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Texas Discovery Gardens

3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210-2405
+1 214-428-7476
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Fun family activity

Perfect for a rainy or chilly day activity and fun for the whole family- my daughter didn't know... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Korie B
Overcast day in Dallas

Texas Discovery Garden was a small gem and I loved it! Our group of pre-teen to teens loved looking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kate C
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Texas Discovery Gardens is a 7.5-acre organic urban oasis filled with natural wonders for all ages. An indoor tropical butterfly house, the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium, features hundreds of free-flying butterflies from around the world. Learn all about Snake of Texas in the Natural Learning Center. Garden areas include a wildlife pond, Shakespeare Garden, Native Butterfly Habitat, and the scenic Grand Allee du Meadows. Picnics are welcome outside. Open daily, 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210-2405
+1 214-428-7476
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect for a rainy or chilly day activity and fun for the whole family- my daughter didn't know where to look first! Lots of butterflies inside and very nice grounds outside. The staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Korie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Texas Discovery Garden was a small gem and I loved it! Our group of pre-teen to teens loved looking at the insects in the lobby. A small selection of creepy crawlies that are worth checking out. First, we made our way into the the lush...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My daughter and I had a good time at the Texas Discovery Gardens. We went on a humid day but there were plenty of shades to cool down. We brought food and had a little picnic under the shade. This place is smaller than I...More

Thank NinjaMamaCL
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great location in Fair Park to explore nature both inside and out. The gardens are lovely with interesting plant materials - especially areas planned by Dallas County Master Gardeners. The butterflies are so much fun.

Thank Texasgirl0915
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Never been here although we've lived in the Dallas area for 30 years. Took some out of town friends to suggest it, and we're glad they did. First of all, it's cheap. But the butterfly exhibit was very interesting. And the adjoining gardens were a...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Beautiful location for a wedding. The gardens were wonderful. The grand room was perfect; staff was great and although there was really terrible construction all around, it was a great location.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I have lived in this area all my life and never had been to this wonderful butterfly garden! For only $8.00 a person my wife and I had a wonderful leisure stroll, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The butterfly exhibit was a fascinating experience for my...More

Thank Greenvilledan
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Earthday 2017 and it was free. Vary peaceful garden to relax. They have a indoor courtyard that has butterfly's​ that are flying around.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

They have created a spectacular butterfly house and experience! There are SO many, different colors and a variety of species. If you stand still enough they will fly right in front of you, but don't touch! There is a snake and other bugs display that...More

Thank TC4chow
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We stopped by here on a 'pay whatever you choose' Tuesday which is a nice way to allow more people the opportunity for frequent visits. All the staff members were welcoming and helpful, giving us suggestions as we talked with them. After checking out the...More

2  Thank NieSam
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Trash T
19 February 2017|
Response from grngrdnr | Property representative |
Good morning, we are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Thanks!
Peg O
14 April 2016|
Response from grngrdnr | Property representative |
Hi Peg, Apologies if I answer twice; it doesn't look like my first response went through. Yes, we have plenty of handicap accessible spots for you in our parking lot, just to the right at Gate 6. Our butterfly house and... More