Daily Programming in the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is designed to inspire young minds to explore a world of educational adventure!

Special Exhibit -Nature Wall: Tracks around the World

Open through May 31

If you’re tracking adventure, you’ve come to the right place! Our Nature Wall is full of “bio-facts” to introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Red kangaroos and Bengal tigers are only the beginning of the animals you will find! Don’t miss the posters featuring international animal tracks throughout the Exploration Center.

The Wild Side Series posters brought you by: Expedia

May 21 - 25

Name Time & Location Description
Little Adventure Activities 10:00 am
First Adventure
Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each day of the week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more.
Plant Lab: Water Filtration in Nature 11:00 am,
1:00 & 3:00 pm
Exploration Center
A wetlands area acts as a natural sponge which traps water and releases it slowly. It can also be a great habitat for many aquatic plant and animals. In this lab, guests will learn how natural filtering systems, like wetland, filter “foul” water and make it clean and healthy.
Solar Beads 12:00 pm
Pure Energy
Visit Solar Island in the Pure Energy gallery to explore solar energy. Create your own UV sensitive bracelet and experiment with different SPF sunscreens. If your bracelet is catching UV rays, it's time for some sunscreen.
OmniGlobe Presentation: Super Continents 2:30 pm
Exploration Center
Join us in the OmniGlobe Theater for an exploration of the ancient Earth and discover a new world of plate tectonics that make Earth's landforms special.
Symmetrical Sights 3:30 pm
Kaleidoscope
Come and explore natural designs. Something special in the Kaleidoscope gallery could catch your eye.

Saturday through Monday May 26-28 - Memorial Day Weekend

Name Time & Location Description
Saturday & Sunday Only Window to the Wild Bird Show 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Glade
Soar to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for the Window to the Wild Bird Show! Get an up-close look as birds swoop and fly overhead. If you’re lucky, maybe one will choose to perch near you. Join us for this exciting new program!
Memorial Day Creativity Corner: The Red Poppy Sponsored by Neiman Marcus 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Moody Oasis
The Red Poppy was adopted as the national emblem of remembrance by the American Legion in 1920. Help us this Memorial Day to fill the Children's Adventure Garden with this beautiful flower.
Little Adventurers Activities 10:00 - 10:30 am
First Adventure
Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each day of the week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more.
Plant Lab: Starchy Night 11:00 am,
1:00 & 3:00 pm
Exploration Center
Is it solid? Is it liquid? Is it both? In this lab, we use the endosperm of corn to make a non-Newtonian fluid called oobleck with shockingly sticky results.
OmniGlobe Presentation: Starry Night 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 pm
Exploration Center
We won't need the night to see these stars oh so bright. Join us in the exploration center for a glance into outer space.
Oh Beautiful: The Science of Sound 12:00 pm
Kaleidoscope Pergola
Patriotic music is a tradition rooted deep in the sole of Americans. Come learn about sound and test your noise-making skills on your own popsicle stick kazoo.
Fruit Tasting: Red, White, and Fruit 4:00 pm
Incredible Edible
Join us in Incredible Edible Garden as we explore the phytonutrients in the colors of the American Flag.

May 29 - June 1

Name Time & Location Description
Little Adventure Activities 10:00 am
First Adventure
Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each day of the week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more.
Plant Lab: Seeds on the Move 11:00 am,
1:00 & 3:00 pm
Exploration Center
Go on an adventure and travel like a seed. We'll float, fly, and get carried away like a Seed on the Move.
Shared Earth 12:00 pm
Earth Cycles
It takes a village to keep water clean! Water sources provide many benefits to our community, how will you decide to take care of your portion?
OmniGlobe Presentation: Super Continents 2:30 pm
Exploration Center
Join us in the OmniGlobe Theater for an exploration of the ancient Earth and discover a new world of plate tectonics that make Earth's landforms special.
Golden Spiral 3:30 pm
Kaleidoscope
Join us as we explore a growing pattern in nature and create an art piece of your very own!

AGENTS OF DISCOVERY

We are so excited to have partnered with Agents of Discovery to make this mobile phone application available to our young guests.Created primarily for elementary age children, this app uses augmented reality that uses the garden along with interactive games to get them engaged, moving and learning throughout the eight-acre scientific garden’s 17 outdoor learning galleries. This popular app is already being used by many outdoor parks such as Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Parks Service, National Mall in Washington, D.C. and Southern California Parks.

You can download it from the Google Play App Store or Apple App store before arriving, or wait until you are in the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden, where we have free wi-fi and volunteers ready to show you how to download the app and dive into an immersive world of exciting, educational adventures throughout our garden.

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