Austin is a city with a rich cultural past, preserved and brought to life at area museums. Take a day trip into the founding of Texas at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The three story museum chronicles the history of Texas through fully interactive exhibits, including a 35-foot tall I-max film “Texas: The Big Picture” . The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Noon-6pm on Sunday with extended hours in the Imax theater. In 2011, admission was 7 for adults and 4 for school age children. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, located on the University of Texas- Austin, campus houses the largest body of historical materials preserved from Mr. Johnson’s presidential career. Those interested in seeing the presidential position and governmental process come to life should definitely put this stop on their list. The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm and is free to the public. Finally, for those interested in military history, The Texas Military Forces Museum is not to be overlooked. The 45,000 square foot museum contains historical evidence and interactive displays beginning at the time of the Texas revolution and documenting through the current War on Terror. Displays include Tanks, aircraft, personal items carried by Texan soldiers and much more. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm, and offers free admission.