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Witte Museum

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 3801 Broadway, At the edge of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: 210-357-1900
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science...
The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science treehouse just for kids.
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Bring your energy and your time

So much to see and do here for the entire family! We spent 2 hrs just in the UT Health System exhibit and the kids still were not ready to go. We enjoyed ALL exhibits here. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Magnolia, United States
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Magnolia, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So much to see and do here for the entire family! We spent 2 hrs just in the UT Health System exhibit and the kids still were not ready to go. We enjoyed ALL exhibits here. Great spend of the money for our entire family

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San Antonio, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited the Witte Museum on a rainy day in March. It was a group of 3 of us (all mid to late 30s). The bottom line is that we were quite disappointed. First of all, be aware that about half of the exhibits are closed for construction. They did not offer a discount for the closed exhibits, and we... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
302 helpful votes 302 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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