San Antonio Is Our Classroom
“San Antonio is Our Classroom” is a program under P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County that highlights affordable, educational resources available to parents and students. On the “San Antonio is Our Classroom” web page, caregivers can find educational programs and activities that contribute to the exploration and discovery of a child’s academic development. This resource will aid families in ensuring that their children are better prepared and inspired to achieve success.
If you’re an organization or you have a program that aligns with “San Antonio Is Our Classroom,” please email: [email protected]
Southwest School of Art
The Southwest School of Art gives children ages 5 – 18 years old the opportunity to find the artist within with Saturday Morning Discovery. The FREE classes held on Saturday mornings offer introductory art experiences for families during the school year. Students can explore clay, weaving, painting, origami and more.
• Register for Discovery Saturday classes.
• Visit Website
Texas Butterfly Ranch
Go outside to witness the life cycle of butterflies at the Texas Butterfly Ranch. The Museum Reach milkweed patch on the San Antonio River Walk is a great place to observe the catepillar in its various stages of development. The Monarch milkweed patch, a five-minute walk south of the Pearl development on lower Broadway, was redeveloped by the City of San Antonio. The host plant site is FREE and open to the public.
• Visit the Texas Butterfly Ranch blog.
San Antonio Children’s Museum
FREE kids admission every third Thursday of each month! Families can play and learn together. Fun exhibits include Carmen’s Corner, Diamond Del’s Mining Adventure, H-E-B’s Kid’s Market & Kid’s Cafe, Hill Country Bubble Ranch, Kid’s Powered Elevator and more. The exhibits allow kids to learn about finances, nutrition, major food groups, shapes, sizes, science, conservation and more! Ask about the Learn & Play Pass Scholarships for schools and families.
• Visit the SA Children’s Museum.
• Plan your visit to the museum.
Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College
Low cost tours for students, educators and adults are available at The Scobee Planetarium. A variety educational programs for pre-K through 12th-grade audiences provide astronomy and space science knowledge. Prior reservations are required. Please call 210-486-0100.
• Visit Scobee at the SAC web site.
• View the Schedule of Events on the Scobee Facebook Page.
The Witte Museum
For as little as a $1.50 per child/$1.50 per adult, families can take a self-guided tour and explore current and long-term exhibits. The H-E-B Science Tree House offers hours of fun and interactive play for both young and old explorers.
• Visit website
• Read about learning programs available for families.
• View parking and admission information
The McNay Art Museum
The McNay Art Museum gives children, caregivers and families a place to learn and appreciate art. Admission is FREE for children under the age of 12 years old and all visitors are FREE on H-E-B Thursday Nights from 4 – 9 p.m. and on AT&T’s First Sunday of the Month. Special programs and services are available for families, teens and youth. Make sure to ask about them on your next visit.
• Visit website for General Admission
• View the Calendar of Events
• Find family-related programs
The Magik Theatre
The Magik Theatre offers families a well-rounded theatre arts and education experience and entertainment. Year-round performances are $10 per person; however, the theatre provides Tickets to Literacy, a program that underwrites the cost of admission. Magik is able to offer low group rates of $3.25 to $4.75, as well as specially-discounted and free tickets. Tuition-based summer camps are also available.
• Visit website
• Performance Schedule – Purchase Tickets
• Tickets to Literacy/Discounted Tickets
San Antonio Public Library
The San Antonio Public Library offers a wealth of free programs for families including: Live homework help, book clubs, high-interest workshops, chess, quilting, early literacy programs, movie time, knitting, crafts, scrapbooking and scores of other events, including concerts and family fun. The free programs are available at your neighborhood library. Using your library card, parents and teens can check out a laptop for use in the library. Free internet access is also available via WiFi for your mobile devices.
• Visit website
• Library Services
• Library Branch Locations
San Antonio Museum of Art
At no cost, families can explore art collections and hands-on activities at the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) First Sundays for Families event. On the first Sunday of each month, families can join SAMA staff for fun tours and age-appropriate art activities.
• See the calendar for monthly programs.
Educators and students can enjoy gallery tours to enhance classroom instruction. Guided and self guided school tours align with TEKS guidelines, so student can enjoy the museum’s cultural experience while supplementing instruction in math, science, history and literacy skills. Educator workshops and school resources are also available along with affordable group rates and transportation reimbursement. Can’t make it to SAMA? Ask about SAMA’s Traveling Trunk and SAMA on the Go!
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Educators and students can enjoy the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Gardens year-round during special events. Low cost educator workshops cover science and literacy skills. Ask about transportation reimbursement and discounted group rates when you call to book your tour.