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Children's School Programs

It was a long, hot summer but Dallas Arboretum Education is just heating up!

Don't miss out on some of our newest offerings. They're bound to fill up quickly!

Our education mission at the Dallas Arboretum is to cultivate a connection to nature and inspire environmental stewardship through garden-based experiences, including educational tours, classes and outreach programs. The cornerstone is the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden,an 8-acre natural wonder that will delight, educate and entertain students and visitors of all ages. Follow our easy guide below to plan your visit. Adventure Awaits!

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Book any field trip (excluding custom) at the Arboretum from August 1 - September 29 or January 1 - February 28 at our lowest rate of just $5 per student.

Sign up for the School Programs Email list.

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With over 100,000 education visitors a year, we offer a wide variety of programming. Let us help you decide:

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Learn about field trip programs at the Arboretum.
Explore outreach programs at your campus.
Check out afterschool programs at your campus.
View all program standards alignments.

Looking for homeschool programs? Visit our homeschool page.

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Now that you've decided, let us know! *Please note that we are unable to hold spots and we consider your field trip request confirmation that you'd like to attend. A non-refundable deposit is due within 10 business days of receipt of confirmation from our Reservations staff.

Submit a field trip request.
Submit an outreach or afterschool request.
Submit a financial aid request.
Still have a few questions before you submit? Email education@dallasarboretum.org.

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A non-refundable deposit of $50 (for invoices under $500 dollars) or $100 (for invoices $500 or over) is due within 2 weeks of receiving your confirmation letter and invoice.

Please submit to:
Education Department
Dallas Arboretum & Botanic Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218

Or call 214.515.6540 between 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to complete over the phone.

Questions? Email education@dallasarboretum.org.

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We know that planning doesn’t end with booking a field trip. Let us help you with the resources below:

Review our School Programs FAQ page.
Download a field trip tips flyer.
Explore the Children’s Adventure Garden online.
Organize student groups for your chaperones.

Your program educator will send a pre-visit guide to use with your students at least a week before your field trip or outreach program!

Questions? Email education@dallasarboretum.org.

Field Trip Programs

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Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor experiences throughout our award-winning, 66-acre garden including instructor-led classes in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden learning galleries and classroom labs in the Main Garden. Looking for a more flexible schedule? We have options available for you as well! Scholarships and bus stipends are available.

Outreach Programs

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If transportation is an issue, we can come to you with our Nature Naturally and Auditorium programs. Outreach programs from the Dallas Arboretum will help you build a connection to science that reaches beyond the classroom walls. New bilingual options are available. Scholarships and bus stipends are available.

Afterschool Programs

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We know that sometimes there is just not enough time in the school day. Let the Dallas Arboretum engage your after school science club, tutoring groups or daycares with hands-on, standards-based learning that encourages scientific thinking and even takes advantage of your site’s outdoor spaces.

Financial Aid

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Are you a Title I school looking for field trip assistance? Complete a Financial Aid Request Form and submit it with your reservation.

Homeschool Programs

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