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Attraction Spotlight: The Bullock Texas State History Museum

Austin’s top spot to learn about the story behind our Lone Star State, through educational experiences, is at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. There are a variety of exhibitions and programs to give guests the full experience offered at Bullock.

Located at 1800 Congress Avenue, it is open all week from 9am-5pm with a later start time on Sundays at noon. Whether you’re young or old, this is a great way to get involved in the history of Texas. Here is a look at what you’ll experience at the Bullock Museum.

One Of The Best Museums In Austin

Located in downtown Austin, the Bullock Texas State History Museum is the museum that tells the story of Texas in three floors of interactive exhibits and special effect shows through their Texas Spirit Theater. The IMAX Theater here also helps to make this one of the best museums in Austin. You can visit the museum and theater by purchasing admission tickets.

How much are tickets?

Tickets start at $12 for adults to see the exhibitions with discounts for children, students and seniors. The IMAX Theatre offers showings from $9-$13 for adults with discounts for children, students and seniors. The Texas Spirit Theater offerings shorter films for $4-$7.

Visiting The Bullock Museum In Austin

There's parking on the 18th Street parking garage for $8 a day, offering close proximity to the Bullock museum. In Austin you can also park your bike at one of our B-Cycle’s 40 downtown stations across from the museum or take public transportation. There is an on-site café and museum gift shop.

Exhibitions & Shows

The museum is featuring exhibits with over 700 original artifacts. The first floor of The Bullock Texas State History Museum has the shipwreck artifact La Belle, one of the most significant artifacts in Texas history. The second floor features artifacts, documents, and films from 1821 to 1936 while the third floor has artifacts from Tejano roots to oil field drill bits and even Civil Rights-era documents. Check out IMAX films like Insurgent, Night at the Museum 3, Humpback Whales 3D and Shipwrecked in 4D.

Check out all the excitement to learn about Texas’ history and have some fun.

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