8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Family Programs

Family Picnic

Family Programs at the Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomes families and young learners of all varieties to come and enjoy our beautiful and educational gardens. Our out-of-school options include summer camps, family and group overnights and a variety of scout programs.

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Homeschool Programs

We offer a variety of class formats, including labs, clubs and family workshops focused on earth and life science. Programs are geared toward a variety of ages from 5-12, depending on the class.

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Summer Camps

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps provide PK-8th grade children with hands-on explorations in STEM and nature that will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship. Find your place in nature!

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Arboretum Overnights

Overnights are the perfect opportunity to explore the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at a time that no one else can – at night! Overnights run all night from 6p.m. – 9a.m.

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Arboretum Night Owls

Experience the wonder of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at night from 6p.m. – 10p.m.

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Girl Scouts

Reserve your Girl Scouts’ spots in a Dallas Arboretum Educator-led program, designed to help Scouts accomplish all requirements to earn badges.

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Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts can experience a self-guided tour, as curated by the Dallas Arboretum. Reservations Required.

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Other Programs

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walkSTEM at the Dallas Arboretum

Join us for an exciting new way to experience the Dallas Arboretum through the lens of math and science. Stop by the Main Garden information booth and pick up a self-guided walkSTEM at the Dallas Arboretum guide and begin your adventure.

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Programs for Children During Festivals

During Autumn at the Arboretum and Dallas Blooms, parents can bring their children to Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays for face painting, music, petting zoos and other seasonal fun. Family Fun Fridays offers the same exciting programming during Summer at the Arboretum. Free with general admission.

Experience the Beauty of the Dallas Arboretum