The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is a STEAM-focused, hands-on learning laboratory with programming and exhibits for children of all ages.

"S" for Science Mondays

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Seeds on the Move Go on an adventure and travel like a seed. We'll float, fly, and get carried away like a Seed on the Move. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. The Life Cycle of a Dragonfly Dragonflies are some of the most colorful insects around, and come in a variety of different colors. Scavenge our Texas Native Wetlands for the different stages of these insects. Texas Native Wetlands
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Wet 'n' Wild The Ocean is not just a large body of water; it is a dynamic system of currents. Explore how we use these ocean currents and how it affects temperature and weather. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Sink or Float Did you ever wonder how a 20 ton boat can float? Come explore the physics of sinking and floating with a great hands-on activity! Pure Energy


"T" for Technology Tuesdays

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Seeds on the Move Go on an adventure and travel like a seed. We'll float, fly, and get carried away like a Seed on the Move. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Tech in Nature We have more than 160 games to play in our garden! Participate in a Micro-Plant demonstration to collect your punch card. Complete the 10 games indicated on your card and receive a Rory Meyer's Children's Adventure Garden tool to magnify your future adventures. Orchard and Vineyard
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Wet 'n' Wild The Ocean is not just a large body of water; it is a dynamic system of currents. Explore how we use these ocean currents and how it affects temperature and weather. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Wind-Packed Energy Turbines are often used to promote electricity. Find out how they work by creating your own wind turbine. Incredible Edible


"E" for Engineering Wednesdays

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Seeds on the Move Go on an adventure and travel like a seed. We'll float, fly, and get carried away like a Seed on the Move. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Fish Ladder Fun The survival of many fish species depends on migrations up and down rivers. Come see why these fish ladders are so important. Pure Energy
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Wet 'n' Wild The Ocean is not just a large body of water; it is a dynamic system of currents. Explore how we use these ocean currents and how it affects temperature and weather. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Foil Boat Engineering Your task should you choose to accept it, is to build a boat that holds the most pennies without tipping over or taking on water. Pure Energy


"A" for Arts Thursdays

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Seeds on the Move Go on an adventure and travel like a seed. We'll float, fly, and get carried away like a Seed on the Move. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Watercolor Wonder The beauty of nature is all around you in the Children's Adventure Garden. Join us as we explore the wonders of painting with watercolors. Draw your inspiration from the beautiful wetlands around you. Texas Native Wetlands
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Wet 'N Wild The Ocean is not just a large body of water; it is a dynamic system of currents. Explore how we use these ocean currents and how it affects temperature and weather. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. The Art of Surface Tension Join us for a creation station as we learn how to take advantage of water's surface tension to make our own masterpiece. Pure Energy


"M" for Math Fridays

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Seeds on the Move Go on an adventure and travel like a seed. We'll float, fly, and get carried away like a Seed on the Move. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. My Water Footprint Everyone uses water to meet their daily needs. Find out how your water footprint compares to others. Texas Native Wetlands
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Wet 'n' Wild The Ocean is not just a large body of water; it is a dynamic system of currents. Explore how we use these ocean currents and how it affects temperature and weather. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Ask the Bugs about the Water Quality 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. Texas Native Wetlands

Saturday & Sunday June 24-25

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Mask Making with the DMA Masks are more than disguises! African cultures use masks to bring deities, ancestors, and heroes to life in ceremonies and performances that celebrate life and teach moral lessons. Create your own mask with the Dallas Museum of Art's Teen Advisory Council, and put your own culture on display! What do you want the world to know about you? Exploration Center
10:00 a.m. Storytime: Anansi The Spider by Gerald McDermott Join us for a a special African tale from the Ashanti about a family's love and how the Moon was placed in the sky. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Seeds on the Move Go on an adventure and travel like a seed. We'll float, fly, and get carried away like a Seed on the Move. Exploration Center
11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Wet 'n' Wild The Ocean is not just a large body of water; it is a dynamic system of currents. Explore how we use these ocean currents and how it affects temperature and weather. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Testing Your Tastebuds Treat yourself to nature's fast food--vitamin packed fruits like fresh peaches that you can just wash and eat. Join us as we talk about the phytobenefits of nature's delicious delights. Incredible Edible
4:00 p.m. Erosion and Deposition Join us in the cool of the cave for a hands-on activity where you’ll learn how mountains turn into beaches. Earth Cycles

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