Spring Break at the Bullock Museum

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In town for Spring Break? Here’s what’s going on at the Bullock Museum:

Sunday, March 15
Hubble 3D screening followed by special panel including Astronaut John Grunsfeld
8 pm followed by 30 min panel discussion FREE
Join us for a special screening of Hubble 3D! Vast, three-dimensional images come to life in the IMAX movie “Hubble 3D.” Relive this iconic telescope’s 25-year history and orbit the Earth with astronauts on their latest mission. Stay after the film for an opportunity to discuss the film with Astronaut John Grunsfeld and others as they answer your questions about the making of the film. Screening is open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Monday, March 16
Create Your Own: La Belle Artifacts
11am and 1pm
Kids and families will make and take home their own artifacts in this art workshop, that features a short talk followed by hands-on art making. Archaeologists found almost 2 million artifacts when they uncovered La Belle. Find out about some of the most interesting objects, and create your own to take home.

Tuesday, March 17
Exploration Station: Design Your Own Exhibit
11am-1pm
Museum experts use objects and artifacts to tell specific stories. Try your hand at telling your life story by creating a mini exhibit about your family. Great for families with kids ages five and up. Drop in anytime between 11am and 1pm.
AdvertisementWednesday, March 18
Exploration Station: Button Making

11am-1pm
Archaeologists uncovered scores of artifacts when they excavated the ship La Belle, including several types of 17th-century buttons. Join the Texas Historical Commission and discover how historic buttons differ from those we use on our clothing today, and make your own button to take home. Drop in anytime between 11am and 1pm.

Thursday, March 19
Science Thursday
10am-2pm
Discover the Science of the Story of Texas! On Science Thursdays, students and families can drop in and explore the Bullock Museum, see demonstrations, and participate in hands-on activities with STEM experts from Central Texas Discover Engineering. Every Science Thursday is different, may include a hair-raising experience with a Van de Graaff Generator, slime-making, music with a Theremin, ghost bubbles, bunny copters and more!

Friday, March 20
Create Your Own: Navigation Tools
11-11:45am
Kids and families will make and take home their own artifacts in this art workshop, that features a short talk followed by hands-on art making. Have you ever wondered how explorers like La Salle travelled across oceans and continents with only basic maps and tools to guide them? Learn what navigation was like before GPS units, and make a compass to take home.

Talkin’ Ship
2 – 2:30pm
Connect with the experts from anywhere you happen to be. This 15-minute programs is broadcast live via on the museum\’s website and will feature progress reports, content discussion, and a chance to explore frequently asked questions. Families can be a part of the live audience for this webcast. Send in your questions via the #labelleship hashtag on Twitter.

About Nicole Basham 793 Articles
A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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