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Dallas Arboretum Spring Break Activities


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

All activities at the Dallas Arboretum are in-person events

Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Presented by IBERIABANK/First Horizon, the festival runs now through April 11. With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs and more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. Each week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of the six regions in the United States with food, music, flowers and special events.

The fourth week, March 13-19, celebrates Spring Break Week with fantastic activities for both children and adults!

ACTIVITIES:
DAILY:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Topiaries with an Americana theme are available to photograph in one of the most beautiful gardens in Dallas.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Seasonal complimentary tastings in A Tasteful Place. Link to recipes here.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours of the DeGolyer House (Monday-Saturday)
12 p.m.-4 p.m. Tours of the DeGolyer House (Sunday)

Spring Tea
Friends love to create experiences together, so bring them to the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and relax with the garden’s delicious seated tea. Spring Tea features three decadent courses. Spring teas are available Monday-Friday and run now through April 2nd with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $53 per person or $63 with champagne. Reservations can be made online at www.dallasarboretum.org/teas, by calling 214.515.6511 or by emailing teas@dallasarboretum.org.

Saturday, March 13
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Live entry music by guitarist Dave Garrison
11 a.m. – Midwest Cooking Demonstration: Beer Bread for St. Patrick’s Day with Custom Café Foods (A Tasteful Place)
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Live music by pianist Lee Harbaugh
2 p.m.-4 p.m. – John Adams Jazz Band (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn)

Sunday, March 14
10:30 a.m. – Window to the Wild Bird Show, with a chance to enjoy a close encounter and Q&A with a few of the birds and trainers (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live music by guitarist Dave Lincoln
2 p.m.-4 p.m. – The Gibbonses – Alternate Country (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn)
Noon – Pi Day Reciting contest (A Tasteful Place)
1 p.m. – Pie demonstration by Kevin the Pie Dude and sales (A Tasteful Place)

Monday, March 15
10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Mommy and Me Mondays with forehead face painting with COVID-19 restrictions and petting zoo (Pecan Grove)
10-11 a.m. – Fit4Mom White Rock Dallas stroller fitness (Pecan Grove)
11 a.m. – Dallas College Cooks Chef Demonstration: Carrots Vichy and Steamed Edamame Salad (A Tasteful Place)
Noon – KinderMusik (Pecan Grove)

Tuesday, March 16
10 a.m. – Daily Harvest – Watch the horticulture team harvest fresh and seasonal produce (A Tasteful Place)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Tiny Tot Tuesdays with forehead face painting with COVID-19 restrictions and petting zoo (Pecan Grove)
10-11 a.m. – Fit4Mom White Rock Dallas stroller fitness (Pecan Grove)
11 a.m. – Tasteful Tuesday Floral Demonstration by Roses and More (A Tasteful Place)
Noon – KinderMusik (Pecan Grove)

Wednesday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – green beer for purchase (Terrace Café and Café on the Green)
11 a.m. – Chef-tastic event featuring Custom Café Foods with demonstrations of quick breads made with beer (A Tasteful Place)
12-2 p.m. – Vendor sale of breads following Custom Café Foods (A Tasteful Place)
11 a.m.–2 p.m. – Katy Glazer – fiddler music
2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Misty Posey – Celtic Singer (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn)

Thursday, March 18
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – CC Young Senior Thursday: Seniors 65 and older get in for $13 general garden admission and receive a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store.
10 a.m. – Daily Harvest – Watch the horticulture team harvest fresh and seasonal produce (A Tasteful Place)
10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Garden scavenger hunt for guests (see Information Booth to pick up scavenger hunt)
11 a.m. – Weekly Samples Demonstration featuring three recipes from the garden’s seasonal tastings (A Tasteful Place)
3-4:30 p.m. Thirsty Thursday Blind Taste Test: Taste test beers from the featured region of Dallas Blooms, and try to figure out which beer is which. Compare them to the great local craft beers from the Metroplex.

Friday, March 19
10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Garden tour (A Tasteful Place)
10:30 a.m. – Window to the Wild Bird Show: The great bird flight show is back as a guest favorite! After the flight program, enjoy a close encounter and Q&A with a few of their birds and trainers (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn)

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden
The nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden features 17 indoor/outdoor galleries, 150 interactive science games and daily events and activities of themed adventures throughout the Dallas Blooms festival. The Children’s Adventure Garden is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For a list of upcoming events and activities, see weekly schedule below or visit www.dallasarboretum.org/childrensadventuregarden.

