America's Musical Journey

Laser IMAX® 3D | NR | 40 min. | Documentary

May 31, 2020 - November 28, 2022

America's Musical Journey celebrates the unique diversity of cultures and the creative risk-taking that characterize America, as told through the story of its music.

Follow Grammy-Award® nominated singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces Louis Armstrong’s footsteps through the colorful locales and cultures where America’s music was born. Visit cities such as New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Nashville, and Miami, and experience uniquely American adventures that embody the country’s trailblazing spirit. Along the way, watch a paddle-wheel boating up the Mississippi Delta, flash mob dancing in Chicago, or skydiving with Elvis impersonators above Memphis — all in scenes shot specifically for the giant screen.

America's Musical Journey introduces us to the artists, music makers, storytellers and innovators who are shaping America’s culture today and will leave you inspired to explore your own creativity.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

Film Credits

Rating: NR
Suggested age: All ages
Director: Greg MacGillivray
Stars: Aloe Blacc, Gloria Estefan, Jonathan Batiste, and more
Runtime: 40 min.
Genre: Documentary
Narrator: Morgan Freeman


For Educators

Use this download to accompany the film with activities in the classroom before or after your trip to the museum.

Educator Guide

This guide focuses on the significant historic and cultural movements in American music highlighted by the film, but educators will find that America’s Musical Journey features many other content areas such as language arts, geography, math, and fine arts. All lesson plans and activities are designed in the STEM learning style.

Educator Preview

About the IMAX® Theatre and Tickets

The Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre is the first Laser IMAX theater in Texas and features enhanced 12-channel immersive audio and luxury seating. Enjoy concessions such as specialty popcorn, assorted candies, and beverages, including sodas, bottled water, and juices.

Learn about ticket prices, refund policies, and parking (free after 5 pm). Please note that visitors under age fifteen must be accompanied by someone age sixteen or older.

Museum Members enjoy free unlimited IMAX documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, free exhibition admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and more. Learn More.