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.
For more information on available children's programming outside of school, please click the links below.
Energy Quest: A Home School Winter Event
Monday, February 8
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$10 per student and adult
Join us for a morning of discovery and self-paced exploration guided by Dallas Arboretum educators - designed just for homeschool families! In our indoor classrooms, students will investigate the movement of energy in nature through food webs and demonstrate how electricity flows through circuits in our homes. Follow up your morning activities with self-guided exploration of the gardens to find energy all around us.
$70 per adult and child ($60 for members)
10-10:45 a.m. | Check-in at 9:45 a.m.
Thursdays, January 21
Our popular educator-led parent and toddler series, Baby Bugs, is back for an all-new winter edition. Join us for a 45-minute class that encourages family bonding and explores the winter world of plants at the Dallas Arboretum. Classes will be held indoors, but will venture out into the garden if weather permits. Parents may visit the gardens with their child after the class.
Closed-toed shoes, water bottles for both parent and child, and a stroller are recommended.
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.
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
April 2, April 9, April 16, April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 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.
Plan the perfect activity for your child. Organized by age, these camps cater to your child's interests and needs for an unforgettable adventure!
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
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