Bullock Texas State History Museum

We’re so happy to welcome you back to the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and IMAX® Theatre! The Museum galleries, IMAX® Theatre, Texas Spirit Theater, and Museum Store are now open. Using the guidelines recommended by national, state and local authorities, we have carefully implemented new safety procedures to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Learn More about how we’re providing the safest possible experience.

Please note: The Bullock Museum’s hours have changed. Exhibitions are now open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The IMAX® Theatre is open for documentaries during exhibition hours and for IMAX® feature film showtimes Wednesday through Sunday. The Texas Spirit Theater is open for multi-sensory films with reduced effects, Wednesday to Friday.

Exhibits

With three floors of expansive exhibition space showcasing hundreds of 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.

The 300-year-old shipwreck La Belle is the central artifact in the Becoming Texas exhibit that introduces new scholarship on early Texas history and anchors the Museum’s permanent galleries. Additional galleries explore more than 16,000 years of history, from the earliest American Indian civilizations to inhabit the land, European colonization, and the Texas Revolution, to civil rights, space exploration, pop culture, and beyond. These experiences offer opportunities to discuss identity, conflict, innovation, technology, the arts, and much more.

In addition to the Museum’s Texas History Galleries, two special exhibition spaces host a variety of relevant and engaging exhibitions featuring artifacts from all over the world, immersive multimedia installations, and engaging experiences for all ages.

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Programs

Adults and children can explore the Story of Texas together. The Bullock Museum offers a full calendar of hundreds of programs and events each year, with something for all ages and interests. Programs include engaging talks and lectures, casual and inviting social events and live music, interactive activities for children and families, film screenings and Q&As with filmmakers and experts, and fun, large-scale community events.

**In order to continue providing educational programming to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bullock Museum programs and events have GONE VIRTUAL.

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Theaters

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 features immersive special effects and hosts screenings of the Museum’s signature films, Star of Destiny and Shipwrecked.

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More than nine 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. From fun family programs to one-of-a-kind artifacts, the Bullock Museum is the best place to experience Texas.

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location

1800 Congress Ave. (map)

hours

Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm

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

April 20, 2021 | 10 am

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Myths and Unsolved Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

Two Opportunities to Connect Online: 10am & 1pm

A museum educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. What were the causes of the Texas Revolution? What key players and events helped a small group of revolutionaries achieve independence from Mexico? There are some mysteries to the story we may never solve. Sort through the fact and fiction of this epic moment in Texas history through an artifact adventure and discover why the Texas Revolution is crucial to understanding American history.   Program is FREE to the public. Zoom webinar registration required. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program.

For more information, including registration and extension activities, visit the Bullock Museum website.

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April 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM

Virtual Storytime: Say Something

Stand up and use your voice to help make your world a better place.

Join us as we read Say Something, an empowering picture book from author Peter H. Reynolds, that explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Then practice using your voice to speak up when you have a great idea or see something that isn’t fair. Imagine what our world could be if we all stood up and used our voices for good. Inspiration for this activity comes from the Museum's current exhibition, Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. Exhibition visitors will gain awareness of who can be a target, the tools and techniques traffickers use to target individuals, and the roles healthy relationships and social media play in trafficking. Visit the Museum to view the exhibition and find out more about how to join the fight against human trafficking. Gather the family to enjoy storytimes and demonstrations of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Program is FREE to the public. Zoom Registration is required.

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May 4, 2021 | 10 am

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Mavericks, Dogies, and Drovers – Cattle Drives

Two Opportunities to Connect Online: 10am & 1pm

A museum educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. People associate the word “cowboy” with “Texas” beginning with one specific time period in Texas history - the heyday of cattle drives. Although this era only lasted from 1866-1890, the cattle drive era shaped the image of Texas. Who started the cattle drives, and where did the trails go? What jobs could people do on a cattle drive, and what was life on the trail like? What were the risks and benefits of driving cattle to market? Hear from a special guest speaker, an 1870s cattle driver who has traveled through time to reminisce about his cattle drive experience.   Program is FREE to the public. Zoom webinar registration required. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program.

For more information, including registration and extension activities, visit the Bullock Museum website.

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