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Dallas Arboretum

Art at the Arboretum - Self-Guided Field Trip (Main Garden only)

Time Frames
During School Day
Field Trip
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Talented/Gifted, Special Ed


Immerse your students in nature as they explore the beauty and wonder of Dallas's outdoor science laboratory. A teacher's guide and student journals are provided at check-in for this self-led, art-infused trip around the Main Garden. Don't forget your pencils!

Students Will

  • Use their senses to make observations and discoveries.
  • Be immersed in the beauty and wonder of nature.
  • Identify color, texture, form and line in nature
  • Draw and sketch in nature


Dates: Monday - Friday
Times: Open
Duration: Variable
School Fee: $9 per student/ one free teacher or chaperone per 8 students (Not eligible for discounted student admission)
Minimum Attendance: 15
Maximum Attendance: 800
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: Garden hours 9am-5pm; Arrival at Main Garden (Gate #1)

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For additional information or to make a reservation, e-mail us at [email protected] (preferred), call (214) 515-6540 or fax your reservation to (214) 515-6578. Reservation forms can be found on the Education page at at *Please note: A field trip or outreach request form must be completed in order to reserve your program. An email with desired program and voucher number is not sufficient to reserve your spot.* Financial Aid may be available to reduce the cost of your field trip. See education website for full details.
Deadline: Please e-mail or call to schedule your visit [email protected] Payment in full is due at least two weeks prior to your desired date.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: A non refundable deposit or an Arts Partners voucher and approval code is due within 10 business days of booking your program. Your remaining balance is due two weeks before your scheduled visit date. A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by e-mail. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, the Arboretum will work with you to reschedule. Changing dates for a program can be made with sufficient advance notice and we will make every effort to reschedule your program to an alternate date. *No refunds will be given for absent students. All programs will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Arboretum is not responsible for groups who arrive late. *Cancellation of the program after confirmation is subject to full payment.
After School Policy: After School Policy: An on site teacher or after school staff person must be present for the duration of the workshop. All student participants must adhere to the policies and procedures of the provider program as well as the rules and regulations of the school/ site itself. School/site must provide a clear, clean space or classroom for each session.

Curriculum Information

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