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The State Fair of Texas

SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 20
OPEN DAILY AT 10 AM, LAST ADMISSION AT 6 PM

Enjoy extended hours and half priced admission to Texas Discovery Gardens!
State Fair admission and parking fees are required before entry into Texas Discovery Gardens.


WHAT’S GOING ON AT TEXAS DISCOVERY GARDENS?

Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly House and Dallas Garden

Daily Events

During the State Fair of Texas (September 27-October 20)
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Monarch Tagging, 10:30 AM
· Toddler Talk, 11AM
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Butterfly Release, 12 PM
· Monarch Tagging, 2PM
· Critter Encounter, 3PM

Texas Discovery Gardens Trains

Texas Discovery Gardens Trains

New permanent exhibit!
Working model trains debuted at Texas Discovery Gardens decades ago, then for many years circled the Boots of Big Tex, and most recently, could be seen in the Conservatory on the Midway. Now, they’re back home!

Texas Monarch Festival 2019 at Texas Discovery Gardens

Texas Monarch Festival

October 17-20
Join Texas Discovery Gardens and the National Wildlife Federation to celebrate the marvelous monarch butterfly!

Lone Star Nature Art Competition at Texas Discovery Gardens

Lone Star Nature Art Competition

Presented by Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, this competition and exhibition features the work of artists from across the great state of Texas.

Lone Star Rattlesnake Days

2019 Lone Star Rattlesnake Days

October 11 – October 13
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Experience one of the largest rattlesnake displays available in the United States! Venom extraction demonstrations by the Kentucky Reptile Zoo and educational demonstrations by recognized experts!

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Ask a Garden Guru Information Booth

Thursdays-Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm
With the Dallas County Master Gardeners and North Texas Master Naturalists.

Flora Award

HEGI FAMILY TO BE HONORED AT 36TH FLORA AWARD GALA

Left to right: Peter, Amy, Jan, Fred, Libby, Brian

Left to right: Peter, Amy, Jan, Fred, Libby, Brian

Texas Discovery Gardens is proud to announce the Hegi Family — Fred and Jan, Peter and Amy, Brian and Libby — as the recipients of the 2019 Flora Award. They will be honored at the Flora Gala on October 24! The Flora Award, one of Dallas’ most prestigious honors, has been presented in support of Texas Discovery Gardens since 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.

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Become a member.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Free admission to the Gardens and Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House & Insectarium

  • Discount for Workshops

  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop

  • 10% Discount and early shopping for Butterfly Plant Sale

  • Invitation to exclusive Members’ events

  • Free or reduced admission to 300+ gardens!* (see details)

  • One day of free admission to the State Fair of Texas for up to six people (date restrictions apply)


Dual Membership $50

  • Basic member benefits for two adults

Family Membership $75   

  • Basic member benefits for two adults and all children/grandchildren under 18

  • 15% Discount on birthday parties and camps

Family + Membership $150   

Receive all Family Membership benefits plus:  

  • Basic member benefits for four adults and all children/grandchildren under 18

  • Six one-time guest admissions into Butterfly House

Become a member of Texas Discovery Gardens.
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Certify Your Butterfly Habitat

Love butterflies?

Attract them to your own backyard or schoolyard by planting a Certified Butterfly Habitat! Create a refuge for butterflies in all stages of their life cycle – egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult. Not only will you be rewarded with beautiful butterflies, but your native garden can be drought tolerant and low maintenance, too!

How?

Step one: Plant your garden! Check out our Butterfly Gardening Tips.

Step two: Purchase the Butterfly Habitat Certification and fill out the application. Once your application is reviewed  you’ll receive an aluminum sign to post in your garden! The $50 covers the cost shipping of the sign and helps fund our Gardens and environmental education programs!

Step three: Put up your sign and show neighbors and visitors how important butterflies and other pollinators are to you and the environment.

 
Butterfly Habitat Certification
50.00
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