Whales Giants of the Deep

May 27 through September 4, 2017 Mays Family Center Whales: Giants of the Deep dives into San Antonio this May in the Mays Family Center. Developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Whales explores both the latest research about the marine animals, including their evolution and biology, as well as the important… Read more »

Natural Beauty: Fiesta of Land, Water and Sky

April 20 – August 13, 2017 Changing Exhibition Gallery Natural Beauty: Fiesta of Land, Water, and Sky celebrates the natural beauty of Texas at a time of great significance for the Witte Museum. Come see the first Fiesta exhibition in the New Witte. The exhibition celebrates the unique land, water and sky of Texas, which… Read more »

Photo Gallery

Selected photos from past tours – click on any photo for a larger view.

Member Transition

The Witte Museum is happy to welcome the Rock Art Foundation members into the Witte family! Current Rock Art Members will transition to Witte membership in 2017 just in time for the opening of the New Witte with the Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery. For more information please call Forrest Myane… Read more »


Explore Rock Art of the Lower Pecos View the Rock Art by Timeline There are many more cave paintings that need to be documented and preserved. Your membership with the Witte Museum is a good way to help.

Driving Directions To White Shaman Preserve

Meet your guide at the entrance gate to the Rock Art Foundation White Shaman Preserve of the Witte Museum.  The gate is approximately 42 miles west of Del Rio on Highway 90. Leave Del Rio heading west on Hwy 90 to Comstock – about 32 miles. Continue past Comstock heading west on Hwy 90 to… Read more »

Calendar of Tours

January 14 White Shaman Tour Register January 21 White Shaman Tour Register February 4 Halo Shelter Tour Register February 4 White Shaman Tour Register February 11 No tours today February 18 Bonfire Shelter/Eagle Cave Register February 18 White Shaman Tour Register February 25 White Shaman Tour Register March 4 Curly Tail Panther Register March 4… 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 »