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San Antonio Children’s Museum

At the entrance is a soaring climbing structure to the mezzanine–the ‘Landmark Climbing Structure’–reminiscent of the skyline of city. Children may also explore pattern and preservation in the ‘Mission Courtyard’, open a bank account for museum currency in the Good $Cents Bank, or conduct their own scientific experiments in ‘Leonardo’s Workshop’. Continue reading »

Fruit Bats, Cats, and Naked Mole Rats: Lifelong Learning at the Zoo

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It is a hot and muggy day and a group of seven friends and relatives decides to visit the zoo. These seven rather diverse members of Homo sapiens, ranging in age from 5 to 85, are all eager to have a good time, but how does an informal learning environment such as a zoo, aquarium, or nature park assure that people with widely varying interests all have a meaningful experience? Continue reading »

Free Field Trips for the Frugal San Antonio Homeschooler

alamo feild tripAre the best things in life free or do you get what you pay for? I think this selection of free museum days in San Antonio is probably a mix of the two. Would a visit to the missions be dramatically better if the National Park Service charged a fee for the visit? Probably not–or at least not worth the price.

Yet I think a case could be made that a visit to the Alamo would be much more informative if an admission fee was charged. If nothing else, the free days at the museums that otherwise charge an admissions fee allows you to visit and decide it you think it would be worth it return and pay the regular price. Continue reading »