Spring break is the perfect time to press pause on life's fast-paced hustle and bustle and spend some quality time with the entire family. And while the kids may have a nice break from school, your fun in the Alamo City can still be educational!
Here are some ideas on how to create long-lasting memories in San Antonio this spring break:
Take on Adventures At World-Class Museums
"Antarctic Dinosaurs: A Forest Frozen in Time" | The Witte Museum
The Witte Museum
Start your museum adventures at The Witte Museum, where science, nature, and culture explode into incredible experiences. Exhibitions you can find throughout spring include: Toys: The Way We Play which showcases retro toys you may have forgotten from your own childhood; Beasley's Vaqueros of the Brush Country where you can take a step back into vaquero life from the 1930s - 1960s; and Antarctic Dinosaurs: A Forest Frozen in Time opening February 25, 2023.
You can also take a trip to The DoSeum for hands-on interactive and immersive exhibits that will keep your children engaged while they learn about science and technology. Rated as the #1 children's museum in the US and known for being both kid and environmentally friendly, The DoSeum is a safe place for children to learn and explore high-level STEM concepts. Running through April 16, 2023, guests can explore the colorful world of Eric Carle at Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit. Put yourself in the Very Hungry Caterpillar's shoes, weave a web with the Very Busy Spider, and say hello to Baxter the Robot.
Relief with a herdsman and cow before a sanctuary, Roman, late 1st century B.C.-mid-1st century A.D., marble, 11 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. (29.85 x 33.65 cm), State Collection of Antiquities and Glyptothek Munich, Photograph by Renate Kühling
San Antonio Museum of Art
Finally, don't forget to check out the San Antonio Museum of Art for beautiful worldwide works. On display this spring you can find Roman Landscapes: Visions of Nature and Myth from Rome and Pompeii. There is something for the whole family while you experience art from ancient Greek, Rome, Egypt, and plenty of contemporary artwork.
Briscoe Western Art Museum
If you're looking to expand your knowledge of the American Wild West, look no further than Briscoe Western Art Museum. Not only is the museum filled with amazing art pieces and incredible artifacts, but they also hold monthly Full STEAM Ahead events that provide educational experiences on the American West by means of Science, Technology, Engineering, and the Arts & Mathematics!
Take a Walking Tour Through Historic San Antonio
San Antonio's art often unveils so much about its history - and Mission Adventure Tours wants to guide you! Take a walking History Through Art tour and stroll down two and a half miles of downtown San Antonio to hear the story of over 15 incredible public art installations as well as 8 historical sites. Fill up your water bottle, put on your sunscreen, and take a tour through San Antonio that will leave you with a new appreciation for our rich history, arts, and culture.
Explore Different Perspectives Through Cultural Art
Centro de Artes
“Soy De Tejas: A Statewide Survey Of Latinx Art” At Centro De Artes Gallery
Running now through July 2, 2023 at Centro de Artes in Historic Market Square, “Soy De Tejas: A Statewide Survey Of Latinx Art” explores over 100 works of 40 contemporary native Texas and Texas-based Latin artists representing the seven regions and 15 cities. Centro de Artes is open Wednesday - Sunday and is free to the public.
Alain Gakwaya at Carver Community Cultural Center
Originally from Rwanda, Gakwaya's love for art began when his 3rd-grade teacher requested that he draw for his class. Her belief in his talent inspired him to continue creating works of art that are now available to view at Carver Community Cultural Center from February 23-April 14, 2023.
"JooYoung Choi: Songs of Resilience from the Tapestry of Faith" at the Contemporary at Blue Star
On display at The Contemporary at Blue Star through May 7, 2023, JooYoung Choi: Songs of Resilience from the Tapestry of Faith explores JooYoung Choi's take on issues with identity, belonging, trauma, and resistance through pairing, video, sculpture, animation, music, and art installations. Choi calls on sci-fi and fantasy in her works as these genres held high importance to her in her childhood.
“Between Yesterday & Tomorrow: Perspectives from Black Contemporary Artists of San Antonio”
"Between Yesterday And Tomorrow: Perspectives From Black Contemporary Artists Of San Antonio" at Culture Commons Gallery
“Between Yesterday & Tomorrow: Perspectives from Black Contemporary Artists of San Antonio,” running at Culture Commons through November 17, offers perspectives on culture and life experiences from local talents. Find themes on Black history and identity, family dynamics, social connections, resilience, and more through drawings, paintings, photography, and more.
Pay a Visit to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Take a visit to the first and only UNESCO World Heritage site in Texas - San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. A member of the National Park Service, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park includes the city's four Spanish colonial missions - Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Mission Espada. Each is different in its own way, and each has its own story to tell. Take a Ranger-led tour and explore these historic sites that are still thriving communities today!
Enjoy A Family Friendly Vacation in San Antonio All Spring and Summer Long
San Antonio offers family fun all year long, whether you are looking for a relaxing time with the family or want to take your loved ones on an epic adventure. Start planning your trip now and experience all that San Antonio has to offer.