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Budget Friendly Summer Fun

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Please review each destination for the latest updates on hours and pricing.


The Alamo

Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, 78205
Phone: 210.225.1391
Website: www.thealamo.org
Hours (Beginning in June):

  • Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Cost: FREE
    Notes: To provide a convenient experience and reduce crowds, reserve your timed ticket here.

Art Works

Address: 1840 Nacogdoches Rd, 78209
Phone: 210.826.2787
Hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday (by appointment only): 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed for private events

Art Studio for Children: Open Art Program for ages 2+. Adults play for Free! First child $10, each additional child $5.

Notes:

  • Do not go to the studio without a current REGISTRATION or calling ahead.
  • WALK-INS ARE WELCOME during Scheduled Open Art / Open Play (Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm).
  • Learn more by visiting their website.

Barnes & Noble – Story Time

Details:

  • Enjoy “Saturday Storytime” with read-alongs and free activities for all ages.
  • Visit the website for further details and store locations.

Bouncy Places

Inflatable Wonderland

Address: 6909 N. Loop 1604 E. #2063, 78247
Phone: 210.212.4386
Website: inflatablewonderland.com
Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost: $14 per child (11 and under only). Socks required. Adult supervision required. Wristband good for all-day in/out play. Adults free.

Specials: Discount Day every Tuesday and Thursday

Pump It Up

Two Locations:

  • NW Address: 7723 Guilbeau Rd. #102, 78250
  • Phone: 210.523.8883
  • NE Address: 14036 Nacogdoches Road, 78247
  • Phone: 210.653.0700

Notes: Socks required. Stay up-to-date with current activities by checking out the event calendar. Times, dates, and pricing are subject to change. Call for open jump times.


Bowling

Contact individual centers for summer specials.

Astro Super Bowl

Address: 3202 Harry Wurzbach, 78209
Phone: 210.824.6348
Website: astrosuperbowl.com

Bandera Bowling

Address: 6700 Huebner Rd., 78238
Phone: 210.523.1716
Website: banderabowlingcenter.com

Bowlero Locations

  • 4330 Thousand Oaks Dr., 78217
    Phone: 210.654.0031
    Website: bowlero.com
  • 2118 Goliad Rd., 78223
    Phone: 210.333.6150
    Website: bowlero.com
  • 13307 San Pedro Ave., 78216
    Phone: 210.496.3811
    Website: bowlero.com

The Lanes at Oak Hills

Address: 7330 Callaghan Rd., 78229
Phone: 210.344.6251
Website: thelanesatoakhills.com


Brackenridge Park

Address: 3700 N. St. Mary’s St., 78209
Phone: 210.826.1412
Website: brackenridgepark.org
Hours:

  • Monday – Sunday: 5:00 am – 11:00 pm
    Cost: FREE
    Features: Perfect for picnics, walks, trails, and playground.

Briscoe Western Art Museum

Address: 210 W. Market St., 78205
Phone: 210.299.4499
Website: briscoemuseum.org
Hours:

  • Thursday – Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Cost:

  • Adults (12+): $14
  • Seniors (65+), Retired/Veteran Military, Students (with valid ID): $12
  • Students: $6
  • Military Dependents with ID: $8
  • Free for Children 12 & Under & Active Military
  • FREE for Recipients of SNAP, WIC, and MAP (Present EBT card and a photo ID)

Notes: Preserves art, history, and culture of the American West.


Cibolo Nature Center

Address: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006
Phone: 830.249.4616
Website: cibolo.org
Hours:

  • Open Daily: 8:00 am – Dusk
    Features: Outdoor fun designed for families and children. FREE
    Notes: Visit the website for events and programs.

Downtown Tuesdays

Details:

  • Enjoy free parking downtown at City-owned parking garages, lots, and parking meters every Tuesday evening starting at 5:00 pm.

Downtown Walking Tour

Details:

  • Every day at 10:00 am. FREE
  • Website: centrosanantonio.org
  • Meet in front of the Alamo – Across the street from the Visitor Information Center.

Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Market at Mission Marquee Plaza

Details:

  • 2023 Farmers and Artisans Markets every first and third Saturday from March through November!
  • Kick-off with FREE community ZUMBA classes for all fitness levels at 9 am; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Features fresh, locally sourced foods and handmade crafts.
  • San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Mercado mini-grocery store hosts healthy cooking demos and nutrition education sessions.
  • Enjoy live music, food trucks, and family activities.

Notes: Free admission and parking. Learn more from their website.

Farmer’s Market at the Pearl

Address: 312 Pearl Pkwy, 78215
Phone: 210.212.7260
Hours:

  • Saturdays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sundays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Notes:

  • Saturdays focus on local farmers and ranchers.
  • Sundays highlight local artisans.
  • More information on their website.

Fitness in the Park

Details:

  • Year-round free exercise program in parks and facilities throughout the city. FREE
  • No registration required for most classes.
  • See website for more info.

Institute of Texan Cultures

Address: 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., 78205
Phone: 210.458.2300
Website: texancultures.utsa.edu
Hours:

  • Thursday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Mon-Wed: Closed

Admission: By donation (suggested donation $12). Look for donation stations at the museum entrance.

Notes: Provides insight into the experiences of people across the globe who call Texas home.


Japanese Tea Gardens

Address: 3853 N. St. Mary’s., 78212
Phone: 210.735.4648
Website: saparks.org/japanese-tea-garden
Hours:

  • Open daily: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Features: Walkways, stone arch bridges, island, Japanese pavilion, 60-foot waterfall, and koi ponds. FREE

Kiddie Park

Address: 3903 N St Mary’s St, 78212
Website: sazoo.org/kiddiepark
Hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday – Monday: Closed

Notes: Amusement rides for children, including a vintage carousel and hand cars. Party rooms and private rentals available.


