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BotaniCamp: Wet N’ Wild

Nature Camp for K-5 Students

July 15, 2024 9:00 am -
July 19, 2024 2:00 pm

Houston Botanic Garden’s BotaniCamp, a plant-centric nature camp for K-5 students, uses a sensory and inquiry-driven curriculum to present many opportunities to go beyond just observation. BotaniCamp connects children with plants and nature through thoughtful and diverse lessons, with creative hands-on activities.

July 15-19 — Wet N’ Wild
Water is essential to life on earth, but we sometimes take it for granted. Campers will learn where water comes from, where it goes, and how they can care for it. We’ll make a splash in our Stormwater Wetlands and Sims Bayou, where we will discover amazing aquatic animals and plants, experiment with water chemistry, and help clean up and keep our waterways safe and healthy.

BotaniCamp is $290 per camper per week. Garden members receive a $40 discount per camper per week.

Who can attend BotaniCamp?

BotaniCamp is open to students ages 5-12. While all campers will be dropped off together and have the opportunity to interact throughout the day, age groups of 5-6, 7-9, and 10-12 will work separately and have age-appropriate activities and curriculum. 

When is BotaniCamp?

BotaniCamp is a day camp that runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where will my camper(s) spend time during BotaniCamp?

BotaniCamp is a nature camp, and we spend as much time as weather allows outdoors. We are always mindful of dangerous weather conditions, such as excessive heat or strong thunderstorms, and we adjust activities accordingly.

What should my camper(s) wear?

Please send your child to camp in breathable, comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. And, always send a refillable water bottle.

What does my camper(s) need to bring?

Parents are required to provide a sack lunch for campers daily.  Campers will be provided two snacks per regular camp day, and one for after camp. 

Upcoming Events

Spend Summer Saturday Evenings at the Garden
June 15, 2024 6:30 pm
Nature Camp for K-5 Students
June 17, 2024 9:00 am
With Park Place Regional Library
June 21, 2024 10:30 am
Unleash Your Creativity
June 22, 2024 1:00 pm
Spend Summer Saturday Evenings at the Garden
June 22, 2024 6:00 pm
Nature Camp for K-5 Students
June 24, 2024 9:00 am
Our Mission

Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.


9:00 am — 5:00 pm

9:00 am — 8:00 pm

Garden Entrance
One Botanic Lane
Houston, TX 77017
Mailing Address

8205 N. Bayou Drive
Houston, TX 77017

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