Who needs to go out of town this Memorial Day weekend when there’s so much to do right here in Dallas? The Dallas Arboretum has plenty of fun activities for children of all ages, not to mention it’s the most beautiful, blooming place in town.
So grab your softest picnic blanket, some sunscreen and your out-of-town visitors for a weekend filled with music, puppets, animals and of course flowers galore!
The Arboretum will honor our armed forces Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25 with flags and patriotic music in the gardens, along with free admission with a valid photo ID for active duty members and veterans of the U.S. military and first responders.
Bring the entire family to Family Fun Friday on May 22 and drop by the Children’s Adventure Garden, where there’ll be activities for your little adventurer throughout the day, including Cranium Clues and Pollination Station.
On Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24, pick out a patch of grass and lay down your blanket for an afternoon of live music. Kids not interested in sitting still? Drop by the Children’s Adventure Garden, where your little ones can enjoy story time, our newest puppet show, Finding My Way Home in the Glade Puppet Theater at 10:30AM and 11:30Am and Rockin’ Art.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, enjoy the music of children’s singer/songwriter Eddie Coker, performing two shows (11AM and 2PM) at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Then bring your kids to the Children’s Adventure Garden, where they can participate in activities such as Amazing Race: Dirt Edition, and so much more!
The gardens have never looked better due to the rain. Come experience breathtaking and vibrant floral displays at every turn. A cornucopia of beautiful seasonal plantings will be on display for the special Summer at the Arboretum feature Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist. Don’t forget to snap photos of all your Memorial Day moments and share them with us by tagging your pictures with #BloomingMemories.
Have an amazing holiday weekend!