San Antonio Museums – List of 10 Best Attractions including Art, Science, Interactive, Children’s Museums & more!

Dinosaur Exhibit at Witte Museum in San Antonio

San Antonio Museums | Image Credit: Witte Museum Facebook Page

There are plenty of museums in San Antonio, and they are among the favorite places to visit for both locals and tourists! Everyone can enjoy museums in the Alamo City since there are plenty of different kinds available — art museums, educational museums, and children’s museums! So, whether you enjoy contemporary or traditional art, want a glimpse of the city’s history, or simply want to experience something interactive and unique, San Antonio, TX museums have it all!

With so many great museums to choose from in the Alamo City, it is often difficult to decide which museums to go visit. Our comprehensive guide can help you narrow down your choices. We have included details about the museum exhibits, museum hours, tickets, discounts, and more!

Check out this list of the 10 Best Museums in San Antonio!


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Image 1: Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the San Antonio, Austin and Waco area.

Perfect for families, the Pogo Pass gives both adult and child pass-holders 50+ visits to some of the best things to do that San Antonio, Austin and Waco have to offer. The Pogo Pass nearly pays for itself with a visit to one or two venues alone!!!

Pass Features the following Attractions in San Antonio

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

Check out the POGO pass and SAVE Big on San Antonio Museums and other Attractions! 


San Antonio Museums – Local, Global, Traditional & Contemporary Art

The McNay

San Antonio Museums - The Mcnay

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The McNay offers a unique art museum experience filled with moments of surprise, inspiration, and beauty throughout its 25-acre property, from painting and sculpture to works of art and more.

Timings: Wednesday & Friday: 10 am – 6 pm | Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm | Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm | Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Located At: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209
How Much: Adult: $20 | Seniors: $15 | Students: $15 | Teens: $10 | Military & Children below 12: Free

 

San Antonio Museum of Art

In a cluster of buildings that previously housed the Lone Star Brewery, the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) takes you throughout the world and through five thousand years of art. SAMA is one of the best art museums in San Antonio TX that is known for having the largest collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art in the southern United States.

Timings: Tuesday & Thursday:  10 am – 7 pm | Wednesday – Thursday, Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm | Monday: Closed
Located At: 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215
How Much: Adult: $20 | Seniors: $17 | Military and Students: $12 | Youth: $10 | Children below 12: Free

 

Artpace San Antonio

artpace san antonio museum

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Artpace San Antonio is a non-profit residency program that fosters the creation of new art by Texas, national, and international artists. It engages local communities with global art practices and experiences as a catalyst for artistic expression.

Timings: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm | Saturday – Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Located At: 445 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205
How Much: Free


Science & Educational Museums in San Antonio

The Witte Museum

Witte Museum in San Antonio

Image Credit: Witte Museum Facebook Page

The Witte Museum brings together nature, science, and culture. Dinosaur exhibitions, People of the Pecos and Texas Wild, and other exhibits that bring history, narrative, and interactive, family-friendly entertainment. The museum’s backdrop, which is gorgeous and appropriate for both small and large events, is the banks of the San Antonio River. The museum is a San Antonio Arts and Culture institution with a 300-year history that adds to the city’s rich cultural past. Plus! It’s FREE TUESDAYS from 3 pm – 6 pm so grab the chance to visit it during those times when you can. 

Check out our Detailed Guide to the Witte Museum! 

Timings: Monday, Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm | Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Located At: 3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
How Much: Adult: $14 | Military & Seniors: $13 | Children(4-11): $10 | Children – 3 and below: Free. Witte Museum is one of the attractions covered by the POGO Pass

 

San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology

Exploring the past, present, and future of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to inspire innovative minds. SAMSAT aspires to be a world-class science center, an innovation incubator, and the home of a significant collection of never-before-seen technical works, as well as a fascinating nexus for today’s dreamers in San Antonio and beyond. the SAMSAT is also one of the must-see free museums San Antonio has for its community.

Timings: Saturday only: 10 am – 5 pm
Located At: 102 Mabry Drive San Antonio, TX 78226
How Much: Free


History Museums in San Antonio

San Antonio Fire Museum

San Antonio Fire Museum

Image Credit: San Antonio Fire Museum Website

Visitors to the San Antonio Fire Museum will view ancient fire vehicles and firefighting equipment, as well as items from the mid-nineteenth century and carefully archived documents and photos. Kids can climb on a 1953 International fire truck made by the Simms Fire Equipment Company and dress up in authentic replicas of firefighters’ turnout gear!

Timings: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm | Monday: Closed
Located At: 801 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
How Much: Adult: $5 | Seniors: $3 | Children(3-12): $2 | Military & Children 3 and under: Free

 

The Institute of Texan Cultures

The Texas State Exhibits Pavilion, which was built for the 1968 HemisFair event, became the Institute of Texan Cultures today. The University of Texas at San Antonio owns and operates the museum. It contributes to the university’s community engagement programs by creating high-quality, easily accessible resources on cultural heritage for educators and lifelong learners. The Institute of Texan Civilizations is, at its heart, a lesson in variety, demonstrating the distinctiveness and beauty of the numerous cultures that have migrated to Texas.

Timings: Thursday – Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm | Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Located At: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
How Much: Admission is by donation. The suggested donation is $12


San Antonio Museums – Interactive & Immersive

Hopscotch

San Antonio Museums - Hopscotch

Image Credit: Hopscotch Facebook Page

Hopscotch is an immersive and experiential company that brings artists together in collaborative situations to create one-of-a-kind, memorable shared experiences. Hopscotch San Antonio is a 20,000-square-foot permanent gallery with 14 immersive and interactive installations by more than 40 local, national, and international artists. The museum’s goal is to inspire a sense of delight and wonder in each curated space, allowing the visitors to engage in playful exploration beyond their daily lives.

Timings: Monday – Wednesday: Closed | Thursday: 3 pm – 9 pm | Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm | Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm *There are 18+ only timeslots so make sure to check ahead here.
Located At: 711 Navarro, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
How Much: Adult: $24 | Students, Military, & Seniors: $20 | Children(4-13): $15 | Children 3 and under: Free

 

The Wonder Chamber

Wonder Chamber

Image Credit: Wonder Chamber Facebook Page

Wonder Chamber is a place where you may be creative, take amazing images, and interact with immersive art! Your ticket entitles you to one hour of access to each of our 12 themed venues. Walk into the spaces and into each room to discover a new world! Take as many pictures of yourself as you want in each room and share them on social media! Wonder Chamber can also be used for professional photo shoots, music video shoots, and private gatherings.

Timings: Monday: Closed | Tuesday – Thursday: 12 pm – 9 pm | Friday: 12 pm – 10 pm | Saturday -Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm
Located At: 8800 Broadway, Suite #116, San Antonio, Texas 78217
How Much: Adult: $24 | Students: $20 | Children(3-10): $15 | Children 2 and under: Free

 

The DoSeum

The DoSeum

Image Credit: The DoSeum Facebook Page

One of the favorite kid museums in San Antonio is The DoSeum. Here, visitors may experience the next generation of interactive education. The DoSeum’s features are both kid and environmentally friendly, as they were designed and built with a careful, sustainable approach. The museum provides a safe environment for kids to be inspired and tap into their creativity and curiosity in order to learn and play with purpose. The majority of The DoSeum’s displays are focused on science, technology, and mathematics (STEM), with literacy and creative arts elements woven in.

Timings: Monday: 10 am – 5 pm | Tuesday: Closed | Wednesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm | Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm | Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Located At: 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209
How Much: $14

 

What are your favorite Museums in San Antonio? Comment below and let us know! 


 

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