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Additional opportunities for children

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomes school groups, families and other children's organizations to enjoy our beautiful and educational gardens.

Learn about the Children's Adventure Garden

For more information on available children's programming outside of school, please click the links below.

Homeschool Day 2015 Click for More

Homeschool Day

Monday, September 21
Pre-K – 8th Grade

$10 per child | $12 per adult

Price also includes admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden


Join us for a morning of custom-designed, self-paced and Arboretum educator-led programs.


Explore our custom lab, The Secret Lives of Plants and Animals, in our indoor classrooms and participate in our Treeworks program - on a day that is reserved entirely for you!

Follow up your morning activities with exploration of the Pumpkin Village in our Fall Festival and enjoy unlimited access to the award-winning ​Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.


Download a reservation form here or contact our reservation department at 214.515.6540.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Click for More

We are pleased to offer reduced admission to the entire Garden, including the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden, for Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

Group Rates

Scouts/siblings (over 2 years of age): $8 per person

Adults: $10 per person

Parking: $8 discounted parking ​available online

A minimum of 10 tickets must be purchased to receive this rate

To make a reservation and secure these rates, call 214.515.6540 at least two weeks prior to your desired visit date. Please have your troop number and credit card ready when calling.



Badge-Earning Programs for Girl Scouts

September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, November 7, November 14, November 21

One two-hour program beginning at either 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Minimum of 8 scouts are required for the program. Cost is $20 per each scout.


Brownie

Bugs

Painting

Household Elf


Cadette

Trees


Junior

Flowers

Gardener

Drawing

Parent/Toddler Program: Baby Bugs Click for More

Parent/Toddler Program: Baby Bugs

10 a.m.

$75 ($65 members)


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Our popular program for parents and children ages 18-36 months is now being offered in September.


Each one-hour class is packed with hands-on activities focused on a particular nature-related theme. The fun begins 

in our classroom with songs, a book and a craft, followed by a short walk to a garden location for more exploration and games. Closed-toed shoes, water bottles for both parent and child, and a stroller are recommended.


Registration fees include the series of three classes for one child accompanied by one adult caregiver.


Registration will open later in the summer.


Thursday series:

September 10, 17 and 24


Friday series:

September 11, 18 and 25

Summer Camps Click for More

Plan the perfect summer activity for your child. Organized by age, these camps cater to your child's interests and needs for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Learn More About Summer Camps



What do parents say about camps at the Arboretum?

“I thought this camp was perfect, and the counselors were terrific!” Parent of a 9-year-old boy


“Thank you so much for having these camps. Our family loves the Arboretum camps and the kids look forward to it every year! We will continue coming!” Parent of a 7-year-old boy


“My daughter has attended camps at the Arboretum since she was 5 – we love your camps!” Parent of an 8-year-old girl


“My child loved every minute of camp. Keep up the great job!” Parent of a 4-year-old girl

“I feel very safe dropping my children off to camp” Parent of 5 & 6-year old girls


Programs for Children During Festivals Click for More

​During Autumn at the Arboretum and Dallas Blooms, parents can bring their children to Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays for face painting, music, petting zoos and other seasonal fun. Family Fun Fridays offers the same exciting programming during Summer at the Arboretum. 

Learn more about Seasonal Festivals


Children's Adventure Garden Activities Click for More

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

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