Science Thursday


January 16, 2020 10:00am - 1:30pm

Discover the science of the Story of Texas!

Program Details

On Science Thursdays, students can drop in and explore the Bullock Museum, see demonstrations, and participate in hands-on activities with STEM experts from Central Texas Discover Engineering. Science Thursdays are FREE for all groups who have pre-registered for a Bullock Museum field trip. Every Science Thursday is different, but all activities connect to content in the exhibits and films at the Museum, and may include some of the following:

Hair-Raising Experience with a Van de Graaff Generator
See how electricity can make your hair stand on end!

Boat Race
Design a boat that will float using limited materials and race it using only your breath.

Don't Sink the Cargo!
Can you distribute your cargo without sinking your vessel?

Float your Boat
Hypothesize about what will sink and what will float.

Physics of Roping
Can you use physics to throw your lasso effectivley?


Want more information on field trips and reservations? Visit our field trip page or talk with a Bullock Reservationist at (512) 463-6712 or email

2019-2020 dates: October 17, November 21, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 12, April 16, May 14.

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.