Witte Museum

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.

Courtesy of the Witte Museum

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.

Witte Museum Is Being Transformed

Feb 9, 2015

Ground has been broken on a major transformation of the Witte Museum.  It’s the start of a $60 million two-year project.  The vast alterations include renovations and expansion of the main museum building, as well as the Mays Family Center for special events and blockbuster exhibitions.  Texas Public Radio Arts and Culture reporter Jack Morgan did a two-part feature last July. Click the links below.  

The Witte Museum reveals clues for a mystery millions of years in the making.

“We knew about three or four tracks and we thought we had maybe 20 or 25 tracks total, but we ended up uncovering about 150 additional tracks over the last two weeks,” said Dr. Thomas Adams, who curates paleontology at the Witte Museum. The tracks he’s talking about are dinosaur tracks.

“Are they in a fairly central location together?” I asked.

“They are. They’re actually -- it’s a relatively small area in Government Canyon State Natural Area,” Adams said.