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Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum

History Museum, Museum, and Movie Theater
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • Social N.
    "FANTASTIC Texas history museum with an incredible IMAX theatre"(4 Tips)
    "Tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors"(5 Tips)
    Jeremiah W.
    "The Star of Destiny is a must see in the Texa Spirit Theater."(4 Tips)
    "The Texas Spirit Theater is a unique special effects experience."(4 Tips)
64 Tips and reviews
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  • texas history
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  • free admission
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  • Jackie M.
    Jackie Mann1 week ago
    Nice museum of Texas history with a great temporary exhibit on slavery upstairs. Don't miss it!
  • Marcia H.
    Marcia HusbyFebruary 25
    I had an inserting afternoon
  • Andres E.
    Andres ElizondoJanuary 28
    Great museum! Check out the Texas History portion of the museum, as they have awesome exhibits.
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PageAugust 22, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The Museum's photo rules changed and now you can snap away without flash!
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JamesJuly 19, 2016
    If you're a student make sure to go! Otherwise, look for a discount day bc it's a bit overpriced. While you're here, walk across MLK to see the Blanton on campus!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 19, 2016
    Lots of interesting history about Texas and how it came to be. Cheaper deal for students so bring your student ID.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMarch 4, 2016
    Great free museum that shares the history of Texas!
  • Marion D.
    Marion DNovember 16, 2015
    Great exhibition on La Belle, a French ship that sank in the bay in the 17th Century. Ground floor.
    Upvoted Mar 16
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeekerSeptember 17, 2015
    Come here to learn about Texas history.
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalJune 21, 2015
    Great place to explore the start of our great state... They are re constructing a ship that is going to be the main attraction on the first's so cool!!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallJune 4, 2015
    Learn all about Texas in 3 floors, watch an IMAX movie on the largest screen in Texas, catch the Star of Destiny show and so much more!
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda McNeilMay 20, 2015
    On the 2nd floor, go to your left rather than straight ahead to enter the timeline at the beginning.
  • Vonia
    VoniaMay 11, 2015
    The special exhibits are typically the best.... La Belle
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenMarch 24, 2015
    Check out the touchscreens on the second floor to go through different Texas historical periods.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANFebruary 19, 2015
    Woman Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) took to the skies in WWII. At the "Fly Girls" exhibit, a former WASP recounts landing a plane after the control "stick" fell off. Watch this video for more info. Read more
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANFebruary 19, 2015
    Robert de La Salle shipwrecked the La Belle when he explored the Gulf of Mexico in the 1680s. Over 300 years later, the La Belle has been discovered and restored. Watch this video for more info. Read more
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PageFebruary 5, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Parking free after 5 pm for IMAX shows.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HanlonJanuary 24, 2015
    Beware the parking garage. The entrance/exit is super narrow and if you're not careful you'll scrape the wall.
  • Betty S.
    Betty Saenz REALTOROctober 19, 2014
    Seeing "texas weather" at Bob Bullock
  • Marie B.
    Marie BrockSeptember 17, 2014
    Fabulous museum! A lot of history here. I enjoyed the videos.
  • Neil M.
    Neil McHenryAugust 24, 2014
    IMAX 3D theater was great, and I loved the space and aeronautical exhibits.
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy KalthoffJuly 6, 2014
    great 1968 exhibit. I learnt so much here about vietnam and that era.
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy KalthoffJuly 6, 2014
    I learn so much every time I come, They have great rotating exhibits. The staff and volunteers are incredibly helpful as well.
  • Charlene M.
    Charlene McGowanApril 27, 2014
    Great museum. I'm a 65 year old born and raised in Texas and I still found it fascinating!
  • Doug M.
    Doug MurphyMarch 31, 2014
    Drove all the way to Austin for this. Nice collection of artifacts. Very friendly docents. Nice restaurant with plenty of healthy food choices on 2nd floor. Imax theatre is re-opened.
  • Emily E.
    Emily EganSeptember 6, 2013
    The rug on the second floor is in the design of the state. Nice detail.
  • Sara J.
    Sara JSeptember 1, 2013
    Very entertaining museum. Makes history fun to learn. Worth checking out.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 11, 2013
    One of the new museum designs that incorporates a lot more interaction with the exhibits than and older museum would have. It houses an IMAX theater and a theater which shows the story of Texas.
  • JC T.
    JC TownzenJuly 15, 2013
    Its a good Museum to see, but ur not allowed to take pix which is a bummer because if ur visiting all u have to go on is a mental picture of it.....
  • Darren M.
    Darren MarksMay 28, 2013
    #4sqHat #KeepinAustinWeird
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    One of our favorites in the IMAX experience is Texas: The Big Picture. You know what they say-everything's bigger in Texas especially when you put it on an IMAX screen!
