things to do this week in San Antonio

Are you thinking about back to school? It’s time! But there’s still plenty to do with your family so check out this awesome list of free and cheap activities for the entire family.

Read on for a list of free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week:



Here are some great cheap things to do in San Antonio this week any day you’d like:

San Antonio Zoo
With over 3,000 animals from across the globe, the San Antonio Zoo is fun for visitors of all ages. Get your tickets now online for only $12.99.

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium is a great place to spend a day seeing sharks, stingrays, fish, reptiles, and other species. Tickets start at only $8.61!



Kid Jump at Thin Air 
What: Kids 6 and under are invited to enjoy Thin Air exclusively for parents and young children during this hour! One accompanying adult jumps free (one parent per paid child for that same hour, this excludes the 2 and under jump for free).
When: August 20, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredricksburg Rd., SATX 78229
Cost: $11+

Story Works Art Class at ArtWorks Leon Valley 
What: For children 2 – 4 years old. Artworks Art Studio seeks to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self-esteem, build social skills, develop a sense of self, encourage expression and stimulate the imagination.
When: August 20, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 23535 IH-10 West, Suite 2203, SATX 78257
Cost: $10-15



Story Time at Learning Express 
What: Join Learning Express for a fun, free story time. We’ll read a book, enjoy a snack, and do a simple craft. Please RSVP for groups of 8 or more.
When: August 21, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Learning Express at The Quarry and The Village at Stone Oak
Cost: Free

Mother Nature Story Time at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Mother Nature joins the Little Explorer program to bring books and reading to the hands on activities and games. Themes Include: Snow, groundhogs, birds, rain, and flowers. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at [email protected] or 830-249-4616.
When: August 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Farm Road, Boerne, TX
Cost: $5 per family



Story Time at the Witte
What: Join us at the Witte Museum for story time! Each child will also receive one free book thanks to the HEB Read 3 program. Don’t forget: The Witte has free admission on Tuesdays after 3pm!
When: August 23, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 3801 Broadway Ave., 78209
Cost: Free

Astronomy in the Park: Raymond Rimkus
What: Join astronomers and other stargazers to observe the sky through large telescopes in an informational program with the San Antonio Astronomical Association.
When: August 22, 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free



Story Time at Barnes & Noble 
What: Join your local Barnes & Noble for fun, free storytelling events!
When: August 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

Free General Admission at the McNay Museum
What: Movie series on the Main Plaza beginning at dusk. Typically, there is music, games, and family-friendly fun prior to the movie.
When: August 23, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave., 78205
Cost: Free



Story Time at The Twig Book Shop
Join Miss Anastasia at The Twig for a seriously fun story time and a delightful craft. Young and old TWIGLETS will get a real kick out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome.
August 24, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Pkwy, 78215
Cost: Free

In-A-Jam Bluegrass Summer Jam at Antonio Strad Violin
What: Come meet the Bluegrass band as they gather for their summer jam session meetups! All are welcome.
When: August 24, 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Where:10288 San Pedro Ave., 78216
Cost: Free



Invasive Plants Nature Walk at Phil Hardberger Park
What: Learn how invasive plants threaten our native landscapes. Rachel Cywinski begins the program in the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center classroom. Her presentation on invasive plant specimens is followed by a very short walk to identify invasive plants around the savanna and adjacent areas. Free; donations accepted.
When: August 25, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: PHP Urban Ecology Center, 8400 NW Military Hwy., 78231
Cost: Free

Moondance Concert at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Concert under the oaks and stars at the Cibolo Nature Center featuring Joe King Carrasco. Bring chairs, blankets, and picnics to this fun and casual event! Food trucks onsite and BYO coolers. Doors opened at 7. Music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
When: August 25, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 140 City Park Road, Boerne, 78006
Cost: Members $10 | Non-members $15 | Student aged 12-18 $5 | Kids 12 and under free.



Donuts with Dad at Hang Indoor Playground
What:Enjoy some doughnuts while you HANG out with your little ones!
When: August 26, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 7403 W Loop 1604 North, 78254
Cost: Age 2 $7.50 | Age 3 $15

Back to School Bash at Crossroads Baptist Church 
What: Enjoy a delicious free spaghetti lunch, games for kids, inflatables, and bingo with fun prizes! All are welcome. You don’t have to be a member of the church to attend this event.
When: August 26, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 8300 Tezel Rd., 78254
Cost: Free

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