After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for two general-admission tickets to the Witte Museum with entrance to the South Texas Heritage Center (up to a $20 value)
- $18 for four general-admission tickets to the Witte Museum with entrance to the South Texas Heritage Center (up to a $40 value)<p>
At the South Texas Heritage Center, artifacts, interactive exhibits, and live performances re-create the stories of 1850s South Texas, immersing visitors in the region’s history filled with cowboys, Comanche Indians, and the thousands of prickly cacti that defended the Alamo’s walls.
The Witte Museum was born from many minds seeking a singular goal: to create a public forum that promotes lifelong learning. From a $65,000 gift bequeathed to the city of San Antonio after Alfred Witte’s death in 1921, this museum of art, science, and natural history 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. Outside the museum, the H-E-B Science Treehouse collects four floors of interactive exhibits that explain sound waves, simple machines, and other scientific concepts to malleable young minds.
Witte Museum's 10-acre campus lies on the same banks of the San Antonio River that witnessed the birth of San Antonio and the story of its 300-year history. As an anchor of lifelong education, the museum shares a narrative of Texas Deep Time History and provides visitors with a wide scope of high-quality immersive exhibits and programs centered around science, history, and the heritage of South Texas.
The Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center vividly depicts Texas's past, transporting visitors to the days when the vaqueros, chili queens, cowboys, and cattle kings who built Texas roamed its untamed expanses. Visitors can even see Davy Crockett's own fiddle. In the H-E-B Body Adventure, four floors of healthy, interactive adventures engage visitors of all ages, teaching about how the body works and how to stay healthy. By getting a Powerpass, visitors can walk or run down the 13-mile river walk path between the Witte and San Antonio's historic missions, timing the trek along the way to empower the pursuit of sustained health and wellness.
3801 Broadway St.
San Antonio, Texas 78209