Daily Programming in the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is designed to inspire young minds to explore a world of educational adventure!

Awesome Scores

Take selfies with FIVE (5) of your AWESOME SCORES after completing Level 3 on our touchscreens games throughout the garden. With over 94 touch screens and 700 games, it will not be hard to earn your prize! Prizes can be redeemed at the Exploration Center.

NEW: Agents of Discovery App

Looking to get your kids out of the house and moving? DOWNLOAD the Agents of Discovery APP on your mobile device and play the Children’s Adventure Garden Mission. This educational, augmented reality mission takes you through the entire Children’s Adventure Garden, engaging you with exhibits and the natural environment around you. Get ready to have fun while you learn!

You can download it from the Google Play App Store or Apple App store before arriving, or wait until you are in the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden, where we have free Wi-Fi and tutorials at 11:45a and 1:45p everyday this summer.

August 13-17

OmniGlobe with Geologist Diane Brownlee

August 16, 23, 30, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Exploration Center

Discover the wonders of Earth in the OmniGlobe Theater as geologist Diane Brownlee leads thought-provoking discussions.

Name Time & Location Description
Little Adventure Activities 10:00 a.m.
First Adventure
Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each day of the week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more.
Plant Lab: Elephant Toothpaste 11:00 a.m.,
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Exploration Center
This chemical reaction has us bubbling with excitement! Take part in this classic experiment to create your own Elephant Toothpaste.
Agents of Discovery App Tutorial 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
Exploration Center
There's a new spin on your adventure garden experience! Agents of Discovery is an augmented-reality, educational game that lets you move to play and learn. Download the app for free today!
Dam Challenge 12:00 p.m.
Earth Cycles
Quick! This dam is going to burst any second. Can you come up with a plan to save the town! Join us in Earth Cycles for some hands-on exploration.
OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! 2:30 p.m.
Exploration Center
Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the Omni Globe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity.
Water Drop Journey 3:30 p.m.
The Glade
From the clouds in the sky to way beneath the ground, water is all around! Join us for a water drop journey as we play in The Glade.

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19

Name Time & Location Description
Puppet Show: Marvelous Metamorphosis 10:00 & 10:30 a.m.
The Glade
Join us in the Glade for an adventure with Olivia to find out what she'll be when she grows up! This interactive puppet show will have you on your toes to learn about metamorphosis.
Plant Lab: Elephant Toothpaste 11:00 a.m.,
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Exploration Center
This chemical reaction has us bubbling with excitement! Take part in this classic experiment to create your own Elephant Toothpaste.
OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! 11:30a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Exploration Center
Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the Omni Globe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity.
Agents of Discovery App Tutorial 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
Exploration Center
There's a new spin on your adventure garden experience! Agents of Discovery is an augmented-reality, educational game that lets you move to play and learn. Download the app for free today!
Wetland Wonders 12:00 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.
Bubble Fun in Nature 3:30 p.m.
Incredible Edible
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 some ourselves!

August 20-24

Name Time & Location Description
Little Adventure Activities 10:00 a.m.
First Adventure
Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each day of the week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more.
Plant Lab: Cabbage Juice Chemistry 11:00 a.m.,
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Exploration Center
Red cabbage can be used for more than just dinner, it's also an excellent pH indicator! Put your science skills the test by using cabbage juice to determine the pH of our mystery liquid.
Agents of Discovery App Tutorial 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
Exploration Center
There's a new spin on your adventure garden experience! Agents of Discovery is an augmented-reality, educational game that lets you move to play and learn. Download the app for free today!
Wetland Metaphors 12:00 p.m.
Texas Native Wetlands
Come make comparisons between wetlands and many surprising objects. Join us to find out how the Texas Native Wetlands is a resource for humans and other species.
OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! 2:30 p.m.
Exploration Center
Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the Omni Globe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity.
Shared Earth 3:30 p.m.
Earth Cycles
It takes a village to keep water clean! Water sources provide many benefits to our community, how will you decide to take care of your portion?

Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26

Name Time & Location Description
Puppet Show: Marvelous Metamorphosis 10:00 & 10:30 a.m.
The Glade
Join us in the Glade for an adventure with Olivia to find out what she'll be when she grows up! This interactive puppet show will have you on your toes to learn about metamorphosis.
Plant Lab: Cabbage Juice Chemistry 11:00 a.m.,
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Exploration Center
Red cabbage can be used for more than just dinner, it's also an excellent pH indicator! Put your science skills the test by using cabbage juice to determine the pH of our mystery liquid.
OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! 11:30a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Exploration Center
Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the Omni Globe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity.
Agents of Discovery App Tutorial 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
Exploration Center
There's a new spin on your adventure garden experience! Agents of Discovery is an augmented-reality, educational game that lets you move to play and learn. Download the app for free today!
Wetland Wonders 12:00 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.
Hive Mind 3:30 p.m.
Living Cycles
Will you "bee" successful finding flowers to pollinate? Working together is harder than you think! Communication is key in this team-building activity.

August 27-31

Name Time & Location Description
Little Adventure Activities 10:00 a.m.
First Adventure
Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each day of the week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more.
Plant Lab: Cabbage Juice Chemistry 11:00 a.m.,
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Exploration Center
Red cabbage can be used for more than just dinner, it's also an excellent pH indicator! Put your science skills the test by using cabbage juice to determine the pH of our mystery liquid.
Agents of Discovery App Tutorial 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
Exploration Center
There's a new spin on your adventure garden experience! Agents of Discovery is an augmented-reality, educational game that lets you move to play and learn. Download the app for free today!
Sink or Float 12:00 p.m.
Pure Energy
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!
OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! 2:30 p.m.
Exploration Center
Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the Omni Globe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity.
The Water Cycle 3:30 p.m.
Earth Cycles
The water cycle sounds simple, right? Water evaporates, forms clouds, then falls to the ground in rain, and evaporates again. But it's not that circular. Join us to engage in a fun activity where you follow the life of a water molecule. Will you travel to a glacier? Or be soaked up by a plant? There are so many possibilities!

Children's Adventure Garden Fifth Birthday!!!

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden Sept. 21 to 23 with a birthday party and other festive events. The public is invited to celebrate the garden’s fifth birthday. Children's Garden admission admission for this weekend is free with paid general admission.

On Friday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m., the community is invited to a celebratory birthday cake cutting with Mary Brinegar, president of the Dallas Arboretum, and other Children’s Adventure Garden founders (first come, first served with purchase of general garden admission; members are free; pre-registration is required starting Sept. 1).

Registration Link and additional details coming soon.

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