Children's Adventure Garden Activities

Special Events

Sustainability Day

Saturday, June 25th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come meet Farmer Tyler with his Futuristic Farming Fun, Arlo the Airmadillo and his team from Air North Texas, and the Coppell Solar Racing Team for fun activities on ways you can live sustainably. Events include:

Farmer Tyler

Exploration Center Plaza

Hop into the time machine and get a glimpse of futuristic farming with Farmer Tyler. Learn about the technology enabling astronauts to farm in space! See a variety of high-tech gardens on display including solar-powered ferris wheel hydroponics, fish-powered aquaponics, and LED growth chambers. Try the hands-on space farming game for a chance to win a prize from Farmer Tyler's collection of strange and unusual plants!

Air North Texas

The Moody Oasis

Join NCTCOG Transportation Department staff and Arlo the Airmadillo to learn about the Air North Texas program and how you can help improve air quality in North Texas. Take a selfie in Arlo’s photo booth and win a prize for answering air quality trivia.

Coppell Solar Racing Team

The Entry Plaza

Meet the students of the Coppell Solar Racing Team and explore their solar race car, The Outlaw. Learn about how they built their car and how long it can run on just the SUN!

Tadpole Feedings

Every Monday in June, July and August at 10:30 a.m.

Exploration Center

Meet by the Metamorphosis Station in the Exploration Center to explore the world of tadpoles. Watch as our tadpoles change a little more each day.

Puppet Show: Finding My Way Home

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The Glade

Come along on Kyle’s journey of discovery through the Children’s Adventure Garden. Meet his new friends, Savannah, Toby, and Zach as he searches for a place to call home.

Theme Days - All of June and July

Enjoy themed activities prepared for children of all ages every day of the week: Music Mondays, Tasting Tuesdays, Water Wednesdays, Through-A-Lens Thursdays, Flower Fun Fridays, and Summer Bubble Weekends. Below find the schedule for June.

Music Mondays

Little Adventurers Activities: Music

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Join us for Little Adventures and we engage in music and movement. Children will explore and discover music on Mondays with rhythm, song, movement and art. Classes are designed to support the development of cognitive and social skills.

Please Don't Stop the Music

4:00 p.m. - Amazing Secret Garden

Experience the sound of familiar tunes by dancing, hopping, or stomping on step chimes in the Amazing Secret Garden.

Tasting Tuesdays

Little Adventurers Activities – The Five Senses

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Join us for Little Adventures as we explore the five senses while tasting the rainbow.

  • June 28th - Making Health Foods Fun - Come and make some ants on a log with us and see how healthy foods can be tastier when we serve them in a fun way.

Testing Your Taste Buds

11:30 a.m. - Incredible Edible Garden

Treat yourself to nature's fast food--vitamin packed fruits like fresh peaches that you can just wash and eat. Join as we talk about the phyto-benefits of these delicious delights.

You Are What You Eat

4:00 p.m. - Increadible Edible Garden

Foods can help build your muscles, increase your brain power, and sharpen your senses. Some foods actually look like the body part they help. Can you guess what body part sweet potatoes look like and are good for?

Water Wednesdays

Little Adventurers Activities - Water Wednesdays

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Join us for Little Adventures as we dive into some great books, songs, and activities that are perfect for preschoolers learning about water and other wet related fun!

  • June 22nd - A drop, a drip, that’s it!
  • June 29th – Bubbles Pop!

Wetland Wonders

4:00 p.m. - Texas Native Wetlands

Our Texas Native Wetlands are home to many wondrous creatures- frogs, turtles, fish, but there are even more creatures that you may have never seen. Examine a sample of our pond water and discover the hidden treasure lurking inside.

Through-A-Lens Thursdays

Little Adventurers Activities: The Five Senses

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Join us for Little Adventures as we explore the five senses while tasting the rainbow.

Track the Trail

4:00 p.m. - Walk on the Wildside

Did you notice those animal tracks on the ground? What animal made those tracks? Come over to the wild side and learn about Texas native wildlife.

Flower Fun Fridays

Little Adventurers Activities: Flower Fun

10:00 a.m. - First Adventure

Use senses of seeing, hearing, and touch to learn about seed shapes, function, and dispersal.

Pollination Station

4:00 p.m. - The Moody Oasis

Tour our Moody Oasis and find different types of pollinators busy at work. How many pollinators do you see? Why is their work so important?

Summer Bubble Weekends

Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 4pm in June, July, and August.

Bubble Fun in Nature

Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. - The Glade

Everyone loves bubbles! Did you know that nature uses bubbles in miraculous ways? From making homes to eating, we’ll explore how nature uses bubbles and make bubbles ourselves!

Young Contributors Series

This summer, we will look at some contributors who made their accomplishments as CHILDREN.

July 9 & 10 - Pablo Picasso

July 16 & 17- Louis Braille

Fourth of July

July 2 to July 4

Along with our regular activities, we have a host of special things planned for Independence Day weekend.

Patriotic Scavenger Hunt - All Day throughout the Children’s Adventure Garden

For your scavenger hunt, pick up a daily activity sheet at the Children’s Garden butterfly gates.

Craft Corner: The Stars and Stripes - 9:00 a.m. in the Entry Plaza

Stop by the Craft Corner table and show off your artsy-side. We will use the colors of our flag to create a fun, patriotic craft you can take home.

Storytime with Eddie the Eagle - 10:00 a.m. at First Adventure

Join us for Storytime with Eddie the Eagle and enjoy a patriotic story with the United States National Bird, the bald eagle.

Fruit Tastings: Red, White, and Fruit - 12:30 p.m. in Incredible Edible Garden

Join us in Incredible Edible Garden as we explore the phytonutrients in the colors of the American Flag.

Everyday Programs

10 AM Little Adventurers Activities First Adventure

Bring your Little Adventurers to the garden and explore the wonders of nature! This nature themed activity is specifically designed for our Littlest Adventurers (Pre-K and younger) to practice fine motor skills and use their senses.

11 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PM Strawberry DNA - Exploration Center Plant Lab

Did you know that DNA is in all living things? Including the food we eat? Come extract DNA from fruit and learn why it is important for a scientist to study DNA.

2:30 PM - OmniGlobe Presentation – Exploration Center Globe Room

Join us in exploring the unending possibilities of the OmniGlobe. The OmniGlobe is a 5-foot sphere designed to display a variety of content, including the Earth, its weather and plate tectonics, our Solar System, and much, much more.

4 PM - Theme Days: A Different Event Every Day of the Week Various Locations in the Children's Adventure Garden

See above for a description of each day's events!

Educational Program Schedule

Select Children’s Adventure Garden activities may be relocated, rescheduled or canceled due to weather conditions beyond our control. For the most up-to-date information, please check with a staff member in the Children’s Adventure Garden.