Dinosaur and other fossil discoveries have been part of Texas culture and science since the late 1800’s. Come by The Witte Museum to hear Dr. Thomas Adams, Curator of Paleontology and Geology, discuss the history of dinosaurs in Texas. The price of admission is $5 for members, students and educators, and $10 for adults. This event is free for Voyager and Quillin Society Membership Levels.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 4 2017 - 5:50pm
Written by Don Mathis on Feb 23 2017 - 3:57pm
In 1951, a teenaged Brooks Air Force Base airman carved “Johnny Loves Vivian” into a wooden bench along the River Walk.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 23 2017 - 5:14pm
San Antonio Independent School District is holding a 2017 State of the District along with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Join Superintendent Pedro Martinez as he will give attendees an update of last year’s plan as well as discuss the state of SAISD. Registration and breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m and the program will begin at 8 a.m. The discussion will be held in the Witte Museum, in the Mays Family Center. Online registration is also available for $40.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 23 2017 - 4:52pm
The Witte Museum and The Boeing Company are hosting Above and Beyond, a aerospace and flight exhibit that has tons of features and experiences. Experience flight on an interactive journey into air and space, design and fly a supersonic jet, pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane, or even spread your wings and experience flight like a bird. Space elevators and mega-rockets fill this inspiring exhibition about aerospace innovation and the future of travel.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 23 2017 - 4:21pm
Design, crank, explode, imagine, create! It's time to celebrate National Engineers Week and the opening of Above and Beyond with the Witte. Put on your creative thinking caps and join us Saturday AND Sunday for days filled with robots, legos, rockets, telescopes and more. Saturday, February 18, the event will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, the event will go from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is included with general admission. For additional information, be sure to call 210-357-1910 or visit www.wittemuseum.org
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 12 2017 - 3:22pm
SA2020, the local nonprofit that’s charting San Antonio’s progress in several categories over a decade, said 41 percent of 59 target goals have been achieved or exceeded. That was one of the big takeaways from a DreamWeek luncheon held Jan. 12 at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Aug 8 2016 - 5:27pm
Join the Witte on Saturday Family Day for Last Chance special programming on August 13 with STEAM Saturday Maya Skies. The event is free with admission and explores Mayan astronomers as well as the Mayan Moon Goddess. Maya performing arts troupe Grupo Pakal also returns to the Witte for this special day of programming to stage contemporary interpretations of ceremonial dances. Other activities include solar viewing with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers and augmented reality viewing of constellations and eclipses.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Apr 7 2016 - 1:36pm
Art tells a story. If “Spring Scene of Texas Hill Country” could speak, this iconic mural painted by renowned San Antonio artist Porfirio Salinas would tell an extraordinary tale punctuated by chapters of resolve, triumph and now a majestic future. Today, the Witte Museum proudly announces that this historic Texas landscape mural, after surviving a 4-alarm fire in 2011, has been placed in its new home inside the new Mays Family Center.
Written by MichaelWhite on Aug 27 2014 - 6:02pm
More than 120 people came to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Aug. 26 to listen and add their suggestions - some quite passionately - about how the city should redevelop the Alamo Plaza area.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on May 9 2012 - 9:13pm
The Grand Opening of the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center will take place Memorial Day weekend. Located inside of The Witte Museum, the Center will permanently house the Witte’s South Texas collections and exhibitions to trace the legendary history of South Texas.