The mission of Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) is twofold:
- To preserve the wetlands prairie, forest and marsh habitats with which we have been entrusted.
- To provide opportunities for people to experience the Armand Bayou habitats and the importance of preserving these vanishing habitats.
Through preservation and education, ABNC strives to "Reconnect People with Nature".
ABNC is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the U.S. ABNC contains 2500 acres of the natural wetlands forest, prairie and marsh habitats once abundant in the Houston/Galveston area. ABNC is home to over 370 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. ABNC offers hiking trails, exhibits, field trips, Scout programs, birding, a historic farm and fun for all.