Bullock Texas State History Museum

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 in the new Becoming Texas exhibit 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.

Coming in 2019:

Sister Suffragists – Sister Suffragists is a celebration of the movement that brought suffrage to the women of Texas and the nation.

Cowboys in Space and Fantastic Worlds – This exhibit celebrates the colorful history of science fiction westerns in popular culture. From Jules Verne’s 1868 book, Trip to the Moon, Gene Autry’s 1935 Phantom EmpireStar TrekStar Wars, and on to a galaxy full of contemporary science fiction, visitors discover how the cowboy went from herding cattle on the Texas plains to slinging ray guns on distant planets.

Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration – The Moon. A near-Earth asteroid. Mars. Jupiter. In the not-too-distant future, human missions will launch from Earth to these destinations. This exhibit envisions these missions, humanity’s next steps into our solar system and beyond.

Fashion Forward – The innovative designs and designers featured in Fashion Forward changed the way the world dressed, finding their way from international fashion houses to Texan closets, from fashion-forward trend to classic wardrobe staple. Primarily drawing from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, one of the most significant fashion archives in the U.S., Fashion Forward positions Dallas and Texas as an unexpected fashion epicenter.

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement – This exhibit tells a visual story of the struggle against segregation, race-based disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. This Light of Ours captures the day-to-day struggles of everyday citizens working toward equality and their resolve in the face of violence and institutionalized discrimination.

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.

Nearly eight 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.

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. Check out the Calendar of Events.


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



upcoming events

August 20, 2020 | 2PM


The Bullock Museum is pleased to present the fifth annual Summer Family Film Series -- virtual edition.

Connect with us this summer from the comfort of your home as we explore feelings and their many forms. Centered on the films Spirited AwaySpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Inside Out, each program includes an engaging, creative activity that you won’t want to miss. Program is FREE to the public and will be available post-livestream on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel. Join a Museum Educator with the whole family for an online activity that ties in motifs from the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Channel your inner superpowers to design a superhero mask. Using simple materials that you can gather at home and a provided template, create your unique superhero mask that you can wear to fight evil powers and bring love and peace to the world. Watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at your leisure using your favorite online streaming service and if you’re looking for more films to indulge in this summer, look no further than our film programmer’s extended and specially curated list. The films listed here will spark creativity for family activities and multi-generational conversations that touch on the many ways our feelings take shape. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

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