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.

Spring Homeschool Day Click for More

Spring Homeschool Day: Botany in Bloom EVENT SOLD OUT!

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$10 per child and Adult - K - 12 Grade

Price includes Children's Adventure Garden admission

Join us for a morning of discovery and self-paced exploration guided by Dallas Arboretum educators--designed just for Home School families!

In our indoor classrooms, exciting hands-on investigations help students understand the structures and adaptations that help plants survive.  Students will also investigate how different soils affect plant growth and plant their own seed to take home.

​Follow up your morning activities with self-guided exploration of our Main Garden and Rory Meyer's Children's Adventure Garden to apply your new botany knowledge. 

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

Spring dates:  April 2, April 9, April 16, April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 21

Fall dates: October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, November 12 and November 19

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

Great Contributors Click for More

$10 per child | 1:8 teacher/chaperone free | $15 per additional adult

3rd – 8th Grade

Price includes Children’s Adventure Garden admission

Bring your student group to explore our special exhibition, Great Contributors, in the Main Garden. This one-hour Arboretum educator-led program focuses on the lives and times of eight historic figures, including Shakespeare, Lincoln, and the Wright Brothers – all artfully cast in bronze and placed throughout the garden. Each student will receive an interactive exhibit guide and will explore the art, culture, and history of the notable figures, their contemporaries, and Dallas during their day. Scholarships are available for this program and transportation funds are available upon request.

To make a reservation please contact the Reservations Department by phone at 214.515.6540, by fax at 214.515.6578 or by email at education@dallasarboretum.org.

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