Exhibitions

Fiesta Couture: Behind the Seams

Now Open through November 15, 2020 Glimpse behind the “seams” at the design processes, skilled artisans and trade secrets that together result in the most glamourous night of Fiesta. The coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo is a spectacle like no other, filled with pageantry and tradition. Each coronation is organized… Read more »

King of Beasts

Now Open Presented by Susan Naylor Explore extraordinary African lions and majestic mountain lions of Texas this spring at the Witte Museum. Experience the power of lions through artwork by renowned artist John Banovich and see the connection between the big cats of today and their prehistoric ancestors.  King of Beasts spans nearly 25 years of… Read more »

McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery

The beloved dioramas of the Witte, as well as a few new ones, make a grand statement in the McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery, where a state-of-the-art, high-tech space with immersive galleries showcases the uniqueness of Texas. In the Texas Wild Gallery, you will explore the various ecosystems of the state and the flora and fauna which fill these… Read more »

Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery

You will travel back in time thousands of years in the Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery where the focus is on the prehistoric hunter-gatherers of Texas who embraced their bountiful, natural environment. Spanning the entire second floor of the New Witte, the gallery provides a unique look at a fascinating culture. You… Read more »

Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery

Step into the distant past as you explore the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, the first permanent dinosaur gallery in the 90-year history of the Witte. You will explore the animals that lived here more than 110 million years ago. Encounter the skeleton of meat eating Acrocanthosaurus and its footprints from Government Canyon State Natural Area,… Read more »

H-E-B Lantern Valero Great Hall Orientation Gallery

Your journey into Texas Deep Time starts when you walk into the New Witte. A replica of a giant Quetzalcoatlus will greet you as you enter the H-E-B Lantern.  Next, it’s onto the Valero Great Hall to explore the K.K. Amini and Walter and Gayle Embrey Texas Deep Time Walls to see the changing landscape… Read more »

Laura and Sam Dawson Gallery

The Road to San Antonio February – September 2018 From the earliest foot paths to modern highways, people have traversed Texas to make connections. Historic maps provide a glimpse into these journeys. Explore how early Texas trails brought peoples and cultures into contact and conflict and served as the lifeline of remote colonies and supported… Read more »

Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery

Connecting Texas: 300 Years of Trails, Rails, and Roads February – September 2018 From the earliest foot paths to modern highways, people have traversed Texas to make connections. Historic maps provide a glimpse into these journeys. Explore how early Texas trails brought peoples and cultures into contact and conflict and served as the lifeline of… Read more »

George West Trail Drivers Gallery

The George West Trail Drivers Gallery stands as a memorial to those Texans who built the Texas cattle industry and carried livestock up the trail in the 1800s after the civil war. The gallery features artifacts and portraits with biographies of many who were important in the era.  

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center

To celebrate the Witte Museum’s renowned collections, this innovative center has been created to provide visible access to the vast and diverse collection when not on display in the museum’s galleries. The Center allows museum professionals to preserve the collection through proper light levels, temperature and humidity control while providing access to visitors and researchers… Read more »