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Witte Museum

3801 Broadway, At the edge of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX (Uptown Broadway)
210-357-1900
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Ranked #33 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, 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: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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New Braunfels, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

every year, they bring in the dinosaurs.....my kids love going then.....they are robotic, and make noises like the real thing.....the other attractions throughout the year are great too....go early due to the lines

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a great place this was! Enjoyed by all the kids as well as the adults. We particularly liked the section on health and fitness. Great experiences for young and old. Disappointed that the dinosaur building was closed but still a great place to visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There were fun, goofy activities for adults, such as painting Einstein in bright green, purple, pink and gold, or making slime and adding eyes. I met friends there, and it was fun.

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Mobile, Alabama
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194 reviews 194 reviews
136 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I went to this museum and was told that half the place was closed due to construction yet they were still charging full price admission. I decided to come back another time when all the exhibitions were open if I was having to pay full price. The grounds/park around it was beautiful though! Great job on incorporating nature in a... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

While visiting friends in Austin, we took the day to drive to San Antonio. No one had been to this museum before and as my friends brought their grand kids we were looking for somewhere that was family friendly to go. At the time of our visit the museum was having their "grossology" exhibit. my friends grandkids loved it. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Beautiful location, with lots of exhibits tailored for children. The history of Texas, including cattle, oil, and farming, was interesting and provided a good look at the contributors to the growth of Texas. Adults and children will both learn something at this! I skipped the "Grossology" exhibit. NOTE! The intersection off of Broadway is currently closed for construction. Get on... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The first part of the museum was more for kids with many interactive exhibits and activities. Some required a special card to use. I skipped those, but did go inside the large tree house. Some areas were closed for renovations (dinosaur and something else I don't remember). The museum about the history of the Southwest was very good. Storytelling exhibits... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been going to the Witte for decades. Obviously we love the place, but on our last trip two things were sub-par. First, the travelling exhibit, "Grossology," was mediocre at best (note: the exhibit seems targeted to younger kids, but the "not-so--gross" content requires approximately a junior high student). Many of the displays were not fully functional, and the... More 

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Live Oak, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was totally unimpressed with this museum. The Witte used to be a wonderful museum for all ages, but the entire emphasis now is children. What a shame that San Antonio has lost what used to be here. What ever happened to the Twohig homes?

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