History museums' acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today's Groupon to The Grace Museum, located downtown in the Cultural District. Choose between two options:
- For $22, you get a one-year individual membership good for two admissions per visit (a $45 value).
- For $32, you get a one-year family membership (a $65 value).
Contained within the century-old Grace Hotel, The Grace Museum offers three educational experiences beneath one roof—a collection of history exhibits, an art gallery, and a children's learning center. Experience bygone days in this past emporium's elegant restored ballroom, including an authentic recreation of a 1940s boot shop and documents chronicling Abilene's historic history. Art appreciators can peruse five art galleries featuring relevant work from contemporary artists, as well as older masterpieces. Opening January 20, an exclusive exhibit presents the work of Mary McCleary, recently named the 2011 Texas Artist of the Year. For the littler learners, The Grace Museum offers an array of hands-on exhibits, including an interactive clock with pulleys, levers, and fulcrums and a Build a Body showcase where children can learn about all the body's primary systems—and fuel Frankenstein-filled fantasies of reassembly and reanimation.
- Lots of hands on stuff, and the price is very reasonable! I always enjoy my time there! – Tammy H., Insider Pages
- it's a nice place to take your kids or just to spend the afternoon there. The children's area is really neat. It's pretty cheap to get in too so it makes a great afternoon outing with the kids. – Samantha B., Insider Pages