The San Antonio Children’s Museum

305 E. Houston St. 
San Antonio, TX 78205 
Ph: (210) 212-4453

http://www.sakids.org

The San Antonio Children’s Museum provides engaging hands-on experiences where Kids Play to Learn and Adults Learn to Play! The museum offers three floors of interactive exhibits, including the newly opened Tot Spot, PowerBall Hall, the HEB Kids’ Market, a bubble ranch, and weekly science and arts activities for children ages 0-10 years. The San Antonio Children’s Museum is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. We depend on admissions, membership dues, and contributions to provide important financial assistance that allows us to continue our mission of providing quality programming, exhibits, and events to the children of San Antonio.

To learn more about how you can support the San Antonio Children’s Museum, please contact Development Director at 210.212.4453 x 1319.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205
210.299.4499
http://www.briscoemuseum.org/

The Briscoe preserves and interprets the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs,and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located in the heart of Downtown San Antonio on the historic River Walk, occupies over one and one-quarter acres of land comprising two buildings and an expansive courtyard and sculpture garden. The main museum building, at nearly 38,000 square feet, occupies the historic and architecturally significant former San Antonio Central Library built in 1930. The newly constructed Jack Guenther Pavilion was designed by the nationally recognized and award winning architecture firm Lake/Flato. At nearly 21,000 square feet, the three-story Pavilion consists of space for both public and private events. The adjacent McNutt Courtyard and Sculpture Garden will serve as both a public space during the Museum’s operating hours, and will also [...]

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215
(210) 978-8100
http://www.samuseum.org

Until June of 1994, when the San Antonio Museum Association was dissolved, the San Antonio Museum of Art was one of two museums the Museum of Art and the Witte Museum of Science and History operating under the auspices of the San Antonio Museum Association, which was chartered in 1925.

In the early 1970s, the growth of the Association&rsquos fine art collections led the Trustees to consider securing new space for the art collection. Plans were initiated to purchase the historic Lone Star Brewery complex for conversion into the San Antonio Museum of Art. The buildings were acquired in the 1970s. Following a $7.2 million renovation, the Museum of Art was opened to the public in March of 1981. Funding for the renovation was secured through grants from the Economic Development Administration, the City of San Antonio, and a [...]

The McNay Art Museum

6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78209
210-824-5368
http://www.mcnayart.org/

This Spanish-Mediterranean mansion, located in the heart of Alamo Heights, houses impressive artworks from 19th and 20th century America and Europe, in addition to one of the largest theater arts collections in the United States. Its grounds are as lovely as its collections, boasting fountains, streams, goldfish ponds and Japanese-style gardens. Recent touring exhibitions include works by Georgia O’Keefe, a collection of pop art, and American Pictorial Photography.

Admission
Admission is free. Five dollars per adult is the suggested donation for viewing the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Parking
Free parking is available on site for cars and buses. Signs on the Museum grounds will direct you to the appropriate location. Bus groups should call 210.824.5368 in advance to make arrangements.

Accessibility & Special Services
Guests with special needs may call 210.824.5368 to make arrangements. Wheelchairs are available for public use. [...]

The Guenther House

205 E. Guenther St. San Antonio TX 78204
Phone: (210) 227-1061
www.guentherhouse.com

Located on a bend of the the San Antonio River at foot of King William is one of the oldest historic districts in Texas. Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, built this elegant home in 1860. The restored house offers a museum featuring mill memorabilia. Of interest to collectors are the Dresden China anniversary plates made in Germany until WWII. Museum and River Mill store hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Sunday. Restaurant hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. Free admission.

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston, San Antonio  TX 78209
Phone: (210) 207-3250
www.sabot.org

 

This 33-acre living museum, one can enjoy colorful seasonal floral displays, a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids, and even an authentic log cabin.

Highlights include the Old Fashioned Perennial Garden, Rose Garden, Sacred Garden, Garden for the Blind, Kuamoto En (an authentic Japanese Garden), and extensive native collections representing the hill Country, East Texas and Southwest Texas. The futuristic Lucile Halsell Conservatory features plants from around the world displayed in the Exhibit Room, Desert Pavilion, Tropical Forest Room, Palm House and Fern Grotto. The Aquatic Garden Pool is the central feature of the Conservatory Courtyard. The historic Carriage House, your entry point to the Garden, also includes the gift shop and restaurant (kitchen closed Mondays). Garden is open every day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Christmas and New Years’s Day. [...]

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

 

318 E. Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 247-4000 Fax: (210) 247-4020
www.buckhornmuseum.com

Experience a Texas Sized Adventure—just two blocks from The Alamo. Established in 1881, The Buckhorn features one-of-a-kind animal exhibits, a historic saloon, Café, Gift Shop and The Texas Ranger Museum.

Explore the newly remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for an immersive Texas Experience. Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Toepperwein Shooting Gallery and explore hundreds of rare and unique animal species from around the world.

Next stop, The Texas Ranger Museum which houses hundreds of Texas Ranger artifacts including revolvers, automatic handguns, sawed off shotguns, badges, photographs and much more. Notable Texas Rangers exhibited in the collection include Ray Martinez, Joaquin Jackson, John B. Armstrong and Frank Hamer. Step back in time in “Rangertown” which looks like San Antonio in the late 1800s.

Located just two blocks from The Alamo and one block from the [...]