Summer at the Bullock 2021

May to August 2021

Enjoy a season of exploration and discovery with the Bullock Museum. Don't miss outstanding special exhibitions, three floors of Texas History Galleries, programs for all ages, and great IMAX® films! 

Want to experience the Bullock Museum like a VIP this summer? Become a member to receive free exhibition and IMAX® documentaries, discounted program tickets, and more!

Join now with code SUMMER21 for three months free!*

Your Support Matters

Your ticket purchases directly support the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

*Offer includes three-month extension on a 12-month membership. Applies to new members only. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Texas History Galleries

On view daily

Explore more than 16,000 years of history with three floors of immersive Texas History Galleries featuring ever-changing artifacts. Learn more. See what's new in the Artifact Gallery.

Museum Members enjoy unlimited, free exhibition access. Join now!

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World

On view May 19 through August 15, 2021

Go on a fascinating journey through 5,000 years of the world's favorite instrument! Bring the whole family to discover the guitar's evolution, see more than 60 rare and unique examples, and intimate portraits of influential musicians who continue to inspire. Learn more.

Museum Members enjoy unlimited, free exhibition access. Join now!

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

On view June 19 through November 28, 2021

Explore the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War in this important and engaging exhibition suitable for the entire family. Through unique stories, artifacts, early recordings, and historic footage, discover the African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system of Jim Crow laws and policies promoting racial inequality. Learn more.

Museum Members enjoy unlimited, free exhibition access. Join now!

Films in the IMAX® Theatre

Experience Laser technology and immersive audio on the biggest IMAX® screen in Texas.

Turtle Odyssey
Screening through August 31, 2021
Follow Bunji the green sea turtle from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures, and has some really wild encounters.

Into America's Wild
Screening through December 31, 2021
Explore the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems, and hidden trails of America's great outdoors, and discover the human connection we all share with the secret wonders of nature.

Museum Members enjoy free documentaries all year long. Join now!

Summer Programs

Engage with all things Texas through interactive programs for all ages and interests.

Programs may be virtual or onsite. Check each event page for details.

Blue Star Museums

The Bullock Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum for Summer 2021!

Active-duty military personnel and their families can gain free Bullock Museum exhibition admission from May 29 through September 5, 2021.

Free exhibition admission is available onsite at the ticketing counter to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, and up to five family members. Advance admission reservations are not available. Learn more.

Blue Star Museums at the Bullock Museum is sponsored by Lisa and Clay Cooley.

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World is a Touring Exhibition of the National GUITAR Museum and locally sponsored by The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow was organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for the exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.

Summer Family Film Series is co-presented with Austin Public Library.

Promotional support for Summer Family Film Series. B Movies and Bad History, and Reel Women in Film provided by Texas Film Commission.

Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth is co-presented with the Writer's League of Texas.

The Diverse Yet Divided, Jim Crow Texas High Noon Talk program series is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Humanities Texas or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.