Thank you for your generous donation to the Armand Bayou Nature Center.
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.
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.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kids 3 and under are free
Reservations Required 713-274-2668
Please No Costumes
Please join us in presenting Armand Bayou Nature Center’s Armand Yramategui Conservation Award to Ms. Emmeline Dodd at a special luncheon Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Bay Oaks Country Club Bay Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX 77509. The event check in begins at 11:30 and the luncheon program at 12:00. This year's keynote speaker is Will Holder, President, Trendmaker Homes.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 281-474-2551 or download the Armand Yramategui Conservation Award registration form.
All proceeds will support ABNC's conservation, education, and stewardship efforts to preserve our precious green space inside the Houston metropolitan area.
ABNC Executive Director
Session 1: December 19 - 22, 2016
Session 2: December 27 - 30, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!