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.
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.
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
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.
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
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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