The Houston Botanic Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- plus extended hours through 8 p.m. every Summer Saturday, June-August.
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Butterfly Shadow Boxes

Preserve Timeless Beauty

December 16, 2023 10:00 am -
December 16, 2023 12:00 pm

Join Erin Mills, an entomologist and the Garden’s education manager, to learn how to create unique works of art using beautiful butterflies from around the world. Participants will learn how to spread and dry butterflies and then make their own unique shadow box with a prepared butterfly to take home. The completed shadow box would make a wonderful gift for family or a friend.

Non-member fee of $50 includes general admission to the Garden, and all materials and instructions for creating a shadow box to take home or gift. Garden members receive a $10 discount.​​

Houston Botanic Garden offers free parking for most events, which are often held in climate-controlled environments, rain or shine. If you have specific questions, please email​

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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