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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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History Museums, School Trip, Educational, Historical
1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
URL: Bullock Texas State History...  Phone: 512-936-8746

Activity Overview

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a museum located in Austin, Texas that is dedicated to the history of the state of Texas. It is named after Bob Bullock, the former Lieutenant Governor of Texas who supported its creation. Its many exhibition galleries focus on the fascinating history of Texas, including displays on the famous La Belle shipwreck, the battle of the Alamo, and the importance of oil fields and cattle ranches in the state.

If you're looking for a place where the whole family can learn about Texas history while having fun, consider a visit the Bullock Texas State History Museum. You'll have a blast looking at NASA artifacts, listening to music by Buddy Holly, and viewing flight trainer planes used by Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II.

Things to Do

  • Check out the Texas History Galleries! They consist of three floors' worth of artifacts and displays that tell the history of Texas from prehistory to the present.
  • Stop by the La Belle exhibit, which features the remains of the famous 17th-century ship and tells the fascinating story of its wreck and its recent excavation.
  • Watch one of the museum's films - the Texas Spirit Theater presents historical features with a thrilling 4D experience, while the IMAX Theatre shows the latest Hollywood blockbusters. See what's playing now here.

Bullock Texas State History Museum Insider Tips

  • View the museum's calendar to learn about upcoming events - they often organize weekend family activities that are designed for kids between the ages of 4 and 12.
  • Print out one of the museum's two activity guides (for kids 5-8 and 9-12) before you go so that your little ones learn as much as possible during their museum visit!
  • Take public transportation like the bus or the MetroRail to the museum instead of driving - it's better for the environment and much cheaper than parking for the day.

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