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Texas Discovery Gardens

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Church Group Ladies Spring Outing

Beautiful gardens and butterfly habitat. It was under some construction, but still very accessible... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Jennifer W
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So Many Photo Opportunities!

My husband and I spent way too short a time photography the many, many plants and butterflies in... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Katherine Z
East Tawakoni, United States
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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...more
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3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210-2405
+1 214-428-7476
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

We stopped here to complete our afternoon after visiting the Dallas World Aquarium. We found Fair Park easy enough to get to, and the free parking lot was convenient to this and also the nearby Children’s Aquarium (reviewed separately). Admission was a bit high for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Lovely grounds to picnic and explore, but the real winner is the Butterfly House! Such a neat experience, and great for adults AND kids! It is climate controlled, and a bit humid inside the butterfly house, so be prepared! Definitely a fun, and low cost...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited Texas Discovery Gardens on our way through Dallas in September. What an amazing place! We spent 3 to 4 hours, including picnic lunch on the grounds, with our five kids aged 2 through 9. By far the Butterfly House is the best, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

I have been to this place at least 8 times in the last 6 years. The butterfly area is always a big hit. They have added a children's play area! Always clean and free parking (during non state fair times). They also have a house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The Texas Discovery Gardens are a refreshing change of pace from the usual visits in Dallas. The butterfly house is simply beautiful as well as educational, the surrounding gardens are fun to explore and the playground area is a good place for kids to let...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kayla B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Two friends of mine and I visited Texas Discovery Gardens with our elementary-aged children. We went to this location to visit the butterfly exhibit (a glass greenhouse of sorts where beautiful butterflies hatched from imported chrysalises are released). However, I was pleasantly surprised by the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and butterfly habitat. It was under some construction, but still very accessible. Knowledgeable and courteous staff. Some in our group did a butterfly release, which was fun to watch and photograph. We all had a wonderful time!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed April 10, 2018

My husband and I spent way too short a time photography the many, many plants and butterflies in this fantastic space. Dress comfortably (it is humid), bring extra film/SD cards, and be prepared to be patient.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Katherine Z
Reviewed April 8, 2018

It's great to visit the garden on 'Pay whatever you wish' Tuesday. We went to see the release of the butterflies. The secret garden was very pretty.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gln126
Reviewed March 3, 2018

March is still early for the garden to be in full bloom but the overall structure of the garden is lovely and the butterfly conservatory is gorgeous.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Sara-Travis M
November 14, 2017|
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Response from Maryann B | Reviewed this property |
There were programs you could do 'free with admission', but don't recall a free admission day talked about. Here is the phone number. (214) 428-7476 x 341 . If there is no free day you won't mind paying admission... More
Trash T
February 18, 2017|
Response from grngrdnr | Property representative |
Good morning, we are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Thanks!