Kids and Families

A place for every member of the family, from small to tall.

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.


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's perfect for your family.


Discover history, science, and culture through film in the Museum's two theaters. The Texas Spirit Theater features 4D effects that truly let you experience Texas. Upgraded digital technology in the IMAX® Theatre brings historical events, scientific innovation, and the natural world to the largest screen in Texas.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

Programs for Families

The Bullock Museum is for families! Currently, the Museum is offering resources and programming for all ages online. Check the calendar to view upcoming events, visit our YouTube channel for previously recorded programs, or contact the Family Programs Manager at for additional information.

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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.