Institute of Texan Cultures


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Celebrate the Day of the Dead inside a museum noted by the New York Times for its displays of Texas’s diverse cultural heritage

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  • $25 for admission for two to Dance with the Dead on Saturday, October 27, from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (up to a $50 value)
  • $49 for admission for four to the above event (up to a $100 value)

The spirits of beloved Texans return in the form of costumed guests to haunt the main exhibit floor beneath the dome of The Institute of Texan Cultures. During the museum's second annual Dance with the Dead, guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite deceased longhorn—or give their costume a colorful, candy-skulled Dia de los Muertos flavor—because the best costumes receive prizes after a night of snacking, tippling, and bobbing to the beats of a live DJ. The museum staff will also escort tour groups to the museum's most haunted areas. Guests must be 21 or older.

Institute of Texan Cultures

“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.

Customer Reviews

Very enjoyable afternoon, I learned a lot about Texas cultures. Very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you!
Bethany Z. · October 10, 2012
loved it!!
Martha A. · October 10, 2012
Wonderful experience! We are considering a membership now.
Sara S. · October 9, 2012
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    801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

    San Antonio, TX 78205


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