Frida Kahlo Representational Image

Picture Courtesy Of San Antonio Botanical Garden

Interested in museum exhibits in San Antonio? Public spaces have opened up with proper safety precautions in place. A great way to make the most of your time this month (May 2021) is to visit museums and other cultural centres in San Antonio.

There are a plethora of literary, political and social events lined up for you to attend and participate in this month! 


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Upcoming Museum Exhibits and Virtual Museum Events In May 2021 in San Antonio


San Antonio Botanical Garden: Noches de Frida

What: San Antonio Botanical Garden’s popular Summer Nights events have returned with a Frida Kahlo twist. Noches de Frida will feature tours of the Frida Kahlo Oasis exhibition, cash bar and picnic baskets, music, and beautiful bloom displays. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Where: 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209

When: Thursdays, 20 May 2021 to 26 August 2021, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

How Much: Included with Garden admission and membership


McNay Art Museum: Virtual Conversation With Artist Sandy Skoglund: Outtakes From Icons

What: Known for surreal photographs of multiplying animals, addictive snack food, and monochromatic interiors, Sandy Skoglund will join in for a virtual conversation with museum curators René Paul Barilleaux and Lauren Thompson. Skoglund’s artwork is featured in the ongoing exhibition, Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art. In this conversation, Skoglund will revisit her iconic photographs and explore the new body of artworks that have emerged from the classic images.

Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209

When: Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

How Much: Free


Jazz in Action with Raul Rene Gonzalez

Jazz in Action Raul Rene Gonzalez SAMA

Picture Courtesy Of San Antonio Museum Of Art

What: Raul Rene Gonzalez is a local San Antonio artist whose works draw inspiration from personal and trans-cultural experiences. Gonzalez regularly exhibits his artwork regionally and nationally. Taking inspiration from these three works of art, Gonzalez will be setting up a temporary studio with the task of painting a jazz-inspired work of art that will be presented formally to the public on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, through an online artist conversation.

Where: 200 West Jones Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215

When: May 15, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

How Much: Free with Museum admission


Mitchell Lake Audubon Center: Research Talk: Feral Pigeons, A Tale in Three Parts

Representational image

Picture Courtesy of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

What: Well-known to most urban residents, the rock pigeon is a physically variable bird with striking plumage differences in some areas. Listen to the tale of pigeons, first brought to North America by the Europeans and how they have since become a widespread species, populating most human-inhabited areas of the continent.

Where: 10750 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, TX 78221

When: Thursday, 13 May 2021, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.


The DoSeum: Voyage To The Deep

What: Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine, and the mythical world he inhabited. At the center of this fantasy world is the giant Nautilus where kids can climb aboard and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea submersible.

Where: 2800 Broadway San Antonio, Texas 78209

When: Saturday, 8 May 2021 


Witte Museum: Conference on Texas

What: Delve into topics such as: the Indigenous people who lived in what we now call Texas, why and how the Spanish missions were built, everyday life in early San Antonio de Bexár, the role of the French legation, the Civil War, Women Ranchers, Black Cowboys, Juneteenth, traditional healing and Curanderismo, Space Cowboys and explore the Lone Star State as a Big Wonderful Thing by Stephan Harrigan.

Where: 3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

When: Thursday 13 May 2021

How Much: POGO Pass is a smart way to save on Witte Museum and other attractions in San Antonio. See details below.

Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

The POGO pass gives you access to 35 different entertainment venues in San Antonio, Austin and Waco for just $39.98! Detailed list of San Antonio Attractions is below.

San Antonio Area Attractions:

  • One visit to the San Antonio Zoo
  • One visit to the Witte Museum
  • One visit to the Buckhorn Museum
  • One visit to Splashtown
  • One visit to Wonder World Park
  • One visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
  • One visit to Rush Fun Park
  • Two visits to Urban Air Trampoline Park
  • Six tickets to the University of Texas – San Antonio athletic events (multiple sports)
  • Two visits for a free buffet at Incredible Pizza
  • Two visits to Pump It Up
  • Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag for a round of Mini Golf


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