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, illustrating the story of dinosaurs walking along the beach at a time when the ancestral Gulf of Mexico covered San Antonio. The Ethan Walsh Deep Ocean Exhibit takes you into the depths of the ancient seas that covered much of Texas 90 million years ago.

You will experience the coastal marshes, home to the giant crocodile, Deinosuchus, and the ferocity of a full-size Tyrannosaurus rex from the river valleys of West Texas, 70 million years ago.

You can expand your experience in the Dinosaur Lab, where they can excavate dinosaur bones and experience how paleontologists study fossils. Compare the jaws and teeth of meat eaters with those of plant eaters. Learn what ancient footprints can tell us about dinosaur behavior. See the links between dinosaurs and modern-day birds.