Seasonal Events

Monarch Activities with the Texas Discovery Gardens

Saturday, October 10

Saturday, October 10

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Moody Oasis

Monarch Migration Activities take place on the Moody Oasis, a rooftop garden in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure that is filled with plants that attract butterflies. A face painter is available to paint butterfly faces on children. Special thanks to the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the Texas Discovery Gardens for helping with this fun and educational day.

Columbus Day Weekend Festivities

Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Children's activities include special crafts, face painting and more in the Pecan Grove amongst the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village and this year's Old Texas Town made up of thousands of pumpkins, gourds and squash.

Eddie Coker Concerts

October 12 | 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Children’s concerts by Eddie Coker are sponsored by DallasChild on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Guests are invited to listen to live music overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake while enjoying a picnic on the lawn.

Mommy and Me Monday

Monday, October 12

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Children's activities continue on Columbus Day in the Pecan Grove including a petting zoo, face painting and Kindermusik amongst the Pumpkin Village, where photo opportunities abound.

Book Reading by Patricia Vermillion

Saturday, October 10

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Patricia Vermillion, local author of Texas Chili? Oh My!, will read her festive children's book, The Three Little Pigs - Texas style! Meet Bluebonnet, Mockingbird and Sweet-Olive, three little armadillos, as they leave Mamadillo's home and build their own dens out of native Texan materials.

Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden

Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11

The Children's Adventure Garden will feature Monarch butterfly migration activities, a puppet show, butterfly tagging and multiple labs.

Monday, October 12

Guests can experience multiple Columbus Day themed activities including Columbus's Cartographer presentation in the OmniGlobe Theater, The Great Exchange in the Incredible Edible Garden, La Nina, La Pinta and Santa Maria activity on the Pure Energy Island and several other labs.

Bastien and Bastienne

Saturday, October 17

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Glade Puppet Theater

Experience the magic of live opera with excerpts from Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne performed by The Dallas Opera and learn some of the ins and outs of performance art.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm