Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Details
1800 Congress Ave (at Martin Luther King Jr Blvd)
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 936-8746
History Museum, Museum, Movie Theater
Hours
Mon–Sat: 9:00 AM–6:00 PM Sun: Noon–6:00 PM

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  • '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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The story of Texas told through interactive exhibits, special effects shows and an IMAX theater.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Very entertaining museum. Makes history fun to learn. Worth checking out.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 ParentsConnect.com
  • Avatar sells out in advance, so call & get tickets early 512-936-4649
  • Make sure to check out the Spirit of Texas Theater! Super cool special effects show.
  • 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.
  • You have got to see Tornado Alley here!
  • One of the best state history museums in the country!
  • Great exhibition on La Belle, a French ship that sank in the bay in the 17th Century. Ground floor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.....