The Texas Discovery Gardens first opened in 1936 as the Hall of Horticulture for the Texas Centennial Exposition. After a brief stint serving as a headquarters for the War Rationing Board during World War II, the gardens reopened to the public in 1952. Nearly seven decades and several name changes later, the gardens are now one of Dallas’ most cherished outdoor space.
Today, the Texas Discovery Gardens span over 7.5 acres and include the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. The gardens are dedicated to organic, sustainable gardening practices and serve as a site where children and adults alike can learn about sustainable methods to bring beauty to the natural world around us, conserve water and other resources, and help to protect the environment.
If you haven’t yet visited the Texas Discovery Gardens, you’ll be happy to know that there are numerous ways to save on your trip with discounts off of the regular $10 admission. Read on to learn about Texas Discovery Gardens coupons and discount tickets.
Texas Discovery Gardens Coupons & Discount Tickets
1. Groupon Often Has Texas Discovery Gardens Discount Tickets
Groupon hosts rotating deals on discount tickets to the Texas Discovery Gardens. At the time of writing, Groupon currently has a deal on admission for two for just $13. Check here to see which deals Groupon currently has available.
2. Kids Receive Free or Discount Admission
The Texas Discovery Gardens are one of the best places in Dallas for kids to learn about the natural world, so the gardens offer discount tickets for children. Kids 2 and under always get in free, while kids between 3 and 11 years old can get admission for just $5.
3. Discount Tickets for Military, Educators, First Responders, and Seniors
The gardens offer discounts for active military members, AARP members, or any other seniors 65 or older. Seniors can receive admission of just $8, while military members, educators, and first responders can get half-off for just $5 with a valid ID.
4. Become a Member and Get Unlimited Admission for the Year
The Texas Discovery Gardens offer memberships which provide a wide range of benefits including free admission to the Gardens, discounts at the gift shop and plant sales, exclusive members events, and more. See the Gardens’ website for more information on how to become a member.
Texas Discovery Gardens Hours
The Gardens are open daily from 10:00 am to 5:15 pm, with finally admission sold at 4:15 pm. The Gardens are closed only on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and both Christmas Eve and Day.
Texas Discovery Gardens Location and Parking
The Texas Discovery Gardens are located in Fair Park, Gate 6 at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75210.
Parking is available just inside Fair Park Gate #6 at the intersection of MLK Jr. Blvd. and Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Turn right on Second Ave. once inside the gate and the lot will be on your right.