Institute of Texan Cultures
Institute of Texan Cultures   The museum opened in 1968 as the Texas State Exhibits Pavilion for the 1968 Hemisfair celebration. Today, the The Institute of Texan Cultures is a 182,000 square-foot complex that features interactive displays and exhibits, programs and special events designed to entertain, inspire and educate visitors about the diverse history of Texas and its people. As visitors explore they will discover the Back 40, a unique outdoor living history area, complete with a school house, log house, barn. The museum's Dome Show Theater showcases 26 giant screens in a 360 degree theater where guests are immersed in history four times a day. Be on the look out for museum guides who are dressed in period true costumes and will share fascinating stories that bring the exhibits to life. The history that the Instittue of Texan Cultures explores is about the people who created the diverse heritage that is Texas today.