Exhibitions

The Court of Parisian Splendour: Gowns of the 2021 Coronation

June 26, 2021 – August 15, 2021 Bienvenue! Be transported to the City of Lights as you explore the sights of Paris depicted in the spectacularly jeweled gowns and trains of the Order of the Alamo 2021 Coronation. Travel to Paris this summer at the Witte Museum and find a bit of joie de vivre in this… Read more »

Extreme Creatures: Life at the Limits

Open – September 6, 2021 $5 plus museum admission Imagine holding your breath for up to two hours …Gulping down a snack 10 times your own weight …Living in crushing depths where there is no sunlight to support life. Somewhere on this planet, an organism is using one of these extraordinary talents to go about… Read more »

Te Amo, Fiesta

Now Open – August 1, 2021 Included with museum admission Let’s Fiesta® safely, San Antonio, at the Witte Museum’s new Fiesta exhibition, Te Amo Fiesta (I Love You, Fiesta). In 2020, we all missed the much-loved San Antonio tradition that holds more than 100 events over a 10-day period. This spring, rediscover everything we love about Fiesta… Read more »

Live the West: Photographs by Janell Kleberg

Now Open! Live the West: Photographs by Janell Kleberg captures the fleeting moments of strength, beauty and grace of the annual roundup on King Ranch from the 1970s to the 2000s. Live the West is open at the Witte Museum in the Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery and is included with museum admission. Transport yourself through the lens… 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 »