San Antonio Museums Offer History, Art and Interactive Exhibits for Families

San Antonio is a hub of rich culture, heritage and history, and the museums here aptly reflect that diversity. The Alamo City has some of the finest museums in all of Texas, with renowned art work and historical pieces that put them at the top of anyone's list. 

The DoSeum Children's Museum recently opened its doors to their new building and are easily a favorite destination for families with kids that range from toddlers to pre-teens. The interactive exhibits are intended to engage children in fun, learning activities that are both creative and intellectually-stimulating. Make sure to check out their website for upcoming events. 

The McNay Art Museum is one of the most beautiful museums and is home to numerous unparalleled works of art by famous artists, from Monet to Rodin. The interior courtyard is like a magical garden that enchants kids and adults of all ages.

For something truly Texas, check out the Institute of Texas Cultures to learn about their thrilling history, such as their involvement in the Civil War. The Texas Ranger Museum is another venue full of exciting Texas history. They also boast activities for children such as a kid's shooting range.

Find out what else is in store for you in San Antonio! 


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The Texas Ranger Museum is home to literally hundreds of Texas artifacts relating to life as a Texas Ranger. Visitors will find everything from revolvers to knives to badge and sawed off shotguns. One of the most popular areas of the museum is...  Read More

The Texas Air Museum is proud to boast significant collection of aircraft, historic weapons, vehicles and other items from times gone by. The museum is honored to have in its possession a Focke-Wulf 190. This WWII fighter plane is considered...  Read More

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Institute of Texan Cultures
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The Institute of Texan Cultures is located downtown and is within walking distance of the Alamo, the River Walk and Rivercenter Mall.This interactive museum features over 65,000 square of exhibits. Visitors are educated on the stories of past...  Read More

The San Antonio Museum of Art boasts one of the most comprehensive collections of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Near Eastern art in the southern United States. It is also one of the largest collections found in public museums. The size and...  Read More

If you only visit one museum in San Antonio, make sure it's the McNay. Not only do they have a superb art collection, the museum itself is a work of art. This 24-room, Spanish colonial revival-style mansion and its own sizable collection was...  Read More

This is a great museum for families! Built on the banks of the San Antonio River, the Witte is considered San Antonio's foremost museum. With a four story tree house and dinosaur bones, kids are hooked as soon as they arrive. The tree house...  Read More

The DoSeum
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The new DoSeum Children's Museum sits on 5.5 acres of property and includes 26,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space and an additional 39,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit play space. It offers unique exhibits unlike any other children's...  Read More


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