Updates

-July 6, 2020-

The Witte Museum is instituting a temporary pause on Free Tuesdays, given the constrained COVID-19 protocols. Free Tuesdays at the Witte are a popular tradition, with multi-generational families meeting at the Witte over many decades. Because of the large numbers of visitors during a short period of time on Free Tuesdays, we must strategize new ways of experiencing the day, with staggered schedules and timed tickets. Instituting these protocols and getting the word out will take some time, so thank you for your patience in the meantime.

The popular event at the Witte Museum started over 35 years ago and allows free museum admission to visitors from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. During the pause, the Witte Museum will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and operating under normal business hours. The Witte Museum will still participate in many programs that offer reduced Museum Admission including:, Museums 4 All which offers $3 off Museum Admission (up to four individuals) per EBT card, and Museums on Us in partnership with Bank of America, which offers free museum admission on applicable weekends to Bank of America cardholders. The Witte Museum also offers a $1 off Military Discount for all active or retired military members and their families, generously supported by the USAA Foundation.

“When we closed the Witte on June 29-30, we met as a Team to reflect on our safety procedures and protocols, and Free Tuesdays was highlighted as a challenge,” said Marise McDermott, President and CEO of the Witte Museum. “We are committed to Free Tuesdays, which has been one our favorite days of the week for many years. Some ways to re-approach Free Tuesdays during this pandemic era are staggered schedules and timed reservations so we can sanitize effectively and ensure social distancing. We will announce a re-opening of Free Tuesdays as soon as possible.”

-June 30, 2020-

Due to the Emergency Alert regarding COVID-19 on Saturday, June 27, 2020, the Witte Museum made the decision to close its doors through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

The purpose of the temporary closure has been to allow the Witte Team time to reflect on safety procedures and protocols that have been implemented in the past month, and how they can be improved upon as the COVID-19 cases rise in Bexar County.

-June 28, 2020-

Due to the Emergency Alert regarding COVID-19, the Witte Museum will close, Sunday June 28 through Tuesday June 30. 

We are closely monitoring the situation for future scheduling. The public’s safety is our top priority. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Witte Museum soon.

-April 10, 2020-

Witte Museum closed through April 30, 2020.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg has extended the Declaration of Public Health Emergency, so the Witte Museum will continue to be closed to the public through April 30, 2020.

More updates from the Witte Museum will be posted on our social media channels and on our website at www.WitteMuseum.org/Updates.

Just because our doors are closed doesn’t mean the Witte is not available to experience! What does this mean? We are debuting Witte Where You Are.

Witte Where You Are provides engaging, interactive virtual experiences that you can do at home with the whole family! Learn how to become a Backyard Scientist and discover the fun in your own backyard, investigate how the past connects to today and learn how to be a History Detective, and digitally explore Witte artifacts, gallery virtual tours and much more!

Witte Where You Are programming will be available on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and the Witte’s webpage: www.wittemuseum.org/witte-where-you-are.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the following:

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/coronavirusupdates/
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus

-March 17, 2020-

Witte Where You Are

Just because our doors are closed doesn’t mean the Witte is not open! What does this mean? We are debuting Witte Where You Are.

Witte Where You Are provides engaging, interactive virtual experiences that you can do at home with the whole family! Learn how to become a Backyard Scientist and discover the fun in your own backyard, investigate how the past connects to today and learn how to be a History Detective, and digitally explore Witte artifacts, gallery virtual tours and much more!

Follow along on social media channels or at www.WitteMuseum.org/Witte-Where-You-Are.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Witte Museum during this challenging time. Your gift will help fulfill our mission to inspire people to shape the future of Texas through transformative and relevant experiences in nature, science, and culture. The Witte Museum will remain closed until March 20, 2020 in compliance with the Declaration of Public Health Emergency issued by the City of San Antonio. We look forward to seeing you at the Witte Museum soon!

-March 13, 2020-

Program and Event Update

Here is a list of programs and events that have been cancelled or postponed:

March 14-15: Super Spring Break | Cancelled
March 17: Healthy Holiday Kitchen Demo | Cancelled
March 20: Midnight at the Museum | Cancelled
March 26: Cocktails & Culture: Bug Bites | Postponed
March 29: Sensory Sunday: Backyard Adventures | Cancelled

As we continue to evaluate the need to cancel or reschedule future events, health and safety remain our priority and we will follow the recommendations of public health officials. Please stay tuned for more information on future events and programs.

What are the options for cancelled Witte Museum events?

  • If your event is cancelled: Your ticket is now a tax-deductible donation that will go directly to the Witte’s operation costs. This allows the Witte to continue its mission to inspire people to shape the future of Texas through transformative and relevant experiences in nature, science and culture.
  • If your event is postponed: You may apply your ticket for a future event. If the event is postponed, the Witte is happy to apply your ticket to the rescheduled date.

More updates from the Witte Museum will be posted on our social media channels and on our website at www.WitteMuseum.org/Updates.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Witte Museum during this challenging time. Your gift will help fulfill our mission to inspire people to shape the future of Texas through transformative and relevant experiences in nature, science, and culture.

-March 13, 2020-

Mayor Ron Nirenberg has issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency, so the Witte Museum will close to the public by the end of the business day, March 13, 2020, and remain closed for seven days, through March 20, 2020. The City of San Antonio will re-evaluate in seven days.

We look forward to seeing you at the Witte Museum soon.

-March 9, 2020-

The Witte Museum and the City of San Antonio are safe and open for business!

Enjoy nature, science and culture along the San Antonio River. Explore Health IQ, Empowerment and Wellness in the H-E-B Body Adventure Powered by University Health System to learn how to stay active and healthy.

The Witte Museum is actively monitoring developments regarding COVID-19, known as Coronavirus. At this time, public health officials stress that the risk to residents and visitors to the City of San Antonio and the Witte Museum remains very low. There are currently no active cases of community transmitted COVID-19 in San Antonio and Bexar County.

The Witte Museum follows museum best practices for cleaning and sanitizing exhibitions and facilities. To be proactive, the Witte sanitizes the galleries multiple times a day in order to provide a safe learning space and has added additional sanitizer kiosks to the multiple already placed around the campus. The Witte Museum leadership is working closely with Metro Health and Visit San Antonio to assess the situation daily.

The Witte Museum looks forward to an active Super Spring Break. For information on activities and events happening this week, please visit: https://www.wittemuseum.org/events/event/super-spring-break/

The Witte Museum is a haven for transformational experiences, and takes pride on being a safe location. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the following:

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/coronavirusupdates/
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus


Media contact call 210.416.4026 or email KatyeBrought@WitteMuseum.org.