  • Lianne
    LianneApril 21, 2013
    This place is great. Some of the statues are a little creepy. There's IMAX movies here too. Check it out if you get a chance.
  • Charley C.
    Charley CarlinMarch 2, 2013
    these guys know Texas and show it up proud
  • Clay C.
    Clay ChastainDecember 6, 2012
    As a true patriot of Texas, I strongly recommend a trip here. Ye haw.
  • Katherine
    KatherineAugust 15, 2012
    You can't take photos in the exhibits, although there are giant dioramas and backgrounds that sorely tempt amateur portrait photographers! My son had a blast and we spent almost five hours here.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 26, 2012
    FANTASTIC Texas history museum with an incredible IMAX theatre, located conveniently walking distance to the UT campus. A little pricey, but a great date-night or Austin staple you HAVE to experience!
  • Jess E.
    Jess EscobarMay 31, 2012
    During end of year there are tons of groups of kids for field trips. Avoid that time of year.
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 14, 2012
    'The Story of Texas' museum offers exhibits, theaters, films and interactive computer displays. The museum, which opened in 2001, also has Austin's only IMAX theater.
  • Austin American-Statesman
    You're not in Texas till you've been to the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Here's where you'll learn about every facet of Texas: cattle, oil, space and, of course, the big battles.
  • Y B.
    Y BJanuary 27, 2012
    Make sure to check out the Spirit of Texas Theater! Super cool special effects show.
  • The Austin Grand Prix
    The Austin Grand PrixDecember 30, 2011
    Go early, buy your IMAX or 3D movie tickets, and then learn about The Story of Texas in this world-class museum while you pass the time. For all ages.
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinNovember 4, 2011
    The story of Texas told through interactive exhibits, special effects shows and an IMAX theater.
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenSeptember 18, 2011
    Check out the history!
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJuly 28, 2011
    Catch a film at the IMAX theater and expect little surprises, such as your seat moving with the action. It's sandwiched between two other great landmarks: The Texas State Capitol and UT. Read more
  • Chon M.
    Chon MoronJune 10, 2011
    Super 8 AMAZING in IMAX!
  • Byron S.
    Byron SmithMay 17, 2011
    We have done several weddings here and it is really kool and multi-faceted entertainment venue! Read more
  • John S.
    John SibleyMarch 18, 2011
    You have got to see Tornado Alley here!
  • Rodrigo C.
    Rodrigo CostaFebruary 3, 2011
    I saw Tron, the place was awsome and very clean.
  • NASA
    NASAJanuary 11, 2011
    The Texas Spirit Theater is a unique special effects experience. The "Star of Destiny" show will take you on a journey through TX history, including NASA Mission Control's view of a Saturn V launch. Read more
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BredeDecember 17, 2010
    The staff here can be really rude.
  • David B.
    David ByersDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    stop by & say hi to Nick, the friendly, informative, mischievious gentleman at the info booth in the lobby. He will probably be wearing a cowboy hat. :)
  • Patricio
    PatricioNovember 7, 2010
    No pics allowed :(
  • Trey P.
    Trey PorterAugust 11, 2010
    One of the best state history museums in the country!
    HISTORYAugust 4, 2010
    This museum was opened in 2001 and was designed by E. Verner Johnson, the designer of many famous museums in the U.S. $80 Million in bond revenues was donated for the construction of this museum.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    The museum offers free admission to the exhibits (2pm-6pm) and family story time (2pm-4pm) on the first Saturday afternoon of each month. Powered by
  • Andre B.
    Andre BertheolaJuly 1, 2010
    Best place to see movies! Read more
    HISTORYApril 7, 2010
    Tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits, the special effects show, The Star of Destiny, in the Texas Spirit Theater, and Austin's only IMAX Theatre.
  • Jeremiah W.
    Jeremiah WarrenMarch 16, 2010
    The Star of Destiny is a must see in the Texa Spirit Theater. Very cool FX theater.
  • JUAN C.
    JUAN CHENMarch 15, 2010
    Free first Saturday of the month. Read more
  • Gary H.
    Gary HardeeFebruary 14, 2010
    Hannibal Lokumbe is a great artist
  • Dave E.
    Dave EvansFebruary 13, 2010
    Plan on a long lunch if you choose to eat here. Three families ahead of 40 minutes to get served. Otherwise very nice.
  • A.D.
    A.D.January 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Avatar sells out in advance, so call & get tickets early 512-936-4649
  • Vicente P.
    Vicente PérezFebruary 5, 2016
    Una excelente manera de impregnarse de la historia de Texas.
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