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Explore Your World

Complete a quest across land, sea and space to Explore Your World. Navigate your way through a shipwreck, escape a building, use a real sonar scanner to map your friends and do more as you explore the 19 interactive stations. At the end of your journey, share your discoveries by bringing the map you create

Painting of Chisos basin, including mountains and vegetation.

A State of Exploration

Explore Texas’s iconic habitats—from the tropics of South Texas to the deserts and mountains of West Texas—through the Wonders of the Witte. Examine rarely-seen natural history specimens and artwork from the Witte Museum Collection and gain inspiration for ways you can observe and record the world around you in this exhibition showcasing the natural

President John F. Kennedy stands behind a lectern.

San Antonio’s Space Endeavors—President Kennedy’s Last Public Speech

60 years ago, President John F. Kennedy delivered his final public address in San Antonio, TX. As part of a two-day, five-city tour of Texas, President Kennedy visited San Antonio to dedicate the Aerospace Medical Health Center at Brooks Air Force Base and speak to the key role of San Antonio in medical space research.

mi cultura--bringing shadows into the light: the photography of al rendón

Mi Cultura—Bringing Shadows Into the Light: The Photography of Al Rendón

Explore life in San Antonio through the lens of one of the city’s most celebrated photographers with this retrospective exhibition of Al Rendón’s 50-year career. Well-known for his portraits of Selena, rock & roll concerts and charreada competitors, Rendón has photographed Tejano culture in South Texas for decades. This exhibition presents many of his iconic

Heron spreads its wings. Its reflection is seen in the water.

River Clicks: 2023 Award Winners

The San Antonio River Authority’s annual photography contest highlights the extraordinary features of the San Antonio River Basin. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the beauty of the area, take their best photograph and submit it online. This year’s submissions came from across Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad counties. Wilfred Korth, Judge’s Choice, Goliad County A

Exhibit rocky walls

H-E-B Lantern | Valero Great Hall | Gates/Elliott Families Orientation Theater

Welcome to a journey through Deep Time. Enter beneath a blue Cretaceous sky as pterosaurs glide overhead. Explore layer upon layer of Texas history stacked from floor to ceiling, packed with evidence of past life from millions, thousands and hundreds of years ago. Discover the place where water, land and sky meet and find out

dinosaur head

Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery

With just one step into the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, travel millions of years into the past. Explore the amazing animals of land, sea and sky during the Cretaceous Period, more than 110 million years ago, in what is now Texas. Come face to face with the skeleton of meat-eating Acrocanthosaurus. Beneath its massive feet,

texas wild pronghorn gallery

McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery

Immerse yourself in the dramatic environments of Texas. From the Rio Grande Valley to the Panhandle Plains, from the East Texas piney woods to the West Texas deserts and mountains–the wildlife is as diverse as the vast territory it inhabits. Get up close and personal with more than 150 Texas animals. Peer into the rocky

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center marquee

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center

Take a look behind the scenes into the Witte’s vast and diverse collection. Only a small percentage of the Witte’s 300,000 objects are on public display in the galleries; here you can see even more fascinating artifacts and specimens, organized thematically into seven categories. Glimpse a larger sampling of the Witte’s renowned collections in an

Young adults with masks

The H-E-B Body Adventure powered by University Health

Revolutionize the way you think about your health, body, and movement. Stretch your muscles and your mind at the hands-on stations and full-body activities across four floors of interactive adventures for all ages. Make a special POWERpass card to track your progress as you go. Sign in and select a Buddy to be your virtual

Vaquero statue

Robert J. & Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center

Dive deep into the rich history of Texas. Travel from San Antonio’s bustling main plaza to the wild frontier; meet freighters, store clerks, oil workers, chile queens and cattle kings. Explore Texas through an artist’s eye in the changing art gallery or meet the people who built the Texas cattle industry. Welcome to San Antonio’s

Explore Your World

Complete a quest across land, sea and space to Explore Your World. Navigate your way through a shipwreck, escape a building, use a real sonar scanner to map your friends and do more as you explore the 19 interactive stations. At the end of your journey, share your discoveries by bringing the map you create

Painting of Chisos basin, including mountains and vegetation.

