After 10 years in the making, the Dallas Arboretum broke ground last Monday on The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, opening spring 2013. Familiar (and notable) faces filled the garden to celebrate the creation of this game-changing, North Texas gateway into strengthening science education for our children. Honorary Chairman, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Dallas Mayor, Dwaine Caraway, spoke at the ceremony, sharing their support and excitement for what’s to come.
So what is to come? A 7-acre, science adventure garden and laboratory, created specifically for children and tailored to families, that will profoundly impact the education of young minds. The garden consists of 150 interactive exhibits and 16, primarily outdoor, “hands-on” classrooms, including The Incredible Edible Garden, The Wild Wetland Walk, Texas Skywalk and Pure Energy. Your kids won’t even know they’re learning while they partake in the many activities the garden has to offer, like taking an elevated walk through the tree canopy, investigating natural energy, hiking in the grass tunnels of the wetlands or experience the 31 best fruit-bearing trees for North Texas…just to list a few. (more…)