Where the Texas Hill Country Meets Dallas County

At Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, the ecosystems of east, west and central Texas converge, making the canyon an ideal location for learning about environmental science and nature. Audubon preserves natural habitat of over 200 acres, a portion of the surrounding 3,000+ acre greenbelt near Cedar Hill State Park and Cedar Ridge Preserve, which is managed by Audubon Dallas.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center has over 2 miles of hiking trails reaching the highest elevation in Dallas County and allowing visitors a view of Joe Pool Lake and, on a clear day, to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington and beyond.  The center's Nature Play area with picnic tables, bird blind with a rain catchment system, education animals on site, resident raptors, indoor bird viewing area, nature store, special events and programs enable Dogwood Canyon to serve the community by connecting people with nature, especially thousands of school children that visit on field trips or during Homeschool Days

Set at the mouth of a forested canyon, Dogwood Canyon is one of the few remaining places in Dallas County to observe native trees, grasses, wildflowers, butterflies, birds, insects, reptiles, etc. in a natural setting. The greenbelt area that includes the center is an important stopover for migrating birds and other species.

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Summer Camp - Camp Cedar Hill
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Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Encourage your child’s inquisitive nature and prepare him or her for future experiences in science and conservation. Ages 6-11. Begins May 30.

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Dog Days Sundays
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Dog Days Sundays

Enjoy our trails with your furry friend on Sundays.

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Gain access to exclusive events at six popular DFW attractions
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Kids Club!

Join DFW's exclusive Kids Club! for free special events at partner institutions, including Perot Museum, Dallas Zoo, Trinity River Audubon Center and others.

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Academic Programs
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Academic Programs

Introduce your students to nature and customized programming to reinforce TEKS-aligned science concepts.

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Badge Programs
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Badge Programs

Get outdoors for adventure & earn all badge requirements at Dogwood Canyon!

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Upcoming Events

Check our events page for more upcoming programs or like our Facebook page to see to our events on Facebook.

Migration Celebration, Guided Hikes & Phoneography Class
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Migration Celebration, Guided Hikes & Phoneography Class

May 13 - Join us for our annual Migration Celebration from 10AM–4PM. Learn about migratory pathways vital to bird survival. Enjoy games, crafts, educational displays, guided hikes and learn to take amazing nature photos with your smartphone in our Nature Phoneography Class. Click for more details.

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Yoga in Nature Workshops for Kids & Adults (Free)
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Yoga in Nature Workshops for Kids & Adults (Free)

Separate Yoga workshops for kids & adults take place the first Sunday of each month at 11am. Click for more details.

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