Exhibitions

Natural Beauty: Fiesta of Land, Water and Sky

April 20 – August 13, 2017 Changing Exhibition Gallery Natural Beauty: Fiesta of Land, Water, and Sky celebrates the natural beauty of Texas at a time of great significance for the Witte Museum. Come see the first Fiesta exhibition in the New Witte. The exhibition celebrates the unique land, water and sky of Texas, which… Read more »

McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery

The beloved dioramas of the Witte, as well as a few new ones, make a grand statement in the McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery, where a state-of-the-art, high-tech space with immersive galleries showcases the uniqueness of Texas. In the Texas Wild Gallery, you will explore the various ecosystems of the state and the flora and fauna which fill these… Read more »

Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery

You will travel back in time thousands of years in the Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery where the focus is on the prehistoric hunter-gatherers of Texas who embraced their bountiful, natural environment. Spanning the entire second floor of the New Witte, the gallery provides a unique look at a fascinating culture. You… Read more »

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,… Read more »

H-E-B Lantern Valero Great Hall Orientation Gallery

Your journey into Texas Deep Time starts when you walk into the New Witte. A replica of a giant Quetzalcoatlus will greet you as you enter the H-E-B Lantern.  Next, it’s onto the Valero Great Hall to explore the K.K. Amini and Walter and Gayle Embrey Texas Deep Time Walls to see the changing landscape… Read more »

Laura and Sam Dawson Gallery

Texas Art of Early Days to Now: the Witte Collection And Rudolf Staffel: Gathering Light October 6, 2016 – May 29, 2017 Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery Included with museum admission The Witte Museum’s renowned Texas Art Collection has been shaped by the visionary leadership of curators such as Eleanor Onderdonk, Martha Utterback, and… Read more »

Acequia Madre and Diversion Dam

The most historic spot on the Witte campus dates back to 1719. The Acequia Madre or Alamo Acequia and Diversion Dam were built by Mission Indians during the Spanish Colonial period. They carried water through diversion ditches to the acequia, traveling the same route as Broadway to the Presidio, to irrigate crops near the missions. Witte… Read more »

Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery

Texas Art of Early Days to Now: the Witte Collection And Rudolf Staffel: Gathering Light October 6, 2016 – May 29, 2017 Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery Included with museum admission The Witte Museum’s renowned Texas Art Collection has been shaped by the visionary leadership of curators such as Eleanor Onderdonk, Martha Utterback, and… Read more »

George West Trail Drivers Gallery

The George West Trail Drivers Gallery stands as a memorial to those Texans who built the Texas cattle industry and carried livestock up the trail in the 1800s after the civil war. The gallery features artifacts and portraits with biographies of many who were important in the era.  

B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center

To celebrate the Witte Museum’s renowned collections, this innovative center has been created to provide visible access to the vast and diverse collection when not on display in the museum’s galleries. The Center allows museum professionals to preserve the collection through proper light levels, temperature and humidity control while providing access to visitors and researchers… Read more »