Our Favorite Field Trips in Dallas, Texas

May 12, 2020

Ready to get your restless students out of the classroom and into the world? If you’re in Dallas and you’re looking for some field trip 想法,我们已经有几个地点,将有助于教育和告知任何年龄的学生. Plus, if you need help getting around the city, 我们可以给你安排一辆可靠的包车来帮助接送学生, faculty, and chaperones throughout Dallas with ease! 继续阅读,了解更多关于如何探索我们最喜欢的达拉斯实地旅行景点.

kids use magnifying glasses to observe plants outdoors in dallas

Traveling with Students in Dallas

If you’re traveling a long distance, don’t love the idea of splitting your class into separate cars (and, by extension, rounding up parent volunteers to drive), 或者不能乘坐传统的黄色校车去达拉斯实地考察, we’ve got you covered. Longhorn Charter Bus charters full-sized motorcoaches to accommodate large classes, minibuses to transport small groups, and all sizes of bus in between, 也就是说我们总能找到一辆适合你们学校的车.

On your bus, 幸运的是,你要确保学生们都很开心,监护人们也很放松, we’re able to help you with both. Here are a few amenities you can expect on your bus:

  • WiFi to keep everyone connected, 不管是去他们最喜欢的社交媒体网站,还是去一个能补充你旅行的在线任务
  • 电源插座,确保设备全天充电,以便学生与父母或监护人沟通
  • Reclining seats to help you relax en route
  • Air-conditioning to combat the Texas heat
  • 专业的,有经验的司机,致力于保护您的学生的安全
  • 符合ada的特性,使每个人都可以参加您的实地考察旅行(可根据要求提供)

a charter bus from Longhorn waits in a parking lot

Have any additional questions or requests regarding your bus rental? Let us know! 我们的团队每天24小时为您提供帮助,为您的达拉斯实地考察选择最佳的包车. Call today at to talk to a representative and complete your trip plans.

Where to Go for a Field Trip in Dallas

Need some ideas? 以下是一些乘客最喜欢的历史教育目的地, science, and art students:

For History Students

If you’re using “history” and “Dallas” in the same sentence, odds are you’re picturing the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

也许达拉斯最著名的实地考察目的地是迪利广场(Dealey Plaza)以及与约翰·F·肯尼迪(John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination. If you’re planning a trip for a group of history students, 这是一个很好的地方来教育他们关于肯尼迪总统的生活和遗产. Plus, 老红色博物馆(Old Red Museum)(也与迪利广场(Dealey Plaza)相邻)提供了一个机会,让人们暂时摆脱沉闷的主题.

These three stops hold essential pieces of Dallas’s history, but any of them on their own won’t take very long to explore. So, if you want to make a day of it, 我们强烈建议你把这三个地方都安排在下一次以历史为重点的实地考察中.

Here are a few highlights from each area:

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Address: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202

What it is: A collection of exhibits dedicated to the life, assassination, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, housed on the floor from which the fatal gunshot was fired.

the brown, windowed exterior of Dallas's Sixth Floor Museum

该博物馆的目标是准确地讲述刺杀事件,并引起人们对围绕该事件的争议的关注, all in a manner that is respectful to the Kennedy family. Due to its subject matter, this stop is best reserved for older students.

School groups can make a reservation online ahead of their visit.

Estimated time: 1.5 hours

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
Address: 646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

What it is: A monument to President John F. Kennedy that was erected soon after his death.

the exterior of the JFK memorial in Dallas

One block east of the Sixth Floor Museum lies this memorial, 设计类似于“开放式坟墓”,以纪念肯尼迪总统著名的自由精神. 虽然它原本是一件美学上简单的艺术作品,可以进行解释, 六楼博物馆的创建部分是为了提供纪念碑设计背后的背景.

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Old Red Museum

Address: 100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202

它是什么:建于1890年的红砂岩法院大楼,里面有达拉斯的城市记录和文物.

exterior of Dallas's old red museum, made of red sandstone

In this museum, you’ll find two floors of exhibits that showcase the cultural, economic, political, and social history of Dallas and the surrounding areas. As a bonus, 这是达拉斯最美丽的建筑之一,也是快速拍摄班级照片的绝佳背景!

