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For more than 3,000 years the Maya civilization spread from the Yucatan out covering a third of Mesoamerica at its peak. It overlapped current-day Guatemala and Belize and western parts of El Salvador and Honduras. It developed one of the most sophisticated hieroglyphic-based writing systems in the pre-Columbian Americas.

Alexander Devora

From ballet to free plants to honoring the history of the horse--the weekend is packed with fun things to do. 

Jack Morgan

The Witte’s 100 million dollar re-do continues, but it’s not affecting the exhibit schedule. The  exhibit is beautiful, fascinating, and while it may sound creepy, is really educational. Witte President Marise McDermott talks about the process used to turn donated bodies into the Bodies Revealed exhibit, which is opening Saturday:

Jack Morgan

The Witte Museum continues with its massive re-tooling. On August 18, officials introduced "Quetzy"  to a crowd of  about 150 museum lovers, board members and dignitaries gathered on the Broadway side of the Witte. The museum's facade looks nothing like it did a year ago. Much of it has been demolished, leaving a gaping hole where a portable stage had been set.

“The new Witte transformation is a hundred million dollar expansion. It’s a once in a hundred year transformation,” said Witte President Marise McDermott.

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Dinosaurs have gotten a lot of attention in the last few years, but there’s a group of creatures who arrived just after that which haven’t quite had their due in the attention department.  I got a peek recently at a new San Antonio exhibit featuring them.

“We have Mammoths, we have Mastodons, we have Sabre-Tooth Cats, Dire Wolves.”

Thomas Adams is the Witte Museum’s Curator of Paleontology and Geology, and he’s describing Discover the Ice Age.