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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is closed from January 1–February 25, 2023.

Admission

Regular Admission$3
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Programs in the Children’s Adventure Garden

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Walne Family Discovery Lab

The Walne Family Discovery Lab will re-open February 25, 2023.

Daily at 10am, 1pm & 3pm

The Walne Family Discovery Lab is a unique, in-depth opportunity to experience hands-on STEM learning in the Exploration Center. Stop by the counter and try your hand at daily experiments and explorations led by an experienced Arboretum educator. With multiple chances to learn each day and rotating experiments every week, there’s always something new to learn. Please note that the Walne Family Discovery Lab is for ages 6 & up.

The Walne Family Discovery Lab will re-open on February 25, 2023.

STEM Stops

STEM Stops will resume on February 25, 2023.

Daily at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

STEM Stops are your chance to stop and experience in-depth science and STEM learning in the Children’s Adventure Garden! Join facilitators throughout various galleries 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.

STEM Stops will resume on February 25, 2023.

OmniGlobe

OmniGlobe will resume on February 25, 2023.

Daily at 2:30pm

The OmniGlobe is an “out of this world” experience in the Exploration Center you’ll have to see to believe! This six-foot sphere is illuminated by two projectors inside which can create expansive images of planets, the Sun, and even the Earth’s weather patterns, ocean currents and so much more. Take a midday break and join us at 11:00am daily for OmniOutlook, featuring current weather or space events. 

OmniGlobe will resume on February 25, 2023.

Special Activities in the Children’s Adventure Garden

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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Monday, June 19 at
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Tuesday, July 4 at
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Monday, September 4 at
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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    Saturday, September 9 at
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    Located at Children’s Adventure Garden

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

    Sunday, September 10 at
  • Learn More about Kelley Family Days

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

    Saturday, November 11 at
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    Through a generous gift from the Kelley Family, complimentary admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will be offered on select dates.
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All Children’s Garden Events

 

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

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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.