Education Opportunities for Children and Families

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomes school groups, families and other children's organizations to enjoy our beautiful and educational gardens.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden doesn’t just offer educational programming during the school day! Our out-of-school options include summer camps, family and group overnights and a variety of scout programs. We also offer programming for homeschool families during the school day.

For more information on available children's programming outside of school, please click the links below.

Group Overnights

Group Overnights

Fall Dates Coming Soon!

Groups with children ages 5-12
6:00pm-9:00 am
$55 per person ($50 members)

View the Overnights FAQ

Arboretum Group Overnights are perfect opportunity to explore the Arboretum at a time that no one else can – at night! Groups will participate in Texas Native Wetlands, Pure Energy and OmniGlobe programs, as well as venture out on a flashlight night hike and create seed bombs to take home with them. A light snack and continental breakfast are included. We are happy to host you child’s birthday party, scouts, church or school groups! Groups that wish to bring their own content can also be accommodated. Sleeping arrangements will be inside the Exploration Center, unless prior arrangements are approved.

Groups that wish to bring their own content can also be accommodated.

Register for Group Overnights

Click Here for Family Overnights

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Group Night Owls

Fall dates coming soon. Spring Family Night Owls still open!

Click Here for Family Night Owls.

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Spring Homeschool Days | March - May

Spring Homeschool Days

2018-2019 programs coming soon!

Join us for our Spring 2018 Homeschool Days! Reserve your student’s spot in our Dallas Arboretum educator-led programs to discover the fascinating world of earth and life science!

Programs will be held in the Main Garden Classroom Labs (Gate 1). Parents are welcome to observe classes or participate with students. After the program, explore the rest of the Main Garden and Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, included with your reservation. Please note the recommended age range/grade equivalency for each program. Our classrooms are located adjacent to one another for your convenience during simultaneously scheduled programs.

Pre-Registration Required. For series discount or questions, please contact the Education Reservations Department by email at education@dallasarboretum.org or by phone at 214-515-6540.

Cost Per Program
Student Nonmembers: $10
Student Members: $8
Adult Nonmembers: $8
Adult Members: Free
Parking pre-pay online: $9
Parking day of event: $15
Parking Members: Free


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Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts in the Garden Badge Programs

Reserve your Girl Scouts’ spots in a Dallas Arboretum Educator-led program this spring! Each program is designed to help Scouts accomplish all requirements to earn the corresponding Girl Scout badge, which can be purchased at your local GS shop. Troop leaders and chaperones are encouraged to join the fun and participate with their Scouts. At the close of the program, Scouts will receive a specially-designed Dallas Arboretum fun patch. Girl Scouts in the Garden Badge Programs include a combination of educational content, hands-on activities and guided exploration in the garden.

Pre-registration is required and includes all-day access to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden and Main Garden. If you have any questions, please contact the Reservations Department by email at education@dallasarboretum.org or by phone at 214.515.6540.

Cost Per Person/Program
Scouts: $15
Adult Nonmembers: $10
Adult Members: Free
Parking pre-pay online: $9
Parking day of event: $15
Parking Members: Free

2018-2019 Badge Programs coming soon!


Self-guided Scout Groups


Scouts/siblings (over 2 years of age): $8 per person
Adults: $10 per person
Parking: $9 discounted parking available online

A minimum of 10 tickets must be purchased to receive this rate

To make a reservation and secure these rates, email education@dallasarboretum.org at least two weeks prior to your desired visit date. Please include your troop number when submitting a request.

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Boy Scouts

Self-guided Scout Groups

Scouts/siblings (over 2 years of age): $8 per person
Adults:
$10 per person
Parking: $9 discounted parking available online
A minimum of 10 tickets must be purchased to receive this rate

To make a reservation and secure these rates, email education@dallasarboretum.org at least two weeks prior to your desired visit date. Please include your troop number when submitting a request.

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Girl Scout Overnight

Full Dates Coming soon!
$60 ($55 members) (per person)

Come earn two Cadette badges and experience the magic of nighttime in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden! Sleep under the cosmos in Texas’ largest OmniGlobe theater.

What’s included:

  • Admission
  • Parking
  • Snack
  • Continental breakfast
  • Badge activities, includes badges and fun patches

Safety wise ratios apply.

Until registration opens, book a Group Overnight.

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