Activities & Resources
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens551in Fort Worth, TX 76107
about Fort Worth Botanic Gardens:
The Japanese Garden is well worth the additional entry fee - the koi pond is astonishing, with enormous fish extremely alert to the possibility of a feeding. Bring quarters for the fish food dispensing machines, located at strategic points around the pond, and the tide of copper, gold, and white leviathans swarms right to your feet. Sharp-eyed visitors might also pick out a big turtle or two, camouflaged by the green water.
The Gardens Restaurant is a little fancier than most small children can tolerate, but older kids might appreciate the sophisticated fare. The restaurant is open Tue-Sun 11am-2:30pm, and hosts a very popular Sunday brunch.
Kids ages four to eight can join the Green Thumb Club and take a series of fun gardening classes that include "quality time" with some of the local animals - from butterflies to armadillos! Summer camp is also available for students entering 4th and 5th grades.
Family membership is $75/year.