Exhibitions

Predators vs Prey: Dinosaurs on the Land Before Texas

May 26 through September 3, 2018 Call 210.357.1900 for more information Experience Texas like never before – in the world of dinosaurs! A journey spanning millions of years awaits you this summer at the Witte Museum. Step into a world of life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and watch the dynamics between predators and prey come to life with… Read more »

Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History

March 3, 2018 through January 6, 2019 Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial at the Witte Museum with a multi-faceted exhibition that will portray San Antonio as the hub of the frontier under many flags over three centuries. Visitors will experience how early Spanish settlement in San Antonio influenced the layout, economic and cultural development of the… Read more »

Gathering at the Waters: 12,000 Years of People

January 13 through July 1, 2018 Free with museum admission Call 210.357.1900 for more information Discover how the San Antonio River watershed served as a life source to prehistoric people and their cultures. Learn how 12,000 years of climate shifts impacted the prehistoric hunter and gatherers as they moved in search of food and other… Read more »

Connecting Texas: 300 Years of Trails, Rails, and Roads

February 17 – September 3, 2018 Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery | Laura and Sam Dawson Gallery Included with Museum Admission 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… Read more »

Portraits of Courage

A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors July 21 through September 30, 2018 Growing out of President George W. Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of 98 service members and veterans who have served… 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 »