The 2016-2017 school year is here. We are now booking for all 2016-2017 school-year programs. Adventure Awaits!

Our education mission at the Dallas Arboretum is to cultivate a connection to nature and inspire environmental stewardship through garden-based experiences, including educational tours, classes and outreach programs. The cornerstone is the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, an 8-acre natural wonder that will delight, educate and entertain students and visitors of all ages. Our 2016-2017 school programming includes new offerings in the Moody Oasis and Incredible Edible galleries, as well as the premiere of our newest program space, the Texas Native Plant Lab, in the Main Garden.

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

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Field Trip Programs


Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor experiences throughout our award-winning, 66-acre garden including instructor-led classes in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden learning galleries and classroom labs in the Main Garden. Looking for a more flexible schedule? We have options available for you as well! Scholarships and bus stipends are available.

Outreach Programs


If transportation is an issue, we can come to you with our Nature Naturally, Science on the Grow and Auditorium programs. Outreach programs from the Dallas Arboretum will help you build a connection to science that reaches beyond the classroom walls. New bilingual options are available. Scholarships and bus stipends are available.

After School Programs


We know that sometimes there is just not enough time in the school day. Let the Dallas Arboretum engage your after school science club, tutoring groups or daycares with hands-on, standards-based learning that encourages scientific thinking and even takes advantage of your site’s outdoor spaces.

Financial Aid


Are you a Title I school looking for field trip assistance? Complete a Financial Aid Request Form and submit it with your reservation.

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