Senior discounts can vary throughout San Antonio, ranging from 10 percent to 25 percent off the general price. The following is a list of places you can visit in San Antonio that won’t break the bank.
The McNay Art Museum is the first modern art museum in San Antonio. The museum features temporary exhibits and permanent collections. The collections have expanded since the owner, Marion Koogler McNay, left her collection to the city to open the doors to the community in 1954 as an art museum. As you walk the rooms of the museum, you will see artworks that are European, American, Modern and Contemporary, Theatre, Medieval and Renaissance, French Art Glass, Outdoor Sculpture, and Southwestern Art.
Not only can you see your favorite animals close-up, but now you can feed a giraffe at the San Antonio Zoo. By standing at a feeding station, the giraffes are eye-level with you. You can also tour the other exhibits including Africa Live, African Plains, Amazonia, Cranes of the World, Gibbon Forest, Hixon Bird House, and Toadally.
Ranger Town is the recreation of San Antonio in the late 1800s and houses the Texas Ranger Museum. This museum displays artifacts from the time period including handguns, sawed off shotguns, badges, photographs, and more. Specific Texas Rangers are observed like Ray Martinez, Joaquin Jackson, and John B. Armstrong.
You don’t have to live in another country to go on a Safari. With the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, you can go any day in San Antonio. More than 450 acres of land encompass the ranch and its 500 animals from 40 native and endangered species. On the road, you may see ostriches, lemurs, rhinos, camels, zebras, and giraffes. When you are done with your Safari tour, come back to the ranch for lunch at the Safari Camp Grill.
The San Antonio Aquarium is full of interactive activities for people of all ages. You will learn more about animal life in the rainforests, deserts, and oceans. No longer do you just wash the fish and other creatures through glass. Now you are able to feed the stingrays, sharks, birds, and animals. You will also see corals and other invertebrates, lorikeets, toucans, macaws, saltwater and freshwater fish, reptiles, amphibians, and a Giant Pacific Octopus.
There is something soothing about walking through a botanical garden. As you inhale the scent from the aromatic flowers and flowering shrubs and trees, sit on one of the benches and contemplate whether you would like to take a self-guided tour or join in a group tour with a Garden Guide. You will find dozens of species throughout the Formal Garden, Conservatory, Texas Native Trail, Cactus and Succulent Garden/Water Saver Areas, and the Overlook/Ledge Garden. On the third Saturday of each month, you can plan to bird watch with binoculars. The group will meet in the Carriage House Bistro before the program begins.
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