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Witte Museum

Address: 3801 Broadway, At the edge of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX (Uptown Broadway)
Phone Number: 210-357-1900
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Ranked #49 of 340 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural history museums, Art museums, History museums, Science museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science treehouse just for kids.
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Type: Natural history museums, Art museums, History museums, Science museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science treehouse just for kids.

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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Witte is gorgeous. The HEB Science Treehouse is fun for anyone. My personal favorite is the exhibit upstairs that has the Fiesta dresses. Walking around on the grounds next to the non-touristy area of the Riverwalk is magical. I would tell anyone visiting San Antonio to go to the Witte. It's is great for families with kids or adults... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have gone here as a younger kid and a younger adult as well! I have enjoyed it at both ages to be honest. It's so informative in there, that it's just a blast to go to every now and then. I would highly recommend going here and taking children here, as well.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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86 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The body exhibit with the semi-personalized pass card was a fun activity to do as a family. There is an incredible computerized body simulation that is explained and controlled by a museum employee. The treehouse and riverside location were both beautiful. We wish the adjacent museum would not have been under construction, but the one we went to was still... More 

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Greers Ferry, Arkansas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Even with some exhibits closed, there is plenty to see & do here. The kids had fun playing in the HEB exhibit although some things required a pass card that locals can get I think. I never saw where you could get one. The main part of the museum had lots of Texas history. There were many kid friendly exhibits... More 

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21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went on Tuesday because it was free and we.loved it. There was an exhibition called Grossology mostly for kids but we.had so.much fun.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have always enjoyed visiting the museum. A particular favorite for my boys was the HEB treehouse which is the children's area of the Witte museum. Many hands on activities make this an excellent location to make learning fun for kids of all ages. Plan to spend some time as it is difficult to pry your children away.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We decided to give this museum a try after reading up on it online. There are several buildings that stretch out on the San Antonio River from early log cabins to modern exhibition halls showcasing Texas history. And even though the main exhibition building were closed due to construction/renovation we had a good time. Children would mostly enjoy the HEB... More 

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

museum is under construction, so there are many displays & artifacts that can not be observed. the health/science is more for a younger age group. the 3-d imaging on the second floor was cool to watch. digestive system was also on display. the log cabins were nice, the texas heritage building and displays were really nice, I suppose that is... More 

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We've been coming to the museum for years, but were very disappointed when we visited recently as the main museum is closed for renovations, and while we did get a buck or two off the ticket price, it was not worth what we paid to only get to see the children's area and the Texan history exhibit. Perhaps if they... More 

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Top Contributor
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Truly enjoyed the better part of a day at Witte Museum, even with the main building under construction. The exhibit about health was interesting and interactive. The display of the human body featuring 3d imaging was amazing. Would be especially interesting for all anatomy and physiology students. The building depicting life in Texas was informative, well designed and interesting. If... More 

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