Spring into Spring at this Fun Downtown Museum

Spring into Spring


Spring into Spring at this Museum Where There is FUN for Everyone




Spring into Spring at the Briscoe Museum where there are extra hours and hands-on programming to add to the fun.


Museum Open Every Day March 7-18


Activities for All Ages – and Adults-Only Painting with Margaritas




Spring into the West without ever leaving the River Walk at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Normally closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, extended hours during spring break mean the Briscoe will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day March 7 – 18, giving everyone the opportunity to lasso some Western fun this spring. With the museum’s location in the heart of the River Walk, it’s a great stop for families exploring downtown – and anyone enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivities March 16-17.



The Briscoe is also hosting its annual Spring Break Roundup March 11-16. Art and craft activities, building with LEGOs, stories and fun capture the excitement and adventure of the West for all ages, while adults can get in on the fun with an evening painting session served with a side of margaritas. The come-and-go family programs includes activities that celebrate the heritage and culture of the American West. Different activities will be available each day, bringing the West to life in a variety of hands-on ways.



Spring Break Roundup is included in museum admission, with no charge for craft supplies and no reservations required. The adults-only painting session is a ticketed event for those 21 and up. Children 12 and under and active duty military members always receive free admission to the Briscoe, making it a wonderful destination for family fun. Caregivers must accompany participating children for each activity.




Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., San Antonio



Spring Break Roundup

Mar. 11 – 16



Scheduled programming includes:


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  • Monday – Friday, Mar. 11 – 16: Hands-on Arts & Crafts, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Head West for hands-on fun any time during the day to make and take fun crafts that tie to the pillars of Western art – cowboys, Native Americans, wildlife and vaqueros, all themes celebrated by the Briscoe’s popular Community Days. Stop in and make bison masks, a fun balancing cowboy or weave your own basket. Families can choose and create one – or all! – of the crafts using the free supplies provided. This is a drop-in event included with museum admission.


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  • Thursday, Mar. 14:  Building the West: Native American Homes, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.



Drop by the Briscoe to explore the museum’s collection of Native American paintings and sculptures, then create your own Native American home or village. Honor the environment and the native beauty of the West by using recyclable and found materials to build a tipi, longhouse, wigwam or other type of traditional Native American shelters. Decorate it and take your creation home!


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  • Thursday, Mar. 14: Painting with DiZurita!, 5:30 – 8 p.m., $45, $35 for museum members



Kick back and enjoy your spring break during a painting session with energetic and charismatic international artist DiZurita. Based in San Antonio, DiZurita tells stories through her art, an everlasting transformation of life experiences. Enjoy a relaxing evening sipping margaritas while painting an agave plant – a Western plant and the source of tequila. Create your own agave acrylic painting on an 11 x 14 canvas in a hands-on session as DiZurita guides guests in creating their own work of art. Registration for this 21+ event is per person and includes drinks and all supplies. Class size is limited, so register today to secure your spot.


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  • Friday, Mar. 15:  Building the West: Stop Motion LEGOs, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.



Explore the West at the Briscoe, then create a short stop-motion video with LEGOs featuring the Alamo, a train station or other western scenes found in the museum’s collection. Get imaginative at the LEGO creation station and build your own scenes, then create a video using your own phone or device.



  • Saturday, Mar. 16: Storytime Stampede: Cowboys, 10:30 – 11 a.m.




Families and caregivers of young children can enjoy Western fun and stories each month at the Briscoe’s Storytime Stampede. Featuring 30-minute programs designed for young children ages 18 months to 5 years, each event includes stories told and acted out, books read aloud, movement activities, songs and art fun.



The spring break story is “Cowboys”  by Lucille Recht Penner. Learn all about the day-to-day life of a cowboy in the Old West, from round-ups and trail drives to meals around the campfire and nights under the stars. Then make a cowboy hat you can wear home.



Adults bringing children to the Storytime Stampede receive half-off general museum admission and children 12 and under always receive free admission at the Briscoe, turning Storytime Stampede into affordable family fun.



More to See and Do at the Briscoe

An oasis of Western beauty just off the River Walk, the McNutt Sculpture Garden and the museum grounds feature 35 sculptures portraying various aspects of Western life. Inside the museum’s beautifully restored historic home inside the former San Antonio Public Library building, the Briscoe’s collection spans 14 galleries, with special exhibitions, events and a fantastic museum shop, providing art, culture, history and entertainment.


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The Briscoe’s regular hours are Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During spring break, the museum will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free for children 12 and under and for active duty members of the military. Active duty family members and retired military receive discounted admission. The museum is proud to participate in Museums For All, Blue Star Museums and Bank of America Museums on Us. The Briscoe is located on the south end of the River Walk, near the Arneson River Theatre and La Villita, with convenient parking at the Riverbend Garage directly adjacent to the museum or one of many downtown surface lots. Museum hours, parking and admission details are available online.




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