The San Antonio Museum of Art is located along our world-famous Riverwalk in the historic Lone Star Brewery complex. The museum opened in 1981 and today welcomes hundreds of thousands of visits each year. The mission of the museum is to “collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art, representing a broad range of history and world cultures, which will strengthen our shared understanding of humanity,” and the museum’s fascinating collections offer a glimpse of the wide range of human expression worldwide.
If you haven’t been to the museum yet, you’re missing one of the best cultural experiences San Antonio has to offer, and it’s always a fun thing to do in San Antonio on the weekend. And luckily, there are plenty of great ways you can save with San Antonio Museum of Art discount tickets.
When Will San Antonio Museum of Art Reopen?
Great news everybody, the San Antonio Museum of Art has announced its return! The museum will reopen to members on May 26 and 27, and to the general public on May 28. As per state guidelines, it will only operate at 25% capacity to start. Staff and visitors will be required to wear masks.
Hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. The museum will be closed on Monday.
The gift shop will remain closed, as well as all public event programming.
San Antonio Museum of Art Coupons & Discount Tickets
Admission to the museum starts at $20 for adults, but there are many ways you can save on admission. Read on to learn about the different discount ticket options available.
1. Check Groupon for great offers
Groupon offers regular deals on San Antonio Museum of Art tickets, such as over 50% off museum membership which gets you unlimited free admission for two adults and one child plus a whole host of other perks. Groupon’s offerings do change throughout the year, so check this link to see which deals they currently have available to the museum.
2. Students and faculty at many universities get in free
If you’re a student, faculty, or staff at any of the following universities, you can get free general admission with a valid school ID: Alamo Colleges, UT Health San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word (includes affiliated Brainpower Connection Schools), and Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
3. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders have special free entry days
As a member of the “Museums on Us” program, San Antonio Museum of Art free tickets are available on the first full weekend of every month to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders.
4. Employees of corporate sponsors get free entry
If you’re an employee of the Valero Energy Foundation, you can enjoy free general admission with your company ID thanks to their corporate sponsorship of the museum.
5. Ride the bus and save on entry
If you’re a VIVA Culture Bus rider, you can get San Antonio Museum of Art discount tickets — $2 off — when showing your bus ticket at the ticket window.
6. Many others get discount admission
There are SAMA discount tickets available for many other residents, including $17 for seniors 65+, $12 for students, and free admission for children 12 & under.
7. Take advantage of free days/times
In addition to all of the other discounts and freebies above, the museum has free general admission for all on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
San Antonio Museum of Art Hours
The San Antonio Museum of Art is closed on Mondays, but open the other six days of the week on the following hours:
- Tuesday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art Location & Parking
The San Antonio Museum of Art is located at 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215. You can find free museum parking across the street from the building.
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