Friday, July 25, 2014

Morgan’s Wonderland: An Amusement Park for the Differently Abled

Morgan's Wonderland is one of a kind amusement park that caters specifically to the needs of the differently abled. In 2006 noted local philanthropist Gordon Hartman founded the park when he noticed that his daughter Morgan, who has special needs, wasn't able to take part in a lot of the fun activities that her friends wanted her to come do with them. Determined to create an amusement park where folks like Morgan could have a fun and safe time with their friends. Mr. Martman should be applauded not just for his philanthropic work but for the time and care put into designing a park that's fun and accessible for everyone.

Morgan's Wonderland
5223 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, TX 78233
(210) 495-5888

Magik Theatre: Fun And Educational Theater

The Magik Theatre offers fun and educational performances for kids and the young at heart. This has to be one of the most unique theater production companies you'll find anywhere. All of the plays produced by the stellar in-house writing team are based on books that children are currently reading in school. It's the perfect way to get curious youngsters interested in the performing arts. The study guides that come along with each show will help them to understand the themes of the play. This also helps kids understand the overall message of the books they are reading in school as a supplement rather than a replacement for the books themselves. Check the Magik Theatre's website for the most up to date schedule, and you can also conveniently buy tickets online.

Magik Theatre
420 S. Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 227-2751

The Little Aussie Bakery and Café: Delicious Treats

The Little Aussie Bakery and Café is the go-to spot for anyone on a gluten free diet looking for affordable and locally crafted artisan baked goods. From cakes to lasagna, the menu of gluten free items here is diverse and so freshly made that it attracts even those who don't need to stick to a gluten free diet, and just want a bite of the goods at this locally legendary bakery. The gluten free pizza is one of its best selling items; the delicious pasta bakes are another favorite. It's great that a bakery and café that cares about a population of gluten free dieters is out there, never hiking up the price just because it serves a niche!

The Little Aussie Bakery and Café
3610 Avenue B
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 826-7877

Institute of Texan Cultures: A Crash Course in Texas

San Antonio features many museums about Texas's unique history. But few know how to throw a party quite like the Institute of Texan Cultures! A party at a museum of history? Well, not exactly: each June, the museum hosts a large festival celebrating various elements of the state's diverse array of cultures. It's a fun opportunity to encounter some of the best things about Texas up close. During the rest of the year, the Institute serves as a local museum featuring many historically significant treasures in its permanent collection. Bring the entire family for an interesting, fun, and educational look at the state's history. Check the website for a schedule of rotating and traveling exhibits along with information on museum hours.

Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E. Durango Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 458-2300