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Saddle Up, Lasso Legos and Wrangle Western Fun During "Tales and Trails" at the Briscoe Special Daily Lil Partners Programming Lets Everyone Head West Mar. 9-13

Meredith Balzen |

WHAT:  Hit the trail and head West without ever leaving the River Walk during Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Lil Partners spring break series, “Tales and Trails”. With Lego animation, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, storytelling, cowboy games and more fun than you can lasso, capture the excitement and adventure of the West, learn about the Western lifestyle and the see the stories shared through Western art brought to life.

Lil Partners “Tales and Trails” offers children and caregivers different activities to enjoy together. The daily program come and go program includes story times and activities that celebrate the heritage and culture of the American west. Different activities are being featured throughout the week, giving Lil Partners the opportunity to enjoy something special each day. Lil Partners who participate each day will receive a certificate of completion, showing their mastery of Western Tales and Trails.

“Tales and Trails” is included in museum admission and no reservations are required, however, caregivers must accompany participating children. And in case Lil Partners get a hankerin’ for some grub, snacks are included in the program.

The Briscoe’s Lil Partners program regularly offers story times on the first Wednesday of each month to introduce little ones to the excitement and adventure of the American West. Families can also check out “Buckaroo Bags”, with stories and games to play and bring the West to life while exploring the museum’s galleries. Buckaroo Bags are available at the guest services desk during regular museum hours.

WHEN:                 Lil Partners Spring Break Series, “Tales and Trails”

Mar. 9 – 13, 1 – 4 p.m. daily  

Scheduled programming includes:

Monday:  Lego Animation, Leather Stamping

Tuesday:  Model Magic – Re-enact Briscoe Sculptures, Drawing – Create a Comic

Wednesday:  Seed Pods – Texas Wildflowers, Scavenger Hunt – Tracking Animals

Thursday:  Red Clay Pottery – Create an Indian Bowl, Monochromatic Drawing

Friday:  Watercolor Painting, Movie screening – “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West”

WHERE:               Lil Partners Spring Break Tales and Trails

Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., San Antonio

Open daily, admission to The Briscoe Western Art Museum is free for children 12 and under, as well as active duty members of the military and up to four members of their family. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for retired military, first responders, educators, fireman and police officers. The Briscoe offers extended hours and free admission every Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. The museum is located on the River Walk, with convenient parking at the Riverbend Garage directly adjacent to the museum or at one of many downtown surface lots.

About The Briscoe Western Art MuseumPreserving and presenting the art, history and culture of the American West through engagingexhibitions, educational programs and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage, the Briscoe Western Art Museum is located on the San Antonio River Walk at 210 W. Market Street in the beautifully restored 1930s former San Antonio Public Library building. Named in honor of the late Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, the museum includes the three-story Jack Guenther Pavilion, used for event rentals and programs, and the outdoor McNutt Sculpture Garden. Follow the Briscoe on social media, @BriscoeMuseum.