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This is a fascinating museum honoring the heritages of the settlers who created Texas. Twenty-seven cultural and ethnic groups are represented in detailed exhibits featuring religious artifacts, household items, clothing, tools and more. The multi-screen video presentation shouldn't be missed, as it enhances the experience. As part of the University of Texas system, the museum offers educational programs, special exhibits, entertainment and symposia.
Located along Pereida Street in the Downtown region of the city, Beethoven Halle and Garten is a prime venue for events organized by the Beethoven Maennerchor (Men Choir). The hall, which is a venue for concerts and other cultural events is situated inside the main building. The garden outside the building is used as a venue for festivals like the Oktoberfest and Gartenfests that attracts a large number of people in its premises. A perfect place to organize events and festivals, visit their website for information about events and festivals.
Housed in what was once the Lone Star Brewery, this museum boasts fairly comprehensive collections of both ancient and Asian art. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art displays what is probably one of the most impressive collections of pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, and Latin American modern and folk art in the United States. On Sundays, the museum sponsors educational workshops for children, in which they can create their own pieces of art to display at home. The museum also plays host to touring exhibits such as one featuring Egyptian artifacts on loan from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.
Housed in a former warehouse, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum plays host to exhibitions by various contemporary and non-traditional artists. These exhibitions display artworks not only by well-known artists, but recognition and opportunity is also given to lesser-known local artists. Various activities are also organized here through the year including Contemporary Art Month and the First Friday Art Walk. Classes and workshops for budding artists are also conducted at this art center. If you are an avid art enthusiast, then a visit to the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum went disappoint.
Replacing Downtown San Antonio's old Children's Museum, the DoSeum covers a sprawling 65,000 square feet with an additional 39,000 of outdoor space. This high tech children's museum is all about learning and exploring through hands on exhibits. Six main exhibits include the Sensation Studio, Explore, Innovation Station, Little Town, Spy Academy, and Imagine It!. The Spy Academy lets kids become 'recruits' where they face challenges in solving math-based missions, while the Imagine It! exhibit lets kids become authors as they write, record and illustrate their own stories that then come life. Check out the outdoor space which is organized by age levels where toddlers and youngsters will love to play along the Children's River, while the older kids can burn off some energy at the Water Works or Big Climb exhibit. The onsite cafe, and museum store ensure that snacks and souvenirs are readily available.
An open air amphitheater, this venue is used for both commercial and city co-sponsored events. Get together for musical evenings as there are jazz, country and rock concerts. You can catch the San Antonio Symphony playing here, too. For some laughter, catch a comedic theatrical performance. The setting is romantic as the stage is set against a wooded hillside, where cut-limestone buildings in Greek revival style contain the dressing rooms.