Exhibitions

My Heart Is Not Blind

Changing exhibition gallery January 5 through March 31, 2019 Included with Museum Admission The Witte Museum is proud to debut the exhibition My Heart is Not Blind: On Blindness and Perception, the latest work by photographer and documentarian Michael Nye. My Heart is Not Blind features photographs and audio recordings of people with visual impairment that… Read more »

Planet Pioneers

Do you have what it takes to survive on another world? Leave Earth behind and travel into the unknown for an extraordinary, extraterrestrial experience. Strap on your space boots for Planet Pioneers! Travel to another world where you will explore, adapt and survive on a brand-new planet. Planet Pioneers puts budding astronauts and space explorers… Read more »

The Birds and the Bees: Pollinators in Nature, Science and Culture

October 5, 2018, through March 17, 2019 The Birds and the Bees explores the importance of pollinators through the Witte Museum’s diverse collection, featuring stunning landscapes showcased in Texas art, a wide array of flowering plants and insect specimens, fossils dating back to the Cretaceous Period, Fiesta® gowns and artifacts representing the cultural significance of pollinators. This… Read more »

Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History

March 3, 2018 through January 6, 2019 Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial at the Witte Museum with a multi-faceted exhibition that will portray San Antonio as the hub of the frontier under many flags over three centuries. Visitors will experience how early Spanish settlement in San Antonio influenced the layout, economic and cultural development of the… 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 »

Acequia Madre and Diversion Dam

The most historic spot on the Witte campus dates back to 1719. The Acequia Madre or Alamo Acequia and Diversion Dam were built by Mission Indians during the Spanish Colonial period. They carried water through diversion ditches to the acequia, traveling the same route as Broadway to the Presidio, to irrigate crops near the missions. Witte… Read more »