Guided Tours

Student Workshops, offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, are two-hour educational experiences exploring a special exhibition in-depth followed by a hands-on studio project.

  • Student Workshops are 2 hours long.
  • Two week’s advance reservation is required.
  • Student Workshops are offered throughout the school year on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 -11:30 a.m.
  • The Museum can accommodate 30 students per workshop.
  • The Museum requires at least 1 chaperone per 10 students. Chaperone must be 18 years or older.
  • Students, teachers, and chaperones will be admitted to the Museum for free.
  • Space may be reserved for students to eat their bag lunches.
  • If you need to cancel your tour reservation, please notify the Tour Scheduler at (210) 978-8138. If you are running late on your tour day, please notify the Museum’s front desk at (210) 978-8100
  • Ask about our bilingual tour guides.

Tours and activities are age appropriate for the following themes:

Review Our Visitor Policies.

Asian Cultures »

Travel through China, Japan, and South Asia on an art expedition revealing the many diverse cultures and perspectives of Asia. Highlights include the elephant headed god Ganesha, a Tibetan Sand Mandala, a samurai suit of armor and a Chinese scholar’s room. Meets Social Studies, Fine Art, and Asian Language Cultural and Linguistic 3-12 TEKS.

Modern and Contemporary Art »

Explore the processes and issues that modern and contemporary artists tackle to define and challenge our understanding of human experience in the last hundred years. Meets Math, Science, Social Studies and Fine Arts 3-12 TEKS.

Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome »

Walk the ancient world of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Encounter portraits of emperors and pharaohs, mummy cases, silver dinnerware an, glass containers, and painted vases. Discover how they were used in daily life and how they reflect ancient beliefs. Meets Social Studies, Fine Art, Antiquities Linguistic and Cultural 3-12 TEKS.

Latin American Art »

Celebrate art and culture on this tour of Latin American Art. Explore the depth and breadth of Latin American cultures in the Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, Folk, and Modern/Contemporary Art galleries. Meets 3-12 Social Studies, Fine Art, and Spanish cultural and Linguistic TEKS.

Historic America »

Encounter landscapes, portraits, sculptures and everyday objects that introduce students to North American Art from the colonial period to present. Historical discussions include westward expansion, the changing roles of women, industrialization and urbanization. Meets 3-12 Social Studies and Fine Arts TEKS.

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