Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

As a part of Holiday at the Arboretum featuring The 12 Days of Christmas and The Artistry of the Nativity, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is also beginning to look a lot like Christmas with daily holiday themed, hands-on activities and labs for the young and young at heart. [Read more…]

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12 Days of Christmas Nighttime Exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum

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Holiday at the Arboretum Just Got Even Brighter with Limited $5 Discount Tickets to 12 Days of Christmas Nighttime Exhibit

Gearing up for Holiday at the Arboretum, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is offering special advance purchase pricing for The 12 Days at Night  of Christmas tickets.

Now through November 6,  you can purchase a 12 Days at Night ticket for just $5. All open evenings are eligible for this offer, subject to availability and excluding November 27 and 28. [Read more…]

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Summer at the Dallas Arboretum

Featuring the Topiary Flower Houses

arboretum Blooms511Summertime is the perfect time to visit the  Dallas Arboretum. The summer months will be filled with family friendly events for all ages.

The Dallas Arboretum welcomes Summer at the Arboretum with the return of Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist.

Continuing the year-long Deep in the Hearts of Texans theme, the flower village features four topiary houses up to 15 feet tall currently enveloped in red, white and blue flowers before transitioning into summer foliage.

Mondays in June feature Stories in the Flower Village, with readings under the shade of Pecan Grove, while Fridays through July feature the ever-popular Family Fun Fridays, with face painting, a petting zoo and more.

Early Morning Yoga

Saturdays in June and July | 7:30 am
Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

Enjoy an  outdoor yoga class, inspired by the beauty of nature. The FREE class is offered exclusively to Arboretum members. Knowledgeable instructors will lead you through a series of adaptable poses in a one-hour class,  suitable for all fitness levels.

Bring a mat or towel and a water bottle. In the event of rain, class will be moved to an indoor location. Learn more about Early Morning Yoga

Golden Hour

Wednesday, June 10 and June 24 | 6-9 pm

For two evenings in June, the Dallas Arboretum opens its doors at special pricing to allow the community to capture those golden hour photos in the showcase gardens. Intended for personal photography and portraiture, the garden is open for a limited time to allow for bridal portraits, family photos and hobby photographers. See more about Golden Hour.

WFAA Family First Day

Saturday, June 13 | 10 am – 2 pm

Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden

Your children will love the puppet shows, hands-on outdoor science experiments, and scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with the Dallas Junior Players). The event will  round out a family-centered day anchored by a special presentation with WFAA Meteorologist Greg Fields and other on-air personalities in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

Admission  for the event is $8 at the gate,  with $8 parking available for advance purchase online. Hotdogs will be available for $2. As always, Members receive free admission and parking. See more about WFAA Family First Day.

Father’s Day Activities

Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21

Spend a weekend celebrating Dad with two days of Father’s Day activities throughout the garden.

Saturday features a concert from multilingual balladeer Frank Obregon on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn, playing music from Tony Bennett to Santana. On Sunday, start the day painting flower pots and building bird houses in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. See all Father’s Day activities.

Cool Thursdays Concerts

Dallas Arboretum ConcertsCool Thursdays Concert lakeside evenings are a great place to listen to music with family and friends. Tickets for this popular outdoor concert series are in demand. especially  for all of the sought-after tribute bands set to play the Dallas Arboretum this summer.

Dallas Arboretum members receive discounted tickets to every concert. Pack your coolers, grab a blanket and experience bands including Bruce In The USA, 4 Way Street, Le Freak and the Buddy Holly Revue all playing at the Arboretum in June.  Single tickets now on sale for all 2015 shows Purchase your tickets today.

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Celebrate Earth Day at the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

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The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at UTD has planned dozens of science and mathematics activities for children throughout the Children’s Adventure Garden.

Each activity is run by a different group with more than 50 participants from among UTD STEM faculty and students, as well as external STEM collaborators. This lively, interactive, and educational program is free for paid guests of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

Dr. Bernine Khan, Assistant Dean, UTD’s School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, said, “We had such an amazing time doing a similar event last year during the first full year of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden that we wanted to expand on that to offer more topics of science this year. It works well to tie it into Earth Day because the garden is the perfect place to learn about science, nature, the earth and habitats. The more children and adults learn about these topics, the more likely they will care for the planet.

The groups will have stations throughout the Children’s Adventure Garden offering hands-on activities about Biology, Chemistry, Electricity, Energy, Geosciences, Marine Science, Mathematics, Robotics, Space Science, and Physics. A sampling of the hands-on activities and discussions include the following:
  • the geology of rocks and minerals
  • chemistry experiments exploring density, endothermic and exothermic reactions, and more
  • the marine wonders of whales, their eating habits, and how they survive in their cold water habitat
  • the mathematics of fractals
  • fun static electricity experiments
  • a space science trip around the solar system
  • a circus of physics demonstrations, such as the Bernoulli effect and how to use the oscilloscope to show the waveform of voices
  • craft-making activities such as a ladybug necklace and “plantable” paper
  • all about robotics, renewable energy, and much more!

About the Dallas Arboretum and the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum is among the leading display gardens in the country, set among 66 acres at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218. Officially debuted by the Dallas Arboretum in September 2013, the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is an 8-acre interactive garden designed specifically to address state and national education standards in life, earth and environmental science.

Children and adults learn about life and earth science in the 17 galleries that teach the areas in the K-6 grade curriculum standards that can best be taught outdoors. These include photosynthesis, pollination, the solar system, erosion, energy and more.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8.

For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.
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Easter Weekend Activities at the Dallas Arboretum

Easter at the ArboretumThe Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has planned a weekend full of exciting activities to celebrate the Easter holiday. Bring your family and enjoy live music, festive treats, children’s activities and a garden full of floral backdrops perfect for those Easter photos. [Read more…]

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Spring Break at the Dallas Arboretum Features a Beautiful New Garden

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Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans

For families planning a ‘staycation‘ for spring break, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has something special for you.

February 28 – April 12

As one of the signature festivals of the garden, Dallas Blooms will be in its second week.  The largest floral festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms has been a tradition for more than 30 years, and this year’s theme plays homage to the beloved state: Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans.

Presented by Bank of America, the floral festival features more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs along with life-size Texas themed topiaries, entertainment, food and special activities celebrating the state.

Dallas Blooms includes tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas and thousands of other springtime annuals and perennials that bloom throughout the entire festival, so the garden changes all the time. The finale of this celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas and 150+ cherry trees that bloom normally at the end of April.

Gracing the garden are life-size topiaries featuring the great symbols of Texas including two longhorns, two horses and the Texas Star-the perfect backdrops for photos and videos. [Read more…]

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