7 Top Texas Museums To Visit Over Spring Break

With spring break quickly approaching, many parents are trying to make plans to fill the week up with activities, road trips, or other events to keep kids entertained. As it turns out, Texas is home to some fantastic museums located all around this great state. If you are looking for ideas on what to do, keep the learning going this spring break with these seven top Texas museums to visit.

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 936-8746

Located in Austin, Texas’s capital, it’s no wonder why this Texas History Museum is one of the best. The museum is named after the state’s 38th Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock, who played an essential role to the establishment of this museum. The museum tells the story and history of Texas with three levels of interactive exhibits, an IMAX theater and Texas Spirit Theater.

Tickets:
Adults – $12

Seniors/Military – $10
College Student – $10
Youth (ages 4-17) – $8

Children’s Museum of Houston 
1500 Binz
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138

Voted the #1 Children’s Museum in America by Parents Magazine, this museum is a must for those in and around the Houston area. With 90,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and 14 hands-on galleries, there is plenty of fun and learning to be had. For families with little ones, there is a Tot Spot area for those tots 35 months and younger that is filled with age appropriate activities and toys to experiment and play with.
Tickets:
Adult – $10

Seniors – $9
Kids – $10
Children 1 and under – FREE

Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 525-9400

A local treasure within Houston, the Menil Collection is one of the greatest private collections in the world (Frommers). The museum was opened in 1987 to preserve and exhibit the art collection of Dominique and John de Menil. With about 17,000 works of art such as paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs there is truly something for everyone to see. If time permits, be sure to stop by for a quick bite or beverage at the new Bistro Menil that will top off your museum experience.

Tickets:
FREE to the public

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 738-9215

Also known as The Modern, this museum is the oldest art museum in Texas and is the nation’s second largest museum dedicated to contemporary and modern art (fodders).  The Modern’s collection is made up of almost 3,000 art pieces including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. Take in art pieces from artists such as Picasso, Warhol and Pollock. Also, if there’s time in your schedule, be sure to check out Cafe’ Modern for a savory bite or cool beverage.

Tickets:
General (13 years and up) – $10

Students/Seniors – $4
Children 12 and under – FREE

Nasher Sculpture Garden
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 242-5100

Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Garden is considered to have one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. The Nasher Sculpture Garden features rotating exhibits all from the private Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection. Their collection consists of over 300 pieces of art from artists like Matisse, Picasso, Serra and more.

Tickets:
Adult – $10

Seniors/Military – $7
Students – $5
Children 12 and under – FREE

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
2503 4th Avenue
Canyon, Texas 79015
(806) 651-2244

Head to Canyon, a few miles from Amarillo, to visit Texas’ largest history museum filled with 14,000 years worth of history from dinosaurs to a life-size Pioneer Town. Best of all, many of the exhibits are hands-on like trying on a saddle or sitting in a Ford Mustang.  With beautiful floor to ceiling windows and a giant oil derrick at the entrance, this is truly a captivating museum.
Tickets:
Adults – $10

Seniors 65+ – $9
Children (4-12) – $5
Children under 4 – FREE

San Antonio Museum of Art 
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215
(210) 978-8100

If you’re in or near San Antonio for spring break then you should definitely check out the San Antonio Museum of Art. This museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman, as well as Asian, art in the southern United States. Plus it has an extensive collection of Latin American Art from Pre-Columbian times to now. Once visitors are done with inside the museum, they can stroll around the beautiful riverside grounds outside.

Tickets:
Adults – $10

Seniors (65+) – $7
Students and Military (with ID) – $5
Children Under 12 – FREE

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