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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Field Trips

Children's Garden view from above

Field Trips at the Arboretum

Choose a teacher-led Learning Gallery program, Classroom Lab or Outdoor Lab experience for your 3rd-6th grade class or explore the Arboretum at your own pace for any grade. Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.

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Available Programs

water flows in an outdoor learning gallery

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.

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

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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.

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

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Texas Native Plant Lab

3rd – 6th Grade

From plains to the coast, and mountains and basins, Texas is home to a great diversity of flora. This program focuses on plants which are specially adapted to survive in diverse ecosystems. Through hands-on investigations utilizing digital equipment, students refine their scientific observation skills while exploring cacti, succulents, grasses and wildflowers in this educational garden. Get up close and personal with some of our state’s most fascinating plants! Email education@dallasarboretum.org to confirm availability.

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

3.1(A), 3.2(D), 3.2(F), 3.3(B), 3.4(A), 3.9(A), 3.9(C), 3.10(A)
4.1(A), 4.2(B), 4.2(D), 4.2(F), 4.3(B), 4.4(A), 4.9(A), 4.10(A)
5.1(A), 5.2(C), 5.2(D), 5.2(F), 5.4(A), 5.9(A), 5.9(C), 5.10(A), 5.10(B)
6.1(A), 6.2(C), 6.2(E), 6.3(B), 6.3(C), 6.4(A), 6.12(A), 6.12(C), 6.12(D), 6.12(E)

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Patterns, Systems and System Models, Structure and Function, Stability and Change

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Nature’s Works of Art

3rd – 6th Grade

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.

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

3.1(B), 3.3(C)
4.1(B), 4.3(C)
5.1(B), 5.3(C)
MS 1 1(B), 3(D)

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Patterns, Scale, Proportion and Quantity, Structure and Function

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