Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Bullock Texas State History Museum


Want to learn a little bit about Texas state history?  Then head to The Bullock Texas State History Museum which is located in downtown Austin not too far from the State Capital building.    There is under ground parking in the museum or $8 for the day.    The museum is open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm and on Sundays 12-5pm.  The admission is $13 for adults and kids ages 4-17 are $9. Under 4 is free.   The Bullock Museum houses important artifacts in Texas history.   The artifacts range from pop-culture items, art, and pieces of Texas history.  It is a great place to learn.   It is large and color full and it air conditioned for the Hot Texas summer days or raining spring ones.   They have a large IMAX theater on site that shows are variety of both feature films and educational films. 

 

My kids like the western movie section and the butterfly exhibit that is a current exhibit.


So who is Bob Bullock and why does he get a museum named after him?  He was Texas's 38th Lieutenant Governor.   He was part of the State Preservation Board and drew up the plans and funding for the museum to preserve Texas history. 


There are lots of special events like this Saturday January 7th it is Star Wars Family Fan Day.   There will be lightsaber demonstrations, arts and crafts and lego Star Wars.  Star Wars characters from Austin's The 501's Legion will be walking around.   Austin Virtual Reality will have Jedi training classes in a virtual reality game.   All the events are free.   You can buy tickets to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the IMAX theater on site in 3D as well. 


Don't forget a great change to see the museum for free is on the first Sunday of every month for H-E-B Free First Sundays.  There are family programs from 12-3 p.m. on these days.    The next one is on Sunday, February 5th "Weatherfest"  Local meteorologist will be on site for this weather inspired activities.  


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