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801 East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78233
Phone: 210-458-2300

The Institute of Texan Cultures is located in downtown San Antonio on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, a short walk from the Alamo and the River Walk. The 182,000-square-foot complex features 65,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and displays that tell the stories of Texans.

The Institute of Texan Cultures, through its research, collections, exhibits and programs, serves as the forum for the understanding and appreciation of Texas and Texans.

The museum is a component of The University of Texas at San Antonio. It plays a role in the university's community engagement initiatives by developing quality, accessible resources for educators and lifelong learners on topics of cultural heritage. It strives to develop a rich and vibrant culture in the arts and humanities that will expand the community's awareness and appreciation of Texas through an engaging series of exhibits, programs, and special events.

The museum opened as the Texas State Exhibits Pavilion, which was built for the 1968 HemisFair celebration. Today, the institute fulfills its mandate as the state's center for multicultural education by investigating the ethnic and cultural history of the state and presenting the resulting information with a variety of offerings:

• Exhibits, programs, and special events designed to entertain, inspire, and educate
• A library focusing on ethnic and cultural history
• A historical photo collection of more than 3.5 million images
• An outreach program to schools and other groups
• Teacher-training workshops.

In early 2010, the institute formalized an Affiliation agreement with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Affiliate status grants the institute access to the Smithsonian's artifacts, education, and performing arts programs, expert speakers, teacher workshops, and resources to complement and broaden exhibitions. The Affiliation agreement marks a new era for the institute. A series of upgrades are planned to revitalize main exhibit floor. As The University of Texas at San Antonio strives to achieve national research university status, the museum strives to become a cultural institution of equal caliber.

The Institute of Texan Cultures is located on the UTSA Hemisfair Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and the River Walk.

For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit

Monday - Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 5pm

Adults (18-64) $10
Seniors (65 and older) $8
Student (6-18) $8
Children (5 and younger) Complimentary
Museum Members Complimentary
Military with ID $8
(The museum will offer complimentary admission to military via the Blue Star Museums program between Memorial Day and Labor Day.)
College Students with ID $8
UTSA & Alamo Colleges Complimentary
(Students, Faculty, Staff with ID)

Exhibit Floor Field Trip Rate $3 per student
(Adding a Back 40 portion to a field trip/group tour is $3 per student, effective September 1, 2016) is owned by the Greater San Antonio Area Tourism Council.
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