event, we will be at the Nature Discovery Center for three hours of exploration and child-directed fun!  PUCS food truck will have coffee and breakfast available for purchase to help keep your energy up as you create, build, and imagine under the trees.  Stop by for a full morning of play!

Date: March 25, 2017
Where: Nature Discovery Center
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $10 per family


What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by spending time in nature as a family!  Festivities include guided nature walks, our adventure play set up, and seed ball making with Families in Nature!

Date: April 22, 2017
Where: Houston Arboretum
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 per family


Our final event of the spring will be held at the Houston Zoo! We will be set up on Werler Lawn right across from Meerkats outside our Brown Education Center. Join us for the last class of the season!

Date: May 20, 2017
Where: Houston Zoo
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 per family

Registration Coming Soon!


Thank you to our Family Nature Club Partners

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Zoo Yoga

Come along with us on a Zoo Yoga adventure! Whether you are new to yoga or just looking to strengthen your practice, we will discover how you can make a difference for animals, both locally and world wide.  Registration Coming Soon!

Feb. 11 - Orangutans
March 11 - Bears
April 15 - Butterflies
May 27 - Sea Turtles

Don’t have a yoga mat? No problem! Rent a mat for $2 each or purchase an official Zoo Yoga mat for $20. This program is built for kids ages 4-10 with their parents. Class is held one Saturday of each month from 9:15-10:15am. Please bring a bottle of water and wear modest, comfortable clothing.

Zoo Members
1 Adult & Child Pair – $20
1 Extra Adult- $10
1 Extra Child – $10
1 Adult & Child Pair- $38 (includes admission)
1 Extra Adult- $18 (includes admission)
1 Extra Child- $14 (includes admission)

A ticket is required for all participants. The maximum capacity is 20 participants (adults and children). Zoo Yoga meets in the Brown Education Center to the left of the main Zoo entrance right behind the Natural Encounters building.

Yellowstone – A Family Adventure

The Houston Zoo is partnering with Teton Science Schools for a one-of-a-kind family adventure program in one of the world’s most beautiful and wildlife-abundant hotspots: The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone! Enjoy the dramatic landscape and the abundant wildlife viewing opportunities with your family. Participate in citizen science projects that contribute to saving animals in North America!

June 25 – 30, 2017
for 1st family member
$1329 for each additional family member sharing the same room

Airfare into Jackson, Wyoming is not included.  Our group is restricted to 14 individuals (6 family rooms).  This trip is suggested for children ages 8 years and older.  Book Now! Space is limited.

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