The new, eight-acre Children’s Adventure Garden forms part of the Dallas Arboretum’s north end expansion. Located centrally within the Garden, the 9,600 sf Exploration Center is built into the natural slope. The Center offers 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

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

 

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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