Summer series adventure to be held 7 p.m. June 11, July 9 and July 30, 2015

June 3, 2015

The Museum of South Texas History announces its fifth annual Summer Nights at the Museum will be held this year at 7 p.m. on June 11, July 9 and July 30. During the three night series adventure the museum’s signature exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy, will come to life section by section, providing three different adventures through time for the whole family, a group outing or even a date night.

Each Summer Night follows a schedule of events that will promptly kick off at 7 p.m. with a puppet show — popcorn included — that tie in to the spotlighted exhibition section. Adventurers will want to ensure they arrive early to get their snack before show time. Following the puppet show, children will receive a game card to begin playing FIND ME IF YOU CAN, a quest to find the character, artifact or image that inspired the puppet characters. Once completed, the game card can be entered into a drawing for a prize to be awarded at the end of each night. If the children play the game each month, they will not only have three chances to win but also a chance to be entered into a drawing for a grand prize at the conclusion of Summer Nights at the Museum, courtesy of Cinemark Theatres.

When the sun goes down, the museum will come to life.

When the sun goes down, the museum will come to life.

When the sun goes down, the museum will come to life. While children are on their quest, that evening’s spotlighted exhibition section will come alive through costumed interpreters talking about and demonstrating their everyday life. For “kids” of all ages there will be many hands-on activities including “Digging up History,” “Frontier Defense” and the ever popular “Atlatl Target Practice.” One of the new activities this year, “Lineup Time!,” will test your ability to put history in order. Be sure to attend the entire Summer Nights series as each one is a different adventure. And, complete the game card for the series and qualify for an entry in the grand prize!


Summer Nights at the Museum

7–9 p.m.

June 11 | River Frontier & Puppet Show “Sweet Dreams of the River Frontier”

July 9 | River Highway & Puppet Show “A Place Called Home”

July 30 | River Crossroads & Puppet Show “I Used to Be a Star”

Puppet Show

Complimentary Popcorn

FIND ME IF YOU CAN Children’s Game

Hands-On Activities

Historical Characters

Nightly Prizes

Shopping at the Museum Store

…and more!


Admission to Summer Nights at the Museum is the regular admission price, passes excluded: $7 adults (ages 18+); $5 seniors with ID (ages 62+), students with ID (ages 13+); $4 children ages 4 to 12; free, children ages 3 and under. As a participating museum in Blue Star Museums, the nation’s active duty military personnel — including National Guard and Reserve — and up to five family members receive free admission to all three Summer Nights. Purchase a FRIENDship and not only receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store but also attend all three Summer Nights at the Museum — and more — for FREE. This summer, spend your nights at the museum and experience a series adventure that includes a show, interactive history, hands-on activities, multiple chances to win prizes and quality time with your loved ones — show snack provided.

Lisa K. Loebl
Marketing & Public Relations Officer