Five days until corny dogs and monarch butterflies!

State Fair schedule, hour change and special exhibits

Texas Discovery Gardens Update

September 24, 2017 



Enjoy extended hours and half priced admission to Texas Discovery Gardens during the State Fair of Texas! Last tickets sold daily at 6 pm.

– Texas Discovery Gardens is on State Fairgrounds. State Fair admission and parking fees are required before entry into Texas Discovery Gardens –

Texas Discovery Gardens members (renew/become a memberbefore 9/27) get a voucher for one free weekday admission for up to six guests to the State Fair (not valid Columbus Day)!


Monarch Tagging: 10:30 am

Learn how citizen scientists capture, tag and release monarchs to help biologists track their migration. A few participants get to help our entomologist tag and release monarchs!

Butterfly Basics!:  11 am

After the Fair, this will be our new Toddler Talk time, where we have a 10 minute talk geared toward young children!

Butterfly Release: 12 pm

Inside the Butterfly House

Critter Encounter:  2 pm

A new program where families get to meet different spiders, insects and snakes in our collection up close.

Monarch Tagging: 3 pm 



Silent Dialogues, with Du Chau

Ceramics inside our Discovery Gallery

Ikebana Exhibit: Kiku Matsuri

The Japanese art of floral arranging, by the Dallas Ikebana International Chapter

Ask a Garden Guru Information Booth

With the Dallas County Master Gardeners and North Texas Master Naturalists



Snake Feeding:  2:30 pm Thursdays

Family Activities: Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Park Cities School of Music

The Art of Ikebana:  11:30 am Oct. 5, 12

By the Dallas Ikebana International Chapter

Container Gardens 101:  1 pm Oct. 5

By the Dallas County Master Gardeners Association

Natives for Novices: 10 Plants You Can’t Kill: 1 pm Oct. 8

By the DCMGA

Break a Board for a Buck: Oct. 20

Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense

NOLA Snoballs: Throughout the Fair!

Gift Shop Featured Items: Stunning Stationery 

The best State Fair shopping can be found inside our Gift Shop! Enjoy kids’ toys, jewelry, apparel and books. Our brand new line from Portico Designs features stunning stationery that you’ll love! 

Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park

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

Gate 6 at Fair Park

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