San Antonio Museums
(San Antonio, Texas - TX, USA)
San Antonio's museums cover a number of fascinating themes including fine art, local history and natural science. More obscure exhibits can be found at the award-winning Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, where there is a collection of oddities, including numerous animal trophies and a saloon where it is possible to enjoy a cold beer and a bite to eat.
Other top cultural facilities in the city include the San Antonio Children's Museum, which is full of hands-on activities for all of the family, and the Witte Museum, celebrating South Texas culture.
The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
Address: 318 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78205, USA
Tel: +1 210 247 4000
The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum in San Antonio prides itself on not being your average exhibition space. It contains a collection of oddities and over 1,200 trophy mounts including many stuffed and preserved animals, birds and fish. There is also a wax museum and a trophy-packed saloon, where visitors can enjoy a beer or a bite to eat.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors
San Antonio Children's Museum
Address: 305 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78205, USA
Tel: +1 210 212 4453
This is a hands-on museum with over 80 interactive exhibits to keep kids entertained while simultaneously educating them about the world in which we live. Features and exhibits at the San Antonio Children's Museum include an area specially designed for under fives, an aquarium, giant building blocks and a kid-powered elevator.
Open hours: seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for children, children under two free
Steves Homestead Museum
Address: 509 King William, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78204, USA
Tel: +1 210 225 5924
Situated on the banks of the San Antonio River, this 19th-century mansion features lovely architectural qualities and is one of the few houses in the historic King William district to open its doors to the public. The tour and museum give a fascinating insight into life during this period.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 16:15, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discount for seniors, military and groups, children under 12 free
Address: 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78209, USA
Tel: +1 210 357 1900
Situated in Brackenridge Park, the Witte Museum showcases exhibitions about South Texas culture, history and natural science. Features include cave drawings, dinosaur skeletons, interactive natural science exhibits and reconstructions of historic homes. There are also regular temporary exhibitions featuring regional art and handicrafts.
Open hours: Monday - 10:00 to 17:00, Tuesday - 10:00 to 20:00, Wednesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children, children under three free