Museums
in San Antonio, TX (showing 1 - 12 out of 18)

Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

116 Blue Star
San Antonio, TX 78204   Directions

(210) 227-6960

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Inspire your creative genius by experiencing life as an artist at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. Once a converted warehouse complex, it is now home to galleries, retail, artists' work spaces, and entertainment spaces where you can immerse yourself in live music.

Holocaust Memorial Museum San Antonio

12500 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78231   Directions

(210) 302-6807

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Take a walk through the Holocaust Memorial Museum to view exhibits, artifacts, or watch a film about the Jews enduring the hatred and cruelty of the Nazi reign during World War II. Learn about the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy and see how the memory of the six million Jews and other innocent victims of the Holocaust, and the inspirational legacy of its survivors are honored through educational programming.

McNay Art Museum

6000 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209   Directions

(210) 824-5368

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View magnificent works of art by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the McNay Art Museum.

Ripley's Believe It or Not

301 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

(210) 224-9299

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Get ready to view jaw-dropping oddities and artifacts from around the world at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Inspired by the world-famous Robert Ripley, the notorious cartoonist, traveler, adventurer and overall man-of-the-hour in the 1930s and '40s, his legacy continues here. 

Immerse yourself in this interactive museum of one-of-a-kind finds, where you will see shrunken heads, fertility statues, the largest collection of the Berlin Wall in the world, the mortician's toe tag from Lee Harvey Oswald, a two-trunked elephant, a 512-pound iron meteorite and the mummified head of American cannibal Alfred Packer.

 

Ripley's Guinness World Records Museum

329 Alamo Plz
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

(210) 226-2828

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With three unique attractions in one, you may not know where to start. Take a chance at breaking a world record and earn an official Guinness World Record title in the Attempt Arena. Journey down into the ancient tomb of the Egyptian God, Anubis in the Tomb Rider 3D interactive adventure ride. Put your bravery to the test or simply scream your head off at the Haunted Adventure. Where will you start?

San Antonio Art League & Museum | SAAL&M

130 King William St
San Antonio, TX 78204   Directions

(210) 223-1140

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It’s common to go to an art museum to see ancient art, but rare to see art in an ancient museum. Located in the heart of the King William Historic District, this 1896 carriage house-turned-museum and gallery focuses on Texas artists and houses over 600 works in all including paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, ceramics and sculpture. Both local and regional artists are highlighted in revolving contemporary exhibits.

San Antonio Fire Museum

801 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

(210) 390-7236

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A “must-see-to-experience” for all ages, the San Antonio Fire Museum gives you a glimpse of what it was like being a mid-1800s firefighter in a fire station. Browse antique fire apparatus, historical artifacts, and archived documents and photos.  

Kids can dress up in authentic replicas of firefighters’ turnout gear and climb on a 1953 International fire truck located in the kid’s area. They can sit in the small theater and watch short videos of the history of Fire Service and how Firefighters train today.

 

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 W Jones Ave
San Antonio, TX 78215   Directions

(210) 978-8100

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One of the most impressive art museums in Texas, the San Antonio Museum of Art attracts art aficionados of all ages. For a taste of Texas, view its extensive collections of pre-Colombian art, Latin American folk art, Spanish Colonial art and contemporary Latin American Art.

South Texas Museum of Popular Culture

1017 E Mulberry Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209   Directions

(210) 858-8935

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At the South Texas Museum of Popular Culture, you’ll be able to attend a workshop, catch a live band, or stroll through the art gallery while learning about San Antonio’s musical past, present, and future. TexPop celebrates local culture through the music and art of South Texas by showcasing local artists and musicians. They are an all around gathering place providing performance space for South Texas Music of all genres.

 

Texas Air Museum - Stinson Field

1234 99th St
San Antonio, TX 78214   Directions

(210) 977-9885

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When you visit the Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field you will learn about the famous “Flying Stinson Family” and find out why San Antonio is considered to be the birthplace of American military aviation.

The museum represents vintage aircrafts centered around World War II, the Pacific and European theaters of that conflict, and covers in detail the early period and “golden-age” of aviation. Be sure to check out their gift shop containing toys, models, and more.

 

Texas Transportation Museum

11731 Wetmore Rd
San Antonio, TX 78247   Directions

(210) 490-3554

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Take a train ride back into time to see what life was like during the early 1900s -- literally! The Texas Transportation Museum is one of the oldest museums for Texas transportation with some of the most extensive lines of horse carriages, fire trucks, trains and more.  

Venture out with the family and get a taste of how people got around during the developmental stages of electricity, mechanics, and transportation technology, also known as the Industrial Revolution.


 

The Airman Heritage Museum

2051 George Ave
JBSA Lackland, TX 78236   Directions

(210) 671-8200

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Journey through time at the Airman Heritage Museum as the USAF history and the distinct Airman culture comes to life through engaging exhibits. View their national historic collection, attend a lecture, take in a tour as you participate in their educational and outreach programs. They are the “Gateway to the Air Force.”

The Museum is FREE to visit and is open to the Public and all military, within base access requirements.

 

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