On September 27, the Dallas Arborteum will unveil one of the most beautiful destinations for learning, the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden. Overlooking picturesque White Rock Lake, this eight-acre "laboratory" houses 17 outdoor/indoor galleries designed around a key science theme outlined the state and national standards for life and earth science.
Each of the more than 150 exhibits provide preschool and middle-school aged children to experience how life works on a whole-new level with larger-than-life exhibits and hands-on opportunities to discovery science in nature. While we all wait to bring our children to this amazing attraction later this month, I got a sneak peek at some of the park's coolest features and what you can look forward to you upon your first visit.
|9-foot Ant and Plant Petting Zoo|
|"Plants are Alive:" Understanding Photosynthesis|
Where Math, Science & Art Come Together (designed specifically for 4-6 graders)
|"Pure Energy Gallery"|
|Areas are built throughout the park to congregate, rest and enjoy the beautiful outdoor scerenery overlooking White Rock Lake|
A note before you go:
Admission for the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden must be purchased online in advance to make your reservation. Also admission to the garden is separate from regular park tickets, so you'll need to budget accordingly if you are visiting both parks.
Strollers and wheelchairs can be used in the Children’s Garden, but wagons are not permitted. Also, you'll want to bring hats and sunscreen during the warm months and bundle up accordingly in the colder parts of the year.
Food items are served at the park for purchase so you can make a day of it - especially when the legendary "Autumn in the Arboretum" opens September 21 or any of the special "The Year of the Children" performances and activities.
Have fun exploring and learning about nature!