Autumn is the only season where pumpkins are judged by their personality as well as their performance in the swimsuit competition. Get to know fall's finest with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for an ArBOOretum outing for two (a $30 total value)
- $25 for an ArBOOretum outing for four (a $60 total value)
- $35 for an annual membership for a family of four ($70 value)
Families don costumes and comfortable walking shoes to venture down a forest trail scattered with trick-or-treat stops and educational activities. Additionally, the arboretum treats families to carnival games, face painting, and pumpkin decorating. Each general admission ticket includes access to all activities and is required for all attendees aged 3 or older.
A family membership entitles families of four to free admission to special events such as ArBOOretum (October 27) and the first annual Pumpkin Patch (October 6), which entertains members with light refreshments, a take-home pumpkin, and a fall family photo; additionally, memberships provide discounted registration for classes, and deals at local businesses.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
At the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, you might spy a group of yogis meditating in a forest clearing or budding photographers snapping shots of herons in the wetlands. Daily programs such as these are part of the Center’s mission to connect Houstonians with the natural world. 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 Center 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 Center’s diverse ecosystems. Classes and workshops range from home composting to breaking into the birdhouse-real-estate market. The Center also offers nature camps for kids, as well as other special events year-round.