Spend your Spring Break and Summer at the Witte! From dinos to cowboys, the possibilities for learning are limitless. Find your student’s favorite camp and register today!
$330/week, $65/day for members
$380/week, $75/day for non-members
*To register for day tickets please email Reservations@WitteMuseum.org or call 210-357-1910.
Book the entire Summer, get one camp free!
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m*
*Drop-off between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and pick-up between 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
March 12-16, 2018
- Mini Witte Jr., ages 6-8 and Mini Witte, ages 9-12
Spend Spring Break at the Witte and learn how nature, science and culture meet to create one amazing museum! In Mini Witte Jr. and Mini Witte Camps, every day is a new adventure. Monday, discover the animals and our state’s great nature in Texas Wild. Make sure to bring your lab coat and goggles on Tuesday for a day full of science, technology, engineering and math! On Wednesday, meet a cowboy and vaquero and learn the history of Texas. Lace up your sneakers for a day of play and exercise in the H-E-B Body Adventure on Thursday. And finally, on Friday, meet the dinosaurs that called this area home millions of years ago. Join us all week or for one or more of your favorite days!
June 4-8, 2018
- Dinolympics Camp ages 6-8
Kick off your summer with the dinosaurs at the Witte! Discover the fastest, largest and smallest creatures of the Mesozoic Era. Find out how pterosaurs flew, theropods ran and mosasaurs swam. What made these amazing animals so successful in their environments? In this week-long camp, students will match up dinosaurs and other creatures to determine who gets the gold.
- Tracking Dinosaurs Camp ages 9-12
What can we learn from tracks and other fossils about the lives of dinosaurs? Believe it or not, fossils help paleontologists discover the size, speed and even behavior of these prehistoric creatures. During this hands-on camp, students will put themselves into the “shoes” of dinosaurs to determine how they moved and have the opportunity to reconstruct the behaviors of these amazing animals.
June 11-15, 2018
- Next-door Nature Camp ages 6-8
You don’t have to look far to find amazing things in nature! In this camp, campers will explore the world around them and learn just how important it is to care for our planet. Campers will discover the many different habitats of their state and get up close and personal with some of the creatures that call Texas their home. Campers will also contribute to the habitat at the museum by creating homes for native animals who may be looking for shelter. Expect to explore Brackenridge Park and discover what our San Antonio habitat can teach us about the natural world. Get ready for a wild adventure!
- Wild about Texas Camp ages 9-12
Get outside and into nature! In this week-long camp, discover how the many different eco-regions of Texas make it one of the most amazing places for animals to survive and thrive. Campers will get up close and personal with native Texas creatures and observe their features and behaviors. We will even venture away from the museum to use our observation skills in the “wild” Brackenridge Park. Get ready to get dirty during this week’s adventures!
June 18-22, 2018
- Blast from San Antonio’s Past ages 6-8
Celebrate San Antonio’s 300thanniversary at the Witte! Have a blast as we create tortillas and other foods our city knows and loves, find out what makes San Antonio special and meet the diverse people who live here today. At the end of the week, we’ll host our own Fiesta to tell the many stories of San Antonio and the people that call it home.
- Texas Time Travelers Camp ages 9-12
Travel back in time to 1718 to discover the year of San Antonio’s founding. What was different about our city? What is still the same? Together we’ll travel forward in time to discover the cultures, foods and characters that make San Antonio the unique city it is today. 300 years of time travel will end with a colorful, cultural Fiesta for our friends and family!
June 25-29, 2018
- Dino Explorers Camp ages 6-8
Ever wonder how fossils end up in museums? In this camp, students will discover what it takes to be a paleontologist, starting with the most important skill they must already possess— If your child is naturally curious, this camp will give them the tools to explore that curiosity in the Dinosaur Gallery, Dinosaur Lab, and the special exhibitPredators and Prey while they find out if they have what it takes to be junior paleontologists in training.
- Junior Paleontologist Camp ages 9-12
Pick up the tools of a paleontologist and discover just how much work goes into making new discoveries. Answer the question of what those discoveries can teach us about the prehistoric world. In this week-long camp, students will explore the Dinosaur Gallery, observing the different habitats of prehistoric animals who lived in what is now called Texas and the special exhibitPredators and Prey to hypothesize about relationships in the prehistoric food web. Acquire the skills to make your own discoveries to contribute to the world of Paleontology.
July 9-13, 2018
- Science in the Wild ages 6-8
Science is everywhere! Can you see it? View the wild world through the eyes of a scientist as we get outside and explore. Expand your science skills by making observations and testing predictions about how our world works. Let the sun keep track of time during this camp at the Witte Museum!
- Science of Survival ages 9-12
How can we use science to help us escape a desert island? Or stay warm through a freezing cold night? Explore how science, technology, engineering and math can solve the challenges of surviving in the wild. Learn techniques and skills that generations of Texans had to master to survive in our sometimes harsh landscape.
July 16-20, 2018
- Learn the Ropes Camp ages 6-8
What happens behind closed doors at the Witte Museum? Go behind the scenes during Learn the Ropes Camp! Help care for the critters in the Live Lab, compile photos for your own museum archive and explore what the public never gets to see! Wrap up the week by presenting your very own exhibit created with Witte curators and educators!
- Backstage Pass Camp ages 9-12
What does it take to build and maintain a museum exhibit? What about taking care of the animals in the Live Lab? Get an all-access pass to see what it takes to be a member of the Witte Museum team! Together with Witte curators and educators, the week will end with presenting your very own exhibit!
July 23-27, 2018
- Mini Chefs ages 6-8
Learn how to turnip the beet up and get cooking! Use your 5 senses to explore the wide variety of food throughout Texas. Each day campers will prepare and taste a super snack themed to each Witte gallery. From dining with Dinos to cooking like the People of the Pecos. Wrap up the week with creating your very own healthy Texas Time Travel cookbook!
- Super Chefs ages 9-12
Want to have the thyme of your life learning how to cook? Learn how to use different cooking equipment and how to create a healthy snack or meal. Explore ingredients and meals from different parts of Texas. Wrap up the week up and get the chance to create and cook your very own healthy meal!
July 30 – Aug 3, 2018
- Dino Makers ages 6-8
How many ways can you make a dinosaur? Get up close and personal with your favorite Witte dinos and be inspired by the dinosaurs you discover in the special exhibition Predators and Prey as you become an expert engineer. Play with a variety of materials and techniques to create your own collection of prehistoric critters!
- Dino Robotics ages 9-12
What does it take to build a robot dinosaur? Experience the process of creating an animatronic animal like the ones featured in the special exhibition Predators and Prey. Work with a team of fellow makers to analyze dinosaurs and engineer a robot!