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Children's Garden Sponsorship

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is an 8-acre “museum without walls” designed to reinforce state and national curriculum standards for life and earth sciences for children in preschool through 6th grade.

Learning Galleries

Seven of the Garden’s learning galleries offer teacher-led classes for school groups, many from very low-performing and high-risk schools. Sponsorship begins at $15,000 to support the education programming for one school year in any of the following learning galleries.

  • Native Texas
  • Pure Energy
  • Habitats
  • Earth Cycles
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Living Cycles
  • Plants are Alive
  • Incredible Edible

Costumed Characters

Earl the Educated Eagle and other costumed characters appear in the Garden from time to time to tell visitors about life in their own habits.

Puppet Theater

Children can stage their own puppet plays on the revolving stage in The Glade.

The Year of the Children’s Garden

The Year of the Children's Garden is celebrating the opening of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden with monthly programs chaired by exceptional community leaders. The programs, ranging from art and photography contests to an excursion into the Wetlands, will be presented by respected professionals in the field of nature. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $5,000.

  • National Computer Game Design Competition
  • Dallas Youth’s Got Talent
  • Top Talent from Texas
  • Children’s Healthy Snack Bake-Off
  • Music at DeGolyer Salon Series
  • Science Fair Workshops
  • The Joy of Science
  • Art of Nature Exhibition
  • Garage Bands Face-Off
  • Math in Nature
  • Designing with Flowers
  • Children’s Chorus Performance
  • Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Performance

For additional information or to become a sponsor, please contact Sharon Carson, Corporate Development Manager, at 214.515.6550 or email scarson@dallasarboretum.org.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden

Open Daily 9am - 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm