July 11, 2024 10:30am - 1:30pm

Discover how science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts have powered Texas history.

Event Details

Experience how Texans applied their math skills to comply with food rationing in World War II. Uncover the biological properties of chili peppers that make them a vital part of Texas cooking. Find out what exactly science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics have to do with Texas history!

On select Thursdays at STEAM Lab, students can drop in and explore the Bullock Museum, see demonstrations, and participate in hands-on activities with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) experts from Central Texas Discover Engineering and Museum Educators. STEAM Labs are FREE for all groups who have pre-registered for a Bullock Museum field trip, or are free with exhibit admission. Every STEAM Lab is different, and may include some of the following activities:

  • Electricity with a Van de Graaff Generator
  • Build a Lunar Landing Module
  • The Science of Chili Peppers
  • Make a Helicopter
  • Play a Civil War Probability Game
  • Evolution and Bird Beaks
  • Using a WWII Rationing Budget
  • Clean an Oil Spill
  • Create a Dust Storm
  • The Science of Pigment
  • Build and Race a Boat
  • Create a Pickle Light

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.

School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.

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.