Welcome Educators!

Education is an essential element of our mission at the Dallas Arboretum and we engage visitors of all ages and stages of life through educational tours, classes and outreach programs. Our newest addition, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, is an 8-acre natural wonder that will delight, educate and entertain students and visitors of all ages with 12 interactive galleries to explore. Our highly trained educators offer onsite and off-site programs for school children and beyond with many opportunities for observation, inquiry and enjoyment. Teachers and Educators receive free admission.

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Field Trip Programs

Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor experiences throughout garden including instructor-led classes in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden learning galleries and classroom labs in the Main Garden. Looking for a more flexible schedule? We have options available for you as well! Learn more about Field Trip options

Outreach Programs

If transportation is an issue, we can come to you with our Nature Naturally, Science on the Grow and Auditorium programs. Outreach programs from the Dallas Arboretum will help you build a connection to science that reaches beyond the classroom walls. Scholarships and bus stipends are available. Learn more about Outreach Programs

After School Programs

We know that sometimes there is just not enough time in the school day. Let the Dallas Arboretum engage your after school science club, tutoring groups, or daycares with hands-on, standards-based learning that encourages scientific thinking and even takes advantage of your site’s outdoors areas. Learn more about After School Programs

Are you a Title I school looking for field trip assistance? Complete a Financial Aid Request Form to submit with your reservation.

To make a reservation, please contact the Reservations Department by email at, by phone at 214.515.6540 or by fax at 214.515.6578.

See all the galleries in the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden