If you haven't had a chance to make it out to the Dallas Arboretum to enjoy Autumn at the Arboretum and the phenomenal Chihuly exhibition, you now have a second chance.
Consider it an early holiday gift. The exhibit was scheduled to close on November 5 but it's officially been extended to run through December 31, 2012. The vibrant works of art by Chihuly have been seen by over 461,332 visitors since opening on May 5, with many visiting multiple times over the past 6 months -- growing membership by 34% from 25,200 to over 33,874. Wow!
Don't get caught up in the holidays and miss the exhibit. I viewed it once in May and again as part of Autumn at the Arboretum. My words aren't adequate to describe the phenomenal beauty -- so please view my photo album so you can capture the beauty that was Chihuly's vision:
In November and December, you can enjoy special Chihuly Nights when the garden is open to the public Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and every night from Wednesday, December 26 - Sunday, December 30 excluding November 21 and December 24.
The Arboretum is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas day. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and over), and $9 for children ages 12 - 3. Children under 2 and members are free.
Separate admission is required for Chihuly Nights at $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 children ages 12 - 3. Member prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $9 children ages 12 - 3. Advanced tickets are required for all evening events and available exclusively online.
Dining options and warm beverages will be offered during daytime and evening hours at the various dining locations throughout the garden. Harvest and Holiday Tea are offered 7 days a week with seatings at 11 am and 2 pm. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 214-515-6511.