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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

 

There is always something going on at ABNC

Martyn Farm Harvest Festival

The second weekend in November means it’s time for one of the most anticipated festivals in the Greater Houston area. Each fall since 1981 the Martyn Farm at Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Boulevard, has given visitors the opportunity to turn back the clock to circa 1900 to a simpler time on the Texas Gulf Coast. Farm life could be harsh and tiring, but also satisfying. Harvest time was especially hard work, but a time for family and community fun. Join us as we celebrate the past.

Martyn Farm Harvest Festival

Creepy Crawlers

A family originated Halloween alternative.

Join us at ABNC for fun filled night of Halloween-themed night of games and activities for the entire family.  The fun includes a haunted barn, haystack dive, guided night hike, facepainting, storytelling, games and outdoor activities.

October 29th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kids 3 and under are free
$10 Admission

Reservations Required 713-274-2668
Please No Costumes

Creepy Crawlers

Be Safe at ABNC!

While outdoor exploration is key aspect of Armand Bayou Nature Center's mission, we would like to encourage everyone to monitor heat advisories before venturing outside. During this time, ABNC staff & volunteers may be forced to suspend some activities. Please call ahead if you are in doubt. Be safe & enjoy the outdoors!

Winter EcoCamp

Save the Date!

Session 1: December 19 - 22, 2016
Session 2: December 27 - 30, 2016

New this Year!

Expedition Apocalypse:

What would you do if the world as you know it ended? Expedition Apocalypse is designed to be a collision course of practical survival skills and traditional living skills. Your teen (Paladin) will be immersed in exciting activities and adventures that will simulate survival situations and add valuable skills like teamwork, critical thinking, and perseverance to their skill sets. This camp will be an all day camp for kids ages 11- 15 years and will be offered each session during our winter EcoCamp.

Winter EcoCamp

Journey with Us on An Estuarine Odyssey!

Part of Our Ongoing Preserve Watch Series with Stewardship Coordinator Mark Kramer

Discover what lies beneath the pristine waters of beautiful Armand Bayou. $25 per person. Ages 18+. Reservation required. 281-474-2551.

Journey with Us on An Estuarine Odyssey!

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. We hope you enjoy the first installment focusing on the apex predator of the Bayou City - the American Alligator.

Visit the ABNC Video Gallery.

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.

EcoClasses for Kids

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.

Guided Canoe Trip

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.

Pontoon Boat Adventures