Museum staff recommends preparing your tour information prior to making your group reservation to speed up the reservation process.

Estimated time: 2 hours

Where to park your charter bus: You’ll find a public parking lot behind the Sixth Floor Museum. 我们建议您在旅行前致电博物馆,以确定您的包车是否有足够的空间.

Alternatively, 你可以让你的包车司机让你的团队在纪念馆或你选择的博物馆下车. 当你准备好结束旅行并返回学校时,你的司机可以返回.

For Science Students

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

它是什么:5层的展览和6个学习实验室,主题包括解剖学,空间,宝石 & minerals, wildlife, engineering, and more.

a collection of dinosaur skeletons in an exhibit at the Perot Museum

Image Credit: Michael Barera, Wikimedia Commons

The Perot Museum’s “Life Then and Now” hall.

让你的学生走出教室,让他们对重要的科学概念有一些实践经验. At the Perot Museum, 孩子们可以探索运动员在他们喜欢的运动中表现背后的科学, visualize life on earth before humans evolved, and apply math and science formulas to everyday objects and structures.

Most exhibits are crafted to appeal to visitors of all age groups, 但在博物馆的底层有一个单独的穆迪家庭儿童博物馆,供小游客参观.

A teacher’s guide is available via the museum’s field trip reservations page to help educators plan their visit.

Where to park your charter bus: Bus parking for the Perot Museum is located in “Lot C” behind the museum. The lot can be accessed via Broom Street.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

它是什么:一个66英亩的花园,有花、蔬菜、池塘、野餐区等等.

If you’re coming up on a botany unit with your science class, this should definitely be on your list of field trip ideas. 植物园提供了许多教育项目,帮助所有年龄的学生接触自然. 安排一次参观德克萨斯各种各样的植物的旅行(并发现为什么它能在我们的气候下生长), 探索儿童冒险花园(可根据年级水平定制), or learn about living organisms that help keep soil thriving for plants.

After your tour, 你和你的学生可以在美丽的花园中漫步,甚至可以在其中一个空地上野餐. To avoid over-spending on restaurant food, 让你的学生从家里带午餐或从学校打包午餐,把他们的午餐盒和包放在你的包车上,直到每个人都准备好去野餐!

School programs are available throughout the year at the Arboretum.

Where to park your charter bus: 在到达植物园后,您的巴士司机将被引导到指定的停车场. 您也可以收到停车信息后,您预订团体票. As a bonus, charter bus parking at the Dallas Arboretum is free of charge!

For Art Students

Dallas Museum of Art

What it is: Over 24,000 art objects dating back to the 3rd millennium BCE. Collections include African, Asian, European, ancient Mediterranean, and contemporary art, among others.

a small viewing area at the Dallas Museum of Art's "materials and meanings" exhibit

Image Credit: Andreas Praefcke, Wikimedia Commons

The exterior of a “materials & meanings” exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art.

If your students are the adventurous type, 让他们自由地在展览中漫步,花时间与他们最喜爱的艺术在一起. Or, if you’d like to provide a little more structure, 你可以根据学生的年龄要求,要求博物馆为你安排导游. 参观由训练有素的志愿者带领,他们教学生接触博物馆的艺术作品,并鼓励他们对所看到的艺术形成自己的观点.

Educators can choose which tour best suits their group via the museum’s school programs page.

Where to park your charter bus: Your bus driver can park your bus on Harwood Street, along the right curb between Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Flora Street. 公共汽车司机被告知在乘客进入博物馆时待在自己的车里. And parking is free of charge!

Eager to dive deeper into the arts? Check out our guide to exploring all that the Dallas arts district has to offer.

Securing Your Dallas Field Trip Bus Rental

Ready to book? We are too! With us, your field trip will be smooth, safe, and stress-free. Give our team a call at 讨论价格,设施,和任何其他关切,您可能有关于您的包机巴士租赁.