Museums in Fredericksburg

Visit for Two or Four to McKenna Children's Museum (Up to 43% Off)

McKenna Children's Museum

New Braunfels

Families explore exhibits that foster creativity & learning, clamber up 30-foot structure & participate in educational activities

$11 $6.50

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Visit for Two or Four to Buckhorn Museum & Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Buckhorn Museum & Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

Downtown

Museum exhibits spotlight mounted trophy heads and animal artifacts from more than 520 species, as well as Texas Ranger guns and photos

$67.96 $36.30

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Visit for Two to The Dinosaur Park (43% Off)

The Dinosaur Park

Cedar Creek

Outdoor museum with more than 20 life-size dinosaur replicas and exhibits of species indigenous to Texas and the southwestern US

$14 $8

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Admission, House Society Membership, or Museum Society Membership at Neill-Cochran House Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Neill-Cochran House Museum

West University

Learn the history and shifting identities of this residence built in 1856 during tours given by staff or trained docent

$20 $10

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Admission for Two or Four to Blanton Museum of Art (Up to 53% Off)

Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art The University

The university's museum houses more than 17,000 artworks, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse

$18 $9

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Summer Camp, Cemetery Tour, or Membership to The Williamson Museum (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

The Williamson Museum

Multiple Locations

Kids' summer camp and cemetery tours take curious guests on fun history jaunts and family memberships get you and loved ones special perks

$100 $60

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The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country connects visitors of all ages with the area's natural and cultural history through elaborate displays and well-preserved artifacts that live on as bridges to the past. Both self-guided and guided tours explore the museum's expansive collection, which includes a cache of Native American relics, as well as an expansive outdoor display of farming equipment used and autographed by celebrity pioneers. Museum-goers can also weave through the collage of native plants lining the heritage garden, or investigate dinosaur tracks that have endured roughly 100 million years of changing seasons. After their journeys through time, visitors can retire to the outdoor picnic area or stroll through the onsite gift shop.

4831 Fm 2673
Canyon Lake,
TX
US

For three days in November, the Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market brings Olde World Christmas spirit to New Braunfels. Vendors set up cheery red and green booths in the German-style holiday market, where they sell homemade wares such as aromatic roasted nuts, unique toys, vintage cameos, and homemade toffee. Nearby, authors sit ready to discuss their novels or sing their favorite Christmas carols at the on-site book fair and a jolly Santa eats breakfast with kids of all ages. To keep guests warm during the event, Sophie's Cafe serves up warm mugs of soup paired with sandwiches or tempting desserts.

Proceeds from the event benefit The Sophienburg Museum and Archives, which serves as the hub for immigration ship logs, photos, and documents of the first German Americans who found their way to Texas.

401 W Coll St
New Braunfels,
TX
US

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.

305 E Houston St
San Antonio,
TX
US

The Witte Museum was born from many minds seeking a singular goal: to create a public forum that promoted lifelong learning. From a $65,000 gift bequeathed to the city of San Antonio after Alfred Witte's death in 1921, this museum of science, natural history, and South Texas heritage was built along the San Antonio River and named after the late Witte's parents.

Today, the Witte Museum still pursues this wide range of knowledge with hands-on scientific and historical exhibits. The museum's long-term features portray the natural wonders of southern Texas, including ancient rock art from the lower Pecos, examples of local ecology, and dinosaur fossils found locally while trying to uncover lost time capsules.

3801 Broadway St
San Antonio,
TX
US

“It’s the rare visitor who won't discover here that his or her ethnic group has contributed to the history of Texas,” noted the New York Times in its description of the Institute of Texan Cultures. The 26 different ethnic and cultural groups represented at the educational center incline one to agree with the Times. The article went on to list the institute as a top San Antonio attraction due to its “imaginative, hands-on displays” and kid-friendly features, including an adobe home and one-room schoolhouse. Along with heritage festivals and other events, the institute features both long-term and rotating exhibits, as well as a photo archive with more than three million images.

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd
San Antonio,
TX
US

An age-old question has plagued casual dwellers for over a century?why is the 13th floor absent in so many buildings? 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver aims to explain this question by staging a horrifying haunted experience. Designed by world-renowned haunted house designers and featuring makeup and effects from Hollywood special effects artists, the graphic theatrical show takes brave souls on a ride through two new gut-wrenching attractions in 2014?Undead: the Possession and Dwellings of the Dead. The bone-chilling adventure has been met with several accolades, including six consecutive Hauntworld.com honors as one of the best haunts in the U.S.

1203 E Commerce St
San Antonio,
TX
US