It’s the rare visitor who won’t discover that his or her ethnic group has contributed to the history of Texas: 26 different ethnic and cultural groups are represented in the imaginative, hands-on displays of this educational center, one of three campuses of the University of Texas at San Antonio (it’s also a Smithsonian affiliate). Outbuildings include a one-room schoolhouse, an adobe home, a windmill, and the multimedia Dome Theater, which presents images of Texas on multiple screens. A variety of heritage festivals and kid-friendly shows and events, such as pioneer life reenactments, holography exhibits, and ghost-tale storytellers at Halloween are always on tap; phone or check the institute’s website for a current schedule.
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UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Mon–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec 24–25, Jan 1, and for 3 days during June’s Texas Folklife Festival Transportation
Bus: VIVA line 301Phone 210/458-2300 Prices $10 adults; $8 seniors, ages 6–17, and active military (with ID); free for children 5 and under Web site UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Map801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. San Antonio TX 78205 San Antonio
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