Upcoming Events at Texas Discovery Gardens

Take a look at what Texas Discovery Gardens has to offer! We have events going on all year long.

We're excited to offer a shopping cart, so that you may sign up for multiple classes at once. If it's easier, you may also register over the phone at (214) 428-7476 x343. Online registration usually closes two days prior to the event.

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Daily Butterfly Release Talk

John Watts leading a Butterfly Release at Texas Discovery Gardens

Inside the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium

Join us Daily at Noon for a talk and butterfly release as we let newly-emerged butterflies out into the conservatory.

Enjoy the two-level butterfly house with hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies. See more than 60 species of tropical plants. Looking for more than butterflies? In our lobby, we have rotating insect and arthropod displays. See eye-to-eye with scorpions, hissing cockroaches, pillbugs and tarantulas!

Weekly

Monday Evening Pilates
Mondays from 6 pm to 6:45 pm


Get a healthy start to your week with our brand new Evening Pilates at Texas Discovery Gardens! Led by certified instructor Donelle Simmons, the series is great for beginners. Bring a mat (and a Pilates mat is better than a yoga mat). Note: To sign up for more than one date, add each day to the right (ex: May 2,9,16,23). Once you go to the shopping cart, you will have the option to choose the number of classes you are signing up for, and you can increase "one class" to four with one click.
Advance registration required. $15, $12 for TDG members.
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Sunrise Pilates
Thursdays from 7:30 am - 8:15 am


Get a healthy start to your day through Sunrise Pilates at Texas Discovery Gardens! Led by certified instructor Donelle Simmons, the series is great for beginners. To register, read directions above under "Evening Pilates." See you there!
Advance registration required. $15, $12 for TDG members.
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November

Fall Plant Sale Safaris
October 31, 2014 from 3 pm – 4 pm (Preview – attendance allows entry to Member’s Preview Plant Sale)
November 1, 2014 from 9 am to 10 am (Regular sale)

This pre-sale tour by TDG’s Director of Horticulture Roger Sanderson, shows you how to incorporate native and adapted plants into your landscape. Learn about the environmental conditions they thrive in and the beneficial insects they attract. $10, $5 for TDG Members. Advance registration strongly encouraged.
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Member's Fall Plant Sale Preview
October 31, 2014 from 4 pm – 7 pm

Our Member's Plant Sale allows you to shop before the Saturday rush! Members also receive 10% off plants. Rare native pollinator-friendly plants are our specialty.
Fall Plant Sale
November 1, 2014 from 10 am -- 2 pm

Enjoy native and adapted plants that are rare to find in local nurseries! Our updated plant sale list will be added in September.
Butterfly House Discovery Tour
November 1, 2014 at 11 am

Join entomologist John Watts for a family friendly guided tour of the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at these winged wonders. The tour is followed by our daily noon butterfly release! Included w/ admission ($8/adults, $6 for ages 60+, $4 for ages 3-11).
Garden Explorers Walk: Nuts and Seeds
November 8, 2014 at 11 am

Get out in the garden on this family friendly walk! See all of the nuts and seeds that a garden provides for our animal friends for the winter. It ends in time for you to catch the Butterfly Release talk at noon in our conservatory. Included w/ admission ($8/adults, $6 for ages 60+, $4 for ages 3-11).
Stories and More! Title: Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson
November 13, 2014 at 11 am *Note later date

Join our butterflies for story time! We’ll make crafts, read a book, meet special friends and enjoy themed snacks! The programs end with our daily noon butterfly release and are geared for the under-five/stroller crowd. Let's read! Adults pay regular admission. Advance: $8/Child 3-11, $6/Member; $3/ Child 1-2,$2/Member. At door: add $2/child.
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Make Your Own Holiday Wreaths
November 22, 2014 from 3 pm – 5 pm

Adorn your front door with a beautiful pine and cedar wreaths using recycled boughs from the Christmas Tree Corner Store. Supplies include wired holiday ribbon and matching holiday picks to decorate the wreath. Expect joy, laughter and fun -- and celebrate the season with Marilyn and Donelle from Garden Inspirations and hosts of the FarmGirls Radio Show. Leave with a beautiful holiday wreath for your home. $50, $45 for TDG members. Register by Thursday so we can purchase supplies.
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December

Stories and More! Title: A Pill Bug’s Life by John Himmelman
December 4, 2014 at 11 am

Join our butterflies for story time! We’ll make crafts, read a book, meet special friends and enjoy themed snacks! The programs end with our daily noon butterfly release and are geared for the under-five/stroller crowd. Let's read! Adults pay regular admission. Advance: $8/Child 3-11, $6/Member; $3/ Child 1-2,$2/Member. At door: add $2/child.
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Butterfly Wonderland Shopping Event
December 4, 2014 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Make holiday shopping fun and relaxing as we open up our Gift Shop in the evening. Stroll through our butterfly house, enjoy live music, and warm up with festive drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Members receive 10 percent off all Gift Shop items!
Christmas Gifts from Your Garden
December 6, 2014 from 10 am to noon

Learn how to make cute gifts from commonly-found objects in your garden. We will search through our gardens for supplies, and then make up gifts for you to take home. You will also leave with several more ideas to try at home. $25, $20 for TDG members. Register in advance.
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Butterfly House Discovery Tour
December 6, 2014 at 11 am

Join entomologist John Watts for a family friendly guided tour of the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at these winged wonders. The tour is followed by our daily noon butterfly release! Included w/ admission ($8/adults, $6 for ages 60+, $4 for ages 3-11).

Questions? Contact our Outreach Manager at (214) 428-7476 x 240  or programs@texasdiscoverygardens.org for details on classes and events. For 'Stories and More' questions, ask our Education Manager at (214) 428-7476 x 270. To register over the phone, call (214) 428-7476 x 343.