Texas Discovery Garden


Texas Discovery Gardens is where children and adults discover and learn to sustain the natural world.


For every visitor to leave with the knowledge and desire to emulate our sustainable practices at home.


Texas Discovery Gardens is a 501©(3) organization. Our 7.5 acre organic garden features native and adapted plants. Inside, our two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium transports you to a tropical rainforest, complete with hundreds of free-flying butterflies.

Located in Dallas’ historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. Family festivals, free admission days, and our extensive (and growing) EarthKeepers® student education program introduce children and adults to natural outdoor learning experiences.

They are 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.

At Texas Discovery Gardens you can discover ways to sustain the natural world. Learn from experts at our events, in our exhibits, or by volunteering.

Texas Discovery Gardens is a non-profit educational organization supported, in part, by funds from the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department.


3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX, 75210


For general questions, see our frequently asked questions, call our front desk at (214) 428-7476 x 341 or send an email to tdg@txdg.org


Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. 
Final admission is sold at 4:15 pm.

Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day,
and Christmas Eve and Day.



$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (60+)
$5 Children (3-11)
FREE for children 2 and under


First responders, military (active and retired), and educators receive half off admission for themselves and a guest. Just show a badge or ID!

Pay-what-you-wish admission is offered every Tuesday for Community Tuesdays!

Promotions not valid for classes, workshops, children’s educational programs, or admission during the State Fair of Texas.


Enter Fair Park at Gate # 6 (the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & Robert B. Cullum Blvd). Just inside the gate, turn right on Second Ave. Enter the parking lot on your right.

Please note: Fair Park has paid parking during park-wide events or major concerts. If you visit Texas Discovery Gardens during an event, tell the gate attendant you are visiting us and they should let you through for free. During the State Fair of Texas admission and parking fees are required before entry into Texas Discovery Gardens.


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

You can exit the Fair Park station or the Martin Luther King station to reach Texas Discovery Gardens.


Spend the day at Fair Park — we’re next door to the Children’s Aquarium, and the African American Museum is a short walk away.

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