SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
A Great Place for a Fun Family Outing
As you explore the Discovery Loop boardwalk you may catch a glimpse of an armadillo or any number of other critters who inhabit the forest and marshes along the trail. We also have live animal displays, a bison viewing platform, and John P. McGovern Children's Discovery Area. Your family will be transported back to pioneer times with a visit to our 1800's Farm Site. And don't miss Sundays in Nature.
Explore Our Urban Wilderness
We offer over 5 miles of well maintained Hiking Trails for your enjoyment. Take advantage of a guided tour and register for a Preserve Watch Nature Tours. Make reservations to see the beauty of Armand Bayou on one of our Pontoon Cruises, or on a Guided Canoe Tour. Or register for a Night Hike, whether you join us for an Owl Prowl, Bat Hike or Firefly Friday, you will discover this magical place at dusk.
ABNC Offers Many Exciting Events
Join us for Prairie Pandemonium when we restore the tallgrass prairies, a critical native habitat. Creepy Crawlers is a fun family night with Halloween themed games and activities. Our Christmas Bird Count is the largest avian census and a must do for any bird enthusiast. Don't miss ABNC's Annual Fall Festival when Martyn Farm comes to life. We also offer Special Member only events.
Year round, there are many ways to celebrate and reconnect with nature at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Annual Events: Prairie Pandemonium, a community based prairie restoration project, Halloween brings Creepy Crawlers, Celebrate the harvest season at the Martyn Farm Harvest Festival, Don’t miss the largest bird census the Christmas Bird Count , and join us in honoring vital Environmentalists with our ABNC's Award Luncheon
Visit this astonishingly beautiful part of the Texas Gulf Coast and "reconnect with nature"
ABNC is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the U.S. with 2500 acres of the natural wetlands, forest, and prairies. We are home to over 370 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
Join us on one of our many Adventurous EcoExploration Activities:
Our EcoEducation Programs are an Outdoor Adventure in learning!
ABNC's EcoEducation Programs are exciting and designed to be interactive and hands on. Serving students from preschool through college, these TEKS correlated STEM programs are conducted in the outdoor classroom of unspoiled nature along Armand Bayou, allowing the student to explore and connect with science and nature. Working with an experienced and caring naturalist, your students will be making discoveries in the forest, prairie, pond, bayou and/or our 1895 farm.
Come explore the wonders of nature at ABNC!