When you first walk in the mural on the floor and the capitol style dome are eye catching and beautiful. The museum has a lot of great information for history buffs. I consider myself one but found the main exhibits to be kind of dry and boring. I wouldn't really recommend it for children under middle school age because it just won't hold their attention. The imax theater is really awesome and they have a great interactive theater telling the Story of Texas. I would definitely recommend both of these for all ages. I have seen the rotating exhibit twice and loved it both times. I have seen the one on space and the one on the migration of settlers in Texas. Both were excellent.