November 15, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Enjoy a day full of discovery and learning at the Bullock Museum.
Explore American history and innovation with STEAM related activities for kids of all ages and receive free educator resources.
Enjoy a day of exploration and learning at the Bullock Museum on this day reserved specifically for homeschool families. 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.
- Explore Museum exhibits with educational guides
- Engage in conversation and interact with hands-on objects in Museum exhibits
- Participate in special classes for a more in-depth look at various topics
- Enjoy activities that will spark imaginative and innovative thinking.
- Pick up resources to supplement your at-home curriculum provided by The Bullock Museum, KLRU-PBS, and Hot Science - Cool Talks.
- Visit special exhibitions State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda and American Flags.
- Museum activity guides are available online, including resources related to special exhibition State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. Select guides will be available for pick-up at Homeschool Day.
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).
Hands-on classes taught by museum educators and partner organizations give your students an opportunity to spend more time exploring topics that relate to American history and innovation.
By popular demand, reserve a seat in a class in advance for a small fee! Space is limited in each 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.
Float Your Boat: Can you design a boat powered only by your breath? Before the invention of engines and fuel, ships like La Belle had to rely on wind and design to move across the ocean. Use the materials provided in a creative way to build a boat that floats, catches the wind, and competes with other boats racing down the water channel. This class is appropriate for students ages 8 and up and lasts 45 minutes.
Stand Up Against Intolerance: View a live performance of Stille Nacht, a 20 minute play that confronts the German propaganda campaigns of the 1930s through the eyes of a brother and sister gathering over the holidays in the rural village of Parchim. Following the performance families will join Austin Public Library's Badgerdog Creative Writing Program to engage in guided discussion and writing to understand the harmful consequences of a divided society while exploring the meaning and power of tolerance. Ideal for families with children ages 10 and up.
“Fun”-damental Forces by Mad Science: Gravity…Inertia…Centripetal force…who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun? We’ll experience these awesome forces for ourselves and build some cool devices to watch them at work. This class is appropriate for students ages 6 and up and lasts one hour.
Fantastic Flyers by Mad Science: The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the fundamental principles of flight. Build a “football” glider, control surfaces and your very own loop-flying stunt plane. You’ll be a Top Gun after this class. This class is appropriate for students ages 6 and up and lasts one hour.
State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda education programs sponsored by Lisa and Sandy Gottesman.
Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.