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Address: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210-2405
Phone Number: +1 214-428-7476
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Texas Discovery Gardens is a 7.5-acre organic urban oasis filled with...

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 around the world. Learn all about Snake of Texas in the Natural Learning Center. Garden areas include a wildlife pond, Shakespeare Garden, Native Butterfly Habitat, and the scenic Grand Allee du Meadows. Picnics are welcome outside. Open daily, 10 am to 5 pm.

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A wonderful place for a wedding too!

Last weekend we attended a wedding at the Gardens. There is plenty of dedicated parking space located very close by. Those who attended enjoyed drinks and appetizers in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Albany, Oregon
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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last weekend we attended a wedding at the Gardens. There is plenty of dedicated parking space located very close by. Those who attended enjoyed drinks and appetizers in the foyer, and was able to get a close and personal look at the bugs and the butterfly garden upstairs. Children who attended the wedding had a great place to enjoy and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been the fair grounds so many times, but every time we go we end up at the science museum or aquarium or the fair itself. This time my daughter and I wondered into the Texas Discovery Gardens because we were at the fair and didn't really have much of an agenda. We were greeted warmly paid the $4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best camp that my son attended this summer. The staff are knowledgeable, engaging and helpful. There was a campers program on the last day as well as an awards ceremony. My son was excited to go every day!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I like the butterfly room and the gardens. The gardens are beautiful, I have been to a few weddings on the gardens and they looked fabulous! This place is good for events,kids, and dates.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting. So peaceful and quiet. Watch the 20 species of butterflies flutter around. There are guides to walk you through. Humid but that is expected! A well kept building. Snake house in the back through gardens.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Not interested in going to see the exhibits. Texas Discovery Gardens doesn't seem to be of the same caliber of other Dallas museums.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

It's good but need more collection of butterflies and reptiles. Garden is pretty good for picnic and makes for some memorable pictures

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

An enclosed butterfly garden makes TDG worth a visit, but there is so much more to see! Wonderful outdoor gardens full of Native Texas plants and butterfly friendly plants are educational as well as beautiful. A small art exhibit of local artists and a super little gift shop all add to the experience. Many great classes are available on a... More 

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Puxico, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This attraction has multiple offerings at one location. Not only is the butterfly-house filled with many species of large butterflies, but it it multiple levels to allow one to see the butterflies close-up as they coast by. The snake exhibit is less than spectacular, though, in a small building that requires a good deal of walking from the main attractions.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I stopped here with toddlers......my daughter really liked the butterflies and we even went back later in the day. My 2 yr old son was not as into it. But it was very neat to see all the butterflies in one place and it was nice that you could return later in the day (after naps if you have young... More 

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