The Sand Man coming to the San Antonio Botanical Garden

San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place
San Antonio, 78209
Repeats every day until Sun Feb 17 2013 .
March 9, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is making room for 24 tons of sand that will be transformed into giant sculptures. Spring Break at the Garden this year will find visitors marveling at custom made sand sculptures from The Sand Sculpture Company. Along with the exhibit, Garden guests will find interactive, engaging family activities all week long.

Headed by Ted Siebert, an international sand-sculpting competitor, The Sand Sculpture Company will design and build three massive sculptures including the Alamo and the Garden’s signature Moy Grande Hibiscus. The third sculpture will be carved during the week allowing guests a first hand look at this incredible process. Artist, Ted Siebert, has built hundreds of sculptures internationally.

Beginning on Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 17, guests are able to play on a Sandy Beach, create chalk art and fence art masterpieces and play “Go Fish” or find buried treasure with the “Under the Sea” Dig near the Conservatory Palm House. In addition to some of these activities, children and adults can participate in structured fun, Monday – Friday (March 11-15) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some of the activities include creating colored sand art, making a lei and learning the science behind sand. For a complete listing please visit our Facebook page or All activities are included with paid admission to the Garden. The San Antonio Botanical Garden Spring Break sand sculpture exhibit runs from March 9-17.

Daily admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden is $8 adults; $6 students, seniors, military; $5 children age 3-13. San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Place at North New Braunfels. Parking is free. The Botanical Garden is operated under the auspices of the City of San Antonio Department of Parks & Recreation and is open year-round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit or call 210-207-3250.