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Family Opportunities

Are you ready to get outside and explore nature?  We will play, explore,
learn, and grow, both at the Zoo and at local natural spaces in Houston. We can’t wait to see you and your family at our next event!

Family Travel Program

Yellowstone: A Family Adventure

June 25 – 30, 2018

$2,275 for first family member. 
$1,375 for each subsequent family member sharing the same room.
Airfare to Jackson, Wyoming and return not included.
Group is restricted to 6 families.

 Yellowstone Family Adventure Itinerary 2018

Have questions? Ready to sign up for this trip? Contact us!

Family Nature Club

Family Nature Club is an opportunity for families to get outside together and explore nature! Each program takes place at various parks and nature centers around Houston, and is a great chance to find a new hangout for your herd. Meet like minded families, and know that you’re providing your little ones meaningful opportunities for exploration and play.

Benefits of connecting your family to nature include:

  • Happier, more self-confident, and creative children
  • Stronger family ties
  • Increased sense of wonder and awe for nature close to home
  • Opportunity to follow children’s lead and let them direct the outing
May 12 - Sheldon Lake State Park
Start your summer with a morning of exploration at Sheldon Lake State Park!  Climb the John Jacob Observation Tower for a panoramic view of the Bayou City.  Take a nature walk and spot native wildlife like herons and alligators!

This program will start at 9:00 am and run 1-2 hours.

June 16 - Exploration Green
July 21 - Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

Each program is $10 per family; there is no price difference for Zoo Members and non-Members.  The maximum capacity is 25 individuals (adults & children). Please email with any questions.

For information on beneficial items to bring with you, check out the tab below!

What to bring for a hassle-free outing

Family Adventure Program

Looking for more ways to connect with your family and our native Houston environment?  Check out our Family Adventure Programs!  These activities take place all over Houston and the surrounding gulf coast area, and allow participants a truly immersive experience with nature.  They are a great opportunity for families to spend time outdoors on exciting new adventures.  We hope you’ll join us!

April 13 - Kayaking
Greens Bayou Coalition

Come with us on a kayaking adventure!

Spend an evening on the water with the Greens Bayou Coalition and see the Bayou City in a whole new light!  Families will enjoy a guided kayak down Greens Bayou and have the chance to spot urban wildlife along the way.

This program will start at 4:00pm on Friday, April 13th and will run approximately 4hrs.  All participants must be at least 10 years old, and a registration of $50 per person is required for all participants.

Registration is required for all participants. Maximum capacity and applicable age limits will vary with activity.  Please email with any questions.