Summer 2017 is here! Our beloved Alamo City is full of family-friendly activities that are easy on the wallet. We’ve compiled a list of free and cheap events across the city for kids of all ages. Take advantage of our great city this summer!
Free Admission to Museums
The Witte: FREE! Tuesdays from 3:00–8:00 P.M.
San Antonio Museum of Art: FREE! Tuesdays from 4:00–9:00 P.M. and Sundays from 10:00 A.M.–noon
The DoSeum: FREE! The first and third Tuesdays of the month are free for the first 1,500 guests from 6:30–8:30 P.M. In the 2017 summer months, free dates are June 6th and 20th, July 4th and 18th, and August 1st and 15th.
The McNay Art Museum: FREE! Thursdays from 4:00–9:00 P.M., free general admission (special exhibits: $10)
Briscoe Western Art Museum: FREE! Tuesdays from 4:00–9:00 P.M.
Santikos Theaters: FREE! Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M. from June 6–August 2 at seven area locations
Regal Theaters: $1 per ticket! Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M. from June 6–August 2 at three area locations
Free Movies at the Marquee (Mission Marquee): FREE! Various evening dates throughout June, July, and August. Movies start after dusk.
HEB Cinema on the Plaza at The Tobin Center: FREE! Every second Friday, Plaza opens at 7:00 P.M., movie starts at 8:00 P.M. Summer dates: June 6th, July 14th, and August 11th.
Summer Reading Programs
HEB Buddy Reading Program: FREE! Pick up forms at your HEB.
Yanaguana Gardens at Hemisphere Park: FREE! Open daily from 7:00 A.M.–midnight.
The Pearl Splash Pad: FREE! Open daily.
Pearsall Park: FREE! Open daily 9:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M.
Fischer Park in New Braunfels: FREE! Open daily 9:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M.
The Twig Book Shop: FREE! Summer Fridays at 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.
SAS Factory Tour
FREE! The SAS Factory offers free tours Monday–Friday. Read more here.
San Antonio Missions
FREE! All San Antonio Missions have free admission.
San Antonio Public Library
San Antonio Parks
Vacation Bible Schools
FREE to Low Cost! Read the ACMB VBS Guide for information about VBS programs throughout the city.
Tuesdays are Bargain Day: $3 admission and $3 skate rental on Tuesdays from 11:00 A.M.–11:00 P.M.
Toyota Factory Tours
FREE! Tours are offered Monday–Friday year round, and reservations are required.