Be in the Heart of Texas

An insider's look at Texas history

Nearly 8 million visitors from around the state and all over the world have explored Texas history and culture at the Bullock Texas State History Museum since it opened in 2001. 

Seeing Texas History

The Museum features some of the most significant Texas artifacts -- spanning 4,000 years of history -- in Seeing Texas History: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (UT Press: 2016). The guide is a rich treasury of popular and important artifacts from some of the 50-plus special exhibitions on view at the Museum during its first 15 years. The book is an inspirational search through both local and international collections and archives for the most rare, compelling, beautiful, and noteworthy artifacts, all of which have been on view at the Bullock Museum and demonstrate Texas’ connections to the world.

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What to See and Do at the Bullock

  • Exhibitions - See new artifacts and special exhibitions all year
  • H-E-B Free First Sundays
  • Feature Films - See new Hollywood films every month
  • Texas Artist Series - Experience the intersection of history and the arts
  • B Movies & Bad History - View the best (and worst) Texas-centric movies
  • High Noon Talks - Explore Texas history through lectures and discussions
  • Artifacts - Learn about Texas history through artifacts
  • Texas Focus Films - Watch monthly films about Texas with special guests
  • Music Under the Star - Enjoy free outdoor concerts in July
  • World Refugee Day - A cultural celebration with our newest Texas citizens
  • American Indian Heritage Day - Celebrate Texas' American Indian communities
  • Spooktacular - Spooky science for the whole family
  • Blue Star Museums - Free admission all summer for active military
  • Science Thursdays - Discover the science of the Story of Texas
  • Holiday Sale at the Bullock Museum Store - Members receive deep discounts on gifts