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Family Education Programs

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomes families and young learners of all varieties to come and 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.

Family Overnights

Family Overnights

April 21, 2018
May 5, 2018

6pm-9am
$55 per person ($50 members)

Arboretum Family Overnights will allow family groups an unprecedented experience in the Children’s Adventure Garden: overnight access. Visitors 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. Sleeping arrangements will be inside the Exploration Center.

View the Overnights FAQ

Register for Family Overnights

Click Here for Group Overnights.

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Family Night Owls

April 7 and May 19, 2018

Families with children ages 5-12
6:00pm-10 pm
$35 per person ($30 members)

Family Night Owls are perfect opportunity to explore the Arboretum at a time that no one else can – at night! Families will participate in Texas Native Wetlands, Pure Energy and OmniGlobe programs, as well as venture out on a flashlight night hike. A light snack is included. We are happy to host you child’s birthday party!

Register for Family Night Owls

Click Here for Group Night Owls.

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Homeschool Overnight

April 20, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$55 per person ($50 members)

Spend an unforgettable night in the Children’s Adventure Garden! Homeschool groups will investigate the waters of our Texas Native Wetlands, explore alternative energy on the Pure Energy islands and travel to distant planets in the OmniGlobe theater with our highly-trained education staff. Once the sun goes down, navigate the garden and search for nocturnal animals on a flashlight night hike. Participants will also learn about the importance of pollinators and make wildflower seed bombs to beautify your yard! A light snack and continental breakfast are included. Sleeping accommodations will be inside the Exploration Center which is nestled in the middle of the Children’s Adventure Garden. Open to homeschool families, groups or co-ops.

Register for Homeschool Overnight

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Children's Adventure Garden Activities

Programs for Children During Festivals

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

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