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Children’s Garden Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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Children's Adventure Garden, Dallas, TexasThe Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (RMCAG) September 21, 22, and 23, 2018, with a birthday party and other festive events. RMCAG admission for this weekend is free with paid general admission.

The public is invited to celebrate the garden’s fifth birthday under the theme “Adventures in Neverland”, which coincides with the opening of Autumn at the Arboretum (yes, Peter and Wendy will be there).

At 5:30 p.m. September 21 there’s a celebratory birthday cake cutting with Mary Brinegar, president of the Dallas Arboretum, and other Children’s Adventure Garden founders.

Since the opening of the Garden, more than 1.7 million people and children visited or attended field trips to this eight-acre interactive garden. With 17 indoor-outdoor galleries designed for science learning objectives, the Garden offers 150 interactive exhibits and natural elements. The displays revolve around STEAM-science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Among the engaging features are Texas Native Wetlands, a 240-foot treetop skywalk, a “Honey I Shrunk the Kids”-inspired world about the importance of plants and its parts, and a 9,100-square-foot Exploration Center equipped with the OmniGlobe, which allows interactive animations to demonstrate up-to-date weather with an eight-second delay, ecosystems, climate-related images, atmospheric changes and the solar system. The garden is certified as a Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation, certified as a Monarch Waystation and is a Texas Aquatic Science certified field site. It received a Thea Award for “Outstanding Achievement as a Science/Discovery Garden.”

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12, and free for children under two.

(Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden)

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