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Matching Farm Fund Established
in Honor of Lew Hornung

A generous contribution has enabled ABNC to create the Martyn Farm Legacy Fund honoring Lew Hornung, along with a pledge that to match additional contributions dollar for dollar. The fund will be used to preserve the structures and stories of the Martyn Family farm exhibit at ABNC, providing resources for maintenance of the farm house and associated structures, the furnishings and household goods exhibited in the farm house, and the grounds and gardens that comprise the Martyn Farm exhibit.
To honor Lew and secure the legacy of the Martin Farm you can make any amount of donation and have it doubled, just by adding “Lew Hornung memorial” or “Martyn Farm Legacy Fund” to memo line on your check. Credit card and cash donations are also welcome. Call 281-474-2551 for more details.

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

Winter EcoCamp

Winter EcoCamp


EcoCamp, a day camp for 3 to 13 year olds, provides unique opportunities for kids to explore the wonders of our Natural World through indoor and outdoor activities from storytelling and crafts, to trail hikes and wildlife encounters.   Participants will not only learn about the environment and connect with nature, but will get plenty of exercise too!  

January 3, 4, & 5, 2018

 AM Session 8:30-11:30 Pioneer Life
 PM Session 12:30-3:30 Born to be Wild

Children’s Nature Classes

Children’s Nature Classes

Looking for a place to get your children outdoors? ABNC’s EcoClasses will allow your child to explore, discover and observe (STEM). Join us for some great nature experiences! Please call 713-274-2668 to reserve your spot.

EcoTots are for children 18 months to 36 months with an adult
EcoKids are for children ages 3 to 6
EcoSchoolers are for homeschool children ages 7 to 12

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

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.

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