Kids and Families

A place for every member of the family.

Explore Together

Adults and children can explore the Story of Texas together. From fun family programs to one-of-a-kind artifacts, the Bullock Museum is the best place to experience Texas.

Tips for Your Visit

  • Before you visit, talk to your kids about what they might see. Been before? Share a favorite memory to remind your children of where you're going.
  • Don't try to see everything in one visit. The Bullock Museum is perfect for repeat trips. The artifacts on display change frequently, so each visit creates a new story.
  • Visitors 15 and younger must be accompanied in the Museum and theaters by someone 18 or older.
  • Learn about parking, ticket prices, hours, and amenities on our Plan Your Visit page.
  • Still have questions? Read our Museum FAQ.

Exhibitions & Resources

Artifacts, or historical objects, create the complete picture of Texas history.

Galleries throughout the Museum use artifacts to tell stories that every member of your family can relate to.

  • Texas History Galleries -  Three floors of exhibitions introduce you to Texas from 16,000 years ago through European colonization and the ship, La Belle, to when it was a part of Mexico, an independent nation, and an American state. Galleries feature opportunities to discuss identity, conflict, innovation, technology, the arts, and so much more.

  • Special Exhibitions - Exhibitions rotate through the Museum frequently. Make sure to check the current and upcoming exhibitions to find one that interests your family.

  • Activity Guides - Activity guides help kids focus on specific topics and skills during their Museum visit.

Programs for Families

The Bullock Museum is for families! Family programs provide educational and engaging activities for young Texans and their caregivers.

Programs are designed to bring families together, spark conversations and provide opportunities for growth and development. Check the calendar to view upcoming programs.

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Family-Centric Activities

a kid touching a Van Der Graff generator while her blond hair stands on end


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a model train set of two red train cars going through a city

Trains at the Bullock

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01/05/2024 - 01/07/2024

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a young kid with a red baseball cap holding a pair of scissors

Spring Break at the Bullock

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03/11/2024 - 03/15/2024

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Both the Texas Spirit Theater, a multisensory experience, and the IMAX® Theatre offer a memorable and fun way to understand history, science, and culture.

Experience stunning giant-screen documentaries on a screen the size of Texas about distance countries, space, oceans, animals, and many other amazing places and events. In the Texas Spirit Theater, discover the Story of Texas in The Star of Destiny or dive deep into the story of a family on the ship La Belle in Shipwrecked.

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, Supporting sponsor The Lange Family Foundation, and Contributing sponsors Bella and Chase Cooley, Dian Graves Owen Foundation, and Roger and Marianne Staubach.

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.