Family Friendly Summer on a Budget in San Antonio

The kids are out of school and they are already telling you they are bored.  What to do? Check out these awesome family activities around town! Bonus, most of them are free!


HEB Cinema on the Plaza at the Tobin Center offers free movies on the lawn. On Friday, June, 8th they will be showing Star Wars: The Last Jedi. On July 13th, they will be showing The Greatest Showman!

University Health System will also be offering Yoga on the lawn at the Tobin Center on June 9th and Joy Flow on June 23rd, and Family Friendly Cross Training on July 21st.


As if The Pearl District isn’t cool enough, they are bringing back their Sound Cream Sessions every Wednesday evening. Enjoy different genres of music provided by different DJs while out on the lawn! The kids can cool off in the Splash Pad and don’t worry about finding something delicious to eat!


Check out all of the features and events going on at the beautifully renovated Hemisphere Park.


Another great venue with FREE summer movies all summer long!


San Antonio is blessed with beautiful museums. The McNay Art Museum offers the following Free Admission:

  • FREE H-E-B Thursday Nights (4−9 pm): FREE general admission. Special exhibition access is $10 on Thursday nights.
  • FREE DICKSON-ALLEN FOUNDATION First Sundays of the Month (noon−5 pm): Free general admission. Special exhibition access is $10 on First Sundays.
  • Bank of America’s Museums on US – Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission.

FREE admission for teens 19 and under provided by the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation.

** FREE general admission for Alamo Colleges, Trinity University, and the University of the Incarnate Word students, faculty and staff with their school IDs or business cards through our Educational Institution partnership.


The San Antonio Museum of Art also offers free general admission!

FREE General Admission:
Tuesdays: 4:00–9:00 p.m.
Sundays: 10:00 a.m.–noon
The Museum is a Museums on Us participant and offers one free general admission on the first full weekend of every month to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders.

The Blue Star Museums program provides free general admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to 5 members of their family starting Labor Day weekend (May 26, 2018) and until Labor Day (Sept. 3, 2018).

University Sponsors:
*Alamo Colleges, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word (and affiliated Brainpower Connection Schools), and University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio students, faculty and staff receive free general admission to the Museum with their school IDs through Corporate Sponsorships.


Explore the beautiful and historic Japanese Tea Garden located near the San Antonio Zoo and Brackenridge Park.

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 3:22 am
Marisa Jackson Team | Category: Family Activities, Summer Activities | Tagged , , , , ,

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