​A Day at the Witte

Posted on October 22, 2015

San Antonio is full of museums and each one is spectacular in its own way but one happens to stand out from the crowd: The Witte, a natural science and history museum right at the heart of Brackenridge Park off Broadway Street. The Witte began as an ambitious project in 1923 by Ellen Schultz, a school teacher and botanist. Her dedication attracted the attention of then mayor John Tobin and with the help of her students she was able to raise enough funds to obtain the H.P. Attwater natural history collection that served as a local high school. From an installation in a high school to a cornerstone building in Brackenridge Park, the Witte has come a long way and is a beloved institution of learning.

Spending a day at the Witte is a delight and proper planning will help ensure that your trip is the best it can possibly be. The Witte has something for everyone, for history lovers, those fascinated by science and the natural world, art lovers and plenty for the kids and fantastic special exhibits all year round. We’ll take each part of the museum section by section to help you plan your trip there.

For history lovers, the South Texas Heritage Center is a well noted stop to make at the Witte. The South Texas Heritage Center features exhibits, artifacts and plenty of information on....

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