Educator Resources

Experience the Bullock Museum—the biggest classroom in Texas.

The Story of Texas unfolds with original artifacts and activities designed for students of all grade levels.

Prepare for Your Students' Visit

Exhibitions and films extend classroom learning and reinforce the curriculum.

  1. Texas History Galleries - With an expansive exhibition space showcasing more than 700 original artifacts, discover an ever-changing experience in the Texas History Galleries. New artifacts are continually added, bringing new stories to the Museum each week. 
  2. Special Exhibitions - These exhibitions offer a focused examination of history, culture, and science. You can use lesson plans and activities in conjunction with a Museum visit to extend classroom learning. After the exhibitions have closed, use the content materials as supplementary activities to classroom curriculum. Special Exhibitions rotate frequently, so be sure to check the dates when planning your visit.
  3. Films - Both the Texas Spirit Theater, a multi-sensory experience, and the IMAX® Theatre offer a memorable and fun way to understand history, science, and culture. The multi-disciplinary educational documentary films shown here can enrich your students' experience at the Museum.
  4. Activity Guides - Many of the exhibitions and films have accompanying student activity guides. Be sure to check out these extension activities to help students focus on specific topics and skills during their Museum visit.

On-Demand Tools:

Use these online curriculum resources anytime in your classroom.

  • Campfire Stories: Interact with Texans gathered around a campfire to share their stories. Students will discover how people shape Texas's past and future. 
  • Texas History Timeline: Let your students travel through the past in a sweeping journey through Texas history.
  • Interactive Artifact Gallery: Examine curriculum-related Texas artifacts with an interactive gallery featuring hundreds of Museum objects.
  • Digital La Belle Exhibition: The shipwreck La Belle is brought to vivid life for your classroom. Watch videos and reinforce learning with hands-on activities.
  • Virtual Texas Capitol: A clickable Capitol feature allows students to explore the building as well as their roles in Texas government. 
  • The Texas Story Project: An authentic research and writing opportunity that encourages students to investigate and share their own Texas stories. 
  • Distance Learning Programs: Bring the Museum to your classroom through live, interactive distance learning programs. Connect with a Museum Educator for a Texas History lesson.
  • On-Demand Videos: Check out the Bullock Museum's YouTube page for videos about how exhibitions are made, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Museum, and join in storytime and craft programs.

Educator Preview Visit

Want to get a better sense of what your students can do on a field trip? Teachers may also visit the Museum on a free Educator Preview Visit. Exhibition admission will be waived when you show your school ID badge at the ticketing counter and tell the Visitor Services staff member that you're here to plan a field trip. Click here for the special exhibition schedule for this school year.

School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.

School Programs are generously funded by Featured Sponsor The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation and contributing sponsor The Honorable Kent R. Hance.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.