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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 Garden

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

Scouts Click for More

We are pleased to offer reduced admission to the entire Garden, including the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden for scout groups (parking not included).


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

Adults $10 per person

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.

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 Garden Activities Click for More

Learn About Birds

Look through the scopes on the Oasis and the Energy Tower to see all the migrating birds on White Rock Lake. Visit the 9,100-square-foot Exploration Center to watch “See the Unseen,” a spin browser that captures amazingly close details of a hummingbird in flight, pollen on a bat and more. Discover what birds are lurking through the Wildlife Blind in the Texas Native Wetlands. Identify various bird calls, along with bird and animal tracks, along the Dripping Springs Trail.


To see a list of daily activities, visit the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden page.


Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


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