Without educational museums, children would have to rely on boring history books or snarky facts delivered by a time-traveling dog to inform them about the past. Stave off canine condescension with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $8 for two general-admission tickets (up to a $16 value)
- $15 for four general-admission tickets (up to a $32 value)
Besides providing access to regularly updated exhibits, this Groupon grants a 10% discount at the gift shop Monday–Thursday. Purchasers may opt to put the tickets' $16 and $32 values toward a yearlong Explorer membership ($65).
San Antonio Children's Museum
Named San Antonio's Best Museum in the 2010 Nickelodeon Parents' Choice Awards, San Antonio Children's Museum has ushered more than two million guests through its educational wonderland since opening in 1995. Tykes can explore permanent exhibits such as Science City, with hands-on exhibits covering physics, engineering, and how to extract highlighter ink from lightning bugs. In PowerBall Hall, children man simple machines to send orbs up to a lofty cage until the chamber fills and unleashes a spherical torrent down upon the delighted little ones. Other exhibits impart lessons of financial responsibility and proper nutrition in a make-believe bank and market. Membership is calibrated for any permutation of the family unit, and grants amenities including unlimited visits for a year, a subscription to the museum newsletter “Spark!,” and access to more than 40 classes where kids can submit theses on baking-soda volcanoes for peer review.