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Spring Break at the Witte

Big & Bright: Spring Break at the Witte. Mother and son look at view of Earth from space

Make your San Antonio spring break big and bright at the Witte Museum!

From the Texas terrain to the stars above, fill your spring break with family-friendly fun and exciting experiences. Explore the wild and vivid lands of the Lone Star State, come face-to-face with Texas dinosaurs, enjoy daily demonstrations and blast off into the Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids special exhibition!

astronaut floating in space with rocket and meteors behind

Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids • Open March 2

Discover what it takes to become a space explorer and an Earth defender! Experience what it takes to become an astronaut; see real NASA artifacts—from a model of a Mars rover to flight suits; discover what happens when mysterious objects from space collide with Earth; see evidence of past meteorite impacts and touch a real meteorite! 

family of four smiles in the dinosaur gallery.

Want to Explore All Year Long?

Witte Museum members receive free admission all year, discounts at the Tremblay Family Cafe and the Bolner Family Museum Store, invitations to members-only openings, parties, events and so much more.

Become an Individual Plus, Family Plus, Explorer or Voyager member and get unlimited access to all special exhibitions over the next 12 months—which means you could save $150 or more off standard admission pricing.

photo collage of campers cooking, studying maps, building houses and meeting a snake

Spring Break Camps

Want to go on an adventure at the Witte? Go behind the scenes to discover the animals of our state in Texas Wild. Bring your lab coat and goggles for a day of immersive science. Step back in time and explore what life was once like in Texas. Set personal goals for Mt. Witte while you play and exercise in the H-E-B Body Adventure. And finally, explore the field of paleontology and discover more about the dinosaurs that roamed Texas. Every day is a new adventure at Witte Camp!

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

jupiter and its moons.

Saturday with a Scientist: Small & Icy Objects in Space • March 2 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to build your own comet? Join Dr. Tracy Becker at the Witte Museum for an exploration of small bodies in the solar system and learn more about NASA’s upcoming mission to Jupiter’s Moon, Europa!

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

family of four marvels at Texas wildlife display

Sensational Saturday • March 9 from Noon – 4 p.m.

Treat your children to an exploration of Texas wildlife, innovation and art through hands-on activities and demonstrations all day long. Create paintings just like people did thousands of years ago, discover what you need to survive on the moon and more.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

Mother and daughter make peace signs while sitting at science table.

STEAM Sunday: Moon Moves • March 10 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

How does an eclipse happen? Inspired by the upcoming total solar eclipse and the special exhibition Surviving Space: Astronauts and Asteroids, this hands-on workshop examines the movements of the Sun, Earth and Moon. You and your family will make your own model to show the orbits of space objects!

Cost: $8 (non-member) / $6 (member) + Museum Admission 

young boy excitedly sits on vaquero saddle

Terrific Tuesday • March 12 from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

From the vaqueros and cowboys, to the first peoples of the Pecos Canyonlands, all the way back to the time of Texas dinosaurs, discover the rich history and unique culture of the Lone Star State through hourly demonstrations and fun afternoon activities.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

children and parents dig for dinosaur bones.

Fantastic Friday • March 15 from Noon – 4 p.m.

Join the Witte on Fantastic Friday to dig into Texas Deep Time, discover what it takes to not only survive but also thrive in space and create art just like the People of the Pecos did thousands of years ago.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

two boys smile at exhibit display.

Stellar Saturday • March 16 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

How do astronauts live in space? What would you bring to survive and thrive on the Moon? Become an engineer and design your Moon Base Camp during Stellar Saturday! Plus, step inside the Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids exhibition and take one giant leap beyond anything you’ve ever seen.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

SPRING BREAK EXHIBITIONS

Included with Museum Admission

film strips of Al Rendón's photos.

Mi Cultura—Bringing Shadows Into the Light: The Photography of Al Rendón

Explore life in San Antonio through the lens of one of the city’s most celebrated photographers with this retrospective exhibition of Al Rendón’s 50-year career. Well-known for his portraits of Selena, rock & roll concerts and charreada competitors, Rendón has photographed Tejano culture in South Texas for decades. This exhibition presents many of his iconic photographs, some of which are included in the Smithsonian collection, along with rarely-seen photos from Rendón’s remarkable and expansive career.

pronghorn horns and hide, tarantula, cactus and artwork

A State of Exploration

Explore Texas’s iconic habitats—from the tropics of South Texas to the deserts and mountains of West Texas—through the Wonders of the Witte.

Examine rarely-seen natural history specimens and artwork from the Witte Museum Collection and gain inspiration for ways you can observe and record the world around you in this exhibition showcasing the natural beauty of Texas. Visit the Explorers’ Corner in the gallery with a place to practice sketching and journaling, a station to listen to bird calls and a spot to sit and read a collection of books for all ages.

New Discoveries: Battle of Medina

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.

New Discoveries: Welcome to Earth

Last year, 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 discoveries exhibition.

Wonders of Space Eclipse Encounters

Wonders of Space: Eclipse Encounters

What is a solar eclipse? Learn about the most recent partial annular eclipse that occurred in October and get ready for the upcoming total solar eclipse in April! Discover the difference in various types of eclipses and enhance your knowledge about the solar system.

Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids is created by Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. Surviving Space: Astronauts & Asteroids at the Witte Museum is presented by PNC Bank and is generously supported by the Jeanie Rabke Wyatt Family Foundation and the Mary Pat and Michael Bolner Exhibition Endowment Fund.

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.

Eclipse Outreach Programming is generously supported by the Simons Foundation. Promotional support is generously provided by KENS 5.

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.