It was just about a year ago that the Rory Meyer Children’s Adventure Garden opened and what a year it’s been. Just checked with the Dallas Arboretum’s “flower power” and learned that 271,419 children of all ages have visited the Garden since its September 21 opening.
In winding down its Year of the Children, the following two programs will take place in July:
“Designing with Flowers, Sticks and Stones” (Tuesday, July 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Camp House) — Elementary and middle school students (Grades 1-8) will learn tricks of design for fun, whimsical, beautiful or out-of-this-world arrangement in this arts and crafts activity. Event is free, but registration is required. A special thanks to Event Chair Stefani Podvin.
Wings of Life Movie Night (Tuesday, July 29, 6 p.m. at Rosine Hall) — The Dallas Arboretum will host a family nature movie night to show the acclaimed Disney nature documentary Wings of Life. Narrated by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, the film employs stunning imagery to showcase the unsung heroes of the world’s food supply, showcasing the relationship between flowers and the increasingly threatened bees, butterflies, birds and bats that enable plants to reproduce. Adding to the ambiance of a movie-going experience, snacks, such as $1 popcorn and $1 hot dogs, will be available for purchase. Adult tickets are $5, children are $2, and children under 3 are free. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended, but tickets, if available, can be purchased onsite.
More activities will be take place in September to close out the year. Stay tuned.