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Texas Discovery Gardens admission tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Special events may require reservations and/or purchasing tickets online. Certain special events, although free, may still require a reservation. TDG members will not be charged an admission fee except for certain special events as noted on the event date on the calendar.

Admission Rates and Hours!

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Open daily from 10 am–5 pm. 

ADMISSIONS

General admission gets you access to the gardens, butterfly house, snake and reptile shack, outdoor playscape, garden trains, ponds and pools, and the entire 7.5 acres for the entire day!

Adults (13+) $12
Seniors (65+) $10
Children (4-12 years old) $6
Military, Teachers, First Responders, Students with ID $10

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Parking

From southbound 75 or northbound I-45, exit at 2nd Ave Fair Park exit, stay to the right onto Robert B Cullum Blvd, you will pass Gate 5, then turn left at Gate 6, turn right and then right again into the TDG parking lot, cross the street and you’re at Texas Discovery Gardens.

From eastbound I-30, exit at 1st Ave and stay to the right, at Parry Ave traffic light turn right, Parry turns into Robert B Cullum, you will pass Gate 5 and then at Gate 6 turn left and then right and right again into the TDG parking lot, cross the street and you’re at Texas Discovery Gardens.

Please note: Fair Park has paid parking during park-wide events or major concerts. If you visit Texas Discovery Gardens during an event or when they are charging for parking, tell the gate attendant you are visiting TDG and they should let you through for free.

*Free parking is not available during the State Fair of Texas.

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DART

Did you know the DART Green Line takes you to Fair Park?

Depending where you are coming from you can take any of the DART trains and connect to the Green Line train. You can exit the Green Line train at either the Fair Park station or the Martin Luther King station to reach Texas Discovery Gardens. The Fair Park station is actually on one side of the park and is further from Texas Discovery Gardens. You can walk through the park to get to TDG. The Martin Luther King station is actually outside of the park but only 1 short block till you enter Gate 6 and you’ll be at TDG.

DART also has bus routes that come to Fair Park at both the Fair Park and Martin Luther King station. Train or bus, 2 stations, either way works!

Accessibility

Our Butterfly House is 100% wheelchair accessible. Our 7.5 acres of gardens feature wheelchair-accessible paths and ramps.

Outdoor Playscape
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Photography

You can take as many pictures as you want. We encourage it! If you’re taking portraits (graduation, family, bridal, etc.), see our Photo Shoot policy.

Shop Our Garden

The mission of our gift shop is to provide unique high quality Texas Discovery Gardens' related products for our patrons at fair prices in order to further educate and demonstrate the interrelationship of Butterflies, Bugs and Botany. We have everything from nature themed jewelry and handbags to butterfly raising kits, educational books, and axolotl keepsakes. Check out our beautiful butterfly specimen walls and take home some wildflower seeds to attract butterflies to your home.

Garden Etiquette

Please do not pick the flowers

Pets are prohibited in the gardens with the exception of service animals

Texas Discovery Gardens is a smoke-free facility. This includes vaping and e-cigarettes.

No skateboards, hoverboards, scooters or motorized equipment allowed except for those who are mobility impaired.

Food and drink are not allowed inside the Butterfly House. Only bottled water is allowed

We have locations with picnic tables outside and we welcome you to bring a picnic or enjoy our lawns.

Fair Park

Spend the day at Fair Park; After your visit to Texas Discovery Gardens, the Children’s Aquarium, The Lagoon, and the African American Museum are only a short walk away. Or come visit us before you attend a Broadway Dallas event at the Music Hall.

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Enjoy one free admission to Texas Discovery Gardens as well as access to more than two dozen entertainment venues across DFW with Pogo Pass! Get discounted tickets using promo code DISCOVERY or visit this link.

Pogo Pass is only valid for General Admission. Pogo Pass is not valid for classes, workshops, or children's educational programs.

Program participation is subject to discontinuation at any time without prior notice.

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