801 S Bowie St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.417041 -98.482219
Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. Dome shows presented at 11am, 12:30, 2, and 4pm (Thurs-Sat 6pm shows also, Sun no 11am show)
Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio, Downtown
A fun way to learn about the people who make up the Lonestar state. – The Scene
A remnant of the 1968 World's Fair, the Institute of Texan Cultures is a multi-use facility that tells the story of the region's settlement through the eyes of its many different natives and immigrants. Thousands of adults and children tour the exhibits every year, experiencing a diverse perspective of history through multimedia shows and interactive visits.
After HemisFair, the former Texas Pavilion was converted into an archive and learning resource. An extensive photograph collection and historical library are available to the public free of charge. The Institute produces syndicated radio spots called "Lifetimes: The Texas Experience." The institute is also home to the annual Texas Folklife Festival, an onsite weekend fiesta of music, food and crafts from around the world.
Texan Cultures: not an oxymoron – The Institute of Texan Cultures has been raising awareness about the Texas melting pot since HemisFair in 1968. I think any child raised in San Antonio since then can remember field trips to the ITC; it's a wonderful museum for both children and adults. Kids' favorites include the stuffed buffalo, Native American archeological exhibits, and the surround-screen amphitheatre. A special highlight is the annual Folklife Festival every June, where craftsmen and performers from all over Texas come to represent their particular heritage.
Undervalued attraction – This is an attraction that is not highly publicized and is more deserving of greater respect. THe staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about their work. The exhibits change and are well maintained. The surround sound/movie demonstration about Texas and Texans is well worth the wait. Additionally, this institute hosts one of the best festivals in the city - The International Folklife Festival in June!
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