Spring Break at the Bullock


March 11 – March 15, 2024

Join us for exciting performances and immersive experiences that uncover the mystery and majesty of sharks.

Event Details

Learn all about sharks, the ocean, and prehistoric aquatic life with unique hands-on activities, March 11–15.

Each day's unique activity is included with Museum admission. Activities are designed for children five years and older and caregivers are invited to participate alongside their children. Learn more about each day's activity below.

In addition to activities, explore the Sharks special exhibition and purchase tickets for a Spirit Theater or IMAX® film. Don't miss out on the IMAX® documentary film Secrets of the Sea, which takes you face-to-face with an astonishing array of marine critters and shows the fascinating ways they interact with each other and their environment.

Monday, March 11

Shark Bo | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join Shark Bo for a fascinating and interactive shark presentation. Find out what sharks are really like, learn about the different species of sharks, their unique abilities, and how much sharks need our help. After the presentation, kids will get to touch real shark and megalodon teeth.

Tuesday, March 12

Teen Gathering: Shark Science and VR Ocean Rift | 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join us for pizza and a shark discussion with scientist Nika Saraf, then take a virtual dive into the ocean through the game Ocean Rift on a VR headset. This program is intended for ages 13 and up.

Wednesday, March 13

Mad Science: Ocean of Possibilities | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join Mad Science as their scientist demonstrates engaging experiments about the science of sound with an ocean twist. Kids will get tuned in to learning with exciting demonstrations and experiments including the surprisingly loud Whale-in-a-Can, the spontaneous Surprise Fire, and a kid-created Thunderstorm At Sea!

Thursday, March 14

Fossil Exploration | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stop by the fossil display tables to see real prehistoric fossils up close and learn about shark ancestors and other prehistoric aquatic life with the Texas Science and Natural History Museum.

Friday, March 15

Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist Concert | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join us for a totally JAW-some concert with songwriter, YouTuber, and "singing zoologist," Lucas Miller! You'll laugh, groove, and sing as you become a shark expert in this interactive, multimedia program that delights the whole family.

About our Partners

Shark Bo is on a mission to inspire young minds about the wonders of sharks and the importance of ocean preservation. Through a fun and engaging approach, he aims to create a generation of marine enthusiasts and responsible stewards of our planet.

Texas Science & Natural History Museum engages, excites, and connects curious minds of all ages to the unique and irreplaceable natural history of the State of Texas. The museum tells the story of life in the natural world in Texas from the formation of our planet, through the age of the dinosaurs, into our current environment and will showcase advanced research being done at The University that will make a positive impact on life in the future.

Based right here in Austin, Lucas Miller has delighted millions of budding biologists across the planet with songs about sharks, wetlands, plankton, and more. Be there or be fusiform (shark-shaped, that is)!

For over 30 years, Mad Science has developed science programs that are kid-tested and approved. From our humble beginnings to the present day, we have always believed that hands-on, fun STEM experiences form the foundation of a lifelong love of science, technology, engineering, and math!

About Family Programs

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

Sharks is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York. The Museum gratefully acknowledges Warner Bros. Discovery for its generous support of Sharks. A selection of footage in Sharks has been provided by Discovery's Shark Week.

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.