*Timed tickets are required for members and non-members. Face coverings required for ages 5 and up for the duration of your visit.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Other Education Programs

Other Education 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.

Each kit includes:

  • DIY Sandstone
  • DIY Hypertufa plant
  • DIY Seed Balls
  • DIY Papermaking
  • DIY Plant Press
  • Plus: additional lessons, activity sheets and a journal!

Digital Download $40 ($35 for Members)
Kit Pickup $65 ($60 for Members)
Kit Pickup + Video Content $90 ($80 for Members)
Kit Pickup + Video Content + Shipping $115 ($95 for Members)

DIY Garden Explorers

Kits now on sale! Quantity is limited, so don’t delay.

The NEWEST addition to our educational family programming is DIY Garden Explorers, a spring learning kit crafted to engage with the garden from home!

Your kit includes everything you need to complete five hands-on, family-friendly earth and life science activities at home plus five additional resources to use with items you can find around your house!

This is the perfect spring break, birthday party or holiday activity pack for the entire family! They make great homeschool, afterschool or church youth group lessons, too.

Each kit includes supplies for one participant and full instructions, a parent guide and additional supply list!

Purchase DIY Garden Explorers Now!


Girl Scouts

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

See Girl Scouts Programs

Boys crouching looking at a shrubery

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts can experience a self-guided tour or leaders may choose to complete badges in the garden. Reservations required.

See Boy Scouts Programs



Other Programs

Children on a guided tour

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.

See walkSTEM GuideMore Info on walkSTEM


Children with butterfly face paint

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.


Children standing amongst the garden

Summer Camps

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps provide children ages four to rising 6th graders with hands-on explorations in STEM and nature that will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship. Find your place in nature!

See Summer Camps


Experience the Beauty of the Dallas Arboretum