- Explore with us!
- Welcome to Texas Discovery Gardens!
- Welcome to Texas Discovery Gardens!
- Our Butterfly Tea Party!
- The Gardens - Come look at our beautiful gardens!
- Rentals and Weddings - Have your next special event here at TDG!
- Education and Outreach - Take a look at our education and community programs!
- Enjoy the Tropical Butterfly House!
- Visit our colorful Shakespeare Garden!
Enjoy a Butterfly Wonderland postponed to Dec. 12
Thursday, Dec. 12, enjoy an evening out where you can shop for family and friends and enjoy our tropical butterfly house. Admission is free -- we're staying open from 6 pm to 8 pm!
Listen to our snow crickets and see living ornaments as butterflies roost for the night. If you’re lucky, an active owl butterfly will land on you for a holiday photo!
Listen to holiday music and shop for family and friends at our Gift Shop. Proceeds from every item you buy in our gift shop directly benefit Texas Discovery Gardens! While you're shopping, stop by our Gallery and create a colorful ornament by embossing metal, a technique called repujado, with artist Janet Reynolds. Ornament making is free; there's a suggested donation of $2 to cover material costs, if you'd like.
All evening, we'll have $10 off gift memberships. They make wonderful presents that give back all year long.
Texas Discovery Gardens honors Jan Pickens with 2013 Flora Award
Texas Discovery Gardens is pleased to honor longtime supporter and philanthropist Jan Pickens at the 2013 Flora Award Dinner November 7, at 7 pm.
Pickens has been instrumental in Texas Discovery Gardens’ mission by serving as a volunteer, Board member and chair of the Flora Award. Her extensive work in the community includes support for countless organizations, including the Salvation Army, for which she was recognized by their National Board with the “Others” Award, the Junior League of Dallas, the Crystal Charity Ball Committee, Women’s Guild of the Dallas Society for Crippled Children, United Way, the Dallas Woman’s Club, Dallas Historical Society, M.D. Anderson, United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas for which she received the 2003 “Distinguished Service Award”, Meals on Wheels and many more. Most recently, the Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi honored her with the 2012 Founder’s Day Award for Community Service.
The Flora Award, one of Dallas’ most prestigious honors, has been presented in support of Texas Discovery Gardens since its inception in 1982. It serves to recognize outstanding citizens who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, education and the advancement of the environment and quality of life.
Fun for the whole family
Stories and More! First Thursday of every month from 11 am – 12:30 pm.
Join our butterflies for story time! Make crafts, read a book, meet some special friends and enjoy snacks! Geared for the under-five/stroller crowd. Pricing/details here!
Crafty Mondays Every Monday from 10:30 am to noon. Enjoy nature-themed crafts with your children every Monday. Included with admission.
Butterfly House Discovery Tour First Saturday of every month at 11 am. Join entomologist John Watts for a family friendly guided tour of the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. Included with admission.
Garden Explorers Walk Second Saturdays from March through September at 11 am. Get out in the garden on this family friendly guided walk! Search for squirrels’ nests, hungry caterpillars, frogs and butterflies. Included with admission.
Daily Butterfly Release Demonstrations
Join us as we release newly-emerged butterflies each day at noon into the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House & Insectarium.
You'll get to meet knowledgeable staff who can answer your bug and botany questions! Did you know butterflies taste with their feet?
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See the Gardens!
Located at historic Fair Park in Dallas, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organic urban oasis filled with natural wonders for visitors of all ages.
Our 7.5 acres includes the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. Meander down our canopy walkway as you see hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies and our collection of tropical plants.
Texas Discovery Gardens is a non-profit educational organization supported, in part, by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.
Bring the Gardens home! See our calendar for family-friendly garden walks, interactive workshops on organic gardening, and entertainment in the Gardens. Learn more
Rentals - Corporate Events & Weddings Looking to host an event or party in a beautiful location? Book events inside our grand hall or outside in our gardens. Learn more
Fair Park Attractions Stay the day at the park with museums, attractions, landmarks and more! Learn more