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What I Love About Austin ~ Museums

Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 12:12pm Engel & Völkers Austin

Bullock Texas State History Museum

What I Love About Austin ~ Museums

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is one of the best museums in Austin.  It encapsulates everything Texas.  So if you are new to Texas, or have always lived here, you will be sure to find out something you didn't know about Texas.  The museum contains the original "Goddess of Liberty", statue that was at the top of the State Capitol's dome for many decades.  It also has greater than 500 artifacts from Texas' storied history.  The museum contains two theaters, the largest IMAX screen in Texas and the 4-D Texas Spirit Theater.  There is also a cafe and a large museum store that features many Texas themed items.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for students, and seniors, and $9 for children ages 4 to 17.  You can find more information on the museum at their website: 

The Bullock Texas State History Museum

Other museums that you may find interesting and their websites:

LBJ Presidential Library

    LBJ was the 36th president of the United States.  His Presidential Library is full of memorabilia from the time he was in office.

    Open 7 days a week from 9 to 5.

Thinkery

    An evolution of the Austin Children's Museum

    Closed Monday, Tuesday ~ Friday 10am ~ 5pm : Saturday and Sunday 10am ~ 6pm: Wednesday open until 8pm

The Blanton Museum of Art

    The primary art collection for the city of Austin

    Tuesday ~ Friday 10am ~ 5pm: Saturday 11am ~ 5pm: Sunday 1pm ~ 5 pm: Closed Monday

Harry Ransom Center

    A rich and deverse art collection

    10am ~ 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am ~ 7pm Thursday: Noon ~ 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Texas Military Forces Museum

    Forty-five thousand square feet of Texas military forces museum, exploring the history of the Lone Star State's militia and volunteer forces from 1823 to 1903       then from 1903 to present, the history of the Texas Army and Air National Guard.

    Tuesday to Sunday 10am ~ 4pm: Closed Monday

Elisabet Ney Museum

    The museum was established by Elisabet's friends in her former studio.

    Elisabet was was known world wide for sculpting statues and busts of famous people.

    Wednesday ~ Sunday 12pm ~ 5pm: Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Contemporary Austin

    Texas primary community art museum, consisting of two primary locations plus an art school

    Tuesday ~ Saturday 11am ~ 7pm: Sunday 12pm ~ 5pm

Mexic-Arte Museum

     The official Mexican and Mexican American fine arts museum of Texas

    Monday ~ Thursday 10am ~ 6pm: Friday & Saturday 10am ~ 5pm: Sunday Noon ~ 5pm

 

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