Calendar of Events

Houston Events

Events in and around Houston.

September 2016

Sep 30 End Date

Fall into Fitness Tech Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Find out how to combine technology and the great outdoors!
Sep 30 End Date

Wildlife Viewing

Brazos Bend State Park
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

Backyard Bass Fishing Game

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn to cast with Backyard Bass
Oct 1 End Date

Discovery Station

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 1 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 1 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 1 End Date

Fishing with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Join park rangers for an afternoon of fishing!
Oct 1 End Date

Story Time

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 1 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Oct 1 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 1 End Date

Guided Bike Ride

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 1 End Date

Photography Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 1 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Oct 2 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 2 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 2 End Date

1830s Touch Table: Hold History in the Palm of Your Hand

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
At our touch table you will handle replicas of 19th century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Come learn about the battle of San Jacinto and the runaway scrape; place yourself in the shoes of a Texian soldier, a frontiersman/frontierswoman, or a Mexican soldado.
Oct 2 End Date

Gotta Have Gators!

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 7 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 8 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!
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 8 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 8 End Date

Pollination Station

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 8 End Date

Fire is Living History

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about primitive fire starting methods in this quick demonstration
Oct 8 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
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 9 End Date

Pollination Station

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 15 End Date

Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Take this unique behind the scenes tour of areas that are closed to the general public. Reservations are required. Tours open to ages 14+ only.
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 15 End Date

American Alligators; The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal, experience with one!
Oct 15 End Date

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Lake Livingston State Park
Celebrate the bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds, and other animals that are critical to our native plants and food supply. Discover, take pictures, and learn how you can help!
Oct 15 End Date

Arts in the Parks: Hike and Draw

Lake Livingston State Park
Join a park ranger for a short hike around the day use area at the park store. The purpose of this hike is to find an animal, plant, or object that we will draw or write about in our nature journal!
Oct 15 End Date

Busy Bee Waggle Dance

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 15 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 15 End Date

Critters of East Texas

Lake Livingston State Park
Explore the diversity of local mammals and reptiles.
Oct 15 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 15 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
Oct 16 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Pollination Station

Brazos Bend State Park
Oct 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 22 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 22 End Date

American Alligators; The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal, experience with one!
Oct 22 End Date

The Birth, Life, and Death of a Star!

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the life cycle of stars and see the sun through a telescope in this interactive program.
Oct 22 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 22 End Date

Phases of the Moon.

Learn about the different phases of the moon and why the moon appears to disappear and reappear each month in this interactive activity.
Oct 22 End Date

Create Your Own Planisphere!

Lake Livingston State Park
Create your own planisphere, which is a map of the night sky that you can adjust for any date and time!
Oct 22 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Oct 22 End Date

Star Stories: Stargazing on the Peninsula

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about the stars and constellations visible above East Texas.
Oct 23 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?
Oct 29 End Date

Halloween in the Park!

Lake Livingston State Park
Come celebrate Halloween at Lake Livingston State Park this year. This year Halloween is on a Monday, so we will provide you and your family with a day full of fun-filled activities on Saturday, October 29 to help you celebrate Halloween in the Pineywoods!
Oct 29 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 29 End Date

American Alligators; The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal, experience with one!
Oct 29 End Date

Corn Husk Doll Workshop

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Come out to our park and learn how to make one of the premier toys of the 1830s: the corn husk doll!
Oct 29 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 29 End Date

Ghost Hike and Mermaid Tales

Galveston Island State Park
Beach hike and storytelling adventure.
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 4 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
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 5 End Date

American Alligators; The Last Living Dinosaurs

Huntsville State Park
Learn how American Alligators have been able to survive throughout time in an up close, personal, experience with one!
Nov 5 End Date

1830s Touch Table: Hold History in the Palm of Your Hand

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
At our touch table you will handle replicas of 19th century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Come learn about the battle of San Jacinto and the runaway scrape; place yourself in the shoes of a Texian soldier, a frontiersman/frontierswoman, or a Mexican soldado.
Nov 5 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
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

Prairie Plant-a-Thon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for our annual prairie planting event!
Nov 12 End Date

Beach Exploration

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

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 19 End Date

Battleground Bike Ride

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Come stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution by taking a guided bicycle tour around the battleground. The group will bicycle to various locations within the park and stop to discuss the events that occurred at each site before heading to the next area. This is both a bicycle ride and a guided battleground tour--all rolled into one.
Nov 19 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 19 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 19 End Date

The Dark Side of TEXAS Tour

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Battleship TEXAS Special After Hours Tour
Nov 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 25 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Nov 26 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Nov 26 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Nov 26 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.

December 2016

Dec 2 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 3 End Date

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 3 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 9 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 10 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 10 End Date

Geocaching 101

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

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 10 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 11 End Date

Holiday in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Get in the holiday spirit at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Dec 16 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 17 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 17 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 23 End Date

Sunset Photo Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Photography 101 with sunset and nature shots.
Dec 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 24 End Date

Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Winter birding basics for non-birders.
Dec 24 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 31 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids...

January 2017

Jan 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids....
Jan 1 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Jan 7 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
Jan 7 End Date

Beachcombing 101-PM

Galveston Island State Park
Afternoon treasure hunt for shells, sea beans, and mermaids....
Jan 14 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop
Jan 21 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 28 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

February 2017

Feb 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 11 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 18 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 25 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

March 2017

Mar 4 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 11 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Mar 18 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

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