Become a Texas Discovery Gardens Member Today!

Season of Discovery -- become a member

Thank you for supporting Texas Discovery Gardens, where children and adults discover and learn to sustain the natural world.

It’s an exciting time to continue your support. Redesigned gardens, new insect displays and a native snake exhibit let you see eye-to-eye with more than butterflies!

We’re enhancing our mission of education with new programs for all ages. As a member, you facilitate our growth as a leader in sustainable gardening.

We’re expanding our membership program! We’ve renamed our levels after our favorite butterflies and amended perks based on your suggestions. We’ve kept individual and family level prices low so that everyone can enjoy the Gardens.

Extend your support by becoming a Member Champion and discover fun new perks for you and your family. Become a member today and receive free admission to the Gardens and Butterfly House for the whole year!

Membership Level Details
Membership Champion Add-on Details
Reciprocal Membership Privileges

Would you like to give a membership as a gift? Let us help you--call our front desk at (214) 428-7476 x 341. We can make sure the membership goes to the correct name and address and take your payment over the phone (or in person)!

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Membership levels

Basic Membership Benefits
• Free admission to the Gardens and Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium
• 20% Discount for Workshops
Monarch butterfly • 10% Discount in Gift Shop
• 10% Discount and early shopping for Butterfly Plant Sale
• Invitation to exclusive Members’ events
• Free admission to participating gardens beyond 10 miles through the American Horticultural Society (
• One day of free admission to the State Fair of Texas for up to six family members (date restrictions apply). Note that State Fair admission and parking is required if visiting Texas Discovery Gardens during the Fair.

Malachite Level $40 (Dual)
Receive all basic member benefits for two adults

Monarch Level $65 (Family)
Receive basic member benefits for the family (two adults and all children/grandchildren in the family under 18)
• 15% Discount on birthday parties and camps

Blue Morpho Level $150 (Family Plus)
Receive basic member benefits for four adults and all children/ grandchildren in the family under 18
• Six one-time guest admissions into Butterfly House

Photographer's Level $150 (For photographers who want to take portraits or hold photo shoots at TDG)
Receive all Blue Morpho Membership benefits
• Unlimited complimentary photo shoots at Texas Discovery Gardens between 10 am and 5 pm daily for a whole year (Please RSVP to 214-428-7476 x343)
• Complimentary admission during photo shoots for yourself and up to six guests; additional guests pay regular admission
• Reduced rate for use of the Bridal Room of $25 per session
• Complimentary extension of hours Thursdays from 10 am to 7 pm (Please RSVP to 214-428-7476 x343)
• 10% rental discount on garden spaces for photo shoots (rentals give you exclusive use of a space for the duration of the shoot)
See Photo Shoot details here.

Paper Kite Level $300
Receive Blue Morpho benefits plus:
Exploring the Gardens • Two free Garden Workshop registrations
• Behind the scenes tour for 10 guests

Glasswinged Level $600
Receive Paper Kite benefits plus:
• 10% facility rental discount on weekdays

Birdwing Level $1200
Receive Glasswinged benefits plus:
• Two additional free Garden Workshop registrations
• 20% facility rental discount wkdys or 10% discount wknds
• Complimentary additional Family Membership
• Your choice of a Champion perk

Reciprocal Membership Privileges

The American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program offers free admission and/or additional benefits at over 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. (Reciprocal admissions are good for organizations beyond a 25 mile radius. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden accepts reciprocal admissions with TDG -- this includes admission to the conservatory and Japanese Garden within the FWBG. We also reciprocate with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! Go to for a complete and updated list of reciprocal gardens.)

Membership Champion Perks

Current members can become champions for just $50 at any time! Your extra donation goes directly to a specific area of need. Choose one of three special activities for each additional $50 donation! Our membership department will contact you to schedule your tours or classes.

Butterfly Champion -- Your extra donation goes directly to our Butterfly House, purchasing as many as 20 butterflies!
• You (and any family/guests included in your membership level) join our exclusive Evening Butterfly Release. Each participant personally releases a newly emerged butterfly into the Butterfly House. These are held at 4 pm Thursdays and Saturdays, upon appointment.

Plant Champion -- DiscoveryYour donation directly supports our gardens, allowing us to purchase or propagate new landscape plants and buy mulch and compost. We can renovate an entire garden space with 5 Plant Champions!
• You (and family/guests included in your membership level) get to join our Guided Greenhouse and Gardens Tour!

Education Champion -- Your donation allows us to offer additional educational programming by funding educators and supplies! One champion gives two sessions of classroom instruction, reaching as many as 65 children.
• Members age 16+ may become a class helper for a day and see what their donation has provided!