We are open! The Museum is open to the public and observing social distancing guidelines.

Coming up- Lunar New Year! It is the Year of the Ox starting February 12th

We have parties spread out over February with our Origins of Lunar New Year on the 13th, and a build your lion costume out of class on the 20th from 12 pm - 2 pm.

Also, our February 14 Valentine's Day event has been postponed due to the weather. The new date is now February 28, as our Lunar New Year Closing Celebration event. We are having Wings Over Society performing once again here at the museum. The Museum will be open from 2 pm to 8 pm, the band will be performing at 6 pm and this show will be in our courtyard.

Contact us for virtual tours! Email or call us to set up your tour!

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Learn about the art, history, and culture of Asia

Gaze at the artistry of Japanese kimonos, porcelains, and even a rickshaw! Admire the beauty of artifacts from all across Asia. Visit the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center to take a trip through Asia you will always remember!

Come see our newly finished Hakata Hall, with one of the largest sets of Hakata Dolls in the world. 

Buddha1SMThe Museum offers many educational classes for students and the general public each year, along with visiting exhibits from around the world. We offer hands-on learning for Origami, Calligraphy, and many more.

The Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center was founded by Mrs. Billie Trimble Chandler in the 1960s. A Corpus Christi native, Mrs. Chandler spent many years in Asia teaching and collecting cultural art and artifacts. Today Mrs. Chandler’s collection, along with other wonderful Asian antiquities and exhibits, builds a “bridge” connecting Texas to Asia.

New displays are always being planned, and the Museum is working on a fully dedicated Rotating Display Area in our main hall to showcase the more obscure to find parts of our collection. 

Over the past 40 years, the Museum has had many South Texas homes, culminating in its present facility in the heart of the downtown area.