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Current Exhibits

  • The Creation of Me
  • Viva San Antonio: Celebrating Our City
  • Brewing Up Texas
  • El Dia de los Muertos
  • San Antonio 1860s-1990s
  • Viva Hemisfair!
  • Viva ITC!

Students from Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering take on the complicated and nuanced theme of identity.

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UTSA students analyze the impact of the tourism industry on local culture

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Beer, a beverage of ancient origin, arrived in Texas nearly two centuries ago via immigrants who had brewed it for generations. Opening October 21, 2017, the "Brewing Up Texas" exhibit offers a statewide view of the role beer has played in shaping Texas.

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UTSA Honors Students prepare traditional "ofrenda" for the Day of the Dead

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A Photographic Chronology from UTSA Special Collections. The exhibit includes 300 images depicting San Antonio, ethnic communities and culture, daily life, street scenes, family photographs, portraits, events, architecture and more.

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Through historical photos, personal anecdotes, HemisFair memorabilia, archive film footage and more, the exhibit reveals what it took to put on the fair, and how it impacted San Antonio and the surrounding area.

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The Institute of Texan Cultures began with HemisFair’68 and it continues to inspire and educate today. The exhibit details the origins of the institute, from its commissioning in 1965, to opening in 1968.

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Learn at ITC

The ITC Department of Education offers engaging programs, learning resources and continuing education opportunities throughout the year.

Explore, experience and enjoy ITC all year long

Get Involved
  • "What a wonderful place! So much history in one place. We could have spent several days here. I learned so much of Texas in a short time. Well done!"

    – Linda H.

  • "This museum with its emphasis on multiple heritages and immigrant experiences is wonderful and leads to greater appreciation of the ties that bind us together."

    – Judy R.

  • "Great place to visit! I have been visiting the ITC for close to 30 yrs. The exhibits are awesome and there’s always something new to see. I enjoy the hands on experience and interactive exhibits. So much history in a well-organized small place."

    – Sandi E.

  • "Absolutely Fabulous! Hands on, interactive Texas history. NOT just for kids."

    – Glenna H.

  • "What a tremendous facility! I’m a social studies teacher and with 20+ years in the business. I think this rivals anything I have ever seen. What a great visit! Thank you ITC."

    – Judy R.

  • "Nos encanto los hijos quieren volver. Es tan bonito recordar uno su cultura y conocer un poco de las demas culturas. Como ver reunido el mundo en un minimundito hermoso."

    – Maria M.

  • "For out of towners, a great place to visit and learn something new. Lots to see, all interesting with pictures, audio/video, and personal lessons about life in the past. Highly recommend."

    – Anita T.

  • Teachers were thrilled to know about all of you and what you offer for educators.

    - Lilia Z.

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Facility Rental


Adults (18 – 64) $10
Seniors (65 or older) $8
Minors (6 – 17) $8
Children (0 – 5) Complimentary
Museum Members Complimentary
Military with ID $8
College Students with ID $8
UTSA & Alamo Colleges
Students, Faculty & Staff
with ID
Groups of 10 or more $5/person (Excludes group tour chaperones)
Second Sunday of the Month FREE

ITC accepts cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and traveler’s checks. The museum does not accept personal checks.


The Institute of Texan Cultures is located at 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., at the corner of Chavez and Tower of the Americas Way (formerly Durango and Bowie). It is easiest to access from I-37, via the Chavez exit.