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Mon-Sat: 9 am - 5 pm Sun: Noon - 5 pm (210) 458-2300

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  • Hours

    Regular Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

    ITC Library Hours

    Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Holidays & Closures

    The museum is closed:

    • June 7, 2018 - Texas Folklife Festival Preparation
    • June 8 - 10, 2018 - Texas Folklife Festival hours in effect
    • June 11, 2018 - Texas Folklife Festival takedown
    • Nov. 22, 2018 - Thanksgiving Day
    • Dec. 2, 2018 - San Antonio Rock 'N' Roll Marathon
    • Dec. 25, 2018 - Christmas Day
    • Dec. 31, 2018 - New Year’s Eve at 3 p.m.
    • Jan. 1, 2019 - New Year’s Day
    • Apr. 21, 2019 - Easter Sunday
  • Ticket Prices

    General Admission

    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)
    Second Sunday of the Month FREE

    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.

Field Trips

The ITC welcomes all school-age learners! We invite educators to request either a guided visit led by trained docents and volunteers or a self-guided visit, which allows them to lead their own students through the museum. Please note that reservations are required for all school groups visiting the ITC.

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Group Tours

Private groups, travel agents and bus companies: The Institute of Texan Cultures offers a variety of options to accommodate groups of 10 or more adult or mixed groups of guests who would like to tour the museum. See this section for group admission rates, tour options, more details, and to schedule your visit. (Teachers and students, please see the Field Trips section for school group procedures.)

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  • Parking

    ITC has limited parking available to visitors. Additional parking may be found in nearby municipal lots at varying prices.

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  • Policies & Procedures

    With the exception of law enforcement officers, firearms will not be permitted inside the ITC facility. The Institute of Texan Cultures is classified as an exclusionary zone by UTSA. For more information, visit UTSA’s campus carry policies page.

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  • Accessiblity

    If you are visiting the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and need an accommodation based on a disability; or if you have an accessibility concern or question, please reach out our reservations team at (210) 458-2291 at your earliest convenience.

Museum Store

The museum store includes a variety of “Texana” items, perfect for remembering a trip to Texas. Among the unique offerings are Russian nesting dolls, unique wood work, Texas-themed jewelry such as cufflinks and money clips, men’s and women’s t-shirts, rare books, and educational items to reinforce the lessons taught on the exhibit floor.

Other selections include seasonal items, such as decorations for the holidays, Day of the Dead, Chinese New Year, Fiesta and other observances. Some store items complement temporary and traveling exhibits. The institute also has a selection of fair-trade goods from around the world.

The museum store can also sell museum memberships and tickets for special events such as the Texas Folklife Festival and Asian Festival.

  • "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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