Top 5 for Families
A place to start on your family's next visit
There are so many things to do with your family at the Bullock Museum, sometimes it's hard to narrow them down!
From viewing new artifacts on display to taking in the latest film, you can do something new every time you visit. Here are our top picks—try one of these activities next time you visit.
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5. Play "I Spy."
Popular with young and old kids alike, the Bullock is perfect place for you to look around and focus on a color, shape, or unique characteristic. Your family can take turns seeking out artifacts and playing this game. Then, you can take a closer look at the objects you've spotted and discover their stories.
4. Get blown away in the Texas Spirit Theater.
This theater experience is filled with fun special effects, and your kids will talk about it for years! Discover the Story of Texas with the Star of Destiny film or delve in deep to the story of a family on the ship La Belle in Shipwrecked. We schedule shows throughout the day so there's always one that fits within your visit.
3. Feel Big or Small in the Shadow of History
Imagine a place where you can see a World War II airplane, the remains of shipwreck, a miniature version of the Alamo and more. The Bullock Museum is an excellent destination for those kids who like to see big stuff and those that like to focus on the details, like ancient trade beads and signatures of notable Texans. Either way, your family is sure to feel the importance of the Story of Texas.
2. Dive Deeper into History—Attend a Program.
From large festivals to smaller artifact-making workshops, the Bullock Museum has many opportunities for your family to find your place in the Story of Texas. We even offer programs during holiday breaks—a terrific time to connect with history, and with each other. Check the calendar of events for what's coming up next.
1. Find Your Favorite Artifact.
What speaks to you? The Bullock Museum is filled with special objects. Seek out one your family can relate to. Maybe it's a unique flag or a relic from a Texas ranch. No matter where your family's interests lie, you're sure to find something here for you. Don't forget, artifacts leave and come into the Bullock Museum frequently—so there is always the opportunity to find something new.
Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.