Give your child a special birthday party at Texas Discovery Gardens! We have two themes for you to choose from: Butterflies and Rainforests. 

The party takes place in our Children's Classroom. Minimal setup is provided with tablecloths, paper goods, and utensils. You may bring in a birthday cake or cupcakes, goodie bags and drinks for your guests to enjoy. Catered lunches are now offered in addition to treats and cakes from our onsite vendor, Sugar City sweets&celebrations!

Birthday parties include admission for guests to the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. Members of your party do not have to enter as a group, but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Make time to enjoy the 7.5 acres of outside gardens as well, including our Snakes of Texas Exhibit!

A complimentary age appropriate craft can be provided upon request.

Each child's party lasts two hours (including set up and tear down).

Pricing and Booking


A party for up to 40 children and adults costs $250 ($212 for members). Additional guests are $5 per guest with a maximum of 60 total guests. 

Enjoy a family membership for only $65! A membership and party costs $277, and you'll receive gift shop, plant sale and summer camp discounts, as well as free general admission for a year!


Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm. Certain Fridays or Mondays may be available upon request.


  1. Contact our Party Coordinator, Tammy Smith, at (214) 428-7476 x 290. Tammy is in the office Wednesdays through Sundays. A birthday party cannot be reserved until payment is received. 
  2. Payment is due at least two weeks in advance of event. Texas Discovery Gardens accepts check, VISA, MasterCard, and cash.

Download the Birthday Party Registration form here!


Critter time

For just $35, book a critter encounter! See some of our favorite arthropods up close!  Enjoy a 15 minute show and tell, with time for guests to interact with the critter. Choose from a tarantula, butterfly wings and chrysalises (not alive), Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, or tropical stick insects.

Face painting

Bring home the butterflies with face painting! Enjoy this favorite carnival experience at Texas Discovery Gardens with help from Marie James. who has worked several Texas Discovery Gardens events as our facepainter.  For pricing and information, call Marie with "Face Painting by Mimi" at (214) 794-3407 or email her at wildflourmimi@sbcglobal.net