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.



1800 N. 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: $12 adults, $10 students; $10 seniors/military/; $8 youths age 4 - 17; FREE under 4. IMAX Theatre: $9 adults, $8 seniors/military/students; $7 youths age 4 - 17. Combination tickets are available. Special pricing for feature-length IMAX films. Additional ticket discounts available for Museum members and groups.


(512) 936-8746



upcoming events

September 4, 2016 | 12 pm

H-E-B Free First Sunday

  Enjoy FREE exhibit admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state. Discover the story of the 17th century French ship La Belle as it is reassembled live in front of you in La Belle: The Ship That Changed History and explore artifacts recovered with the ship. Explore the beauty and majesty of Big Bend National Park with stunning photography, artifacts, and personal reflections in Journey Into Big Bend. H-E-B Free First Sundays presented by H-E-B.

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September 17, 2016 | 9 am

Exhibition State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda opens

Opening September 17, special exhibition State of Deceptionexplores Nazi propaganda and its impact abroad and at home, through rare artifacts from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, artifacts from Texas lenders, historic film footage, and first-person interviews. Discover propaganda's impact and why it matters.
The Bullock Museum-curated accompanying exhibition, On the Texas Homefront, examines the significance of Nazi propaganda in Texas. Original artworks, government footage, and first-person oral histories of those imprisoned in Texas internment camps reveal what was happening here at home. Plus don't miss The Butterfly Project, a large-scale art installation of butterflies suspended over the Museum's Grand Lobby. Created by children from every corner of Texas who were inspired by the poem The Butterfly, written in 1942 by a young man imprisoned in Terezin, Germany, the butterflies represent endurance, change, hope, and life.

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September 18, 2016 | 12 pm

Austin Museum Day at the Bullock

Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during Austin Museum Day. Families can explore The Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state. Bring the family for special activities from 12-3pm to celebrate your Texas pride and enjoy art-making activities, a selfie challenge, conversations with costumed interpreters, and fun for all ages.

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