When San Antonio was growing into the major city it is today, high school teacher and botanist Ellen Schultz saw the need for a new museum dedicated to the local area. Schultz and a small coalition of other citizens organized an effort to raise money for a natural history exhibit housed at a high school, which would later become the Witte Museum. From humble beginnings, the Witte Museum accrued a vast collection appealing to anyone interested in history, science, or nature.
The South Texas Heritage Center houses many artifacts from throughout San Antonio’s and Texas' history, while the Dinosaur Gallery showcases the incredible creatures that inhabited Texas long before the first humans walked the Earth. As for special exhibits, the Shaman Preserve hosts a sampling of prehistoric rock art, a treat for anyone with even a budding interest in the topic.
Set up a guided tour to experience the wonder of history for yourself. For special events such as birthdays or weddings, the Witte Museum lets you rent the auditorium or even the May’s Family Center onsite for your event. If you live in the San Antonio area and have a kid wanting to learn more, The Witte Museum offers a summer camp for kids to explore their interests and have a good time doing it.
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