Homeschool Day


February 18, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy a day full of discovery and learning at the Bullock Museum.

Event Summary

Enjoy a day of exploration and learning at the Bullock Museum on this day reserved specifically for homeschool families. Learn about space exploration with activities geared toward STEAM learning and receive free educator resources.

Museum admission is free for homeschool families on this date and school group rates for films in the IMAX® Theatre and Texas Spirit Theatre are available from 9:00am-5:00pm.

From 10:00am-2:00pm:

  • Explore Museum exhibits with educational guides
  • Engage in conversation and interact with hands-on objects in Museum exhibits
  • Enjoy Space Exploration activities in the Austin Room and pick up resources to supplement your at-home curriculum provided by KLRU-PBS, NASA Solar System Ambassadors, and Central Texas Discover Engineering.
  • Participate in special classes for a more in-depth look at space technology, robotics, and exploration.

Registrations are requested for planning purposes, but not required. Museum exhibitions and all drop-in activities are FREE. Special classes are available for a small fee (details below).

Available Classes

Hands-on classes taught by museum educators and partner organizations give your students an opportunity to spend more time exploring topics that relate to the twentieth century.

By popular demand, reserve a seat in a class in advance for a small fee! Space is limited to 24 students per class, and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To allow as many students as possible access to these unique learning opportunities, we ask that you choose only one class for your student or students to attend. Tickets are required only for students, not adults. All classes are $4 per student.

Space Paintings : Create an imaginative painting that depicts space while learning about important events in space exploration. This art-making class is appropriate for kids ages 6 and up and lasts 45 minutes. Please arrange to take artwork to your car after class.

Make a reservation for the 10:00 a.m. class.

Make a reservation for the 12:30 p.m. class.

Scribble Robots: Design a robot that uses vibrations to move and draw. Discover how scientists study Mars with the help of robots like the Curiosity rover. This class is appropriate for kids ages 8 and up and lasts 45 minutes.

Make a reservation for the 10:00 a.m. class.

Make a reservation for the 11:00 a.m. class.

Space Technology by Mad Science: Discover technology designed for outer space! Steer a laser beam through a laser maze, find hidden mountains using the principles of radar technology and discover everyday objects originally designed for use in space! This class is appropriate for kids ages 6-12 and lasts one hour.

Make a reservation for the 11:30 a.m. class.

Make a reservation for the 12:45 p.m. class.

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