Special Events

October 26, 2013

Members’ only admission:10 – 11 a.m.
Open to public: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Last admission 3:30 p.m.

Note: No Dogs allowed at this event

On Saturday, October 26, the Arboretum will host its twelfth annual ArBOOretum fall celebration! This fantastic family event features a trick-or-treat trail where kids can learn about different native creatures while traveling along one of our nature trails.

Activities include:

  • Pumpkin decorating
  • Baby animal petting zoo
  • Discovery Room
  • Hay Rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Puppet Shows – 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
  • Live Owl presentations – 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
  • Live Snake Presentations – all day


  • General public admission which includes all activities, is $15 for ages 3 and up.
  • Refreshments will be sold separately.
    Note: If you have recently purchased a membership but have not received your card, a list of those names will be at the check in table.


  • Free admission (4 or more, depending on membership level)
  • Early AdmissionMembers’ Express Check-In at the event

Children and grown-ups alike are encouraged to wear costumes. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Event parking

Event Parking will be offsite at two locations: a satellite lot just east of the Arboretum’s entrance on Woodway Drive and a parking garage 1001 West Loop located just south of Buffalo Bayou on Loop 610. Shuttles will be running throughout the day to transport the ArBOOretum attendees! All proceeds for this event support the Arboretum’s wide variety of education and conservation programs.
arboo parking map ArBOOretum
ArBOO Sponsors 2013 ArBOOretum

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