This three-night series brings history to the present with hands-on activities, living history reenactors and so much more. Guests will discover history firsthand by diving into an interactive adventure that takes them through the museum’s Rio Grande Legacy exhibition.
A puppet show will begin the night and set the stage for the Find Me If You Can game, which features characters to be found within the galleries. A nightly winner of a prize from the Museum Store will be drawn from completed game cards. Guests that participate in the Find Me If You Can games all three nights will be entered into the Summer Nights at the Museum Grand Prize drawing.
The River Frontier exhibit will be the focus for June 8 and showcase the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico from prehistory to the Spanish Colonial era to the end of the Mexican War of Independence. Favorite activities such as mammoth hunting, the archaeological dig pit and rebozo wrapping will return this year. Learn how Spanish explorers struggled to survive in a new land and how they navigated the seas to arrive in the New World.
Here is a short list of activities available during the event:
– Atlatl Throwing
– Native Rhythm with Lipan Apache
– Ballast the Galleon
– Tortilla making with the Girl Scouts
All of this and more awaits families and children of all ages at the Museum of South Texas History’s Summer Nights at the Museum. Don’t forget that guests who complete all three game cards will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. We hope to see your family at all three nights!
Summer Nights at the Museum event is included in regular museum admission: $7 adults (ages 18+); $5 seniors with ID (ages 62+) and students with ID (ages 13+); $4 for children (ages 4 to 12); free for children ages 3 and younger. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship. For more information on the event or becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call +1-956-383-6911.