The Dinosaurs theme holds the fascination of children no matter their age.
Here are our favorite dino-related places in San Antonio where the entire family can spend a fun day of learning and be awe-struck by the history of these fascinating creatures that disappeared millions of years ago, but who somehow continue to stay ever-present—and constantly astonish us.
As a bonus, we’ve also listed some cool spots for history buffs and those interested in looking back through time. Check out the list below:

The Witte Museum offers many unique and interesting permanent and special exhibits, one of them is the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery in which you and the kids will get to explore the animals that lived here more than 110 million years ago!

This is the chance to discover skeletons, footprints, and an amazing Dinosaur Lab where you can excavate dinosaur bones! 

This is San Antonio’s premiere museum of South Texas history, culture, and natural science, so there’s a lot to see and learn at The Witte!

Location:
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA

Hours:
Monday 10 AM – 5 PM | Tuesday 10 AM – 8 PM | Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM | Sunday Noon – 5 PM

The Bandera Natural History Museum features 18 life-size dinosaurs and four play stations on 8-acre grounds that are a hit among kids of all ages!

If you liked the movie ‘’Night at The Museum’’, you would recognize the life-size triceratops dinosaur skeleton reproduction used in the movie. 

Location:
267 Old San Antonio Road, Bandera, TX, USA

DATES:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM | Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM | Monday and Tuesday: Closed

At the Big Bend National Park, look for the Fossil Discovery Exhibit and experience the changes to Big Bend’s plants and animals through 130 million years of geologic time.

Enjoy a trail to a panoramic view on your way!

Location:
Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park, TX, USA

Hours:
Park entrances are open 24 hours daily, all year. Fossil Discovery Exhibit is open from dawn to dusk.

More Places to Learn about History and The Forever-Interesting Past

This is a must-visit spot in San Antonio. Families can learn all about The Alamo by visiting this historical place. 

Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years, the former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history.

Location:
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205, USA
Hours:
Peak Season: 9 AM – 7 PM | Off-Peak Season: 9 AM- 5:30 PM | Extended Holiday hours: Alamo grounds, 9 AM – 7 PM, Church and Exhibit Hall 9 AM– 5:30 PM | Last entry 15 minutes before close. | Closed Christmas Day

At this premier natural attraction, you will find adventure and fun around every bend!

See massive formations formed by drops of water and the slow passage of time, explore the Hidden Passages Tour where shadows dance over delicate formations, ascend the Twisted Trails and take to the skies high above Texas, and try finding your way through the AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup, a 5,000 square foot outdoor maze, and so much more! 

You will also have the chance to mine and pan for gems, fossils, and other treasures in the Mining Company. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget!

Location:
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Hours:
Open Daily. Hours vary by day.

USS Lexington is a valuable national treasure that has played a significant role in the defense of the nation for nearly 50 years. 

Today, it serves as a museum and educational facility for all the family. You will get to see the USS LEXINGTON, CV-16, which is a World War II-vintage Essex Class aircraft carrier, and amazing attractions like Lockdown on The Lex, which is an escape room inside the museum; The Flight Deck, the popular self-guided tour; a 3D Mega Theater, Pearl Harbor, virtual Battle Stations, and more!

Location:
2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX, USA

Hours:
9 AM – 6 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day, & Spring Break | 9 AM – 5 PM Labor Day through Memorial Day. | The USS Lexington is open year-round seven days a week for touring and special events. Closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving days.