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Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture

Old Red Museum Basic Field Trip 2019-2020

Time Frames
During School Day
Field Trip
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Talented/Gifted, Special Ed


Explore Dallas County history from pre-history to present day. Students walk through history while learning about the people, stories, and events that shaped the cities and towns in Dallas County. Early settlement, transportation, entertainment, medicine, immigration, religion, education, technology, sports, music, and civil rights are just a few of the engaging themes students will explore at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture. The Basic Museum Visit is a self-guided visit and includes four interactive galleries with motion-activated theaters, forty computer touch screens, and over 1,000 artifacts, primary sources, and photographs. Exciting items like a mammoth tusk, a high wheel bicycle, Clyde Barrow’s gun, and Texas Instruments first integrated circuit bring history to life. Every student receives an interactive gallery activity sheet to help make each museum visit meaningful. The Children’s Education Center is a space specially designed for students of all ages, offering unique hands-on activities, exhibits on children in Dallas County over the years, and twelve TEKS-based computer touch screens. Theme-based Discovery Carts in the galleries provide students with an opportunity to become Old Red detectives, play with historical toys and games, construct a Big “D” “skyscraper,” or explore Old Red architecture. The galleries offer students in-depth information about notable Dallas figures such as: John Neely Bryan (founder of Dallas), Erik Jonsson (Dallas mayor during JFK assassination), Juanita Craft (civil rights activist and member of Dallas city council), and many more. Each gallery includes an art component with visual art; paintings and propaganda, music; Blues formation in Deep Ellum neighborhood and musicians from Dallas-area, and the performing arts; actors from Dallas-area and costumes from opera performed in Dallas. Disclaimer: Due to the galleries being self-guided, students may not engage in all TEKS listed, but they have the ability to do so.

Students Will

  • watch short films focusing on a variety of people and events in Dallas County History.
  • engage in forty interactive computer touch screens.
  • complete an interactive gallery activity sheet that facilitates a student's visit through the museum galleries.
  • Literacy Connection: Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief by William T. Hagan ISBN: 0806124938


Dates: August 2018 to July 2019
Times: 9:30am to 3:00pm, Monday - Friday
Duration: The museum visit is a self-guided visit. Large groups will be divided into smaller groups to help facilitate traffic flow throughout the museum galleries.
School Fee: Price Per Student: $5.00
Minimum Attendance: 20
Maximum Attendance: 120
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: One adult is REQUIRED for every ten students.
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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