The grounds of the Museum are open to the public during designated hours and picnics are allowed in areas that are not scheduled for Museum use.
Informal, small group picnics (for up to 5 attendees) are free and allowable on the grounds without a reservation. Blankets and picnic baskets are allowed.
Semi-formal, formal, or large group picnics (for up to 15 attendees) are allowable on the grounds with a proper reservation. Picnics with pillows, tables, chairs, and/or decor are considered large group picnics. Large group picnics require an advance reservation and payment of $200.00 per hour. For further information and reservations, please email email@example.com.
The McNay asks that picnickers be respectful of the grounds, other visitors, and outdoor art. Alcohol, cooking, open flames, and loud music are prohibited.
The Museum is located approximately 5 miles from downtown San Antonio at 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209.
In addition to free, on-site parking for cars and buses, the Museum is accessible on foot, via bicycle or taxi/Uber/Lyft (rates from downtown are usually $15-17). To plan your trip by bus, please use VIA’s “trip planner” tool at: https://www.viainfo.net/trip-planning/. See bus schedules, routes, and more at: https://www.viainfo.net/bus-schedules/.
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