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man with yellow coat and red hat holding a large fish while standing in a river

National Geographic’s Monster Fish

Dive beneath the surface and get an up close look at the fascinating (and often mysterious) giant fish swimming in rivers all over the world. With National Geographic’s Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants, you’ll discover these rare, colossal fresh-water fish and how local people depend on them. From mythical tales and

Drawing of steer killing horse as vaquero is launched into the sky.

Beasley’s Vaqueros of the Brush Country

Ricardo Beasley was a vaquero, artist and poet whose works and writings captured the details, danger and drama of the vaquero life from the 1930s through the 1960s. For the first time, this layered exhibition brings together Beasley’s intense and energetic artwork—most never before exhibited to the public—and brings to life the experiences of the

modern nostalgia toys with red transformer, cabbage patch doll, nintedo wii console, TMNT Raphael, hot wheels cars and three tamagotchi.

Toys: The Way We Play

Take a walk down memory lane and play along the way. In Toys: The Way We Play, relive cherished memories from your childhood with retro toys—such as Cabbage Patch Kids, G.I. Joe, Teddy Ruxpin, Kewpie dolls, Care Bears, Star Wars, Transformers and more—alongside early toys revealing that how we play has been the same for

scene of brackenridge park

Brackenridge: San Antonio’s Acclaimed Urban Park

The region just south of the San Antonio River’s headwater springs, formally created as Brackenridge Park in 1899, has been a gathering place for at least 12,000 years. In connection with the release of Lewis F. Fisher’s new book, Brackenridge: San Antonio’s Acclaimed Urban Park, this exhibition explores the story of the remarkable area and

Picture Your World

The Witte Museum is pleased to showcase photos from Green Spaces Alliance’s annual program, Picture Your World. The images of Texas wildlife and flora enthusiastically captured in this exhibition illustrate why both organizations are dedicated to promoting stewardship of our natural environment and engaging a diverse community in the enjoyment of the outdoors.

James Ferdinand McCan: A Texas Artist Rediscovered

Exhibition Closed – This is a past exhibition that is no longer at the Witte Museum. Explore Texas at the beginning of the 20th century—when Texans lived on vast ranches and in small towns, animals roamed and rivers rushed by—in the first solo exhibition devoted to James Ferdinand McCan. His paintings capture Texas’ wild and

Exhibit rocky walls

H-E-B Lantern | Valero Great Hall | Gates/Elliott Families Orientation Theater

Welcome to a journey through Deep Time. Enter beneath a blue Cretaceous sky as pterosaurs glide overhead. Explore layer upon layer of Texas history stacked from floor to ceiling, packed with evidence of past life from millions, thousands and hundreds of years ago. Discover the place where water, land and sky meet and find out

dinosaur head

Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery

With just one step into the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, travel millions of years into the past. Explore the amazing animals of land, sea and sky during the Cretaceous Period, more than 110 million years ago, in what is now Texas. Come face to face with the skeleton of meat-eating Acrocanthosaurus. Beneath its massive feet,

texas wild pronghorn gallery

McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery

Immerse yourself in the dramatic environments of Texas. From the Rio Grande Valley to the Panhandle Plains, from the East Texas piney woods to the West Texas deserts and mountains–the wildlife is as diverse as the vast territory it inhabits. Get up close and personal with more than 150 Texas animals. Peer into the rocky

Young adults with masks

The H-E-B Body Adventure Powered by University Health

Revolutionize the way you think about your health, body, and movement. Stretch your muscles and your mind at the hands-on stations and full-body activities across four floors of interactive adventures for all ages. Make a special POWERpass card to track your progress as you go. Sign in and select a Buddy to be your virtual

Vaquero statue

Robert J. & Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center

Dive deep into the rich history of Texas. Travel from San Antonio’s bustling main plaza to the wild frontier; meet freighters, store clerks, oil workers, chile queens and cattle kings. Explore Texas through an artist’s eye in the changing art gallery or meet the people who built the Texas cattle industry. Welcome to San Antonio’s

people of Pecos wax figures

Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery

Journey through the Lower Pecos Canyonlands and experience the daily life and spiritual world of the People of the Pecos, who lived here in Texas for over 9,000 years. Discover how these hunter gatherers lived, moved with the seasons and transformed natural materials into tools, utensils, clothing and shelter. Step into the majestic and rugged

man with yellow coat and red hat holding a large fish while standing in a river

National Geographic’s Monster Fish

Dive beneath the surface and get an up close look at the fascinating (and often mysterious) giant fish swimming in rivers all over the world. With National Geographic’s Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants, you’ll discover these rare, colossal fresh-water fish and how local people depend on them. From mythical tales and

Drawing of steer killing horse as vaquero is launched into the sky.

