|north texas escape room
|3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210, USA
|10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM
Carron Short at Sugar City was our wedding planner for our summer wedding this year, and she did a fantastic job from the first moment we contacted her to start the planning process to following up after our event. Carron provided on-site wedding coordination at the Texas Discovery Gardens and she took care of all the details of the wedding reception including contacting other vendors to coordinate day-of delivery, setting up, and taking down/clean up of venue after the reception. She also helped book and coordinate our guest shuttle bus, the caterer, and alcohol order/delivery. One of the best things about Carron is that she has many contacts throughout the Dallas wedding industry, which will be helpful as you are comparing different vendors. Carron is always so quick to answer your emails and any questions you may have, and she is just a joy to work with throughout the process, maintaining attention to the details such as drawing up a day-of-timeline in advance, creating a reception venue layout, and reminding us of things that we overlooked like printing reception programs and venue map. Finally, Carron and her team at Sugar City created the floral designs and all the bouquets and arrangements for our wedding. We provided her with inspiration pictures of the floral designs we liked, and she transformed it into such elegant and gorgeous arrangements, which she herself delivered to our ceremony venue off-site. We had to plan our wedding from out-of-town, and Carron always made sure to accommodate us in her schedule for in-person meetings when we would be in town. She made the entire process less stressful and our wedding day went off smoothly thanks to her efforts. We would highly recommend Carron and her team at Sugar City, and our guests really enjoyed the venue and vast gardens/Butterfly House at the Texas Discovery Gardens!
I have two young children and have spent many weekends this spring at the butterfly house and then playing in the gardens. This past weekend my toddler was playing by the fountain at the end of the gardens when a gentleman taking pictures walked past us behind the fountain and 2 pitbulls lunged out of the bushes at him. They continued to aggressively press at this gentleman who held them off as I grabbed my babies and quickly returned to the building where I reported the intruders. I am horrified that my toddler was only feet away from these agressive dogs. The reason why I purchased a membership here is because I felt that this was a safe place for my children to explore and play freely. I cannot believe that an exhibit appealing to children would not be secure and has even a remote possibility of something so dangerous happening. I am extremely dissppointed and scared to death to return there with my children. Furthermore, as we went on to other exhibits at Fair Park there were several stray dogs roaming the premesis, although they were not aggressive, I do not feel that I should fear my walk from the parking lot to an exhibit.
I didnt go out into the gardens, so I cant say much for that but I was surprised how much I enjoyed the butterfly house. It was really fun (I went on a sunny day that was fairly warm). What you have to understand going into this is that its not something to rush, its necessary to slow down and take your time. Using their butterfly guide, try to find as many butterflies as possible, and circle the ones you see. That way youre always hunting for butterflies, which was the funnest part. If you just go to see butterflies, it wouldnt be much fun. Talk to the people that work there (not the woman behind the ticket counter, but the people inside the butterfly house. They know a lot and can answer a lot of your questions. I saw a lot of beautiful butterflies and the longer you stay the more you will see. Id say I was there for about an hour and a half and saw a good percentage of the butterflies listed, but not all. I wouldnt recommend for really young children, as they might lose interst after a while, but something fun to do for when out of towners visit.
"I cannot even begin to describe the amazing service at Texas discovery Gardens with Carron of Sugar City Sweets! My dream wedding was created in my budget and it was incredible. We got over the top customer service, so much attention and detail with our wedding and I was so pleased with everything. Carson listened to my ideas, my goals and my dreams for the feel of the wedding and then she went above and beyond to make it happen. I wasnt given a cookie cutter package with preset flowers and cake, I was given an amazing customized experience that removed the need for a huge list of vendors and we couldnt have loved it more. This was truly a one stop shop type of experience. I would definitely recommend them for weddings and I know I will most likely work with them for more events in the future too! I think this is the best kept wedding venue in Dallas!
Estuvimos viendo el jardín de las mariposas y nos encantó. La señora que estaba allí nos explicó cosas muy interesantes sobre estos insectos tan maravillosos. El parque anexo muy bonito y espacioso aunque la parte del jardín que estaba cerca de la casona de las serpientes estaba en obras y un poco descuidada.
A Private User
There is not an insectarium, as the website claims. When I arrived, I couldnt find anyone to sell me a ticket. After about ten minutes, I found a staff member that rudely told me that all they had was a butterfly house and not an insectarium. I paid admission to the butterfly house which didnt have nearly the 500-1000 butterflies the website claims. I also saw several dead butterflies in there. The gardens are also disappointing. Several of the gardens were dead (including the rose garden that I wanted to photograph) and many were covered in weeds. Overall, I would not recommend.
I paid for a class on butterfly biology and traveled from Kaufman County to attend said class. The group was then allowed to vote on that lecture or a description of the butterflies in the habitat. I dont spend my money or time on something that other people get to vote on after the fact. The lecturer went over 45 minutes so our "tour" was 15 minutes of not being able to hear the guy because he wasnt prepared. Complete waste of time and money.
A Private User
The Discovery Gardens are a great place to bring children. I took my 3 year old nephew to a bug hunt at the gardens and he had so much fun. It was months ago, but he is still telling me "remember when we went to the bug hunt..." They have educational events all the time. The butterfly house is a great place to show the kids the butterfly life cycle. You can even see them emerge from the chrysalis if you are lucky.
A Private User
With all the promotional hoopla, I expected something more spectacular. When the timing is right, the butterfly exhibit is interesting and educational, but its not all that often. The most worthwhile feature is the garden with native perennials where serious gardeners can pick up some ideas, and sometimes they have plant sales. The biggest problem is that it seems like this place keeps trying to reinvent itself.
This place was really neat. Theyre open year round. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Ask about their year pass pack. The gift shop is cool. I came for a friends party and the kids loved it. The butterfly garden is incredible! They had a lot of interesting critters too. They have many special events throughout the year.