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Exhibitions

Fiesta Vogue: Outfit of the Day

From couture gowns to eye-catching street styles, Fiesta has left an indelible mark on San Antonio’s fashion scene. Explore the stylish influences behind the royal robes, and learn more about the Fiesta “look” with iconic street styles. Get your outfit of the day ready, strike a pose, and become the next Fiesta Vogue cover model.

This “enchanted” book, which resembles an ancient botanical volume, displays animations of well-known poisonous plant species, including belladonna and monkshood. Moving illustrations “magically” appear with each turn of the page along with origin myths and annotations explaining how these plants were used in the past. ©AMNH/R. Mickens

The Power of Poison

Step into the mist and vines of Colombia’s Chocó Forest—where many things might harm or heal you—and discover The Power of Poison. Poisonous plants appear on magical parchment, poison dart frogs hop near toxic caterpillars, and the role of poison in nature, literature, history and human health surrounds you in this captivating exhibit.

Mossy Oaks and Bluebonnets painting by J. Ferdinand McCan. Courtesy Carol Griffith Collection

James Ferdinand McCan: A Texas Artist Rediscovered

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 vivid lands and the people and animals that inhabited them at a pivotal moment in time.

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

Fiesta Vogue: Outfit of the Day

From couture gowns to eye-catching street styles, Fiesta has left an indelible mark on San Antonio’s fashion scene. Explore the stylish influences behind the royal robes, and learn more about the Fiesta “look” with iconic street styles. Get your outfit of the day ready, strike a pose, and become the next Fiesta Vogue cover model.

This “enchanted” book, which resembles an ancient botanical volume, displays animations of well-known poisonous plant species, including belladonna and monkshood. Moving illustrations “magically” appear with each turn of the page along with origin myths and annotations explaining how these plants were used in the past. ©AMNH/R. Mickens

The Power of Poison

Step into the mist and vines of Colombia’s Chocó Forest—where many things might harm or heal you—and discover The Power of Poison. Poisonous plants appear on magical parchment, poison dart frogs hop near toxic caterpillars, and the role of poison in nature, literature, history and human health surrounds you in this captivating exhibit.

Mossy Oaks and Bluebonnets painting by J. Ferdinand McCan. Courtesy Carol Griffith Collection

James Ferdinand McCan: A Texas Artist Rediscovered

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 vivid lands and the people and animals that inhabited them at a pivotal moment in time.

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