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Texas Discovery Gardens

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


3601 Martin Luther King Jr BoulevardDallas, TX 75210 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Texas Discovery Gardens is where children and adults discover and learn to sustain the natural world. Our vision is to provide a safe and natural oasis to our Dallas community. We want every visitor to leave with the knowledge and desire to emulate our sustainable practices at home!


Texas Discovery Gardens is a 501(c)(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 tropical butterflies!

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

We 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.


Would you recommend Texas Discovery Gardens?
4 reviews Write a review
by Kate H. from Austin, TX (May 7, 2015)
I enjoyed working with the insects, the fellow volunteers, and the visitors when I volunteered at Texas Discovery Gardens. The facility is nice and it was a good experience. I will recommend having bug spray and sunscreen with/on you in order to protect your skin as well as bringing a water bottle with you in order to stay hydrated.
by Jennifer V. from Dallas, TX (January 11, 2015)
I enjoyed volunteering at the Texas Discovery Garden at Fair Park because there were variety of jobs to do. I was able to make new friends and understand how a business has to have great communication.
by Kumaria p. from Dallas, TX (July 28, 2014)
Because I love animals and would love to volunteer for anything.
by Vasny M. from Dallas, TX (April 11, 2014)
It was a very fun expirience because I got to to intract with people,and do what I love to do,work in a evironment of nature.I volunteered in the Travel To The Tropics Family Festival.

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