Bullock Texas State History Museum

Exhibits, innovative films, and unique encounters await you at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Let history inspire as you connect with Texas stories told by ever-changing artifacts, rare documents, photographs, and special exhibits. Experience 4D special effects films in the Texas Spirit Theater. Check out the latest blockbuster movies on the biggest screen in Texas in the IMAX® Theatre. Shop for distinctive gifts at the Museum Store and enjoy the eclectic menu and great view at the Story of Texas Café.

Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of the iconic bronze star on the Lone Star Plaza as a keepsake of your visit.

 

location

1800 N. Congress Ave (map)

hours

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.

admissions

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.

phone

(512) 936-8746

website

www.thestoryoftexas.com

upcoming events

September 30, 2016 | 6:30 pm

American Indian Heritage Day

Celebrate the 4th annual American Indian Heritage Day with the Bullock Museum and Great Promise for American Indians. Schools are invited to learn about the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indians have made to the state through performances and hands on activities held during the day. Starting at 6:30 pm, dancing and drumming performances will be held for the general public in the museum's Grand Lobby.

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September 30, 2016 | 9 am

Special exhibition American Flags opens

Displaying early and rare examples of textiles that have the power to stir the soul, special exhibition American Flags includes flags, original artwork, and related memorabilia from one of the most preeminent collections in the world offering an opportunity to explore the history of and personal relationship Americans have with one of the country’s most recognized symbols.

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October 2, 2016 | 12 pm

H-E-B Free First Sunday: Butterflies at the Bullock

Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities. October's H-E-B Free First Sunday celebrates butterflies! Create a butterfly, listen to a story about their life cycle, learn about their migratory behaviors, and more.

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October 28, 2016 | 5 pm

Spooktacular

Shake your bones at the Bullock Museum's annual Halloween celebration. Skeletons of all shapes and sizes will find fun creating glow in the dark art, experimenting with "bony" science, and moving their bones to the spooky beats. Plus, explore the Museum's exhibitions after hours while sporting your latest Halloween costume creation.   Spooktacular is presented in partnership with Girlstart.

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November 6, 2016 | 12 pm

H-E-B Free First Sunday

Join us for a celebration to kick off American Indian Heritage Month complete with dancing, drumming, and hands-on activities for all ages. Enjoy FREE exhibition admission from 12-5 pm. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities.

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December 4, 2016 | 12 pm

H-E-B Free First Sunday: Celebrate

Join us for a celebration to diversity of Texas's celebrations at H-E-B Free First Sunday, held the first Sunday of each month. Enjoy FREE exhibition admission from 12-5 pm. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities.

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