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Kids & Families

Family Nature Club

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 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.

Upcoming Family Nature Club Programs

We’re currently working on creating memorable activities for awesome outdoor adventures!  From exploring the Zoo after dark, to going on a family bike ride through nature, or even learning how to fish; check back soon to see what exciting family experiences are in store for the fall!

Pricing & Capacity

Each program is $10 per family for Zoo Members and/or non-Members.

The maximum capacity is 25 individuals (adults & children).

Please email education@houstonzoo.org with any questions.

Photos from Past Family Nature Club Outings

Benefits of Connecting Your Family With Nature

  • 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

What to Bring for a Hassle-Free Outing

Essentials: Water for each person, sunscreen, bug spray, and appropriate clothing & shoes

Extras – Some nature exploration items will be provided by the Houston Zoo for each program depending on location and activities involved. Families are welcome to bring their own nature investigation gear, including:

  • Nature Journal & Pens
  • Binoculars
  • Field Identification Guides
  • Exploration Items (i.e. magnifying glass, insect net, bug box)

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