Library – Summer Reading Program

Details:

  • Encourages reading with free programs and events for all ages.
  • Kickoff: June 1st. Program ends July 31st.
  • Features a reading log with reward coupons and an end-of-summer party.

Notes:

  • Contact your local library for event details or visit mysapl.org.

Magik Theatre

Address: 420 S Alamo St, 78205
Phone: 210.227.2751
Website: magiktheatre.org
Box Office Hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets:

  • $25 for Adults
  • $20 for Kids
  • $15 for Seniors
  • $0 for Under 2

Notes: Visit the website for show schedule and ticket prices.


Monster Mini Golf

Address: 2267 NW Military Hwy., 78213
Phone: 210.979.8888
Website: monsterminigolf.com
Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Notes: Indoor, glow-in-the-dark, monster-themed mini golf.


Natural Bridge Caverns

Address: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., 78266
Phone: 210.651.6101
Website: naturalbridgecaverns.com
Hours:

  • Open daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Notes:

  • Tours of the largest cavern system in Texas.
  • Fees apply.

Outdoor Pools (June – August)

Notes:

  • For locations and times, visit the San Antonio Parks and Recreation website or call 210.207.3299.

Cost: FREE for youth 17 and under, $2 for adults.


San Antonio Botanical Gardens

Address: 555 Funston Place, 78209
Phone: 210.536.1400
Website: sabot.org
Hours:

  • Daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission:

  • Adults: $16
  • Children: $13
  • Seniors, Military, and Students: $14

Notes:

  • Free admission every Thursday from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

San Antonio Museum of Art

Address: 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215
Phone: 210.978.8100
Website: samuseum.org
Hours:

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Monday: Closed

Cost:

  • $20 for adults
  • $17 for seniors 65+
  • $12 for students and military (with ID)
  • $10 for youth (13-18)
  • Free for children 12 & under

Free Admission Times:

  • Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The DoSeum

Address: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Phone: 210.212.4453
Website: thedoseum.org
Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Admission:

  • $14 for Adults
  • $12 for Seniors
  • Free for Children under 1 year

Witte Museum

Address: 3801 Broadway St, 78209
Phone: 210.357.1900
Website: wittemuseum.org
Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Admission:

  • $14 for adults
  • $10 for children (4-11)
  • $12 for seniors (65+), students (with ID), military (with ID)
  • Free for children under 4

Notes:

  • Free admission on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Movies by Moonlight

Details:

  • Located at Travis Park, 301 E Travis St.
  • Visit the website for the latest schedule.

Splashtown

Address: 3600 North Pan Am Expressway, 78219
Phone: 210.227.1400
Website: splashtownsa.com
Hours:

  • Open Daily: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Admission:

  • Adults: $28.99
  • Kids: $21.99

The Quarry Golf Course

Address: 444 E. Basse Rd., 78209
Phone: 210.824.4500
Website: quarrygolf.com
Hours:

  • Open daily: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm

Notes: Fees apply.


YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Details:

  • Indoor/outdoor swimming and other activities.
  • Visit the website for details on locations, hours, and costs.

Zoos and Aquariums

San Antonio Zoo

Address: 3903 N St Mary’s St, 78212
Phone: 210.734.7184
Website: sazoo.org
Hours:

  • Open daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission:

  • Adults (12-64): $19.95
  • Children (3-11): $16.95
  • Seniors (65+): $16.95
  • Military (with ID): $16.95
  • Free for children under 3

Notes: Free admission on second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

San Antonio Aquarium

Address: 6320 Bandera Rd, 78238
Phone: 210.310.3210
Website: sanantonioaquarium.net
Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Admission:

  • Adults (13-64): $20
  • Children (3-12): $15
  • Seniors (65+): $15
  • Military (with ID): $15
  • Free for children under 3

Notes: Free admission on first Friday of each month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


The DoSeum

Address: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Phone: 210.212.4453
Website: thedoseum.org
Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Admission:

  • $14 for Adults
  • $12 for Seniors
  • Free for Children under 1 year

Witte Museum

Address: 3801 Broadway St, 78209
Phone: 210.357.1900
Website: wittemuseum.org
Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Admission:

  • $14 for adults
  • $10 for children (4-11)
  • $12 for seniors (65+), students (with ID), military (with ID)
  • Free for children under 4

Notes:

  • Free admission on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Movies by Moonlight

Details:

  • Located at Travis Park, 301 E Travis St.
  • Visit the website for the latest schedule.

Splashtown

Address: 3600 North Pan Am Expressway, 78219
Phone: 210.227.1400
Website: splashtownsa.com
Hours:

  • Open Daily: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Admission:

  • Adults: $28.99
  • Kids: $21.99

The Quarry Golf Course

Address: 444 E. Basse Rd., 78209
Phone: 210.824.4500
Website: quarrygolf.com
Hours:

  • Open daily: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm

Notes: Fees apply.


YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Details:

  • Indoor/outdoor swimming and other activities.
  • Visit the website for details on locations, hours, and costs.

UPCOMING Pre-K 4 SA EVENTS:

Stop by events Pre-K 4 SA will be participating in or hosting this summer!

See website for the latest. Calendar is kept up to date with new events added often!

FAMILY FRIENDLY LINKS: Check out these websites for families to include guides/resources, activities for your child, and family friendly events happening around town for the entire family.

Fun 4 Alamo Kids Resource for finding fun stuff to do with kids your area.

National Geographic for Kids – Learn about animals and the environment. 

Sesame Street Site with activities and age appropriate videos for children.

KLRN Site for the entire family; education, activities, events, and resources.

PBS Features videos, resources, and educational games for children.

City Calendar of Events Something for everyone.

Kids Out and About Guide to San Antonio resources, camps, and activities.   

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