Bob Bullock Birthday Bash 2024


July 14, 2024 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for a birthday party to celebrate the Museum’s namesake, Bob Bullock, with crafts, games, and FREE exhibit admission.

Event Details

Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase and tell the history of artifacts from around the state. Enjoy a live music performance, crafts, games, and activities as we pay homage to the influential Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Bob Bullock, who championed the Museum as a gift to all Texans and visitors to our state. Activities are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


  • 10:30 a.m. Dance and sing along as Mr. Will performs a kid-friendly concert with a Texas twist
  • 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Sit down with Austin Public Library for a storytime of Bob Bullock’s favorite children’s book, The Little Red Hen. Student interpreters from ACC will provide ASL interpreting services for the storytimes.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Get a balloon twisted in the shape of a favorite object or character
  • Make and decorate a party hat to wear during the celebration
  • Visit The Star Cafe for a free cup of vanilla ice cream, Bob's favorite treat (while supplies last)

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About Bob Bullock

Born in Hillsboro, Texas, Robert “Bob” Douglas Bullock, Sr. (1929–1999) was the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Texas. In a political career that spanned nearly 40 years, Bullock is credited as being the principal architect of modern Texas government. He began his career in public service as a member of the Texas House of Representatives and went on to serve as Secretary of State of Texas, State Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Lieutenant Governor.

Bullock championed voting rights for 18-year-olds, campaign finance and election law reform, environmental issues, health and juvenile justice, and the state’s educational funding system. As State Comptroller of Public Accounts, he became the first elected official to adopt an equal opportunity program that ushered in an era of ethnic diversity, hiring and promoting record numbers of women and minorities.

Bullock served two terms as Texas’s 38th Lieutenant Governor from 1991–1999 before retiring from public office. Due largely to his insistence that government work for the best of Texas, Bullock is remembered for his bipartisanship and ability to bring about consensus on issues that long divided legislators. It was while serving as Lieutenant Governor that he began discussing the idea of a state history museum. He often expressed his love of Texas and was a serious student of Texas history. Opened in 2001, the Bullock Museum honors his vision and shares the stories of Texas with visitors from around the world, including thousands of Texas school children each year.

About Family Programs

Family programs provide educational and engaging activities for young Texans and their caregivers. Programs are designed to bring families together, spark conversations and provide opportunities for growth and development.

Bob Bullock Birthday Bash is made possible by the generosity of Carolene English.

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.