Tyke Hikes

Encourage your little one’s curiosity with nature and the outdoors.


Children 18 months to 3 years, with their adult companions, can join naturalist Naletta Galbraith for a nature story reading and stroller-friendly hike on the Arboretum trails. Enjoy a new nature experience each week!
Dates: Every Monday (Late August through May – check calendar for holiday cancellations)
Times: 9:00 and 10: 00 a.m. Each hike is $3.
Cost per class: Free for members (Please have member card on hand); $3 per child for nonmembers (12 months and older). Pay at the door.
Note: Please dress for weather. Closed-toe shoes are best for trail hikes. Older preschoolers are welcome but are the responsibility of the adult companion.
Groups: Large groups such as child care centers, organized mom groups and home school association may schedule private tyke hikes subject to availabiltiy. The minimum fee for groups is $36. To schedule your group, contact Naletta Galbraith at 713-366-0376.
 

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Date Tyke Hike Topic
December 9 Tracks and Trails
December 16 Opossums
December 23 Getting Ready for Winter
December 30 Winter Naps
January 6 Trees
January 13 Snakes
January 20 Lizards
January 27 Roly Polys
February 3 Blustery Days
February 10 Fish
February 17 No Hike – Presidents’ Day
February 24 Armadillo
March 3 Chicks
March 10 Ponds
March 17 No Hike – Spring Break
March 24 Spring is Here!
March 31/td> Wildflowers (stroller recommended)
April 7 Butterflies
April 14 Bees
April 21 Bunnies
April 28 Sprouts
May 5 Dragonflies
May 12 Frogs
May 19 Turtles
  Is your child wild about nature? The Arboretum is the natural place to celebrate a birthday .