H-E-B Free First Sunday:


February 7, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Keep weather on your radar at Austin's annual WeatherFest. Enjoy hands-on science experiments, weather-related films and panel discussions, hands-on activities, and more!

Event Summary

Enjoy FREE exhibit admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibits that showcase artifacts from around the state. The Museum is open from 12-5pm with special activities from 12-3pm.

Hands-On Activities

Join Girlstart to learn more about weather science:

  • Explore aerodynamics and make a glider.
  • Make a LEGO building that could withstand an earthquake
  • Learn about spectroscopes
  • Be a weather reporter
  • Create an extreme weather shelter
  • Tell time with the sun and make a pocket sundial

Free Scheduled Presentations

12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.: El Nino Q&A, Classrooms

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.: Ask-A-Meteorologist Panel Discussion, Classrooms

Teachers: to RSVP and receive CPE credit, email education@thestoryoftexas.com


Date Showtimes
Wild Texas Weather 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
Shipwrecked 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

*Click a showtime to purchase tickets.

Drop-In Stations

Stop by and visit with these exhibitors from 12-3pm!
Burton Fitzsimmons - Time Warner Cable News CoCoRaHS
Girlstart Lower Colorado River Authority
Advanced Radar Research Center, University of Oklahoma KEYE and meteorologist Chikage Windler
Austin Fire Department Swift Water Rescue KXAN and meteorologist Jim Spencer
Austin Fire Department Wildfire Division National Weather Service
Austin Astronomical Society National Weather Center, Norman, OK
City of Austin Watershed Protection U.S. Geological Survey
Texas A&M University – Department of Atmospheric Sciences Texas Tech University – Atmospheric Science Group

WeatherFest is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable News, and features family activities presented by Girlstart, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing girls' interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs.

H-E-B Free First Sundays Presented by

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [MA-10-15-0289-15].

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.