DAILY PROGRAMS:
Walne Family Discovery Lab
Daily 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
The Alan Walne Family Plant Lab is a unique, in-depth opportunity to experience hands on STEM learning in the Exploration Center.
Marvelous Midwestern Maize: Whether you love corn just as much as Nobel Prize winner Dr. Barbara McClintock or you're just a casual maize scientist, you'll love discovering properties of corn syrup (Ages 6+).

Blooms Themes and Special Days and Weeks:
International Women’s Day
March 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn the importance of International Women’s Day with hands-on learning, crafts and experiments related to this important date.

**Women in STEAM Family Fair – SPECIAL SPRING BREAK RORY MEYERS CHILDREN’S ADVENTURE EVENT WEEKEND**
March 13-14: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn all about what STEAM means as well as the women who make it happen. Meet several female professionals in fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math, while exploring the garden filled with these special hands-on activities throughout the day:

Squishy Circuits: Many items in nature conduct electricity, so learn how to make a circuit using LEDs and a light bulb that uses semiconductors like Shirley Ann Jackson studied. As the first Black woman to earn a doctorate at MIT, Jackson is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute president and a physicist.

Build the Brooklyn Bridge: New York's East River is spanned by one of the most famous bridges in the United States—the Brooklyn Bridge. Discover important concepts used in bridge building over water similar to the kind used by bridge builder and engineer, Emily Warren Robling.

Insect Illustrations: German scientific illustrator Maria Merian is known as being one of the most important contributors to the field of entomology, the study of insects. Guests can try their hands at artistic and scientific illustrations just like her.

Fibonacci Fun: Discover the hidden secret patterns found in nature, like in the daisy studied by and named after botanist Ynes Mexia. This stop incorporates math and nature.

Habitat Hunt: Search the Habitats gallery to find animals' perfect homes. As visitors search, they can look for information about female STEM professionals who study these awesome animals.

Maples & Mars: Biomimicry, which is designing new materials and systems based on things found in nature, is an important part of science. Learn about how maple seeds helped inspire helicopters, like Ingenuity, the one designed for the recent Mars rover Perseverance by JPL engineer MiMi Aung.

Marvelous Midwestern Maize: Whether you love corn just as much as Nobel Prize winner Dr. Barbara McClintock or you're just a casual maize scientist, you'll love discovering properties of corn syrup at the Walne Family Discovery Lab programs at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm. (Ages 6+)

Marvelous Midwestern Maize: Discover the properties of corn syrup like Nobel Prize winner Dr. Barbara McClintock at the Walne Family Plant Lab, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. (Ages 6+).

March 13-19: Marvelous Midwest Maize: Celebrate the rich history of corn and learn about what products it helps create in everyday life. Then, explore scientific properties of one of the most common maize products: corn syrup.

March 14: Pi Day – Learn all about 3.14 and the science of circles

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day – See the importance of clover in beekeeping and look up close at real & “fool’s” gold

March 13-19: Midwest: Traditional Butter Making, Milk That Cow!, Build a Better Skyscraper

I Spy Spring Break!
March 6-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Get out binoculars and magnifying glasses for an adventure in the garden. Solve clues and puzzles around the Children’s Adventure Garden for a chance to learn cool STEAM facts, find hidden gems and even win prizes.

OmniGlobe
Daily 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
The OmniGlobe is an “out of this world” experience that teaches so many concepts. This six-foot sphere is illuminated by two projectors inside that create expansive images of planets, the sun, the earth’s weather patterns, ocean currents and more. Take a break indoors to enjoy this eye-opening educational journey. (Best for ages 6+)

The Glade Puppet Show
Weekdays at 10:30 a.m.
Weekends at 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
The Glade Puppet Show is a fun, interactive performance suited for those ages 8 and younger. Enjoy story times and full performances as children meet Arboretum Andy and other furry friends from around the Children’s Adventure Garden. (Best for ages 8 & under)

Live Science Show
Weekends at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
The Live Science Show will blow guests away—literally! Join RMCAG as presenters share exciting STEAM experiments and performances about everything science. Designed for children to adults, the entire family will enjoy this show-stopping adventure.

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