Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden, courtesy Dallas Arboretum


September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
12:00 AM


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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden Sept. 21–23 with a birthday party and other festive events. The public is invited to celebrate the garden's fifth birthday with Peter and Wendy for Autumn at the Arboretum's theme, Adventures in Neverland.

The festivities coincide with the opening of Autumn at the Arboretum and Hispanic Heritage Month with the first-ever quinceañera fashion show, both taking place on Sept. 22. Children's Adventure Garden admission for this weekend is free with paid general admission.

On Friday, Sept. 21 at 5:30pm, the community is invited to a celebratory birthday cake cutting with Mary Brinegar, president of the Dallas Arboretum, and other Children's Adventure Garden founders (first-come, first-served with purchase of general garden admission; members are free; pre-registration is required starting Sept. 1).

Activities include Lost Boys games, crafting fairy dust and drawing shadows, a scavenger hunt for lucky pirate treasure, and a giant birthday card to sign. Plus, get your photos taken in Cinderella's Carriage (on display in the Glade) as the fall kicks off 'Fall is for Fairy Tales' with story time and activities.

Since the opening of the Children's Adventure Garden five years ago, more than 1.7 million people and children visited or attended field trips to this 8-acre interactive garden. With 17 indoor-outdoor galleries designed for science learning objectives, the Children's Adventure Garden is revolutionizing the landscape of interactive learning through a unique blend of innovative technology, 150 interactive exhibits and natural elements. The displays revolve around STEAM-science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

The Dallas Arboretum is setting the gold standard for outdoor children's facilities with this garden-one of the only children's educational garden of its scope in the world. The Children's Adventure Garden is a premier educational facility focusing on K-6 life and earth science based on the state of Texas curriculum standards. Programming provides enriched science and STEM experiential learning opportunities to enhance student learning. Concepts include photosynthesis, pollination, the solar system, erosion and energy.

Free with general admission: $15 adults; $10 children ages 2–12.