Bullock Texas State History Museum

Nearly 8 million visitors from around the state and all over the world have explored Texas history and culture at the Bullock Texas State History Museum since it opened in 2001. With three floors of expansive exhibition space showcasing more than 700 original artifacts, discover an ever-changing experience in the Texas History Galleries. New artifacts are continually added, bringing new stories to the museum each month.

Now on view, the shipwreck La Belle is the central artifact that introduces new scholarship on early Texas history and anchors the museum’s permanent galleries. Additional galleries introduce you to artifacts and documents that reveal the history of Texas as a part of Mexico, as an independent nation, and as an American state. These experiences offer opportunities to discuss identity, conflict, innovation, technology, the arts, and much more.

The Bullock tells the stories of Texas through special exhibitions. This summer, the museum will feature an exhibit that examines the past and future of electronic gaming through the player’s experience and the role Texas plays in its evolution. Beginning in September, visitors can step back in time and experience the Prohibition era through rare artifacts, a re-created speakeasy, and multi-media exhibits highlighting the 18th Amendment, fashion, music, and culture of the Roaring 20s.

Discover history, science, and culture through film in the museum’s two theaters, which support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming through ticket sales. The Bullock Museum provides the only IMAX┬« with Laser film experience in the state on the biggest screen in Texas. The Texas Spirit Theater is home to film programs that explore the richness and diversity of Texas cinema, as well as the national and international art of filmmaking.

Adults and children can explore the Story of Texas together. From fun family programs to one-of-a-kind artifacts, the Bullock Museum is the best place to experience Texas.


1800 Congress Ave. (map)


Mon - Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sunday Noon - 5 PM. Closed on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. The IMAX Theatre has evening showtimes and is open on some holidays.


Exhibits: $13 adults; $11 seniors/military/students; $9 youths age 4 - 17; FREE under 4. IMAX Documentaries: $9 adults, $8 seniors/military/students; $7 youths age 4 - 17. IMAX Feature Films: $14 adults, $12 seniors/military/students; $11 youths age 4 - 17. Additional ticket discounts available for Museum members and groups.


(512) 936 - 8746