Calendar of Events

Houston Events

Events in and around Houston.

June 2016

Jun 6 End Date

Habitats & History 2016 Summer Camp at San Jacinto SHS

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Summer Camp Dates: June 6 - 10, June 20 - 24, July 11 - 15, and July 25 – 29

July 2016

Jul 25 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 25 End Date

"Mommy and Me" Mondays

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Moms (and Dads) spend the morning exploring the park with your little one!
Jul 27 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 27 End Date

Animal Tracker

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Looking for an animal encounter while visiting the park? We will learn how to read their signs.
Jul 29 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Jul 29 End Date

Story Time

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 29 End Date

Demonstration Station - Owls-

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 29 End Date

Backyard Bass: Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass!
Jul 29 End Date

Smart Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
Jul 29 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Jul 29 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Jul 30 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Jul 30 End Date

Buffalo Soldiers 150th Anniversary Family Encampment

Houston , TX - Buffalo Soldier National Museum
The Texas Parks and Wildlife buffalo soldiers are setting up a camp to take you on a journey in the life of a buffalo soldier
Jul 30 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Jul 30 End Date

Wildlife Viewing

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 30 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 30 End Date

All About Alligators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have questions about these scaly and mysterious creatures? Get them answered here!
Jul 30 End Date

Island Survivor

Galveston Island State Park
Game of life and death in paradise for beach safety.
Jul 30 End Date

'Make & Take' Arts and Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Jul 30 End Date

Creatures of The Night

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 30 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Jul 30 End Date

Guided Bike Ride

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 30 End Date

Surprise in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for an adventure!
Jul 31 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Jul 31 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 31 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Jul 31 End Date

Fishing 101

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Tips, tricks, and training for beginning anglers!
Jul 31 End Date

Discovery Station- Skins & Skulls-

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 31 End Date

Snout to Tail

Brazos Bend State Park
Jul 31 End Date

Arts in the Parks

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get to know your park by joining us for our weekly craft-ernoon!
Jul 31 End Date

Pond Life

Brazos Bend State Park

August 2016

Aug 1 End Date

Junior Ranger Explorer Packs

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day*
Aug 3 End Date

Agents of Discovery - Mobile App Game

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
*Explore on your own - Available every day* Join the Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning & playing outside to solve challenges. The game is free and can be downloaded on mobile devices and tablets.
Aug 5 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Aug 5 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 6 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Aug 6 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 6 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 6 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Aug 7 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 12 End Date

Pokémon Go Safari (Guided Hike)

Lake Livingston State Park
Go on a 1 mile safari with Ranger Joel to catch the invasive Japanese Pokémon that have invaded the park!
Aug 12 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Aug 12 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 13 End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration
Aug 13 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 13 End Date

Beneath Your Feet!!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel for a hands on look at the role decomposers play in our ecosystem.
Aug 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Aug 13 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 14 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Aug 14 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 19 End Date

Turtle Patrol Jr.

Galveston Island State Park
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
Aug 19 End Date

Turtle Patrol

Galveston Island State Park
Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike.
Aug 20 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Humble, TX - Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Aug 20 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Aug 20 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 20 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Think you've got some castle building skills?
Aug 20 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Aug 21 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 26 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Aug 26 End Date

Master Outdoor Leadership Training | Texas Outdoor Family | Galveston Island | (Open)

Galveston Island State Park
Master Outdoor Leadership training is designed to provide you with hands on experiences and scenarios to build outdoor leadership skills. We will provide you with specific information that will allow you to best utilize the Texas Outdoor Family program gear, equipment, locations and expertise to make a positive impact in your community and our State Parks.
Aug 27 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for a morning of fishing!
Aug 27 End Date

Kid Fish 2016

Sea Rim State Park
Bring the kids out for our annual kids fish event. It's a free event for ages 1-12. The first 100 kids will receive a free rod and reel and event t-shirt. Tackle and bait will be provided.
Aug 27 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 27 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Aug 27 End Date

Pokémon Go Safari (Guided Hike)

Lake Livingston State Park
Go on a 1 mile safari with Ranger Joel to catch the invasive Japanese Pokémon that have invaded the park!
Aug 27 End Date

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Aug 28 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!

September 2016

Sep 2 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Sep 3 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 3 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Sep 3 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 4 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 4 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Sep 4 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 5 End Date

Paint Party on the Beach

Galveston Island State Park
Watercolor painting on the beach.
Sep 5 End Date

Sand Castle Contest

Galveston Island State Park
Ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends.
Sep 9 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 10 End Date

Huntsville State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 10 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Sep 10 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 11 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Sep 11 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 16 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 17 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Sep 17 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 17 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 18 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 23 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!
Sep 24 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 24 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 25 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with great souvenirs!

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Oct 1 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 8 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 8 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 8 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Oct 9 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Oct 9 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 15 End Date

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event

Galveston Island State Park
Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing.
Oct 15 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 16 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 22 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 29 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 30 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!

November 2016

Nov 5 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Nov 5 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Full - Waitlist Forming)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 5 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 6 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 12 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 12 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Nov 13 End Date

Run for Wellness FREE 5K Series

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Free Fun Run for Wellness
Nov 13 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 19 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!

December 2016

Dec 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

Galveston Island State Park
Explore the park with some cool tools and tips.
Dec 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop

January 2017

Jan 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop

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