Having grown up in San Antonio, I have first-hand experience to what the city has to offer in terms of activities for kids. Additionally, with a two year old wild-child at home, we have explored and exhausted ourselves looking for the best places to entertain and drain a kid to prep him for a good nap. So, in no particular order, here are some of our favorite places to take kids in San Antonio.
1) The San Antonio Zoo- What kid doesn’t love animals? Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Well there are also leopards, monkeys, snakes birds, penguins, hippos, alligators, and ELEPHANTS. Recently renovated and located near Brackenridge park in the north-central part of SA, this zoo offers several hours of entertainment and walking with hundreds of animals, great displays, playgrounds and some shade. Keep a close eye on the events hosted here as well, Christmas time is an awesome chance to see a fantastic light display in the middle of the park near the pond. https://sazoo.org/
2) The Witte Museum- A little science, culture, and nature combined to keep kids entertained for hours! I’ve seen HUGE whale skeletons the size of 747s, full size Native American displays with artifacts and tools, as well as hand-on science experiments in fluid dynamics. The Witte has always been a staple and with recent renovations to update it, there is so much more to offer! https://www.wittemuseum.org/
3) The Doseum- A novel approach to the museum… “TOUCH EVERYTHING!”. The doseum has made huge strides in terms of entertaining and educating kids at the same time. Where else can you go where kids are encouraged to touch, play run, jump, build, destroy, make noise and make a mess. For the parents, this can be a little much for the nerves, but fortunately the Pearl is only a minute away with its food and drink options. The Doseum does also offer some fun parties for adults only on some evenings with costume and cocktail parties annually. https://www.thedoseum.org/
Here is a video of my nephew going across the rope bridge at the Doseum! Lots to do for kids young-older