We visited the Institute of Texan Cultures on an afternoon and were so surprised to find only 2 other couples in the entire place. We used a $3 off per person coupon, but admission was still well below the value of what you will find inside. This is an amazing walk through Texas history and well represents all of the many cultures who found their way to Texas. I’m not sure why another reviewer thought there was a slant to the information, because we most certainly did not find that to be true. We learned so much about the different ethnic groups. Becky was very informative on the ways gourds were used, how food was prepared, and how the homes were built. She took her time explaining details and asked if we had questions. The movie played in the dome was just ok. Would have liked to see more of a timeline reprise of the different cultures/ethnicities who came to Texas. But it is a free movie, so it wouldn’t be fair of me to complain about that. Take your time going through each exhibit. There are many hands-on things in each exhibit so young children can participate. I highly encourage you to visit this Institute when you come to San Antonio. Make it one of the first things you do and you will get a real appreciation of San Antonio’s history.
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