SOLD OUT for Friday, Oct 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Limited Gate 4 tickets available for Sunday. Reservations REQUIRED* for members & non-members. Limited tickets available. Guests 5 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit. During peak visitation, guests may experience longer than average wait times.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

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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!

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Children’s Adventure Garden Reopening Plans

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is open to the public. The Arboretum’s many teams have been working diligently the last three months to prepare the beautiful eight-acre garden for you to enjoy once again. And while a few things may look a little different right now, it’s still the same delightful learning adventure for you to enjoy daily!

Before you visit or reserve your tickets, we ask that you observe our new temporary guidelines.


Temporary Guidelines

  • All guests 5 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit, except while dining or if medically unable to do so.
  • At this time, all guests with children under age 5 are required to sign a release form before entering the Children’s Adventure Garden. These will be provided at the Butterfly Gates upon entry.
  • Non-latex, disposable gloves will be available at the Butterfly Gates for all children, but not required.
  • A limited number of exhibits are modified to accommodate social distancing or reduce shared touch items. All galleries and learning spaces are open at this time.
  • Maps of the modified path will be given to each guest at the Butterfly Gates upon arrival. “No touch” digital maps will also available via QR code.
  • Failure to comply with the rules may result in your removal from the premises. Please note that you are visiting the Dallas Arboretum at your own risk.

For information about admission, gallery openings and accessibility, please review our Children’s Adventure Garden Know Before You Go FAQ.


Admission Pricing to the Children’s Garden

Regular Admission$3
Family + Adventure Garden MembersFREE

*All guests with children under age 5 are required to sign a release form before entering the Children’s Adventure Garden. These will be provided at the Butterfly Gates upon entry.

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Programs in the Children’s Garden

STEM Stops

Every day at 10am, 12pm and 2pm

STEM Stops are your chance to stop and experience in-depth science and STEM learning in the Children’s Adventure Garden! Join facilitators as they share fun experiments and real scientific specimens for you to explore that relate to topic of each gallery. STEM Stops are “come-n-go,” so each experience is guided by YOU and your discovery journey.

The Glade Puppet Show

Weekdays at 10:30am
Weekends at 10:30am & 11:30am

The Glade Puppet Show is a fun, interactive performance designed for learners ages 7 and under. Explore grade level appropriate topics such as seasons, metamorphosis, habitats and more as you meet Arboretum Andy and their crew of furry friends from around the Children’s Adventure Garden.

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Live Science Show

Weekends at 1pm & 3pm

The Live Science Show will blow you away – literally! Join us as presenters share exciting STEM experiments and performances about everything from physics to chemistry and beyond. Designed for elementary to adult, your entire family will enjoy this show stopping adventure.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Learn More about Halloween Festival

    Located at Children’s Adventure Garden

    Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 from 10am–4pm
    Join us in the Children’s Adventure Garden as we share spooky STEM experiments and explorations!
    More Details about Halloween Festival

    Halloween Festival

    Saturday, October 31 at
  • Learn More about Halloween Festival

    Located at Children’s Adventure Garden

    Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 from 10am–4pm
    Join us in the Children’s Adventure Garden as we share spooky STEM experiments and explorations!
    More Details about Halloween Festival

    Halloween Festival

    Sunday, November 1 at
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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

Adleta
Central Market
Ernst & Young
HKS
TXU Energy
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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.