Exhibitions

How the West was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen

How the West was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen Open – March 2020 Included with General Admission Mosey on over to the Witte Museum to see original posters, photographs, artifacts and films of the Wild West. How the West Was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen opens September 21st. Wild West Shows… Read more »

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids Now Open – January 12, 2020 Did dragons, unicorns and mermaids exist? The Witte Museum hosts an innovative exhibition with a beautiful blend of reality and fantasy. Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids explores the science and history behind some of the world’s most popular imaginary creatures. Today, dragons, unicorns… Read more »

Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman

Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman  Open – March 1, 2020 Included with Witte General Admission Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shamanis an exhibition of visionary yarn paintings by legendary Huichol shaman-artist José Benítez Sánchez. Now open at the Witte Museum, these 31 visions — crafted not of paint but of yarn… Read more »

McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery

The beloved dioramas of the Witte, as well as a few new ones, make a grand statement in the McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery, where a state-of-the-art, high-tech space with immersive galleries showcases the uniqueness of Texas. In the Texas Wild Gallery, you will explore the various ecosystems of the state and the flora and fauna which fill these… Read more »

Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery

You will travel back in time thousands of years in the Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery where the focus is on the prehistoric hunter-gatherers of Texas who embraced their bountiful, natural environment. Spanning the entire second floor of the New Witte, the gallery provides a unique look at a fascinating culture. You… Read more »

Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery

Step into the distant past as you explore the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, the first permanent dinosaur gallery in the 90-year history of the Witte. You will explore the animals that lived here more than 110 million years ago. Encounter the skeleton of meat eating Acrocanthosaurus and its footprints from Government Canyon State Natural Area,… Read more »

H-E-B Lantern Valero Great Hall Orientation Gallery

Your journey into Texas Deep Time starts when you walk into the New Witte. A replica of a giant Quetzalcoatlus will greet you as you enter the H-E-B Lantern.  Next, it’s onto the Valero Great Hall to explore the K.K. Amini and Walter and Gayle Embrey Texas Deep Time Walls to see the changing landscape… Read more »

Laura and Sam Dawson Gallery

The Road to San Antonio February – September 2018 From the earliest foot paths to modern highways, people have traversed Texas to make connections. Historic maps provide a glimpse into these journeys. Explore how early Texas trails brought peoples and cultures into contact and conflict and served as the lifeline of remote colonies and supported… Read more »

Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery

Connecting Texas: 300 Years of Trails, Rails, and Roads February – September 2018 From the earliest foot paths to modern highways, people have traversed Texas to make connections. Historic maps provide a glimpse into these journeys. Explore how early Texas trails brought peoples and cultures into contact and conflict and served as the lifeline of… Read more »

George West Trail Drivers Gallery

The George West Trail Drivers Gallery stands as a memorial to those Texans who built the Texas cattle industry and carried livestock up the trail in the 1800s after the civil war. The gallery features artifacts and portraits with biographies of many who were important in the era.