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DISCOVER
Armand Bayou Nature Center


ABNC's Environmental Education and Interpretive Programs are designed to open the door to the natural world. Our Bayou, Prairie and Forest are awesome outdoor classrooms where hands-on learning is inspired by nature. Come join us by signing up for one of our many activities and let ABNC inspire you to get outdoors!

Armand Bayou Nature Center

Visit this astonishingly beautiful part of the Texas Gulf Coast and "reconnect with nature". Become aware of how Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC), nestled in the Clear Lake Area, is working to preserve the wetlands prairie, forest and marsh habitats surrounding Armand Bayou. Visitors can learn about our plant and animal inhabitants, bird-watch, hike on the Nature Center's trails or view our live animal displays of snakes, alligators, turtles, hawks and bison. A visit to the Center's Martyn Farm will take you back in time to late 1800's farm life in Texas. Before you leave, make reservations to see the beauty of Armand Bayou on the "Bayou Ranger", an electric pontoon boat, or on a guided canoe tour.  In order for ABNC to continue to preserve this "Natural Place", please consider becoming a member.

There is always something going on at ABNC

Party For The Planet

Armand Bayou Nature Center stands out as one of the largest urban wilderness preserves in the United States, providing the community with exceptional educational, recreational, and health benefits of nearby nature. ABNC is planning for the future to ensure ecosystem preservation and to educate our community about preservation and the benefits of nature.

Please join us on Earth Day 2017 to help fund our future. The Armand Bayou Nature Center’s Board of Trustees is hosting a PARTY FOR THE PLANET on Saturday evening, April 22nd.  We are pleased that Senator Larry Taylor will be he honorary guest. We invite you to enjoy a catered dinner, live music by Andy and the Dreamsicles, dancing, charitable auctions and games.

Please consider making a commitment toward sustaining Armand Bayou Nature Center for generations to come.  Sponsorship and Auction opportunities are available. Follow the links below for electronic reservations and CC payment.

Click here to Purchase a Table or Ticket!

Click here to Donation an Item or Service to the Auction! 

Follow these links, Sponsorship and Auction Donor forms for alternate payment methods and contain more details on how to reserve your sponsorship or tickets. Your contribution is a deductible business expense.   

Register Now for Summer EcoCamp!

Register Now for Summer EcoCamp!

Where Nature is Fun!

FUN is how we choose to be outdoors! Forget about summer boredom, because there is fun in everything we do, you’ll be smiling no matter what the activity is! From fishing and canoeing on our pond and hiking in our forests, to animal demonstrations and crazy craft making - you’ll have a blast. Who knows, maybe you’ll even discover a new passion!

ABNC EcoCamp is a week long day camp for ages 4 -13.

Go to the Summer EcoCamp page to learn more and register online or Call 713 274 2668/2667 to register by phone.

EcoClasses for Kids

EcoClasses for Kids

Our EcoClasses are designed to be hands-on environmental education activities for children. EcoTots are from 18 months to 3 years old; EcoKids are for children 3  to 6 and EcoSchoolers are designed for homeschool children ages 7 to 12.  Please call 713-274-2668 to reserve your spot.  Please click on the education tab to check out our schedule and class dates and times.

Guided Canoe Trip

Guided Canoe Trip

Want to see the bayou from a whole new perspective? Come on a guided canoe trip the second Saturday of each month. Ages 12 and up. The trips begin at 8am and go until 11am. Reservations are required. Please call 713-274-2688.

Pontoon Boat Adventures

Pontoon Boat Adventures

Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast drifting down the bayou on our pontoon boat, the "Bayou Ranger". Observe wildlife searching for their breakfast on the bayou. This trip through the heart of the Nature Center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about bayou life. Enjoy pastries, juice and coffee while underway.

Upcoming Events

Preserve Watch Nature Tours

Go Where Few Can Go

Travel with a professional naturalist to places rarely seen.  See the magnificence of Nature in her true form, in the quiet… No Motor, No Noise, No Pollution!

Our Preserve Watch Tour Topics are: 

Sunset with the Birds
Gator Basking
Osprey and Bald Eagles
Rookery Tour
Gator Night

Visit the Preserve Watch page for more information

Family Fun 5K "Walk for the Wild Things"

Come celebrate Earth Day with Armand Bayou Nature Center! Hike our paths through the forest and be a part of urban conservation as you walk to save the wild things. All proceeds benefit Armand Bayou Nature Center conservation and education programs. Help us do our part and join us as we celebrate nature! 

 
April 23rd    8:00 - 10:00
Registration Begins at 7:30 AM 
 
$20/person  $15/person for groups of 6 or more paying participants
 Kids under 5 participate for free! 
 
Call Armand Bayou Nature Center at
713-274-2667 or 713-274-2668 to register! 

Bayou City Eco-Almanac

ABNC is proud to announce the introduction of a new series of video shorts called the Bayou City Eco-Almanac. Collaborating with our friends and partners at the University of Houston Clear Lake, these videos are designed to encourage community eco-literacy and open our eyes to the richness of life right in our own backyard. Topics will change along with the seasons, but the message that persists is to get outside and reconnect with nature.

Visit the ABNC Video Gallery.