Calendar

Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s
Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

Jan
11
Sat
Children’s Roundup at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

FREE with RSVP

Calling all 3rd-5th graders who want to learn a little history and try their hand at old fashioned crafts and games. Mark your calendar for the second Saturday of each month for a fun interactive experience led by Museum Education staff.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

 

Jan
25
Sat
Galveston Museum Day @ Galveston Convention Center
Jan 25 all-day

o find all of the details and plan your trip, visit GalvestonMuseumDay.com or see below.

Resiliency and a heart for preservation have helped make Galveston one of the most well-known historic towns on the Gulf Coast. The strength, ingenuity and progress of Galvestonians in the aftermath of the 1900 Storm are captured within the walls of numerous museums on the Island. On Jan. 25 – 26, 2020, these museums will offer incentives for history buffs to take a glimpse into the island’s storied past.

During Museum Day, visitors can learn about Galveston’s place as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States during the late 1800s, the powerful families who helped build the city, Galveston’s significance to immigration in the region, and the importance of the industries that keep Galveston a thriving coastal city and tourism destination today.

Museum Day brings together several local museums for two days of free and discounted admission.

Pick up your passport and visit 3 or more of the participating locations and receive a free historic coloring book!

1892 Bishop’s Palace: Free admission SATURDAY ONLY – Tour one of the island’s most popular mansions built of stone and steel, designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect.

The Bryan Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Visit one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents and artwork relating to Texas and the American West.

Galveston Arts Center: Free admission – Explore the Galveston Arts Center – an independent nonprofit organization and art museum that presents pacesetting contemporary art in a historic building on The Strand.

Galveston Children’s Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Explore the Galveston Children’s Museum – a unique, hands-on environment where children explore, investigate, create, and discover.

Galveston Naval Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Experience a WWII submarine, the USS Cavalla, and the WWII destroyer escort, the USS Stewart – one of only two escorts remaining in the United States.

Galveston Railroad Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Explore locomotive history with one of the largest restored railroad collections in the United States.

The Grand 1894 Opera House: Free tours Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, Noon – 5 pm – Tour the official opera house of Texas, which is one of the few remaining theatres of its era and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Moody Gardens: Discount day pass for $30 per person – Explore the Aquarium, Rainforest and Discovery Pyramids plus 3D and 4D theaters, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, ropes course and zip line.

1895 Moody Mansion: Buy one, get one free admission – 
View opulent decor and majestic architecture on a self-paced audio tour of this 28,000-square-foot treasure from the late 1800s. Moody Mansion is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020, with special exhibits, events and programs scheduled throughout the year.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Take a leisurely, self-guided tour through the retired Ocean Star jack-up rig which now serves as a museum and educational facility. From geological exploration to drilling, to oil and gas production, you will see offshore drilling equipment, exhibits and videos on three levels of this refurbished offshore drilling rig.

Rosenberg Library: Free admission (CLOSED SUNDAYS) – 
Come and explore the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation. Sneak peek the restoration work in the historic fourth-floor gallery space. Color your favorite library scene at giant coloring page stations. Place yourself in historic Galveston images featuring bathing beauties, the 1900 Storm, and more.

Texas City Museum: $2 off admission up to four people – Discover this regional history museum featuring artifacts from the USS Westfield (including a real Civil War cannon), exhibits on the founding of Texas City and the 1947 Disaster, Children’s Discovery Room and model train layouts.

Homeschool Curriculum: Galveston is a rich environment to teach homeschool kids about Texas history firsthand. If you’d like to explore our homeschooling curriculum, which includes several of the Galveston Museum Day historical locations, visit Galveston.com/Homeschool

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Museum Day at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 25 & Sunday, Jan. 26

Museum Admission: Buy One, Get One

The Bryan Museum joins our partners for an incredible weekend to celebrate Galveston’s outstanding Museum community. Take advantage of our BUY ONE GET ONE ADMISSION price to visit our finest galleries showcasing the history of Texas and the American West. Don’t miss the chance to “Eye Spy” the art exhibit for prizes!

