Exhibitions

Gathering at the Waters: 12,000 Years of People

January 13 through June 24, 2017 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 »

Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History

March 3, 2018 through January 2, 2019 $5, plus museum admission Call 210.357.1900 for more information Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial at the Witte Museum for a multi-faceted exhibition that will reveal the legendary and complex history of San Antonio as the hub of the frontier. Experience how the early Spanish settlement in San Antonio influenced… Read more »

2theXtreme: MathAlive!

September 30, 2017 through January 7, 2018 Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery See mathematics come to life through six interactive galleries. Experience how math is applied in life, whether in design, application or use, behind the things we love most – video games, sports, design, music, entertainment, space and robotics. Design and play your own… 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

Maverick – A Texas Word That Became A Legend Now open through January 7, 2018 The word Maverick has spread across the world with changing meanings. The word originated with a cattle branding story about a San Antonio resident and a Texas Declaration of Independence signer, Samuel Maverick. Learn about the man behind the word and… Read more »

Acequia Madre and Diversion Dam

The most historic spot on the Witte campus dates back to 1719. The Acequia Madre or Alamo Acequia and Diversion Dam were built by Mission Indians during the Spanish Colonial period. They carried water through diversion ditches to the acequia, traveling the same route as Broadway to the Presidio, to irrigate crops near the missions. Witte… Read more »

Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery

Your Country Calls: Art to Win World War I Now open through January 7, 2018 One hundred years ago, American artists answered the country’s call by creating a national narrative of compelling artwork. Millions of patriotic posters were printed to communicate to a mass audience before every home had a radio or television. Dramatic images and… Read more »