(Jan. 5, 2010)--The Institute of Texan Cultures expanded its Monday through Saturday hours to 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Sunday hours will remain noon-5 p.m. The extra hour in the morning will help facilitate tours and school field trips with the museum now available as a first stop in a day of activities.
The museum store will adopt the new hours, however, the library and photo archives operating hours will remain 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The Institute of Texan Cultures is on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Durango Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and the River Walk. Admission is $8 for adults (ages 12-64); $7 for seniors (ages 65+); $6 for children (ages 3-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification.
The ITC is an agency of the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Community Services The mission of the institute is to engage lifelong learners and educators in the understanding and celebration of Texas cultural heritage through exhibits, programs and special events. Located in downtown San Antonio, the 182,000-square-foot complex features 65,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and displays that tell the stories of Texans.
For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit the Institute of Texan Cultures Web site.
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