Dallas Arboretum : Summer at the Arboretum


Summer at the Arboretum
Keep the Action Going Strong This Summer
Summer at the Arboretum has something for everyone!


We’re keeping things cool this summer! Live musical performances every weekend add texture to your visit. You can relax with the return of Family Fun Fridays with face painting, a petting zoo and children’s music. Or have a chat with the ZimSculpt artists in residence and try your hand at carving stone.

Celebrate dad on Father’s Day, or start your weekend early with our remaining Cool Thursdays Concerts. Splash your way to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, where activities focus on all things water this summer! The beautiful sights and cool setting will leave you feeling inspired.

The Gardens Are Alive with ZimSculpt
Visit this World-Class Sculpture Exhibit


Over 100, hand-carved stone sculptures from Zimbabwe await your visit. With ZimSculpt, you’ll see a new, museum-quality piece around every turn. When you’re done you can stop over at the ZimSculpt Marketplace to meet the artists and the curator, learn about the exhibit, and maybe even take a piece home.
Fantastic Father’s Day
June 17 and 18
Celebrate Dad with activities that will put a smile on everyone’s face. Treat him to barbeque & brews all weekend (11am-4pm). Take him for a stroll to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden to join the Dallas Zoo team at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and get up close with animals from Africa. Or make superhero-inspired crafts in the Entry Plaza on both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon.


We’re also offering one complimentary, main garden adult admittance with a purchase of one child’s main garden admittance, along with one free iced tea (limit one per family).
Invite a Guest to Garden Tea
If you find yourself with out-of-town guests in for a graduation celebration, treat them to Garden Tea, a delicious high tea experience in the Tea Room at the Restaurant DeGolyer that includes admission to tour the gardens!
Weekend Wine Tastings
Saturdays 11am-3pm & Sundays 12-3pm
New for the Summer! Join us for wine samplings at Café on the Green. For $10, you’ll taste three samples of a specific varietal, with the featured varietal changing frequently. Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm  and Sundays from noon to 3 pm Details coming soon to the website. Price does not include 
garden admission. 
Summer Thursdays Are Getting Cooler
Summer Concerts Through June 29
Fall Concerts September 7 – October 26
With sure-to-sell-out shows Chicago Rewired (June 8) and U2 by UV (June 15), you need to act now to ensure your spot. Also take a look at getting a subscription to the fall series of eight shows to lock in a season of beautiful evenings set against the perfect sunset over White Rock Lake.
Last Chance for
Summer Camps
Education Adventures Run June 5 – Aug 11
Make your child’s summer an adventurous success with summer camps at the Dallas Arboretum. Hands-on explorations in nature, science and art will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship.
Experienced teachers will guide campers through indoor and outdoor activities, games and adventures.
Wednesday Evening Plans? Try Arboretum After Hours
Wednesdays Through October 25
We’re staying open until 8:00 pm! Don’t miss the relaxing glow of the setting sun, discounted admission and your best friend – Arboretum After Hours helps make Wednesday night one of the best nights of the week. We stay open late so you can take in the sunset, tour the ZimSculpt a little longer, and see the gardens like
never before

Plus admission is buy one, get one free (in person only)

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