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Family Nature Experiences

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Family Nature Experiences

Have you ever wanted to experience nature with your family but weren’t quite sure where to start? Begin your nature journey this Spring with the Zoo!

Our offsite Family Nature Adventures are designed for families and kids, typically ranging from ages 4-10 years old, to explore nature up-close through discovery and play with unique learning experiences such as fishing, bird-banding and creating nature-inspired art.

Program price: $10 per family
Program size: A maximum of 10 families
Program offerings: 8 different nature adventures to choose from, each with an interactive activity or craft

Explore our programs below!

Program Benefits

You don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to get connected to nature, it’s all around us right here in Houston! Join Zoo staff as we explore nearby nature.

  • Join our experienced Zoo guide as you and your family unplug and unwind in nature
  • Learn where you can find new nature spaces to explore around Houston
  • Discover the wildlife that inhabits the green spaces in our area
  • Walk away with ideas for how, where and when to connect with nature and let your kids play in the great outdoors

Registration Information

Check back for Summer 2023 program registration opening this spring.


Mask Policy

Adult and child participants are not required to wear a mask outside but we strongly encourage wearing one when you cannot maintain social distance from others outside of your family. All Houston Zoo Staff interacting with this program will have on a face covering.

Essentials to Bring

  • Water for each person
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Appropriate clothing & shoes for the weather


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, nature journal, bug box)


We understand that sometimes unexpected things occur. Guests who provide a written notice of cancellation to on or before one week (7 days) prior to the program date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Additional Questions?

Please email with any questions.

Past Family Nature Program Outings