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Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles - Field Trip 2019-2020

Time Frames
During School Day
Field Trip
4th, 5th, 6th, Talented/Gifted


Transporting people, goods, and ideas has kept Dallas moving forward for more than 150 years. From crossing the Trinity River in wagons in 1841 to crossing oceans in airplanes today, transportation has always been important to the growth of Dallas County. Students will journey through history with hands-on stations and learn about transportation safety, use maps to plan routes through Dallas and across the globe, learn how technology has changed transportation, investigate the careers that transportation supports, and discover the many ways in which goods are transferred.

Students Will

  • complete an individual transportation activity booklet
  • use math/reading skills to interpret information in the museum
  • identify how transportation has kept Dallas growing
  • Literacy Connection: Trains by John Coiley ISBN: 978-0756650322


Dates: August 2019 to July 2020
Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Duration: Each program lasts about 60 minutes, followed by a self-guided gallery visit.
School Fee: Price Per Student: $7.00
Minimum Attendance: 20
Maximum Attendance: 100
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: ADULT ADMISSION: We allot one free adult for every ten students, any after that are the regular admission price of $10. Please arrive at the Museum on time. Account for traffic in downtown Dallas by leaving school earlier than initially planned. If you will be late, please call the Museum's front desk at 214-745-1100. The Museum requires one adult for every ten students. All adults and chaperones are expected to actively participate in the museum program by keeping students on task and engaged. If your classes will be having lunch while on the field trip, we have a wonderful OUTSIDE area to the east of the building for sack lunches. There is a large grassy area around the Kennedy Memorial, and there are benches with trees.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Call the Old Red Group Sales team at 214-757-1925. Email [email protected]
Deadline: Must be scheduled no later than 5 days before voucher expiration date.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 weeks (10 business days) in advance. If you choose not to come on your scheduled day and have not rescheduled, your school or ISD will be responsible for 100% of the amount due for your trip. If your school or ISD is closed on the day of your trip due to inclement weather or other emergencies, we will make every effort to reschedule. If no make-up day is available, you will be refunded the cost of your program. Please understand that when you schedule a school program, the museum schedules staff and volunteers to make the program possible.
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