The Institute of Texan Cultures provides the stories of immigrants from around the globe who settled in Texas and contributed to what is today the 15th largest economy in the world.
Located at Hemisfair, steps from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Tower of the Americas, and only a short walk from The Alamo and the Riverwalk, the museum is a popular destination for tourists, residents, students, researchers, history buffs, and shopping enthusiasts. The museum is family-friendly, and includes many hands-on elements for children.
The museum is a component of The University of Texas at San Antonio. In early 2010, the institute formalized an Affiliation agreement with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Affiliate status grants the institute access to the Smithsonian’s artifacts, education, and performing arts programs, expert speakers, teacher workshops, and resources to complement and broaden exhibitions.