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.

Winter Homeschool Day: Energy Quest Click for More

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.

Complete the ​Homeschool Day reservation form, or contact our reservationists by email at education@dallasarboretum.org or call 214-515-6540.

Baby Bugs: Winter Edition Click for More

$70 per adult and child ($60 for members)

10-10:45 a.m. | Check-in at 9:45 a.m.

Thursdays,  January 21

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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.

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

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.




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Children's Camps Click for More

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

Learn More About Children's 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