Top Museums in San Antonio to Visit During Your Trip

Planning a vacation to San Antonio? Our local experts put together a list of our top San Antonio museums that you should consider adding to your itinerary.

San Antonio is known for its rich history, unique culture, and Texas weather. Its museums are home to a wide variety of art, history, education, and culture so there’s bound to be a museum you’ll enjoy.

Planning a trip to San Antonio? Our local experts put together a list of some popular San Antonio museums worth visiting during your trip.

From Texas-specific history and culture, to iconic American and European artwork, to science and bizarre phenomenon, San Antonio museums offer a diverse selection of subject to explore – so whether you’re looking to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, or want to spend the weekend museum hopping and learning about history, there’s a San Antonio museum for you.

Want Passes to Top San Antonio Museums?

Admission to a number of these attractions are included on the San Antonio Explorer Pass®.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 45% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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A few of the museums available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass® include…

  • Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
  • Texas Ranger Museum
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Witte Museum
  • Battle For Texas: The Experience
  • Guinness World Records Museum
  • and more!

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and Texas Ranger Museum


The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum features natural artifacts, like bones, antlers, and more from over 500 distinct species in its collection that was originally started by the saloon’s founder in the late nineteenth century.

Getting in: Buckhorn Saloon and Museum tickets are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass®.

Texas Ranger Museum

buckhorn saloon texas ranger Horse & Family

The Texas Ranger Museum examines Frontier America with an homage to early Texan history.

Getting in: Texas Ranger Museum tickets are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass®.

San Antonio Museum of Art

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Located in a former brewery building, the San Antonio Museum of Art features a diverse collection of art from around the globe.

You’ll get to see over 30,000 artifacts spanning over 5,000 years of history from a variety of cultures, including: Egyptian, Green, Roman, Latin American, Asian, and a special gallery dedicated exclusively to Texas art.

Getting in: San Antonio Museum of Art tickets are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass®.

Witte Museum

H-E-B Body Adventure exhibit at the Witte Museum in San Antonio is designed to educate kids about healthy living

Head to San Antonio’s largest museum, the Witte Museum, for an immersive experience that explores Texas history, science, and South Texas heritage.

You’ll get to experience the Texas when vaqueros, chili queens, and cattle kings roamed the land, see Davy Crockett’s fiddle, and learn about the Cowboys responsible for building the Texas we know today.

Explore four floors of exhibits featuring the human body with interactive activities that let visitors explore topics related to their own bodies with personal measurements, calculations, and more while learning about sustained health and wellness in a fun way.

Getting in: Witte Museum tickets are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass®.

Battle for Texas: The Experience

Join the battle for the Alamo as you immerse yourself in every aspect of the battle. Learn of the heroism and bravery exhibited by those who fought in on of the most important battles in US History.

The best part of the experience is how interactive it is, you’ll see artifacts from the battle such as uniforms, knives and other equipment from the 1800s.

Getting in: Battle for Texas: The Experience tickets are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass®.

Guinness World Records Museum

Guinness Book of World Records Museum in San Antonio Alamo Plaza

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of global record setting at the Guinness World Records Museum.

Interactive displays, artifacts, games, and entertaining trivia make a trip to the museum as entertaining as it is educational.

Think you have what it takes to break records? During your visit, you can even try to set your own world record in the museum’s Attempt Arena.

Getting in: Guinness World Records Museum tickets are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass®.

Remember to Save on Museum Admission

Our list of some of the most popular and top museums in San Antonio.

Remember, all of these options are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass®, where you can save up to 45% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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