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Texas Discovery Gardens

Located at historic Fair Park in Dallas, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round urban oasis filled with natural wonders. Ten themed areas include a butterfly habitat, native wildlife pond, scent garden, native plant collection and shade garden. At family events offered throughout the year, children and parents can share the experience of being amazed and inspired by nature's intricate web of life. Gardening workshops and guided tours provide expert advice on using native and adapted plants to create backyard habitats for butterflies, birds and other native wildlife. At Texas Discovery Gardens, visitors discover a wealth of information on ways to restore, conserve and preserve natural environments in urban areas.

The Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly house and Insectarium is open every day and filled with tropical butterflies.

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and New year's Day

To meet with a staff member, please enter the Gardens and then follow the signs to the Administrative Offices in the white house. Administration office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday - Saturday.

$8 for Adults
$6 for Seniors, age 60+
$4 for children age 3 to 11
Free for children under 3

Calendar of Events
May 9 - Aug 31Botanical Menagerie Exhibition
Aug 20Bug Day Camp (2nd to 5th Grade)
Aug 21Butterfly Tea Party featuring “Bonjour Butterfly”
Sep 4Stories and More! Title: Adios, Oscar by Peter Elwell
Sep 6Butterfly House Discovery Tour
Sep 13Garden Explorers Walk: Fall Wow's in our Gardens
Sep 26 - Oct 19State Fair of Texas at the Texas Discovery Gardens
Oct 25Creepy-Crawl-o-Ween
Oct 31Members Fall Plant sale Preview
Oct 31Fall Plant Sale Safaris
Nov 1Fall Plant Sale
Nov 1Butterfly House Discovery Tour
Nov 5Evening Chat:How to Winterize your Garden
Nov 8Succulent Container Gardening
Nov 8Garden Explorers Walk: Nuts and Seeds
Nov 12Evening Chat: Desert Ecology
Nov 13Stories and More! Title: Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson
Nov 22Make your Holiday Wreaths
Dec 4Stories and More! Title: A Pill Bug's Life by John Hammelman
Dec 4Butterfly Wonderland Shopping Event
Dec 6Butterfly House Discovery Tour
Dec 6Christmas Gifts for your Garden

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Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Fair Park
Dallas, TX 75210
214.428.7476 phone

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Texas Discovery Gardens is located at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fair Par, two miles east of downtown Dallas just south of Interstate 30. Texas Discovery Gardens is located at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fair Park, two miles east of downtown Dallas just south of Interstate 30. Enter Gate 6 and park in the lot to your right. Follow the sidewalk past the glass conservatory to our front doors.