Plan Your Visit

General Information

Experience the legendary Story of Texas as revealed through ever-changing exhibits, innovative films, and unique encounters at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, which is located in the heart of downtown Austin. Shop for unique gifts at the Museum Store, enjoy lunch at the Story of Texas Café and don't forget to take a photo in front of the iconic bronze star on the Lone Star Plaza. Please contact us at (512) 846-4649 if we can help make your visit more pleasant.

General Information (512) 936-8746
Ticket Reservations (512) 936-4649

Email (for general inquires):
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Mailing Address:
Bullock Texas State History Museum
P.O. Box 12874
Austin, TX 78711

New! Parking during UT home football games is now available at the Bullock Museum for $20. Click here for details.


Monday - Saturday

9am – 5pm


noon – 5pm

The museum is open year-round, except on the following holidays:

New Year's Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Easter Sunday

Christmas Eve Day


The IMAX Theatre offers screenings during museum hours and has some evening and holiday extended hours.


Single Attraction Tickets

FREE for Members; free for ages 3 and under. Tickets are available at the Museum or online. The times below are approximate; visitors are able to move at their own pace through the Museum. Exhibit tickets allow visitors entry into regular and special exhibits and re-entry is permitted throughout the day.

Regular and Special
45 mins/floor
IMAX Theatre

45 mins
IMAX Theatre

Texas Spirit

20 mins
Adult $12 $9 $12 $5
Student $10 $8 $10 $4
(with valid id)
$10 $8 $10 $4
Youth 4-17 yrs $8 $7 $10 $4

Best Value

Museum Members not only get into the exhibits for FREE but also get discounts on theater tickets, FREE parking, and much more. Become a Member today!

Parking & Directions

The entrance to the Bullock Museum's parking garage is located on the south side of the museum on 18th Street. There is a fee of $8 to park for a full day. Re-entry and overnight parking are not permitted. Parking in the garage is free after 6pm. Please note that parking vouchers and passes of any kind are not valid on University of Texas football game days.

Parking during University of Texas home football games is $20. Click here for this season's schedule and more information.

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Austin B-Cycle

40 B-stations available 24/7 for venue hopping, exploring Austin

Building on the national bike-share phenomena, Austin B-cycle provides a network of 24 hour/day, on demand bicycle stations to the urban core. With 40 station operating in downtown Austin, B-cycle will get you from point A to B fast and easy.

For more information on how it works, how much is costs, and station locations, visit the Austin B-Cycle website.

Public Transportation

For the most current infomation on schedules and fares, please visit the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) website.

Routes stopping in the immediate vicinity:

  • 142 Metric Flyer
  • 103 Manchaca Flyer
  • 110 South Central Flyer
  • 464 MLK Jr/Capitol

Routes stopping within 2 blocks of the Bullock Museum:
















Via MetroRapid:

  • 801

Via MetroRail:

  • Redline to MLK Jr Station > 464 MLK Jr/Capitol Connector

Austin Cultural Campus

The Bullock Museum is a part of Austin's Cultural Campus; a cultural destination including the Blanton Museum of Art, Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, Landmarks, the LBJ Library and Museum, Texas Memorial Museum, and the Visual Arts Center. Learn more


Blanton Museum of Art Bullock Texas State History Museum

Harry Ransom Center

Landmarks LBJ Library and Museum Texas Memorial Museum Visual Arts Center

Información en Español


Lunes – Sabado: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Domingo: Mediodía - 6 p.m.

El Museo es cerrado Día de Año Nuevo, Domingo de Pascua, Día de Acción de Gracias, Noche Buena, Navidad. El IMAX Theatre ha estendido sus horas en algunas noches y fines de semana. Haga clic aquí para el horario de proyección de IMAX Theatre. Todas las horas de operacion, tiempos de peliculas, y precios de boleto pueden cambiar sin nota.


GRATIS para Miembros del Museo. $12 para adultos, $10 para estudiantes (con identificación); $10 para mayores/military; $8 jóvenes 4-17; gratis por niños de 3 años o más jovenes.

University of Texas Home Football Games

The Bullock Museum parking garage is $20 all day during University of Texas home football games. No re-entry or overnight parking is permitted.

There are two (2) street closures scheduled during UT home football games:

  • 17th Street closed between Trinity & San Jacinto Blvd.
  • 18th Street closed between Brazos & San Jacinto Blvd.

The street closures will not directly affect access to the Bullock Museum; however, traffic will be heavy on game days and patrons can expect delays.


August 30, 2014
Texas vs. North Texas @ 7pm

October 18, 2014
Texas vs. Iowa State @ 7pm

September 6, 2014
Texas vs. BYU @ 6:30pm

November 8, 2014
Texas vs. West Virginia @ TBA

October 4, 2014
Texas vs. Baylor @ TBA

November 27, 2014
Texas vs. TCU @ 6:30pm

Free First Sunday

The Bullock Museum provides free admission to the Exhibits on the first Sunday of each month. Regular admission prices still apply to the Texas Spirit Theater and IMAX Theatre.