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 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.

If you have special needs or requests at any point in your visit, please talk with a Visitor Services staff member.


The underground parking garage entrance is located on 18th Street on the south side of the Museum. The cost is $15 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.

Food and Drink

The Star Cafe is located on the Museum's second floor and offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options, 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.

Please note: Outside food and drink are not permitted in the Museum or IMAX® Theatre. IMAX® Theatre Concessions will be open for food and drink to be consumed while seated in the IMAX® Theatre.

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.