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Family Opportunities

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 Travel Program

Yellowstone: A Family Adventure

June 25 – 30, 2018

Only 3 family rooms left! 

$2,275 for first family member. 
$1,375 for each subsequent family member sharing the same room.
Airfare to Jackson, Wyoming and return not included.

 Yellowstone Family Adventure Itinerary 2018

Have questions? Ready to sign up for this trip? Contact us!

Family Nature Club

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.

Benefits of connecting your family to nature include:

  • 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
May 12 - Sheldon Lake State Park
Start your summer with a morning of exploration at Sheldon Lake State Park!  Climb the John Jacob Observation Tower for a panoramic view of the Bayou City.  Take a nature walk and spot native wildlife like herons and alligators!

This program will start at 9:00 am and run 1-2 hours.

June 16 - Exploration Green
July 21 - Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

Each program is $10 per family; there is no price difference for Zoo Members and non-Members.  The maximum capacity is 25 individuals (adults & children). Please email with any questions.

For information on beneficial items to bring with you, check out the tab below!

What to bring for a hassle-free outing

Family Adventure Program

Looking for more ways to connect with your family and our native Houston environment?  Check out our Family Adventure Programs!  These activities take place all over Houston and the surrounding gulf coast area, and allow participants a truly immersive experience with nature.  They are a great opportunity for families to spend time outdoors on exciting new adventures.  We hope you’ll join us!

June 2 - Fishing
City of Pearland Parks & Recreation Department

Ever wanted to try fishing but didn’t know where to start?  Here’s your chance!  Join us for a morning of fishing with your family.  Our experts will provide the supplies, bait, and tackle; no license necessary!

We’ll be working with the wonderful staff at the City of Pearland Parks & Recreation Department for this experience.  They will provide all the necessary equipment and will be walking us through an in-depth “how to fish” for first time fishermen, women, and kids.  Beat the heat and join us for this morning of outdoor fun!

This program will run from 8:30am – 10:30am on June 2nd at the John Hargrove Environmental Complex in Pearland.  All ages are welcome, and a registration of $15 per person is required for all participants.

*A portion of registration helps support the City of Pearland Parks & Recreation Department.

Registration is required for all participants. Maximum capacity and applicable age limits vary with activity.  Please email with any questions.