Every Wednesday, this Fair Park attraction offers pay-what-you-wish admission for those 3 and older. Children 2 and younger are always admitted for free. Families can explore the 7.5 acres of the certified organic gardens, which feature native and adapted plants. Or go inside to enjoy the two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium, which contains hundreds of free-flying butterflies in a tropical rainforest-like environment. There’s also the renovated Snake Shack, which now includes reptiles other than snakes. Visitors are required to wear masks to enter buildings, including the Butterfly House and Snake Shack. Masks may be removed when spending time outside in the gardens. Limited capacity, signage and one-way walkways are being used to encourage social distancing.
Open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. Regular admission is $10, $8 for ages 60 and older, $5 for children 3-11. Wednesday admission is pay-what-you-wish. Enter Fair Park at Gate 5, Robert B. Cullum Boulevard and Grand Avenue. Park in the lot near Gate 6. txdg.org.
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX, 75210
(Fair Park, Gate 5)