The Museum Cafe is currently closed. We plan to re-open the cafe under new management in the near future. For all Museum updates, including cafe re-opening information, follow us on social media!
The Gift Shop will be the first thing you see when you enter the museum and the last thing when you leave, located near the main entrance. The shop carries books, posters, hand made one-of-a-kind jewelry, and art objects of various kinds, many by local artists.
Hours: Tues – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Mon: closed
ArtCade Interactive Space
The ArtCade is located on the 1st floor of the Johnson Building, known as the Creation Station, and is designed to offer families a fun hands-on place in the Museum. A wide range of youth-oriented activities are available including computer stations with drawing, painting and animation, a library reading area, art activity kits, building block stations, a magnetic whiteboard, a touchtable collage activity and more. The ArtCade serves as the clubhouse for the museum’s youth program participants including Kids Club and Moms & Tots. Whether it’s the drop-in visitor or members of the Kids Club, the ArtCade is a place where kids are free to express themselves through the arts!
*Please note that the ArtCade is unavailable to the public during the summer for camp activities. Please call 361.825.3504 or email AMSTed@tamucc.edu to check for availability.
Located in the Creation Station, the Blanche Moore Digital Studio with its 10 Dell All-in-One Touchscreen computers and Epson Photo Scanner and Printer, has reserved hours for adults and/or children 10 and up, accompanied by an adult. A lab attendant supervises activity during lab times and is available to help facilitate use of the equipment. Available programs for use on the computers include: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and more), Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint). Participants may also use the scanner, which can scan prints, negatives and slides, and print 2 photos per session.
*Please check calendar for upcoming sessions and cost.