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.<p>
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.
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.