H-E-B Free First Sunday: Butterflies at the Bullock


October 2, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn about butterflies through demonstrations and art-making activities, then take part in the Butterfly Project and celebrate butterflies as representatives of hope and life.

Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities. At October's H-E-B Free First Sunday create a butterfly, listen to a story about their life cycle, and learn about their migratory behaviors.

  • Little Texans gather 'round and build a community out of Legos, channeling the spirit of the early Texas settlers.
  • Create a wildflower seed bomb to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your home.
  • Visit with our friends from The Austin Public Library and check out some of their butterfly books.
  • Discover a new form of art with Smudge Studios and create a monoprint butterfly.
  • Flit and flap on over to storytime, where there will be a butterfly book and a hands-on activity. 
  • Design different flowers to attract pollinators at the Pollination Station hosted by The University of Texas’s Hot Science – Cool Talks.

H-E-B Free First Sundays Presented by

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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