Exhibitions

Fiesta Couture: Behind the Seams

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 around a theme which is selected… Read more »

Backyard Adventures

Now Open – May 3, 2020 Discover the wonders of nature and play to experience the fascinating science that’s in your backyard. Backyard Adventures now open at the Witte Museum through May 3, 2020. Backyard Adventures showcases interactive science displays such as Night Vision, Bee’s Eye View, Giant Pumpkin Bonanza, Critter Calls, Backyard Sports, Garden Golf and… Read more »

How the West was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen

How the West was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen Closes March 22, 2020 Included with General Admission Mosey on over to the Witte Museum to see original posters, photographs, artifacts and films of the Wild West. How the West Was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen opens September 21st. Wild West Shows… Read more »

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids NOW CLOSED Did dragons, unicorns and mermaids exist? The Witte Museum hosts an innovative exhibition with a beautiful blend of reality and fantasy. Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids explores the science and history behind some of the world’s most popular imaginary creatures. Today, dragons, unicorns and mermaids are… Read more »

Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman

Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman  NOW CLOSED Included with Witte General Admission Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shamanis an exhibition of visionary yarn paintings by legendary Huichol shaman-artist José Benítez Sánchez. Now open at the Witte Museum, these 31 visions — crafted not of paint but of yarn pressed into beeswax—are… Read more »

Blast from the Past: Fiesta 1969

Now Closed Fiesta Couture: Behind the “Seams” opens April 16, 2020 It was the spring of 1969 and San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration captured the spirit of the day. Fiesta gowns from the Order of the Alamo’s Court of Time and Space will have you reaching for the stars with designs inspired by the science and… 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 »