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Trick or treat in nature’s neighborhood this Halloween

October 9, 2018

Grab the costumes, and get the kids together for the Houston Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year, ArBOOretum, which features fun fall activities for all ages, including live animals, pumpkin decorating and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail.

Little ghouls and goblins should plan to be at the Arboretum for this Family Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to play, learn and enjoy an enchanting day of activities.

At ArBOOretum, the Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail will lead kids on an adventure of discovery where they will learn about creatures that live at the Arboretum, while they collect candy along the way. Other great ArBOOretum activities throughout the day include:

Train Rides

Live Reptiles

Pumpkin Decorating

Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

Some “Spooktacular” new additions to ArBOOretum this year are:

Halloween Market - featuring activities and wares from local vendors

Pumpkin Patch — $5 pumpkins, unlimited photo opportunities

Spooky Science Show - Halloween-themed science experiments

“ArBOOretum is always one of the most popular and beloved events at the Arboretum,” says Debbie Markey, executive director of the Houston Arboretum. “We especially encourage folks to come out this year and have a ball, while also taking in some of the wonderful changes and new amenities that are a part of our Master Plan. Of course, guests will enjoy all the usual Halloween and fall festival fun, along with some new events, including the Halloween Market and Pumpkin Patch.”

The event is free for Arboretum members. General admission is $15 with advance online purchase and $20 (ages 3 and up) the day of the event.

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