Homeschool Day


March 29, 2024 10:00am - 5:00pm

Enjoy a FREE day full of discovery and learning for homeschool families at the Bullock Museum.

Event Details

Explore Texas art and art history at the Bullock Museum this spring and celebrate Youth Art Month by enjoying works of art created by students across the state. Join us in hands-on activities and special art-related classes that showcase different types of art and artists with Texas roots at this special Homeschool Day.

Program is free for homeschool families. Discounted school group rates for films in the IMAX® Theatre and Texas Spirit Theater are available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; film tickets may be purchased in advance online and at the Museum on Homeschool Day. Check in at the table in the Grand Lobby upon arrival. Directions and parking information can be found here.

Attend special hands-on activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Paint a colorful Polish Easter Egg and explore the fascinating springtime traditions of Polish Texans at this special paid class.
  • 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Enjoy a story about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and her animal friends.
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Learn the basics of crocheting and make your own granny square at this special paid class.
  • 2 p.m. Join us in the lobby for a raffle to win an art-themed prize from our gift shop after completing a survey about how you enjoyed your day.
  • Buy tickets to see IMAX documentaries Deep Sky, Secrets of the Sea, Fungi: The Web of Life, and Train Time and tickets to the Texas Spirit Theater films Shipwrecked and Star of Destiny.
  • Celebrate the contributions of women to the arts during Women’s History Month with a low-sensory coloring station.
  • Discover the relationship between the famous artist Frida Kahlo and the animals she liked to paint by making your own animal-themed self-portrait.
  • Create a work of art with the Mexic-Arte Museum.
  • Experience virtual art with a VR headset with Girlstart.
  • Create a pop art piece with Austin Rising School.
  • Explore the fascinating life of Elisabet Ney and create your own sculpture with the Elisabet Ney Museum.
  • Watch a 3D printing demonstration with a special guest artist.
  • Examine the visual art in our galleries with a See, Think, Wonder guide from the Blanton Museum of Art.
  • Create a community mural based on the post office murals painted across Texas during the Great Depression.
  • Visit the special exhibition Youth Art Month and explore the work of some of the best young artists in Texas.
  • Explore Museum exhibitions with educational activity guides.

Available Classes

Hands-on classes give your students an opportunity to spend more time exploring topics that relate to Texas art.

Classes are $10 per student. Accompanying adults do not need tickets. Due to demand and class capacity reservations are recommended. On the morning of Homeschool Day, online class registration will close, but tickets can be purchased at the Museum until class capacity is reached. Class information and tickets below.

Paint a Polish Easter Egg | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(recommended for all ages)

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Discover the beautiful history of pisanki and how Polish Texans maintained the tradition of painting beautiful Easter Eggs every spring. Paint your own wooden Polish Easter Egg. Participants can choose between a flat, wooden egg (recommended for beginners) or a round wooden egg (recommended for more advanced artists).

Yarn Over and Pull Through | 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

(recommended for ages 8+)

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Discover the vibrant history of textile arts in Texas. Get ready to learn the basic skills of crochet! Students will walk away with their very own skein of yarn, hook, and the skills to create the basic granny square, a great design for beginners.


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.

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