Just about every city has a downtown children's museum dedicated to creating joyful learning and discovery experiences for kids and their families, and San Antonio is no exception. This three-story children's museum is the kind of place young children love, and it keeps getting better. Serving San Antonio since 1965, the museum underwent a renovation and expansion in 2008, with new permanent exhibits like the Tot Spot, dedicated to infants and toddlers. Visitors will find a kid-powered elevator, a kid-sized dental office, a special San Antonio Water System-sponsored exhibit where kids learn about conservation, and an interactive kid-sized airport that my children liked best. Kids will also enjoy shopping at the pint-sized food market, banking at their own little ATM, and making bubbles at the Hill Country Bubble Ranch exhibit. As with most children's museums, this museum also hosts birthday parties for a fee, so locals like to come here, too. Geared toward kids aged 10 and younger, the San Antonio Children's Museum lives up to its mission—to provide engaging hands-on experiences where "Kids Play to Learn and Adults Learn to Play." The large Texas grocery chain H-E-B sponsors a free family night at the museum on the third Tuesday of the month, coinciding with the city's free parking after 5pm initiative.