The new, seven-acre Children’s Adventure Garden forms part of the Dallas Arboretum’s north end expansion. Located centrally within the Garden, the 9,600 sf Discovery Center is built into the natural slope. It is filled with innovative exhibits and interactive technology to engage children in earth and life science exploration. The Texas Skywalk, an elevated walkway meandering through a tree canopy soaring above the lush understory, provides a unique view into the interconnections between living organisms and their habitats, from the tree tops to the landscape below.  The project was designed in association with VS&R Ltd (exhibit design) and MKW + Associates LLC (landscape architecture).

 

AWARDS

SARA National Design Awards—Landscape Architecture
Topping Out Award—Industry Leaders Top Ten Celebrating Outstanding Built Environments
IES Illumination Awards—Award of Merit
Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Texas
Industry Impact Finalist
Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Thea Awards—Award for Outstanding Achievement

 

ARTICLES

World Architecture News, A Museum without Walls

Metal Architecture, Skywalkers in the Garden

Landscape Online, Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, Dallas Arboretum

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