Located in Dallas' historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. Family festivals, free admission days, and our extensive (and growing) EarthKeepers® student education program introduce children and adults to natural outdoor learning experiences.
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, discover a wealth of information on ways to restore, conserve and preserve natural environments in urban areas.
Daily Butterfly Release TalkJoin us Daily at Noon for a talk and butterfly release as we let newly-emerged butterflies out into the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House & Insectarium. The amount of butterflies to release varies daily, based on how quickly they emerge after we receive the pupae. Pupae (chrysalises) are shipped in weekly from local farms in the U.S., El Salvador, Colombia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Texas Discovery Gardens invites you to enjoy all of the beauty there is to see in our butterfly house. Admission to the butterfly house is sold from 10 am to 4:45 pm. Our insect display is in the lobby; the butterfly house contains tropical butterflies, beneficial insects, and aquatic life.
To teach effective ways to restore, conserve and preserve nature in the urban environment, with a focus on gardening organically and sustainably.