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Calendar of Events

Houston Events

Events in and around Houston.

September 2017

Sep 23 End Date

Sheldon Lake Birding League

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Put together a team and compete in the Sheldon Lake Birding League!
Sep 24 End Date

Pick-A-Pond

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger as they pick one of their favorite ponds to explore!
Sep 24 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 24 End Date

Incredible Edible Plant Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Sep 27 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 29 End Date

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Sep 30 End Date

Introduction to Geocaching

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn about and try out this tech-friendly treasure hunt!
Sep 30 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Sep 30 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 30 End Date

National Public Lands Day - Boat Ramp Trash Bash

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come pitch in for National Public Lands Day as we beautify our very popular South Boat Ramp!
Sep 30 End Date

Survival Kits 101

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the “ins and outs” of survival kits in this one hour class.
Sep 30 End Date

Wildlife Investigators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Hit the trails with a park ranger and discover the many different signs, markings, and clues the wildlife leave behind!
Sep 30 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Sep 30 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 1 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 1 End Date

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 3 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 4 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/4 From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Oct 7 End Date

Big Sit

Galveston Island State Park
Fall migration birding event.
Oct 7 End Date

October Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Oct 7 End Date

Teacher Workshop

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Calling to all Teachers... Come on over to Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center, the perfect outdoor classroom!
Oct 7 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 7 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Oct 7 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 7 End Date

Kayak with a Ranger

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the fundamentals of kayaking, then take a guided paddling tour!
Oct 7 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 7 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a Ranger any question you may have!
Oct 7 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 7 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views, RSVPs only.
Oct 8 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 8 End Date

Project WILD Workshop

Bellaire, TX - Nature Discovery Center
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
Oct 8 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 10 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 13 End Date

“Texas BROADSIDE! 2017”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Wargaming is a means to educate the visiting public about the history of U.S. armed conflict.
Oct 14 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 14 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Oct 14 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 14 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a Ranger any question you may have!
Oct 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Oct 14 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 15 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 15 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 17 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 21 End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring or borrow binoculars to see some of the amazing birds at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Oct 21 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Event Cancelled Due to Effects of Hurricane Harvey)

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 are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 21 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 21 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Oct 21 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 21 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a Ranger any question you may have!
Oct 21 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 21 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling tour with sunset views, RSVPs only.
Oct 21 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 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 22 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 22 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 24 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 25 End Date

Critters and Constellations

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
See what creepy creatures come out a night and what stars we can see from the park!
Oct 28 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 28 to help you celebrate Halloween in the Pineywoods!
Oct 28 End Date

Plant-a-thon Mentor Training

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Would you like to lead planting groups for our upcoming Prairie Plant-a-thon? Make sure to attend this training to learn about the event and how to lead a planting group!
Oct 28 End Date

Junior Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Join a ranger each week to learn something new about the park and what rangers do!
Oct 28 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Oct 28 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 28 End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Oct 28 End Date

Ask a Ranger

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Stop by our table to ask a Ranger any question you may have!
Oct 28 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 29 End Date

Prairie Prowl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join us on a leisurely stroll through the prairie as we check out all the plants and animals that live here!
Oct 29 End Date

Bay Explorations

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

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Oct 31 End Date

Mommy and Me

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
NO PROGRAM 10/3 Bring out your little ones to explore the park through a story, activities, and a stroll!
Oct 31 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?

November 2017

Nov 4 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Nov 4 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 4 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Nov 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 11 End Date

Sunrise Photography

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Catch the sunrise at Sheldon Lake State Park! Registration is required.
Nov 11 End Date

Prairie Plant-a-Thon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for our annual prairie planting event!
Nov 11 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Nov 11 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Nov 11 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 18 End Date

November Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Nov 18 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (On Hold Until Hurricane Damage is Assessed - Full, but call to add your name to the Wait List!)

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 is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 18 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Nov 18 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 18 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

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

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 24 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Nov 25 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Nov 25 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
SORRY, THE SEPT. 9, 16 & 23 PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED, DUE TO BEACH CLOSURE. Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 25 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

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

December 2017

Dec 1 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 2 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Dec 2 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 2 End Date

Pearl Harbor Ceremony aboard the Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
This event commemorates the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Dec 2 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
Dec 3 End Date

A Simple Christmas Event

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 8 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 9 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Dec 9 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 9 End Date

Yuletide TEXAS “A Sailors Christmas”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Come out and see the ship decorated just as the crew did while serving their country aboard this historic Navy vessel.
Dec 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Dec 9 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 15 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 16 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Dec 16 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 16 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 22 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 23 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Dec 23 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 29 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 30 End Date

Saturday Art in the Park

Huntsville State Park
Arts & Crafts in the Park every Saturday Morning
Dec 30 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Jan 5 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 6 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 12 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 13 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jan 19 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 20 End Date

January Hard Hat Tour Aboard the TEXAS

Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Jan 20 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 27 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

February 2018

Feb 2 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 3 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 9 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 10 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 16 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

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

Beachcombing 101

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

March 2018

Mar 24 End Date

Texas Wildlife & Woodlands Expo

Conroe, TX - Lone Star College Montgomery
Play for a Day! Learn for a Lifetime!

April 2018

Apr 14 End Date

Baytown Nurture Nature Festival

Baytown, TX - Baytown Nature Center
Join TPWD Get Outside at this family friendly Nurture Nature Festival - learn some outdoor skills, see and touch wildlife, listen to music and more.
Apr 21 End Date

San Jacinto Festival & Battle Reenactment

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join us for a day of fun, food, music and battle-reenactment to celebrate the 18-minute battle that won Texas its Independence from Mexico.
Apr 21 End Date

Battle of San Jacinto Commemorative Ceremony

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Celebrate the 182nd Anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto

May 2018

May 19 End Date

May Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!