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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!

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

TEKS:
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

Art TEKS:
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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Art at the Arboretum

3rd – 6th Grade

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. Don’t forget your pencils!

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Art TEKS:
3.1(B), 3.2(A)
4.1(B), 4.2(B)
5.1(B), 5.2(A)MS 1 1(B), 2(A),

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

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Christmas Village Guided Tour: “Winter Around the World”

3rd – 6th Grade

Take a trip around the world this winter without leaving Texas! Explore the Arboretum’s new Christmas Village while students learn about winter traditions from across the globe that have found their way to Texas. Discover traditional food and music as well as cultural meanings of winter flowers and plants from our state and beyond. Connect with your favorite winter traditions this year at the Dallas Arboretum!

December 2-20
Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Social Studies TEKS:
3.1(A), 3.3(A), 3.4(E), 3.13(A), 3.13(B)
4.6(A), 4.8(B), 4.19(A), 4.19(B)
5.4(G), 5.6(A), 5.22(B)
6.1(A), 6.2(B), 6.3(C), 6.13(C), 6.17(B), 6.19(A), 6.19(C), 6.21(C)

Science TEKS:
3.8(C)

Christmas Village Guided Tour