San Antonio Museums
Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is the picture-perfect setting for great family vacations.
Families may want to start their exploration of the city at the San Antonio Children's Museum,
where kids are encouraged to explore a miniature version of the city with exhibits like"Citystreets,
"Hill Country Bubble Ranch,"Mission Courtyard,"Runway no.9," and much more.
And the Magik Children's Theatre provides family professional theatre in the heart of downtown.
The Witte Museum and H-E-B Science Treehouse
offer hands-on learning, with exhibits exploring history,
science, natural science and anthropology.
The Kiddie Park will round out a day of fun and education.
The McNay Art Museum
San Antonio is Van Gogh, Matisse, Mozart and Trevino.
In a historically rich and ethnically diverse city, one
would expect to find a vivid tapestry of art, both visual and performing, and San Antonio is not an exception.
San Antonio has two impressive art museums.
The McNay Art Museum is set in a Mediterranean-style mansion
and has wide-ranging collections, including post-impressionist and
modern art, theater art, Medieval art, Native American art, and more.
The San Antonio Museum of Art
is housed in the castle-like former headquarters of the Lone
Star Brewery. This museum is noted for its antiquities collections,
and the 30,000 square-foot wing of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for
Latin American Art-the largest repository of its kind in the United States.
Hotbeds of contemporary artistic expression include the Blue Star Art Space in SouthtownArtPace on Main Avenue
Southwest School of Art and Craft
a lovely complex built on the banks of the
San Antonio River by French nuns in 1848, which served as the first girls' school in the city.
Galleries abound and offer the serious collector a wide range of styles
and topics from Texas landscapes to Latin American folk art to western and Native American to contemporary.
San Antonio Children's Museum
Blue Star Art Space
McNay Art Museum