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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218


Education at the Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has been engaging North Texans of all ages with educational programming for nearly two decades, making standards-based, hands-on learning fun for everyone.

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Our Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden has 17 interactive learning galleries to explore. Since its opening in the fall of 2013, the Dallas Arboretum has hosted nearly 700,000 students in formal education programs and more than 1,000,000 visitors have walked through our beautiful butterfly gates.

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You’re Invited to our Educator Open House

Learn about our educational programming here at the Dallas Arboretum while networking and getting inspired by one of the most beautiful spaces in Dallas. Come celebrate fall and the beginning of the school year with educators from all over DFW at our annual Dallas Arboretum Educator Open House. Educators who attend may even take home fabulous door prizes!

This year, we are excited to host the Open House on two dates: 

Educator Open House Family Day

Saturday, October 1st, 9 a.m.-Noon

Register and get up to 3 additional tickets to bring your family to explore the Children’s Adventure Garden. Then head over to the Main Garden to see our world famous Pumpkin Village. 


Educator Open House Educator Night

Wednesday, October 5th, 4-7 p.m. 

Network and collaborate with other educators while exploring the Children’s Adventure Garden. Enjoy food and wine while you learn more about what makes us the best field trip for your students. This is an educator-only event. Individual registrations only. Registration is REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE EVENT.


Thank you to the following:


The 2021 Educator Open House events hosted over 350 people and took place on Saturday, October 2 from 9am-12pm and Wednesday, October 6 from 4-7pm in the Children’s Adventure Garden.

Thank you to those who donated to this year’s educator events.


In-Kind Gifts

NRG Energy
Blaze Pizza
Palmer’s Hot Chicken
Maya’s Mediterranean
NorthPark Mall
Taco Joint (Lakewood)
Goody Goody
Generous donations from our Education and Research Committee


A look at last year’s giveaways:

NRG Energy Smart Home Products
Blaze Pizza $25 Gift Card
Palmer’s Hot Chicken $25 Gift Card
Maya Mediterranean $25 Gift Card (2)
NorthPark Mall $20 of Northpark Gold
Taco Joint (Lakewood) $20 Gift Card (1)
Starbucks $10 Gift Card (4)
Amazon Gift Card (2)
Subway Gift Card (1)
Alamo Drafthouse Gift Card (1)
Loft Gift Card (1)
Mi Cocina Gift Card (1)
Target $25 Gift Cards (2)


Dallas Arboretum prizes:

Family 4 pack of tickets
Family 8 pack of tickets
Children’s Adventure Garden Field Trip with Arboretum teacher-led program (1)


Thanks to our event partners:

Chicana in Nature


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School Programs

The Dallas Arboretum cultivates a connection to nature and inspires environmental stewardship through garden-based experiences including field trips, outreach programs, afterschool lessons and academic overnights.

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Field Trips | Outreach | Overnights | Afterschool Programs
School FAQ | Education Resources | Educator Guide

Other Education Programs

The Dallas Arboretum doesn’t just offer educational programming during the school day! Our options include homeschool workshops, scout programs, overnights, camps and family programs.

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Homeschool Programs | Family Overnights | Family Night Owls | Girl Scouts | Boy Scouts | Summer Camps

Professional Learning

The Dallas Arboretum isn’t just the perfect field trip for students and the best floral display in Dallas, it’s also the ideal location to get TEA-approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit if you’re a teacher!

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Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau has an extraordinary passion for the Dallas Arboretum and is available to provide lively and entertaining presentations on a variety of topics related to the garden. Presentations can be adapted to the length your meeting requires.

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Gardening Resources and Tips

These helpful resources provide information for those interested in creating a beautiful and thriving garden in North Texas with seasonally-updated content.

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Explore School Programs in the Children’s Adventure Garden

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Education programming for the 2021-2022 school year is presented by International Paper

Book Your Trip Today

Make the most of your trip to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Get in touch with us about booking an educational tour. Email us at education@dallasarboretum.org. Call us at 214.515.6540