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Texas Discovery Gardens

3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210-2405
+1 214-428-7476
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Butterfly Magic

The Butterfly sanctuary was one of the highlights of my trip the the Texas State Fair this year... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maryann B
Nashville, Tennessee
Part of our state fair visit

A hidden gem within the confines of state fair park. Nice trails and a wide array of plants which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belton, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210-2405
+1 214-428-7476
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Butterfly sanctuary was one of the highlights of my trip the the Texas State Fair this year. The volunteers at the center are delightful and helpful. I've never seen such an array of colorful beautiful butterflies flitting about. I've been to many other butterfly...More

Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hidden gem within the confines of state fair park. Nice trails and a wide array of plants which are also named for you. During this visit the monarchs were landing on all the flowers. I'm sure it's gorgeous when everything is in bloom. Will...More

Thank trouthook69
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The Texas Discovery Gardens is located way in the back of The State Fair of Texas in Dallas, TX near Starplex. The flowers are beautiful and the spacious grounds are a nice respite sways from the hustle of the city. They have the Rosine Sammons...More

Thank GigEm1973
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Perfect for a rainy or chilly day activity and fun for the whole family- my daughter didn't know where to look first! Lots of butterflies inside and very nice grounds outside. The staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Korie B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Texas Discovery Garden was a small gem and I loved it! Our group of pre-teen to teens loved looking at the insects in the lobby. A small selection of creepy crawlies that are worth checking out. First, we made our way into the the lush...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My daughter and I had a good time at the Texas Discovery Gardens. We went on a humid day but there were plenty of shades to cool down. We brought food and had a little picnic under the shade. This place is smaller than I...More

Thank NinjaMamaCL
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great location in Fair Park to explore nature both inside and out. The gardens are lovely with interesting plant materials - especially areas planned by Dallas County Master Gardeners. The butterflies are so much fun.

Thank Texasgirl0915
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Never been here although we've lived in the Dallas area for 30 years. Took some out of town friends to suggest it, and we're glad they did. First of all, it's cheap. But the butterfly exhibit was very interesting. And the adjoining gardens were a...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Beautiful location for a wedding. The gardens were wonderful. The grand room was perfect; staff was great and although there was really terrible construction all around, it was a great location.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I have lived in this area all my life and never had been to this wonderful butterfly garden! For only $8.00 a person my wife and I had a wonderful leisure stroll, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The butterfly exhibit was a fascinating experience for my...More

Thank Greenvilledan
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Trash T
19 February 2017|
Response from grngrdnr | Property representative |
Good morning, we are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Thanks!
Peg O
14 April 2016|
Response from grngrdnr | Property representative |
Hi Peg, Apologies if I answer twice; it doesn't look like my first response went through. Yes, we have plenty of handicap accessible spots for you in our parking lot, just to the right at Gate 6. Our butterfly house and... More