Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today's Groupon to ArBOOretum at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. The event will be open to the public on October 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get two tickets (a $30 value).
- For $25, you get four tickets (a $60 value).
Each general-admission ticket includes access to all activities and is required for all attendees aged 3 or older.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center throws opens its doors to costumed ghouls, goblins, and princesses of all ages with ArBOOretum, featuring a fusion of Halloween- and nature-themed activities. A trick-or-treat trail leads brave souls through a kid-friendly forest path filled with informative pit stops where guests can learn about native wildlife and watch forest animals awkwardly carve pumpkins. Visitors bent on having a supernaturally good time can try their luck at carnival games, hop on the backs of hooved escorts for pony rides, and have their faces painted. Refreshments will be available for purchase for those who become parched from competing in the cakewalk contest or arguing about economic policy with animals in the petting zoo.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
At the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, you might spy budding photographers snapping shots of herons in the wetlands. Situated on the western edge of Memorial Park, the 155-acre nature preserve acts as a sanctuary from the busy city that surrounds it. Visitors can walk along 5 miles of trails, which wind past forest, meadows, wetlands, and ponds.
The nature advocates at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center hope the arboretum serves not only as refuge from the urban bustle, but also as a constantly changing outdoor classroom. In the Discovery Room, for instance, interactive exhibits help young explorers learn about the arboretum’s diverse ecosystems. Classes and workshops range from home composting to breaking into the birdhouse-real-estate market. The arboretum also offers nature camps for kids, as well as other special events year-round.
The kids most definitely get candy, but at the same time learn a few things about critters and creatures of the natural world.Kim Morgan, chron.com, 10/20/09
You can get so much use out of this place...nature walk, photography, flowers...it's so nice to adventure into the unknown and get away from the city.Joey J., Yelp, 5/19/10
Tips from Groupon Customers
“It was so nice to have a nature getaway in Houston. I'll be back to go birding :)”
“Great experience! Super friendly staff! :)”
“This gave me a chance to support the Arboretum and have a wonderful relaxing afternoon with peace and nature. This is always a good way of recharging my battery.”
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