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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

  • Entry signage
    Passing through the main butterfly gates, you’ve entered the Children’s Adventure Garden. Cool off in the timed fountains and get the first aerial view of the entire garden. A welcoming orientation area, our Entry Plaza is large enough to comfortably accommodate 200 people.

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Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

We are delighted to be able to aid in teaching life and Earth science to school children, teachers and families through the experience of a connection to nature. Come experience the wonder!

UPDATE: The Children’s Adventure Garden is closed until further notice.

On this page:

Daily Programs | Activities | Upcoming Theme Weekends | Explore the Garden |
Video Overview | Accolades | Email Signup

Update: The Children’s Adventure Garden is closed until further notice. We hope to reopen in the fall.

Highlights

  • 17 indoor/outdoor galleries
  • 150 interactive science games
  • Incredible Edible Garden
  • Water features throughout and over 8000 sq. ft. of misters

Admission Pricing to the Children’s Garden

Age 2 and over$3
Under 2FREE
Family + Adventure Garden MembersFREE

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Membership benefits include free visits to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Explore memberships


On this page:

Daily Programs | Activities | Upcoming Theme Weekends | Explore the Garden | Video Overview | Accolades | E-mail Signup

Happening Every Day in the Children’s Garden

Omni Outlook

Start your morning with a trip around the globe.
9:30 – 10am

Start your morning with a trip around the globe as we take on our planet’s latest weather and climate news. It doesn’t stop there as we look beyond the stars for the latest happenings in space and our solar system too!

Little Adventurer Activities

Bring your little one for daily fun and learning.
10am and 10:30am

Have a little one looking to join in on the fun? Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will have different stories, songs, crafts and so much more.

Little adventurer activities are recommended for those 5 and under.

Adventure Programs

A different STEAM surrounded program every day!
12:30pm and 3:30pm

Your adventure starts here as we feature different STEAM surrounded programs every day! Join our Adventure Garden Staff in select galleries as we learn a new lesson in nature and science!

Plant Labs: Ages 6+

For your young scientist, explore a unique plant lab every day.
10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

Join our lab specialist every day in the exploration center! Our plant labs change every week beginning this year! Plants labs are for your young scientists ages 6+

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OmniGlobe Presentations

View a presentation on one of the US’s few 60-inch OmniGlobes.
Weekdays 2:30pm
Weekends 11:30am and 2:30pm

We proudly host one of the United States’ few 60-inch Omniglobes; The latest and greatest of ARC Science Technologies. This dual projection spherical mapping system presents live weather and interactive maps over fascinating earth science and space data.

This Week’s Activities

  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

    Located at Children’s Garden

    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
    More Details about Kelley Family Days

    Kelley Family Days

    Saturday, September 5 at
  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

    Located at Children’s Garden

    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
    More Details about Kelley Family Days

    Kelley Family Days

    Sunday, September 6 at
  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

    Located at Children’s Garden

    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
    More Details about Kelley Family Days

    Kelley Family Days

    Monday, September 7 at
  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

    Located at Children’s Garden

    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
    More Details about Kelley Family Days

    Kelley Family Days

    Saturday, October 3 at
  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

    Located at Children’s Garden

    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
    More Details about Kelley Family Days

    Kelley Family Days

    Sunday, October 4 at
  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

    Located at Children’s Garden

    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
    More Details about Kelley Family Days

    Kelley Family Days

    Thursday, December 24 at
  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

    Located at Children’s Garden

    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
    More Details about Kelley Family Days

    Kelley Family Days

    Saturday, December 26 at
  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

    Located at Children’s Garden

    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
    More Details about Kelley Family Days

    Kelley Family Days

    Sunday, December 27 at
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Exciting Theme Weekends Coming Up

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Learn more about the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Daily Programming is designed to inspire young minds to explore a world of educational adventure!

 

Other Accolades

  • Thea Award recipient for Outstanding Achievement as a Science/Discovery Garden.
  • Certified as a Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation.
  • A certified Monarch Waystation
  • A Texas Aquatic Science certified field site

The Dallas Arboretum’s Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is a truly spectacular addition to this community—brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed. Kids of all ages will have an engaging and entertaining experience, all while learning more about the wonders of our planet.

– Boyd Matson, Host, National Geographic Weekend

I’m excited about the hands-on learning experience that the next generation of geologists and engineers will have in the Energy Learning Center. Challenging young minds is the way we will adapt to the future energy demands.

– Dr. Gerald Turner, President of Southern Methodist University

Sponsors

Thompson Reuters
Comerica
Central Market
Ernst & Young
outdoor conopy of trees with architectural skywalk

Start Your Adventure Here

With so many paths to take, visiting the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is one of the most intriguing ways in all of Dallas to spend a day outdoors with children.