Welcome to Texas Discovery Gardens

Welcome to Texas Discovery Gardens


Discover Our Native Gardens and Exotic Butterfly House

Experience Texas Discovery Gardens' year-round, organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. Our 501c(3) nonprofit organization takes care of a 7.5-acre garden facility boasting lush plant trails and exotic butterfly and insect populations.


Our Vision is to provide a safe and natural oasis where the Dallas Community and other visitors can have fun while they Explore, Experience, Entertain, and Educate themselves.

There is something for everyone at Texas Discovery Gardens. You may come for the exotic butterflies in the world famous Sammon’s Butterfly and Insectarium but end up doing a picnic in our meadows area. The axolotls in our 450 gallon lobby tank are super cute, but the native free-flying butterflies and hummingbirds might also be your thing. The history of the 1936 PCH from the Texas Centennial-Worlds’ Fair might catch your historic nerve, but the snake and reptile building might be something you didn’t expect. If you’re of the younger set, the rock-climbing wall in the outdoor playscape might test your skills. Or maybe just watching the garden trains as they chug past the model of the real Alamo. And don’t forget about the variety of learning opportunities that cover plants, bugs, solar power, and water conservation. Yes, something for everyone of all ages.

Explore, Experience, Entertain, Educate.


  • Garden Trails of Texas Native and Adapted Plants and More
  • Two-Story Indoor Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium
  • Snake and Reptile Shack
  • Outdoor Playscape
  • Multiple Specialty Gardens
  • Ponds & Fountains
  • Garden Trains
  • Rotating Art Gallery


  • Free-Flying Butterflies
  • Birthday Parties
  • Weddings and Corporate Events
  • Butterfly Releases
  • Family Weekend Festivals
  • EarthKeepers® Student Education Program for Children and Adults
  • Experts Teaching About Nature and More at Our Events, Exhibits, and Workshops
  • Outdoor Learning Center
  • Seasonal Plant Sales

Plan Your Visit Today!

Plan your visit to Texas Discovery Gardens in historic Dallas Fair Park. You are welcome to visit us daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets and memberships are available for purchase at the door or online.