The Dallas Arboretum provided my family with a complimentary visit. All opinions below are my own.
Visit the Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum is a year-round attraction that’s fun for all ages! It’s great for extended-family get-togethers because everyone enjoys it – Babies to Grandparents!
But be sure to put on your walking shoes! The Arboretum is 66 acres, including the 8-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.
If you start out at Entry 1, you’ll find large expanses of lawn to spread out a blanket and soak in the sun.
Of course, there are LOTS of shady areas throughout the property, as well as many water features!
In the main garden, kids love rolling down the big hill overlooking White Rock Lake.
And the koi pond was a favorite with everyone!
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden
Be sure to visit the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It’s full of great activities and teachable moments – plus lots of water features and items to climb through, climb on, and have fun with!
Don’t forget to stop in the Exploration Center (located within the Children’s Garden). It’s a cool place to visit when it’s hot outside, and offers mini-workshops for kids throughout the day. Our group got to learn about “H2Osmosis” – As you can see, this was engaging for kids of all ages, including my teens!
** NOTE: Use Entry #3 if you’d like to park closest to the Children’s Garden **
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. 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 Arboretum 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.