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Current Exhibits

  • Brewing Up Texas
  • Viva Hemisfair!
  • Our People, Our Land, Our Images
  • Paint to Music
  • Fiesta® Medal Mania VI
  • Viva ITC!
  • Texans One and All

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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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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Twenty-six indigenous photographers capture their worlds in the exhibition Our People, Our Land, Our Images. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see more than 100 years of their bicultural experiences living in North America, South America, the Mideast, and New Zealand.

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The San Antonio Symphony League is proud to share a selection of the 2018 Paint to Music contest entries as a student-created exhibit at the ITC.

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Fiesta® Medal Mania VI showcases the diverse and creative medals of this year’s annual Fiesta® San Antonio. Along with an array of 2018’s medals, the display also includes a database of medals from Past Fiesta celebrations. Just what you need to get in the Fiesta® spirit!

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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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Texans One and All provides insight into the state’s multicultural heritage, and what diverse cultures have contributed to the state’s character while maintaining and honoring their own unique customs and practices.

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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

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  • "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.

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Admissions

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
Complimentary
Groups of 10 or more $5/person (Excludes group tour chaperones)

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

Directions

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.
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