Holiday Camps at the Arboretum
Parents and children, Kindergarten-5th grade, learn together about science topics that make each season special.
The NEWEST addition to our family programming at the Dallas Arboretum, Holiday Camps are 2 hour sessions throughout the year that feature hands-on discovery around science topics related to seasonal holidays. Classes also include full access to the Main Garden and Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (March-December). Morning and afternoon sessions are offered for each program. Classes are designed for parents and children, Kindergarten-5th grade.
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|Parking||$15 (day of)
$9 (Pre-pay online)
Pricing may vary as indicated for some programs.
Each event includes full access to Main and Children’s Adventure Gardens. (March-December)
October 14, 2019
Pumpkins make great pies and festive decorations, but they’re also full of potential for science discoveries! In this special seasonal program, students will navigate fun pumpkin experiments which are sure to make them never look at this favorite fall fruit the same way again!
November 25, 2019
Thanksgiving is about eating delicious food, spending time with family and science! In this holiday workshop, we’ll give you something to gobble about as we investigate seasonal foods and discover the science behind Thanksgiving traditions.
December 23, 2019
Enjoy the holidays with a step back in time as we tour a vintage Christmas village! We’ll return to the classroom to get hands-on experience with some of the careers featured in the village, such as candlemaking!
Ready for Spring
January 20, 2020
Spring may seem far away, but it’s just around the corner! Get ready with us as we make wildflower seed bombs and make a bird nest helper – which you get to take home for your backyard!
Scientist Profile: George Washington Carver
February 17, 2020
George Washington Carver was a botanist and inventor who revolutionized agriculture in the south and discovered hundreds of uses for peanuts and sweet potatoes. Join us to learn about this amazing scientist and do our own plant experiments!
March 16, 2020
Our Blooms festival showcases the outstanding beauty of flowers, but there is even more to investigate if we take a closer look! In this workshop, we’ll take a dive inside flowers with flower dissections, DIY models and more!
See What Parents Are Saying
“ My child learned something new every day. He had a great time, and he made new friends. After hearing about it, I was satisfied that it was a worthwhile learning experience to keep him engaged with science over the summer.”
“ My daughter loved your program! She came home with wonderful art projects and had many scientific facts to share. Everyone was helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be back next year for more weeks! Wish we had signed up for more than one!”
“ My daughter really had positive things to say at the end of each day, and she’s told me some things she learned about bugs even WEEKS after she attended. It must have really engaged her!”
“ There is always a good balance of classroom time and outdoor time.”
“ My son said it was the ‘best camp of all summer’ and he’s done a lot of camps! ”
“ I felt very comfortable with the drop off and pick up. It was very well done. The curriculum was also excellent. My son learned a lot and had a great time in the process. The camp counselors were very friendly and helpful.”