San Antonio Museums Offer Arts and Culture for All Ages

San Antonio can often be overlooked for its arts and culture offerings, but as the city is becoming one of the best places to live in the United States with a low cost of living and a burgeoning food and arts scene, you can bet the museums are doing their best to keep up with the demand. With two dozen museums, there's a breadth of delights to be found here.

Thanks to the newly-built Children's Museum, the DoSeum is easily one of the best museums in San Antonio right now, that is if you have children. Kids of any age will love the amazing offerings that range from the creative to the educational, touching on art, science, math and more. 

The Witte is another museum that is strongly family-focused. Located in Brackenridge Park, The Witte is constantly featuring unique, engaging and interactive exhibits that appeal to all ages. The Bodies Revealed exhibit, for example, enables people to see the complex inner-workings of the human body. They also host a successful dinner series called Salud! Culinary Night that brings an educational component to cooking and eating great food. 

For world-class art and international exhibits that span from Egyptian artifacts to modern art, San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) can't be beat. They showcase numerous visiting exhibits and host lectures and special events throughout the year. 



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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

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

The Briscoe Western Art Museum is a collections-based institution building upon art and artifacts that tell the vast and multifaceted story of the American West. Located on San Antonio's famed riverwalk, the institution is housed in San...  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 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

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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