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Gallery Presentation: Sharing Common Ground at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Included in Museum Admission Price
Saturday, Jan. 25 | 1:00 pm

Learn more about the friendships, disputes, and information sharing that were daily occurrences during the 1800s. Dennis Jones will display the household items and black powder weapons of the time period and describe Texian and Native American trade practices.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Jan
26
Sun
Museum Day at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 25 & Sunday, Jan. 26

Museum Admission: Buy One, Get One

The Bryan Museum joins our partners for an incredible weekend to celebrate Galveston’s outstanding Museum community. Take advantage of our BUY ONE GET ONE ADMISSION price to visit our finest galleries showcasing the history of Texas and the American West. Don’t miss the chance to “Eye Spy” the art exhibit for prizes!

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

The All-Bryan Celebration at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Bryan Museum on Galveston Island tells the story of the settlement of the west and Texas better than any other Museum in America! It also honors the name Bryan and all those with that name who contributed to the United States. Please join us on Sunday, January 26 for this celebration. All you need to attend is the last name Bryan in your lineage.

Your $95 ticket includes a scavenger hunt and Museum tour, a presentation from J.P. Bryan about the Bryan legacy in the United States, dinner in our Belgian-designed iron and glass Conservatory on Sunday with complimentary wine and craft beer, and an authentic Texas BBQ lunch on Monday.

Register today and don’t forget to share with other Bryans!

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Jan
27
Mon
The All-Bryan Celebration at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Bryan Museum on Galveston Island tells the story of the settlement of the west and Texas better than any other Museum in America! It also honors the name Bryan and all those with that name who contributed to the United States. Please join us on Sunday, January 26 for this celebration. All you need to attend is the last name Bryan in your lineage.

Your $95 ticket includes a scavenger hunt and Museum tour, a presentation from J.P. Bryan about the Bryan legacy in the United States, dinner in our Belgian-designed iron and glass Conservatory on Sunday with complimentary wine and craft beer, and an authentic Texas BBQ lunch on Monday.

Register today and don’t forget to share with other Bryans!

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Feb
1
Sat
Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours @ Bishop's Palace
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J.

Basement to Attic Tour – Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico.

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

‘Destination Moon’ at Bryan Moon @ Bryan Museum
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MUSEUM MEMBERS & VIP OPENING

Saturday, Feb. 1 | 5:30 P.M.

For thousands of years, humankind has been captivated by the moon. Moon goddesses featured prominently in Ancient Rome and Greece, and in 1957, Sputnik catapulted the global space race forward. Pop-culture has long been influenced by lunar legends, from Victorian fiction to the cartoon Jetsons and Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic vision of the future.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Feb
14
Fri
Victorian Sweetheart Tour at Bishop’s Palace @ Bishop's Palace
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Galveston Historical Foundation’s 1892 Bishop’s Palace will open its doors for a special Victorian Sweetheart Tour. The tour will feature champagne and chocolate and will include a discussion on the history of Victorian courting.

This special tour will be held on Friday, February 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and available at the link below. The tour will be held at Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway and lasts approximately one hour.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Feb
15
Sat
Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours @ Bishop's Palace
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J.

Basement to Attic Tour – Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico.

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Feb
17
Mon
Making a Way – Quilting in the African American Tradition @ Rosenberg Library
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Did you know slaves escaped using maps stitched into quilts? Kids will leave with a paper quilt block from the Underground Railroad Quilt. Find out more with Sharon Gillins. Parents/grandparents are welcome!

 

Click here for more upcoming events at Rosenberg Library – http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp

Feb
23
Sun
Pioneering Classics @ Bryan Museum
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

$40 pre-sale, $50 at the door

Join Maestro Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet in the Museum’s 1880s Belgian-designed iron and glass Conservatory for a groundbreaking concert. The string quartet will play selections which evoke the Museum’s world-class collection. Much like Texas and her wide open spaces, Saeverud selected “Pioneering Classics“ as the title of our inaugural concert since, “It gives lots of room, flexibility for both pioneering imagery – and classical music in a broader sense.”

