Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Finding Wildlife In The Burbs

Where to find wildlife in the ‘burbs

Wildlife is all around us.  Every once in a while when driving at night or going on an early morning walk its possible to see an Opossum or Raccoon running across the road.  At the other end of the spectrum a variety of birds, lizards and squirrels are often abundant and easy to see.  Here are some local places to go in Houston to see various types of wildlife predictably.

Like Forrest Gump’s box-o-chocolates (you never know whatchya gonna get!)

Waterfowl and other aquatic birds (Nov. thru March for migratory waterfowl)

Free-tailed bats (best in summer and fall, check websites for emergence times)

Purple martins coming in to roost (July thru Sept, check website for best viewing times)

Chimney swifts (check website for best viewing times)

Springtime migrant songbirds (late March thru mid May)

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

Get Directions Offering varies by location
HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

Get Directions Offering varies by location
George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
Get Directions Offering varies by location

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