Evening for Educators: Cruising into Summer


June 27, 2024 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a FREE event exclusively for teachers.

Event Details

Experience the Bullock Museum — the biggest classroom in Texas — through special exhibition tours and hands-on activities. Designed for teachers of all grade levels and subjects, this free open house event connects teachers to classroom resources, teaching strategies, and local community organizations.

Cruise into summer at this special Evening for Educators all about transportation, how we move around our world, and how that impacts how we live. Experience the special exhibition Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas to discover the importance of lowriding in Tejano culture. Travel across America on a special train ride with the IMAX® documentary Train Time.

Enjoy prize drawings, refreshments, and the company of fellow teachers and receive an SBEC-approved CPE certificate.

Scheduled Events

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Refreshments in the Grand Lobby
  • 7 p.m. Film Screening: Pick up some popcorn and preview the documentary film Train Time in the IMAX® Theatre
  • 7:45 p.m. Prize Drawing: must be present to win

Featured Activities

5 to 8 p.m. Explore the exhibitions and be sure to try your hand at these activities:

The event is free of charge, and parking is complimentary in the Museum’s garage after 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact (512) 936-4604 or education@thestoryoftexas.com

About Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas

Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas showcases the importance of lowriding in Tejano culture. With its roots in the 1940s and 1950s, lowriding was born from a post-WWII car boom and the Chicano Movement. Lowriding today is an extension of that legacy. It goes beyond the cars to the people who customize, craft, and care for them. To be a lowrider is to be part of a community devoted to family, hard work, and mutual aid.

This exhibition is bilingual in English and Spanish.

About Train Time

Join the crew of a giant freight train for an eye-popping, music-infused journey across America. Giant diesels, spectacular terrain, tens of thousands of miles of track — and millions of pounds of freight that can’t wait. Explore the rugged beauty and vastness of the American landscape, revealing the brutal challenges of railroading, as well as secrets of the art and science of running the greatest trains. Weaving together present-tech and racing steam locomotives, grit, glamour, and glorious landscapes, Train Time immerses viewers in a grand tapestry of American railroading.

Your Support Matters

Help us continue to share the story of Texas through free programs with a tax-deductible donation.

Enjoy discounts, exclusive programs, and free access to exhibitions year-round by becoming a member of the Bullock Museum.

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.

Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

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.