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.
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.
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
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.
Parent/Toddler Program: Baby Bugs
$75 ($65 members)
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.
September 10, 17 and 24
September 11, 18 and 25
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!
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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