Plan Your Family's Visit
All you need to plan a great day out at the Museum
The Bullock Texas State History Museum welcomes all visitors to a comfortable, safe space with exhibitions, films, and activities for all ages.
From the underground parking garage to the wide-open Lone Star Plaza, the Museum offers easily accessible routes and courteous staff ready to help. Activity guides, conversation carts, and interactive experiences add to the opportunities every family member has to find their place in Texas history.
If you have special needs or requests at any point in your visit, please talk with a Visitor Services staff member.
Please note: A portion of the Bullock Museum’s first floor galleries, including the ship La Belle, is temporarily closed and undergoing a major transformation that will open on December 10, with an exclusive Museum Member opening on December 9. (Read more.)
The underground parking garage entrance is located on 18th Street on the south side of the Museum. The cost is $10 for full-day parking (no re-entry). The parking garage is free after 5 p.m. However, garage hours and prices are subject to change on University of Texas at Austin (UT) football home game days.
Designated and accessible parking spaces are located near the elevators on each level of the garage. Elevators connect the parking garage to the Museum's ground floor entrance.
For information on where to park buses, motor coaches, RVs, and other large vehicles, call (512) 936-8746.
Restrooms are located on each floor of the Museum. A family restroom is located off the first floor lobby. All restrooms are equipped with changing tables and wheelchair-accessible stalls and sinks. Talk with a Visitor Services staff member if you have special needs or requests.
A very engaging museum that presents a great history of Texas. Helen J., Austin
Strollers are allowed in the exhibition galleries. However, use caution as you explore. Textured floor surfaces in several exhibitions provide an immersive experience, but require extra care.
The Story of Texas Café is located on the Museum's second floor and serves hot and cold meals, including kid-friendly fare.
Water fountains are located throughout the Museum near the restrooms.
Planning on bringing snacks? Please remember that no food is allowed in the exhibition galleries and that drinks should be kept out of sight in spill proof containers. On a nice day, enjoy your food and drink on the Lone Star Plaza in front of the Museum.
Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.