|Houston Arboretum & Nature Center celebrates Arbor Day|
Free event for the whole family
Saturday, January 16, 2010
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HOUSTON―The price is right…it’s Free.
Bring the whole family to celebrate Arbor Day at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Houston’s greatest natural treasure, on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, a lush 155-acre nature preserve, is 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 at its most dramatic and in exquisite detail.
The Nature Center building is open daily 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.
On Arbor Day, tree seedlings will be given away while supplies last, one per family, and native trees will be available for sale. Arboretum staff will demonstrate proper tree planting and experts will be on site to answer tree care questions.
Other activities will include the ever-popular Kids’ Zip line, a puzzle hike on the forest trails, paper making, recycling newspaper to make paper hats, face painting, story time and live music. Refreshments will be available for sale.
Hayrides through the Arboretum nature sanctuary, weather permitting, are available for a small fee.
See video of Rocket’s Bear Clutch go Green at the Arboretum. http://www.ltbaehr.com/Gallery/Videos/HoustonArboretumNatureCenter/tabid/73/Default.aspx
For more information, call 713-681-8433 or visit www.HoustonArboretum.org
Thanks to our Arbor Day 2010 Sponsor: WM
4501 Woodway Drive • Houston Texas 77024 • 713-681-8433 • www.HoustonArboretum.org