- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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If Six Flags and SeaWorld seem a little too daunting, take your kids out for some educational amusement at the Witte Museum. This often-overlooked site delves deep into natural science, anthropology and Texas history with exhibits featuring everything from dinosaurs to mummies to tarantulas. You can also take an in-depth look back through Texas' intriguing past by exploring the historic log cabins located on the grounds. And don't forget to check out the interactive exhibits about the San Antonio River, exhibits which include a hands-on water-works display and the popular H-E-B Science Treehouse.
This quirky site has grown in popularity over the years and visiting families say its collections and interactive features entertain children of all ages. "The kids loved the different exhibits and displays and seemed to learn quite a bit — haven't stopped talking about how much fun they had," said one TripAdvisor user.
Sitting next to Brackenridge Park, the Witte is open all day Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with extended hours on Tuesday until 8 p.m.) and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for military and seniors, $7 for children ages 4 to 11 and free for children 3 and younger. Free parking is available and several bus routes also stop nearby. For more information on hours and admission costs, check out the museum's website.
Nearby Things To Do
Brackenridge Park<0.5 miles away
San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium<0.5 miles away
San Antonio Museum of Art1.9 miles away
Hyatt Regency San Antonio2.8 miles away
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter2.8 miles away
Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio2.8 miles away