How quickly can you memorize an escape route? Can your family communicate effectively while navigating a shipwreck? What do the colors mean in topographical maps?
Complete a quest across land and sea as you Explore Your World in this special exhibition. Keep your family entertained with 19 interactive stations. Help your children solve puzzles and hone your navigation skills as you work together to bring your 2-D map to life.
Every Family Plus membership comes with unlimited access to special exhibitions over the next 12 months—which means you could save $150 or more off standard admission pricing.
Spark joy this season for those who love to learn. Witte Museum Membership is the gift that keeps on giving!
Witte Museum members receive free admission all year, discounts at the Bolner Family Museum Store, invitations to members-only openings and events—like the annual holiday party—and so much more.
Delight the learner in your life and give the gift of membership.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte from 3 - 6 pm.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte from 3 - 6 pm.
Sunday, November 19 • 2-3 p.m.
What is a landform, and how do we mark it on a map? Inspired by Explore Your World, this hands-on, family-friendly workshop explores the challenges of cartography. You’ll learn about geography and geology as you create your own landscape and map.
Tickets: $8 per participant + Museum Admission.
Saturday, December 2 • 10 a.m. – Noon
Combine the magic of Santa with the wonder of the Witte for holiday photos your family will cherish for a lifetime. Santa Claus will visit and take photos with children in the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery during select times on Saturdays from November 25 – December 16.
Tickets: Free with Museum Admission. Please bring your own camera to take photos.
Sunday, December 3 • 12-5 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit at the annual indoor Holiday Market at the Witte Museum! Discover unique holiday gift ideas while supporting your community as you shop over 35 local merchants and makers. The event also features a book signing and a special performance by Agarita Humble Hall.
Members-Only Hour: 11 a.m. – Noon
Sunday, December 17 • 2-3 p.m.
How do objects in space move? Inspired by the special exhibition and the winter solstice, this hands-on workshop explores the orderly motion of objects in our solar system. You and your family will discover how to identify different objects in the night sky and make models and charts of space.
Tickets: $8 per participant + Museum Admission
Monday, December 18 – Friday, December 22 • 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day
Children aged 6-12 are invited to join the Witte Museum’s week-long day camp to quest across land, sea and space. Campers will discover the role of mapping and navigation in everyday life. They will explore cities, oceans, the night sky and so much more.
Tickets: $325 (member) / $350 (non-member)
Most Saturdays • 12:30-2 p.m.
Journey deep into the rugged Lower Pecos Canyonlands to experience the White Shaman mural, considered one of the most cosmologically complex narratives in the world, at the Witte Museum’s White Shaman Preserve.
Tickets: $15 (member) / $25 (non-member)
Explore the eight eco-regions of Texas through a treasure trove of objects from the Witte Collections—including seashells and fossils, insects and birds, handwritten journals and expressive illustrations—and gain inspiration for ways you can observe and record the world around you.
60 years ago, President John F. Kennedy delivered his final public address in San Antonio, TX to dedicate the Aerospace Medical Health Center at Brooks Air Force Base. View the lectern, documents and photography from the event, in this exhibit.
Experience the unique culture and spirit of San Antonio through the lens of photographer Al Rendón in this retrospective exhibition of his remarkable 50-year career.
The San Antonio River Authority’s annual photography contest highlights the extraordinary features of the San Antonio River Basin. View the winning photographs, featuring submissions across Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad counties.
More than 1,300 men died fighting for Mexican Independence in the 1813 Battle of Medina. But where did the battle take place? Experts have searched for decades, and now new evidence has been uncovered and is on display at the Witte.
In February, a 1,000-pound meteor rocketed toward Earth before shattering into hundreds of pieces that were scattered across the South Texas landscape. You can view the found meteorites in this new exhibition.
Classes are out and summer is here! Still making plans for your child’s activities? We have just a few spots left in Witte Museum Summer Camp sessions this June and July.
Our team of educators will lead campers through fun adventures focused on science, technology, engineering, paleontology, cooking and more.
Open to children aged 6-12. For questions about camp, contact Camp@WitteMuseum.org.
Explore Your World is presented by Traylor Ranches and generously supported by The Tobin Endowment and the Mary Pat and Michael Bolner Exhibition Endowment Fund. An exhibition created by Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
The exhibition Mi Cultura—Bringing Shadows Into the Light: The Photography of Al Rendón is presented by the Sally and Charlie Cheever Foundation and generously supported by Guillermo Nicolas and the WellMed Charitable Foundation. The book Mi Cultura—Bringing Shadows Into the Light: The Photography of Al Rendón is generously supported by Marsha Shields and the McCombs Foundation.
River Clicks: 2023 Award Winners is generously supported by the San Antonio River Authority.
Battle of Medina is generously supported by Howard Energy Partners.
Welcome to Earth is generously supported by the Betty Stieren Kelso Foundation and Radiant Point, Ltd.