Programming

Tyke Hike

Tyke Hike is a free, hands-on nature-based preschool program offered on Fridays from 10:00-11:00. The 2021 spring session starts March 5 and ends on May 28. Tyke Hike lessons are geared towards our smallest naturalists aged 3-5. Tykes learn about a different nature topic each week, complete with a fun story and hands-on activities. 

Registration for the spring session begins January 1, 2021.

Full Moon Hike

Enjoy a nighttime walk through nature's handiwork. Take advantage of this opportunity to visit the nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums, and other wildlife that emerge after dark. Full Moon Hike is free with paid admission to the park. 

Registration for 2021 Full Moon Hikes begin January 1, 2021.

Guided Hikes

Learn about this natural space as a Staff Naturalist points out signs of a plant and animal activity. One hour hikes are approximately one mile with a short rest stop to look for wildlife and can be scheduled Monday through Saturday. Two hour hikes begin with a bit of hiking safety and history of the Baytown Nature Center, followed by a one mile hike with a rest stop to look for wildlife.

  • One hour hikes are $2.50 per person.
  • Two hour hikes are $5 per person.

Click here to make a reservation.

Audubon Survey

The monthly bird survey at the Baytown Nature Center provides an opportunity to collect valuable data of birds that breed, winter and migrate through the nature center. No previous experience is necessary. In fact, this is one of the best ways to gain experience in identifying birds. The surveys occur on the third Thursday of each month, September - May. You may want to bring water, snacks, insect repellant, sunscreen and a hat. We ask that you bring your own binoculars and/or spotting scope. We will not share equipment in order to follow Covid-19 protocols. No registration required. Participation in the bird survey is free.


Tykes learning about Butterflies at the  Billy Barnett Children's Discovery Area Butterfly Garden
Guided Hike
Monthly Audubon Bird Count.