After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get two tickets to a Cocktails and Culture: The Witte Uncorked event at the Witte Museum (up to a $40 value). Choose from the following events:
- Fire & Ice on Thursday, January 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
- Darwin After Dark on Thursday, February 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
- Bubbles & Bubbly on Wednesday, March 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
The Witte Museum, which lies at the bank of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, satisfies savvy 21-and-older crowds with after-hours events replete with live music, dancing, food, and special presentations. Wednesday and Thursday evenings yield to the themed Cocktails and Culture soirees, such as Fire & Ice on January 19, wherein guests gawk as scientific savants conduct a series of experiments that are too hot, too cold, or too shy to be touched. In February, Darwin After Dark entreats visitors to take a tour of a traveling Darwin exhibition that chronicles the famed naturalist’s journey around the Southern Hemisphere that became the basis for his writings. Live music complements hors d'oeuvres and effervescent conversation that play centerpiece to March 28's Bubbles & Bubbly event, which pays homage to gaseous spheres and the Good Witches that call them home. An onsite cash bar fills hands with a host of libations throughout the evening.
The Witte Museum was born from many minds seeking a singular goal: to create a public forum that promoted lifelong learning. From a $65,000 gift bequeathed to the city of San Antonio after Alfred Witte's death in 1921, this museum of science, natural history, and South Texas heritage was built along the San Antonio River and named after the late Witte's parents.
Today, the Witte Museum still pursues this wide range of knowledge with hands-on scientific and historical exhibits. The museum's long-term features portray the natural wonders of southern Texas, including ancient rock art from the lower Pecos, examples of local ecology, and dinosaur fossils found locally while trying to uncover lost time capsules.
A family museum that adults will enjoy, too, the Witte focuses on Texas history, natural science, and anthropologyFrommer's
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Awesome experience, girls loved the information and the ability to view information up close”
“Kids had an awesome time! ”
“I enjoyed my visit to the museum the main reason I went was because my husband loves dinosaurs and it was my gift to him.”
3801 Broadway St.
San Antonio, Texas 78209Get Directions