A State of Exploration

Explore Texas’s iconic habitats—from the tropics of South Texas to the deserts and mountains of West Texas—through the Wonders of the Witte. Examine rarely-seen natural history specimens and artwork from the Witte Museum Collection and gain inspiration for ways you can observe and record the world around you in this exhibition showcasing the natural

President John F. Kennedy stands behind a lectern.

San Antonio’s Space Endeavors—President Kennedy’s Last Public Speech

60 years ago, President John F. Kennedy delivered his final public address in San Antonio, TX. As part of a two-day, five-city tour of Texas, President Kennedy visited San Antonio to dedicate the Aerospace Medical Health Center at Brooks Air Force Base and speak to the key role of San Antonio in medical space research.

mi cultura--bringing shadows into the light: the photography of al rendón

Mi Cultura—Bringing Shadows Into the Light: The Photography of Al Rendón

Explore life in San Antonio through the lens of one of the city’s most celebrated photographers with this retrospective exhibition of Al Rendón’s 50-year career. Well-known for his portraits of Selena, rock & roll concerts and charreada competitors, Rendón has photographed Tejano culture in South Texas for decades. This exhibition presents many of his iconic

Heron spreads its wings. Its reflection is seen in the water.

River Clicks: 2023 Award Winners

The San Antonio River Authority’s annual photography contest highlights the extraordinary features of the San Antonio River Basin. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the beauty of the area, take their best photograph and submit it online. This year’s submissions came from across Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad counties. Wilfred Korth, Judge’s Choice, Goliad County A

Young adults with masks

The H-E-B Body Adventure powered by University Health

Revolutionize the way you think about your health, body, and movement. Stretch your muscles and your mind at the hands-on stations and full-body activities across four floors of interactive adventures for all ages. Make a special POWERpass card to track your progress as you go. Sign in and select a Buddy to be your virtual

Vaquero statue

Robert J. & Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center

Dive deep into the rich history of Texas. Travel from San Antonio’s bustling main plaza to the wild frontier; meet freighters, store clerks, oil workers, chile queens and cattle kings. Explore Texas through an artist’s eye in the changing art gallery or meet the people who built the Texas cattle industry. Welcome to San Antonio’s

Exhibit rocky walls

H-E-B Lantern | Valero Great Hall | Gates/Elliott Families Orientation Theater

Welcome to a journey through Deep Time. Enter beneath a blue Cretaceous sky as pterosaurs glide overhead. Explore layer upon layer of Texas history stacked from floor to ceiling, packed with evidence of past life from millions, thousands and hundreds of years ago. Discover the place where water, land and sky meet and find out

dinosaur head

Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery

With just one step into the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, travel millions of years into the past. Explore the amazing animals of land, sea and sky during the Cretaceous Period, more than 110 million years ago, in what is now Texas. Come face to face with the skeleton of meat-eating Acrocanthosaurus. Beneath its massive feet,

people of Pecos wax figures

Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery

Journey through the Lower Pecos Canyonlands and experience the daily life and spiritual world of the People of the Pecos, who lived here in Texas for over 9,000 years. Discover how these hunter gatherers lived, moved with the seasons and transformed natural materials into tools, utensils, clothing and shelter. Step into the majestic and rugged

texas wild pronghorn gallery

McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery

Immerse yourself in the dramatic environments of Texas. From the Rio Grande Valley to the Panhandle Plains, from the East Texas piney woods to the West Texas deserts and mountains–the wildlife is as diverse as the vast territory it inhabits. Get up close and personal with more than 150 Texas animals. Peer into the rocky

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center marquee

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center

Take a look behind the scenes into the Witte’s vast and diverse collection. Only a small percentage of the Witte’s 300,000 objects are on public display in the galleries; here you can see even more fascinating artifacts and specimens, organized thematically into seven categories. Glimpse a larger sampling of the Witte’s renowned collections in an