Events & Tours
Updates Regarding COVID-19
In the interest of public health, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is suspending the following programs. This includes:
- Public Pontoon Boat Tours
- Wellness Walking Tours
The following are now reopen for booking:
- Cistern History Tours
- Sound Healing Meditation in the Cistern
- Private Boat Tours
- Monthly Volunteer Days
- Nature Walking Tours
Looking for something to do along Buffalo Bayou? Scroll through our Calendar for events.
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Tours
The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern was one of the City of Houston’s first underground drinking-water reservoirs. Built in 1926, it provided decades of service until it was decommissioned. The 87,500-square-foot expanse includes 25-foot tall concrete columns set row upon row, hovering over two inches of water on the reservoir’s floor. Recognizing the significance of the highly unusual space, BBP repurposed the Cistern into a magnificent public space. In addition to tours highlighting the history and architecture of this unique industrial site, the Cistern houses periodic art installations. Now offering Spanish tours and weekday walk-in tours! Click here for the complete tour schedule and to purchase tickets.
Learn more about the public art along Buffalo Bayou here.
See Houston from a whole new angle by hopping aboard the Spirit of the Bayou, BBP’s pontoon boat. Cruise along our city’s historic waterway by purchasing tickets for various tours or chartering your own private tour! If you don’t see a boat tour date that works for you, check out Port of Houston’s Sam Houston Boat Tour.
Walking and Bike Tours
Enjoy fascinating and fun guided tours along Buffalo Bayou on topics that include:
- The surrounding ecology led by a Texas Master Naturalist
- The meanings and muses behind the public art explained by the artists themselves
- Best wellness practices shared by a leading coach
Check out all of the upcoming tours here.
Buffalo Bayou Park Audio Tour
The Buffalo Bayou Revealed audio tour is presented by Houston Public Media. This audio experience, available in English and Spanish, provides you with interesting facts about areas along Buffalo Bayou Park. Learn more.