From Port to Port Boat Ride

The Port to Port Tour is a cruise east of downtown on Buffalo Bayou from Allen’s Landing to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Reservations are required and the tour is October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In 1914 with the opening of the Houston Ship Channel and the modern Port of Houston, […]

Hike the Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR

For a wildlife hike in a westerly prairie, visit the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge located 10 miles west of Sealy. The Refuge was established in 1972 to preserve habitat for the declining population of Attwater prairie chickens. Despite numbers of around 1 million at the turn of the 1900s, they now total only […]

Story Time in Memorial Park

Story Time in the Park presented by the Community Engagement team from the Houston Public Library Calling all kiddos! Tuesday’s Pop-up Library in the Park will feature story time and a craft. Come enjoy a book, bring a picnic, and play in the Park! All are welcome, best suited for ages 0-12. The Pop Up […]

Healthy Cooking Festival at Levy Park

The Levy Park Conservancy (LPC) presents Healthy Bites to Save Lives October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival is headlined by award-winning chef, author and lifestyle crusader Rocco DiSpirito and featuring Houston-area celebrities, chefs and experts to “Celebrate All that is Houston”. The public is invited to this free event at, which is sponsored by Dr. Mehmet […]

Observe the Moon Night at Levy Park

Levy Park Conservancy (LPC) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) present an International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) public event from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Levy Park, where visitors of all ages can learn about lunar science and exploration. Houstonians are invited to join the world-wide celebration at Levy Park which includes […]

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Re-Opens

Clean-up of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern after Hurricane Harvey has been completed, and the Cistern re-opened for regularly scheduled tours October 5. Although Rain:  Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern is over, you can now tour the Cistern to learn more about the architecture of the space and history of Houston’s water system. Take a 30-minute guided tour […]

Arbooretum Fall Festival – Houston Arboretum

Happy Halloween! The Houston Arboretum invites you to the annual ArBOOretum fall festival October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At ArBOOretum all the little ghouls and goblins and their parents come to play, learn, and have an enchanting day enjoying festive activities on the grounds of our nature sanctuary. This fantastic family event features: […]

Sunday in Nature – Armand Bayou Nature Center Free Sunday

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a day of FREE ADMISSION sponsored by Dow Chemical company on Sunday, October 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Designed to inspire families to get outside and to foster an appreciation for Armand Bayou and the natural world, the staff will focus on a different topic each month. Free […]

Arboretum at Night: Wild Bounty

Head to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center October 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for grapes, pecans, chiles, and more – Texas produces a fabulous fall bounty. Join local expert Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen for a talk about the wonderful wild edibles you can find in your own backyard. You’ll get to sample a […]

Hike Cullen Park

In Northwest Houston close to the Energy Corridor is Cullen Park which runs from Bear Creek Park west. The hiking and biking trail is a well-maintained concrete path that is a 7.6 mile out-and-back hike that runs past picnic areas, soccer fields and more. It is good for all skill levels and is ideal to […]