Museums in San Antonio
- McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels • San Antonio, TX 78209-0069
Since opening five decades ago, the McNay Art Museum continues to build on an already strong collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture by significant artists ranging from Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, to Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley. The McNay is closed Mondays. Admission is free.
- San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave. • San Antonio, TX 78215
The Museum conducts more than 500 guided tours annually and provides approximately 200 educational programs each year. Programs include lectures, concerts, films, children?s workshops, scholarly symposia, family art activities and special exhibitions.
- The DoSeum
2800 Broadway St. • San Antonio, TX 78209
San Antonio's Museum for Kids is a fun place for children age 2 to 12, in San Antonio, Texas
- Witte Museum
3801 Broadway • San Antonio, TX 78209
San Antonio's premier museum, the Witte features history and science exhibits, major national traveling exhibits, family events, live gallery theater, and overnight camp-ins for children. Highlights include Texas dinosaurs, an Egyptian mummy and five historic homes from San Antonio's past.
The Witte Museum - Where Nature, Science and Culture Meet!
- Guenther House
205 East Guenther • San Antonio, TX 78204
The House is located on a bend of river, at the foot of King William, one of the oldest historic districts in Texas. Carl Hilmer Guenther founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, Built this elegant home in 1860. The restored house offers a museum where mill memorabilia is displayed. Of interest to collectors are the Dresden china anniversary plates made in Germany until WWII.
Museum and river store hours: 9 a.m., Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday. Resturant hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday -Saturday; a.m.- 2 p.m., Sunday. Free admission.
- Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta • San Antonio, TX 78205
The Southwest School of Art is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, offering studio programs for more than 4000 adults, children and teens annually. Classes and workshops are taught by outstanding local, regional and national artists in state-of-the-art facilities; the school offers a certificate program for professional artists and craftspersons.
The school also organizes contemporary art exhibitions, lectures and concerts, as well as houses a history-based Visitors Center Museum , a Gallery Shop and a lunch café. During a typical year, more than 225,000 people attend events, view exhibits, take classes or visit the historic site.
- Steves Homestead
509 King William Street • San Antonio, TX 78204
Located in King William Historic District This Victorian French Second Empire design three-story home was built for Edward Steves in 1876.Furnished in a late 19th Style. The River House, a one-story brick structure housed the first natatorium or inside swimming pool in San Antonio. The Carriage House was built in 1875.The Two story frame and stone was used for storage The Servants Quarters was built around 1877.
The Steves Homestead has been maintained since 1954 as a historic house museum.
Hours & Admission:
Saturday & Sunday only
10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
$10 per person; children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
- The Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. • San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
Part of The University of Texas at San Antonio, the Institute is a statewide educational center concerned with history and diverse cultures of Texas. The museum is family-friendly and includes many hands-on elements for children. The 182,000-square-foot complex features 65,000 square feet of exhibits and displays that tell the stories of Texans.