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 the 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. Don’t just see films—experience them.

Sit in the huge IMAX® Theatre in front of the biggest screen in Texas and become part of stunning giant-screen documentaries about distant 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.

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 a 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—Join us for a Program.

The Bullock Museum has many opportunities for your family to find your place in the Story of Texas. Currently, the Museum is offering resources and programming for all ages online. 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.

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.