Evening for Educators: America's Musical Journey


July 29, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a FREE event exclusively for teachers and spend a night at the movies! We'll be screening the 3D IMAX film America's Musical Journey which celebrates the unique diversity of cultures and the creative risk-taking that characterize America, as told through the story of its music. 

Event Details

Experience the Bullock Museum – the biggest classroom in Texas – through special exhibit tours and hands-on activities. Designed for teachers of all grade levels and subjects, this free event will connect teachers to classroom resources, teaching strategies, and local community organizations. Enjoy prize drawings, refreshments, the company of fellow teachers, and receive an SBEC-approved certificate of participation.

Come anytime from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, but you won’t want to miss these scheduled events:

5:15 pm-6:00 pm 

  • Screening of America's Musical Journey IMAX film

6:00 pm-7:45 pm

  • Refreshments in the Grand Lobby
  • Try out hands-on activities and connect with local organizations about bringing music, culture, and geography to life with your students.
    • Experiment with the science of music and sound with Central Texas Discover Engineering and try out some of the Bullock Museum's Science Thursday activities.
    • Music Around the World: Take a tour of different music cultures from around the world! Enjoy learning about and making sounds on instruments representative of select geographic regions and cultural traditions, while also learning how nonprofit Artly World uses arts and music programming to celebrate and educate children and families about different cultural heritages and traditions.
    • Bring music into your classroom with GroundWork Music Project, and try your hand at playing the ukulele.
  • Explore the museum's exhibits

7:45 pm 

  • Prize Drawing
  • Take time to have a second look, or explore a different area of the Museum exhibits until 8:00 pm.
America's Musical Journey

Follow Grammy-Award® nominated singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces Louis Armstrong’s footsteps through the colorful locales and cultures where America’s music was born. Visit cities such as New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Nashville, and Miami, and experience uniquely American adventures that embody the country’s trailblazing spirit. Along the way, watch a paddle-wheel boating up the Mississippi Delta, flash mob dancing in Chicago, or skydiving with Elvis impersonators above Memphis — all in scenes shot specifically for the giant screen.

America's Musical Journey introduces us to the artists, music makers, storytellers and innovators who are shaping America’s culture today and will leave you inspired to explore your own creativity.

Educator's Guide

Use this download to accompany the film with activities in the classroom before or after your trip to the museum.

Educator Guide

This guide focuses on the significant historic and cultural movements in American music highlighted by the film, but educators will find that America’s Musical Journey features many other content areas such as language arts, geography, math, and fine arts. All lesson plans and activities are designed in the STEM learning style.

The event is free of charge, and parking is complimentary in the Museum’s garage. Please note there is construction on the roads around the building. Follow the signs to the parking garage entrance on 18th Street and Colorado.

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

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