Community Highlights

  1. Armand Bayou Nature Center
  2. Pasadena Historical Museum
  3. The Strawberry Festival

Some describe Armand Bayou simply as a 2500-acre preserve on the western shore of Galveston Bay. Others call it one of the last undisturbed bayous in Texas. For those who love nature and care about our planet, it's truly a national treasure. It is the only remnant of this region's original eco-systems: coastal tallgrass prairie, bottomland forest and bayou.

A rich diversity of plant life has taken root here, including precious bottomland hardwoods. Hundreds of species of wildlife thrive in the narrow wooded streams and scattered lakes, ponds and marshes. Armand Bayou also is a breeding and nursery ground for many finfish and shellfish and a haven for rarely seen species such as bobcats and owls.

Armand Bayou is considered a very environmentally significant area. In fact, it's been designated as one of only four Texas Coastal Preserves. Come and visit over five miles of primitive trails, a 500-foot teaching boardwalk and numerous displays and demonstrations available for the public to enjoy. Visit Armand Bayou, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. There is a fee for admission.

More Information

Find more by contact the center at:
Armand Bayou Nature Center
8500 Bay Area Boulevard
Pasadena, TX 77507
Phone: 281-474-2551
Nature Center Website