Plan Your Visit

How to have a great Bullock Museum experience.

Let history inspire you as you connect with Texas stories told by ever-changing artifacts, rare documents, photographs, and special exhibits. Learn the story of La Belle, the ship that changed history, and then view the reassembled shipwreck itself. Experience multi-sensory 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. 

Museum Admission and Film Tickets 


Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

The IMAX Theatre is open 365 days a year, but Bullock Museum exhibitions are closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Day.

From Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, September 5, 2016, the Bullock Museum will offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families as part of Blue Star Museums. For more information, please visit this page.


Storage and Safety

For your convenience, lockers are located on the first floor near the restrooms by the Information Desk. Small and large sizes are available. Each locker is completely secure and costs fifty cents per use. Your money is refunded when the key is returned. We encourage you to use the lockers to help avoid mishaps in the galleries and to improve your Museum experience.

The use of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, is not permitted in the building.

Photography Policy

Personal photography with hand-held equipment is permitted in all exhibition galleries and public spaces with the exception of the IMAX® and Texas Spirit theaters, unless otherwise noted in signage.

Photography requests for media, public relations, or commercial use must be submitted and scheduled through the Museum’s marketing department. Please contact for more information or to submit a request.

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