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Children's Adventure Garden Activities

Special Events

Join us in commemorating Memorial Day

Free admission all four days for all active duty members and veterans of the United States military and first responders with valid photo ID. Bring your blankets and lemonade and enjoy live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12-2pm. This weekend of patriotic observance will conclude with two free Eddie Coker Concerts on Monday at 11am and 2pm sponsored by DallasChild.

Monday

10:00 AM Little Adventurers Activities: Music Mondays First Adventure
10:30 AM Tadpole Feedings Exploration Center
11:00 AM LAB: Cabbage Juice Chemistry Exploration Center Plant Lab
11:30 AM The Phenomenon of Sound Petroglyph Pergola
1:00 PM Plant LAB: Cabbage Juice Chemistry Exploration Center Plant Lab
1:00 PM Craft Corner: Memorial Day Fun Entry Plaza
2:30 PM OmniGlobe Presentation Exploration Center Globe Room
3:00 PM Plant LAB: Cabbage Juice Chemistry Exploration Center Plant Lab
4:00 PM Please Don't Stop the Music Amazing Secret Garden


See the full list of activities and events

Tadpole Feedings

Every Monday in May - May 30 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.

Little Adventurers Activities – Tasting Tuesdays

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM

First Adventure

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

  • May 31st - Apple Tasting: Red, Yellow, and Green - Which apple color is your favorite?
  • June 7th - Rainbow Vegetable tasting - Which color Vegetable is your favorite?
  • June 14th - Exotic Fruits and Veggies - Do you know the names of these healthy treats?
  • June 21st – Roots! These veggies grow under the ground, learn how and give them a try.
  • 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.

Little Adventurers Activities - Water Wednesdays

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

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 1st- Bubbles Pop!
  • June 8th - Watercolor Wonder!
  • June 15th - Under the surface!
  • June 22nd - A drop, a drip, that’s it!
  • June 29th – Bubbles Pop!

Young Contributors Series

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

June 4 & 5 -Sybil Ludington

June 11 & 12 - Elinor Smith

July 9 & 10 - Pablo Picasso

July 16 & 17- Louis Braille

TECH Truck

Saturday, June 18th 10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Tinker, Engineer, Create, Hack! Join the TECH Truck staff from the Perot Museum in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for a hands-on experience where the only limit to creating is your brain!

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 Plant Lab: Cabbage Juice Chemistry - Exploration Center Plant Lab

Did you know red cabbage juice is an excellent pH indicator? Find out how it works, April 11th through May 30th in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. (First Come, First Serve)

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 - Pollination Station 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?

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.