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Sharks

This summer, submerge yourself in the world of Sharks! In this immersive blockbuster exhibition created by Australian Museum experts, visitors will go back in time to meet sharks’ ancient ancestors and uncover their extraordinary adaptations with interactive displays, touchable specimens and real objects. Do you dare to dive in? Come on in, the water’s fine.

rocket launch simulator

Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids

Discover what it takes to become a space explorer and an Earth defender! Experience life as an astronaut through hands-on activities, see real NASA artifacts and learn how scientists are defending the planet from catastrophic asteroid impacts in Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids. Experience What It Takes to Become an Astronaut Take on some of

Fiesta Looks to the Skies

Gaze upwards to the celestial canvas above with Fiesta Looks to the Skies. This year’s annual Fiesta® exhibition—opened just before the Total Eclipse in San Antonio— showcases extravagant gowns, trains and formalwear of Fiesta royalty that draw inspiration from the sky and stars above. Over the past 115 years, many coronation robes have reflected

Indoor wooden alter with television

 Black Cowboys: An American Story

Did you know that one of four cowboys who went on the trail was Black?  Black Cowboys: An American Story explores the lives and work of the numerous Black men, women and children – enslaved and free – who labored on the ranches of Texas and participated on cattle drives before the Civil War through the turn

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

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

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center marquee

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center

Take a look behind the scenes into the Witte’s vast and diverse collection. Only a small percentage of the Witte’s 300,000 objects are on public display in the galleries; here you can see even more fascinating artifacts and specimens, organized thematically into seven categories. Glimpse a larger sampling of the Witte’s renowned collections in an

mother and two children gaze at oceanarium

Sharks

This summer, submerge yourself in the world of Sharks! In this immersive blockbuster exhibition created by Australian Museum experts, visitors will go back in time to meet sharks’ ancient ancestors and uncover their extraordinary adaptations with interactive displays, touchable specimens and real objects. Do you dare to dive in? Come on in, the water’s fine.

rocket launch simulator

Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids

Discover what it takes to become a space explorer and an Earth defender! Experience life as an astronaut through hands-on activities, see real NASA artifacts and learn how scientists are defending the planet from catastrophic asteroid impacts in Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids. Experience What It Takes to Become an Astronaut Take on some of

Fiesta Looks to the Skies

Gaze upwards to the celestial canvas above with Fiesta Looks to the Skies. This year’s annual Fiesta® exhibition—opened just before the Total Eclipse in San Antonio— showcases extravagant gowns, trains and formalwear of Fiesta royalty that draw inspiration from the sky and stars above. Over the past 115 years, many coronation robes have reflected

Indoor wooden alter with television

 Black Cowboys: An American Story

Did you know that one of four cowboys who went on the trail was Black?  Black Cowboys: An American Story explores the lives and work of the numerous Black men, women and children – enslaved and free – who labored on the ranches of Texas and participated on cattle drives before the Civil War through the turn

young girl uses stair climber machine

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

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,

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

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

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center marquee

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center

Take a look behind the scenes into the Witte’s vast and diverse collection. Only a small percentage of the Witte’s 300,000 objects are on public display in the galleries; here you can see even more fascinating artifacts and specimens, organized thematically into seven categories. Glimpse a larger sampling of the Witte’s renowned collections in an