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Children's Garden At The Dallas Arboretum To Be Unveiled Saturday

Courtney Collins

Saturday is opening day for Dallas’ newest kid-friendly attraction: the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum.

The eight-acre children’s garden is loaded with educational exhibits and hands-on games. Kids can play with solar activated whirligigs, look at and plant life under giant magnifiers, and even extract strawberry DNA in a guided experiment.

This project was 16 years in the making and cost $62 million to complete. To access the children’s garden, you pay regular Arboretum admission, plus $3. All tickets are timed to cap the crowd at a maximum of 1,500 people at one time.

KERA got to take a sneak peek at the children's garden. Click here for the full story and photos.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.