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Field Trips

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Field Trips at the Arboretum

Choose a teacher-led Learning Gallery program, Classroom Lab, Outdoor Lab or explore the Arboretum at your own pace!

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Available Programs

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Children’s Adventure Garden

Come explore our unique 8-acre adventure dedicated to making science and nature come alive for your students. All learning gallery program reservations in the Children’s Adventure Garden include pre- and post-visit resource guides to use in your classroom and access to our entire garden. All content is customized for your specific grade level needs.

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Classroom Lab Programs

Various topics are explored in our Main Garden education classrooms including living organisms, insects and earth science. For all grade levels.

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Texas Native Plant Lab

From the plains to the coast, and mountains and basins to the piney woods, Texas is home to a great diversity of flora. This program focuses on plants which are specially adapted to survive in our diverse Texas ecosystems.

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Nature’s Works of Art

The beauty and wonder of trees and flowers have enchanted artists for centuries. In this Arboretum educator-led program, students will explore color, shape and texture in nature and investigate the artistic skills used in a variety of jobs at the Arboretum.

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Exploring Elements of Photography

In this Arboretum educator-led program, students investigate the basic elements of photography and analyze a photographer’s process in capturing an image of nature. 

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Art at the Arboretum

Immerse your students in nature as they explore the beauty and wonder of Dallas’s outdoor science laboratory. A teacher’s guide and student journals are provided at check-in for this self-led, art-infused trip around the Main Garden.

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Our Place at Your Pace

Immerse your students in nature as they explore the beauty and wonder of Dallas’s outdoor science laboratory. A teacher’s guide and student journals are provided at check-in for this self-led, art-infused trip around the Main Garden.

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Custom Programs

Let us create an instructor-led program designed just for your students. Topics include: plant adaptations, solar ovens, plant dissections, landscape photography, trial gardens investigation and light in the garden.

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Field Trip Request

To make a reservation request, fill out the form below. If you prefer phone, you can contact the Reservations Department at 214.515.6540 from 9am – 5pm.

You may also download the request form and fax to 214.515.6578.

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Select Your Program

Please check the program that you would like to reserve. If you would like more than one program, please indicate in the notes section; otherwise, we will find the best fit of desired program and date from the information you provide.