Heritage, Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 1988 Page: 35
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bars, indoor rodeo, and shops filled with Western
wear, leather goods, Western art and antiques.
The information center is open daily
10-6 at 124 E. Exchange, in front of Cowtown
Children's Museum, 3201 Allen Parkway
(522-1138). Ongoing exhibits focus on nutrition,
a pioneer settlement, a video recording
studio, and science and technology. Open
Tuesday-Thursday 1-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday
1-5. General admission $2, children &
senior citizens $1.
Museum of Natural Science, 1 Hermann
Circle Dr., Hermann Park (526-4273). Laser
shows, travel adventure films, field trips, science
classes, and more (call for information).
Open Sunday & Monday Noon-5, TuesdaySaturday
9-5. General admission $2, children
$1; Thursday 9-1 everyone free.
San Jacinto Museum of History, base of San
Jacinto Monument, San Jacinto Battleground
State Park, off Texas Hwy 225 on Texas Hwy
134,20 minutes from downtown (479-2421).
Located on the battleground where Texas
won its independence from Mexico, the museum
houses exhibits tracing the development
of Texas as a colony of New Spain
through early statehood. Observation deck
elevator ascends 489 feet to a panoramic view
(general admission $2, children 500). Museum
open 7 days 9-6. Free.
Contemporary Arts Museum, 5216 Montrose
(526-3129). Open Tuesday-Saturday
10-5, Sunday Noon-6. Free.
Diverse Works, 214 Travis (223-8346).
Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday Noon-4.
Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose (5297659).
Call for studio and art history class
schedule. Open Monday-Thursday 9am10pm,
Friday-Saturday 9-5. Free.
Lawndale Art and Performance Center,
5600 Hillman at Dismuke (921-4155). Open
Visit the Alamo
for the story of a battle
Visit the Institute
for the story of Texas!
You may miss the rest of the Texas
story unless you explore the history,
traditions and folklore of the many
ethnic groups who have settled the
state. The Institute is an experience
the whole family will rememberit
may be the best Texas history
experience of your lives.
Located on HemisFair Plaza, at Bowie and
Durango in downtown San Antonio. Open
year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m
to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Call (512) 226-7651 for information on
membership programs, catalog and special
events including the Texas Folklife Festival.
The University of Texas
of ITexan Cultures
at San Antonio
Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross (525-9400).
On rotating exhibit from the permanent collection
are antiquities, Byzantine and medieval
pieces, tribal art, and works from the 20th
century, including a major selection of surrealist
art. There is a bookstore at 1520 Sul Ross,
north of the Collection (521-9148). Open
Wednesday-Sunday 11-7. Free.
Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet (5261361).
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Thursday
till 9, Sunday 1-6. General admission $1$2,
children free. Thursday everyone free.
Also visit the museum's Lillie and Hugh Roy
Cullen Sculpture Garden across Bissonnet.
Recent additions are Giacometti's Large
Standing Woman I (1960) and Ellsworth
Kelly's Houston Triptych (1986). Garden
open 7 days 10-10. Free.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Bldg.,
500 McKinney (247-3505). Open MondaySaturday
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