Houston Botanic Garden is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Houston Botanic Garden is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

BotaniCamp

K-5 Summer Day Camp 2021

New for 2021, Houston Botanic Garden presents BotaniCamp, an eight-week, plant-centric nature camp for K-5 students. The sensory and enquiry-driven curriculum will present many opportunities to go beyond just observation. Each week’s theme will help campers connect with plants through thoughtful and diverse lessons and hands-on activities. Campers will plant, grow, and interact with natural environments while working with scientists and subject matter experts.

BotaniCamp is just $205/child per week.
*Limited scholarships available. Email education@hbg.org for the scholarship application.

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Sow & Grow

Sow & Grow campers will grow and tend plants while learning about nutrition and healthy eating. They will gain an appreciation for the importance of plants as they use them to create colorful and delicious meals.

 

June 21-25 – Register now.
July 26-30 – Register now.

Water Ways

Water Ways campers will investigate the health of our bayous and other bodies of water. They will identify and observe the inhabitants of aquatic environments, such as turtles in our ponds and herons fishing along the bayou. All will explore the role of water in our lives and our ecosystems.

 

June 28-July 2 – Register now.

Create in Nature

Create in Nature campers will unleash their innate creativity and allow nature to inspire their art. They will paint, draw, sculpt, tell stories, create music, and dance, using nature as a backdrop.

 

July 5-9 – Register now.
August 9-13 – Register now.

Potions & Provisions

Potions & Provisions campers will explore several aspects of ethnobotany, the study of using plants for traditional medicine. Campers will locate and sample local edible plants and learn to identify harmful species. They will also create their own plant extracts.

 

July 12-16 – Register now.

Birds of the Bayou

Birds of the Bayou campers will learn about our avian friends, beginning with locating and identifying birds in various habitats. Campers will investigate how and what birds eat. They will crack secrets of migration and learn how birds survive in extreme situations.

 

July 19-23 – Register now.

Ecosystem Adventures

Ecosystem Adventures campers will become junior explorers and do-it-yourself pioneers. They will practice survival skills, from finding food and clean water to creating serviceable shelters to basic first aid. They will identify local edible plants and discover what can be used in medical emergencies.

 

August 2-6 – Register now.