Texas Discovery Gardens

The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department contracts with the Texas Discovery Gardens to manage the day-to-day operations of the garden. Located in Dallas' historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders and is home to the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium.

The garden is the first public garden in the state of Texas to be certified 100% organic by the Texas Organic Research Center. The gardens are maintained using sustainable methods that conserve water and help to protect the environment.

Features & Activities

Family festivals, Snake and Reptile Shack, Garden Trains, and our extensive (and growing) EarthKeepers student education program introduce children and adults to natural outdoor learning experiences.


  • Children Ages 3 & Under - Free
  • Children Ages 4-12 - $6 
  • Adults  Ages 13-64 - $12 
  • Seniors Ages 65+ - $10
  • Military, Teachers, First Responders, and Students with ID - $10

Final admission is sold at 4:15pm.