Beasley’s Vaqueros of the Brush Country

Ricardo Beasley was a vaquero, artist and poet whose works and writings captured the details, danger and drama of the vaquero life from the 1930s through the 1960s. For the first time, this layered exhibition brings together Beasley’s intense and energetic artwork—most never before exhibited to the public—and brings to life the experiences of the

modern nostalgia toys with red transformer, cabbage patch doll, nintedo wii console, TMNT Raphael, hot wheels cars and three tamagotchi.

Toys: The Way We Play

Take a walk down memory lane and play along the way. In Toys: The Way We Play, relive cherished memories from your childhood with retro toys—such as Cabbage Patch Kids, G.I. Joe, Teddy Ruxpin, Kewpie dolls, Care Bears, Star Wars, Transformers and more—alongside early toys revealing that how we play has been the same for

scene of brackenridge park

Brackenridge: San Antonio’s Acclaimed Urban Park

The region just south of the San Antonio River’s headwater springs, formally created as Brackenridge Park in 1899, has been a gathering place for at least 12,000 years. In connection with the release of Lewis F. Fisher’s new book, Brackenridge: San Antonio’s Acclaimed Urban Park, this exhibition explores the story of the remarkable area and

Picture Your World

The Witte Museum is pleased to showcase photos from Green Spaces Alliance’s annual program, Picture Your World. The images of Texas wildlife and flora enthusiastically captured in this exhibition illustrate why both organizations are dedicated to promoting stewardship of our natural environment and engaging a diverse community in the enjoyment of the outdoors.

James Ferdinand McCan: A Texas Artist Rediscovered

Exhibition Closed – This is a past exhibition that is no longer at the Witte Museum. Explore Texas at the beginning of the 20th century—when Texans lived on vast ranches and in small towns, animals roamed and rivers rushed by—in the first solo exhibition devoted to James Ferdinand McCan. His paintings capture Texas’ wild and

Exhibit rocky walls

H-E-B Lantern | Valero Great Hall | Gates/Elliott Families Orientation Theater

Welcome to a journey through Deep Time. Enter beneath a blue Cretaceous sky as pterosaurs glide overhead. Explore layer upon layer of Texas history stacked from floor to ceiling, packed with evidence of past life from millions, thousands and hundreds of years ago. Discover the place where water, land and sky meet and find out

dinosaur head

Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery

With just one step into the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, travel millions of years into the past. Explore the amazing animals of land, sea and sky during the Cretaceous Period, more than 110 million years ago, in what is now Texas. Come face to face with the skeleton of meat-eating Acrocanthosaurus. Beneath its massive feet,

texas wild pronghorn gallery

McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery

Immerse yourself in the dramatic environments of Texas. From the Rio Grande Valley to the Panhandle Plains, from the East Texas piney woods to the West Texas deserts and mountains–the wildlife is as diverse as the vast territory it inhabits. Get up close and personal with more than 150 Texas animals. Peer into the rocky

Young adults with masks

The H-E-B Body Adventure Powered by University Health

Revolutionize the way you think about your health, body, and movement. Stretch your muscles and your mind at the hands-on stations and full-body activities across four floors of interactive adventures for all ages. Make a special POWERpass card to track your progress as you go. Sign in and select a Buddy to be your virtual

Vaquero statue

Robert J. & Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center

Dive deep into the rich history of Texas. Travel from San Antonio’s bustling main plaza to the wild frontier; meet freighters, store clerks, oil workers, chile queens and cattle kings. Explore Texas through an artist’s eye in the changing art gallery or meet the people who built the Texas cattle industry. Welcome to San Antonio’s

people of Pecos wax figures

Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery

Journey through the Lower Pecos Canyonlands and experience the daily life and spiritual world of the People of the Pecos, who lived here in Texas for over 9,000 years. Discover how these hunter gatherers lived, moved with the seasons and transformed natural materials into tools, utensils, clothing and shelter. Step into the majestic and rugged