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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.

Help us celebrate the wonder of having one of the nation’s largest urban wilderness preserves right here in our community. Your support can assure that the adventure, education and health benefits of nearby nature will be here for generations to come.

Please join the Armand Bayou Nature Center’s Board of Trustees and sponsor San Jacinto College at PARTY FOR THE PLANET on Saturday evening, April 21s, 2018. We invite you to enjoy a catered dinner, live music by Andy and the Dreamsicles, dancing, charitable auctions and games. Reserve your seat or gather up a group and reserve a table! Individual seats are $175; tables begin at $2,500. Sponsorship and Auction opportunities are also available. Follow the links below for electronic reservations and CC payment.

Click here to Purchase a Table or Ticket!

Click here to Donate 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.

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

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.

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.

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