Field Trip Ideas in Dallas

Field Trip Ideas in Dallas
Dallas, Texas, is a city that is known for thinking big and living large. The nation's ninth largest city is alive with a leading arts district and a thriving cultural scene. A city that is rich in historic events, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, makes it an opportune place to educate young minds. With various educational activities for children to enjoy, field trips in Dallas are sure to not only educate, but inspire a younger generation.

Dallas Heritage Village

The Dallas Heritage Village is a living history museum nestled in 13 wooded acres and located just south of downtown Dallas. Students will take a step back in time as they explore what life was like in early Dallas. They will meet characters dressed in period costumes who interact with the children to educate and entertain them. The 1860s Living Farmstead portrays what life was like in Dallas during the early years of the Civil War. The farmstead is comprised of a dog-trot house, cellar house, detached kitchen, blacksmith shop, animal barn, feed shed, outhouse, gardens, a field and family cemetery to ensure visitors the ultimate 1860s experience. In addition to the farmstead, guests can visit Clementine's Freight and Delivery to learn how items delivered by train were taken to people's homes. Visitors can also view the 1901 Blum Household which depicts a 1901 home of a traditional Jewish family.

Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
(214) 421-5141

Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum has numerous field trip options for instructors to choose from. The self-guided tour allows classes to explore various areas full of lush lawns, stately trees and picturesque gardens. Renting a backpack for the class will give the self-guided tour a little more direction. Instructors can also opt to include a garden hunt for the class to help retain children's attention as they learn.

The Wild Walkabout Tour allows children the opportunity to explore a woodland nature trail equipped with a trained guide. The hour-long program includes a hike and teaches children about various plant habitats and animal life.

The Texas Pioneer Adventure combines social studies, language arts and science, as students venture back in time to see the land as the pioneers once saw it. Children will explore a tepee, two settler's cabins and a sod house. They will also learn about native plants and crop gardens along the way.

The Dallas Arboretum
8617 Garland Rd
Dallas, Texas 75218
(214) 515-6600

Dallas Museum of Nature and Science

The Dallas Museum of Nature and Science occupies three buildings in Fair Park. It's designed to provide children with a hands on experience full of science exhibits, planetarium shows, educational classes and IMAX films. The Nature Building is home to more than 200,000 items including vertebrate, artifacts and mammal specimens. The vast collections cover approximately 1.7 billion years of the Earth's history. In the Science Building, students will enjoy more than 200 permanent hands-on exhibits that teach them about astronomy, physics, robotics and health. The Planetarium occupies the third building and teaches students about astronomy and space exploration.

Dallas Museum of Nature and Science
3535 Grand Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75210
(214) 421-3466

Article Written By Emily Retherford

Emily Retherford has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009. She specializes in travel, parenting, fashion and beauty with work appearing on various online publications.

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