The Bullock Texas State History Museum is hosting a huge, free party for families on Friday, Oct. 24 from 5-8 p.m. Put on your costumes and head over to the museum to discover the spooky side of Texas at the Spooktacular, a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, featuring performances, games, activities, art, and more for kids ages five and up.


This year, on the eve of the opening of their new special exhibit La Belle: The Ship That Changed History, the Bullock Museum is focusing on pirates and celebrating buccaneers and other characters from Texas. Come in costume for a special prize, and enjoy a fun-filled night at the museum with your family.

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-> Discover the world of some of nature’s most feared creatures — reptiles — with shows from Austin Reptile Shows at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

-> Learn about the science of magic and optical illusions from Mad Science, plus enjoy a thrilling performance at 6:30pm by the mad scientists themselves.

-> See the spooky side of science with interactive activities provided by Girlstart, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls in science, technology, engineering, and math.

-> Explore three floors of Museum exhibits and uncover the mysteries of Texas, from shipwreck to a trail rides. Tiny Texans can enjoy Spooky Story Time scheduled throughout the evening.

-> Plus, decorate your own treat bag to use throughout the evening, take a Halloween picture with your family in a photo booth, visit with roving magicians, and much more!

Admission is free!

Have a spooky good time!