Musicians include Saeverud and Christina LeBlanc on violin, Tom Strauch on viola, and Naldo Posella on the cello. Music will be drawn from crucial periods of Texas history with a few vintage Hollywood themes. Each piece will be accompanied by a brief description of its Texas connection by the Maestro himself!

Feb
29
Sat
Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours @ Bishop's Palace
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J.

Basement to Attic Tour – Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico.

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Mar
14
Sat
Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours @ Bishop's Palace
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J.

Basement to Attic Tour – Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico.

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Mar
15
Sun
Galveston Museum Day @ Galveston Convention Center
Mar 15 all-day

o find all of the details and plan your trip, visit GalvestonMuseumDay.com or see below.

Resiliency and a heart for preservation have helped make Galveston one of the most well-known historic towns on the Gulf Coast. The strength, ingenuity and progress of Galvestonians in the aftermath of the 1900 Storm are captured within the walls of numerous museums on the Island. On Jan. 25 – 26, 2020, these museums will offer incentives for history buffs to take a glimpse into the island’s storied past.

During Museum Day, visitors can learn about Galveston’s place as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States during the late 1800s, the powerful families who helped build the city, Galveston’s significance to immigration in the region, and the importance of the industries that keep Galveston a thriving coastal city and tourism destination today.

Museum Day brings together several local museums for two days of free and discounted admission.

Pick up your passport and visit 3 or more of the participating locations and receive a free historic coloring book!

1892 Bishop’s Palace: Free admission SATURDAY ONLY – Tour one of the island’s most popular mansions built of stone and steel, designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect.

The Bryan Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Visit one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents and artwork relating to Texas and the American West.

Galveston Arts Center: Free admission – Explore the Galveston Arts Center – an independent nonprofit organization and art museum that presents pacesetting contemporary art in a historic building on The Strand.

Galveston Children’s Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Explore the Galveston Children’s Museum – a unique, hands-on environment where children explore, investigate, create, and discover.

Galveston Naval Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Experience a WWII submarine, the USS Cavalla, and the WWII destroyer escort, the USS Stewart – one of only two escorts remaining in the United States.

Galveston Railroad Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Explore locomotive history with one of the largest restored railroad collections in the United States.

The Grand 1894 Opera House: Free tours Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, Noon – 5 pm – Tour the official opera house of Texas, which is one of the few remaining theatres of its era and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Moody Gardens: Discount day pass for $30 per person – Explore the Aquarium, Rainforest and Discovery Pyramids plus 3D and 4D theaters, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, ropes course and zip line.

1895 Moody Mansion: Buy one, get one free admission – 
View opulent decor and majestic architecture on a self-paced audio tour of this 28,000-square-foot treasure from the late 1800s. Moody Mansion is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020, with special exhibits, events and programs scheduled throughout the year.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Take a leisurely, self-guided tour through the retired Ocean Star jack-up rig which now serves as a museum and educational facility. From geological exploration to drilling, to oil and gas production, you will see offshore drilling equipment, exhibits and videos on three levels of this refurbished offshore drilling rig.

Rosenberg Library: Free admission (CLOSED SUNDAYS) – 
Come and explore the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation. Sneak peek the restoration work in the historic fourth-floor gallery space. Color your favorite library scene at giant coloring page stations. Place yourself in historic Galveston images featuring bathing beauties, the 1900 Storm, and more.

Texas City Museum: $2 off admission up to four people – Discover this regional history museum featuring artifacts from the USS Westfield (including a real Civil War cannon), exhibits on the founding of Texas City and the 1947 Disaster, Children’s Discovery Room and model train layouts.

Homeschool Curriculum: Galveston is a rich environment to teach homeschool kids about Texas history firsthand. If you’d like to explore our homeschooling curriculum, which includes several of the Galveston Museum Day historical locations, visit Galveston.com/Homeschool

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Mar
28
Sat
Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours @ Bishop's Palace
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J.

Basement to Attic Tour – Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico.

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Apr
11
Sat
Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours @ Bishop's Palace
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J.

Basement to Attic Tour – Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico.

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Apr
25
Sat
Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours @ Bishop's Palace
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J.

Basement to Attic Tour – Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico.

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

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