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Lone Star Nature Art Competition

Online Submission Deadline Extended to August 16!

The Lone Star Nature Art Competition is back! Presented by Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, this competition and exhibition features the work of artists from across the great state of Texas.  Artists of skill-sets are encouraged to enter original Texas-related art

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Upcoming Events

Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly House and Dallas Garden

Daily Events

· Toddler Talk, 11AM
Butterfly Release, 12 PM
· Critter Encounter, 2PM

Butterfly Tea Party at Texas Discovery Gardens

Butterfly Tea Party

Tuesday, August 20
Enjoy ‘fancy’ activities, crafts, tea, & snacks. We end our party with our noon butterfly release.

Stories and More at Texas Discovery Gardens in Dallas, Texas - Storytime with the butterflies

Stories and More!

September 6 & 7
Join our butterflies for story time! We make crafts, read a book, meet special friends and enjoy themed snacks.

Fall Plant Sale at Texas Discovery Gardens

Fall Plant Sale

PLANT SALE SAFARI: September 13, 3-4 PM
MEMBERS' SALE: September 13, 4-7 PM
PUBLIC SALE: September 14, 10 AM-2 PM

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decor

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decor

September 19 & 21
Learn how to use succulents and mini pumpkins to create seasonal decorations.

Flora Award


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.


Become a member.


  • 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!


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
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