Witte Museum Guide

San Antonio’s Witte Museum is one of the area’s best sources for learning about Texas and the many people who live or have lived here. The museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of Texas and houses an amazing collection of historic artifacts dating from prehistory to the present.

While tickets for adults are usually $14, there are some ways you can save with Witte Museum coupons and discount tickets. Read on to learn the best ways to save on your visit to the Witte Museum.


A Word about Witte Museum Reopening

After what seems like an eternity, the Witte is set to reopen on May 30, 2020. And if you’re a member, you can receive early access on May 27th. A few note about what the museum is doing different upon reopening:

  • Installing plexiglass protectors
  • Decals to encourage social distancing
  • No hands on exhibits
  • Giving each visitor a disposable stylus to click touch screens
  • Only allowing 25% capacity


1. Check Groupon’s Ongoing Deals

Groupon regularly offers Witte Museum discounted tickets, with offers up to 34% off. This is one of your best bets for saving big on your visit to the museum. Check here to see what current offers they have, or check back in after a few days if they don’t currently have an offer up.


2. Visit on Tuesdays for Free Entry

If you’re able to go on a Tuesday, the Witte Museum offers free entry from 3 pm to 8 pm. Just be aware that going to free museum days in San Antonio usually means bigger crowds, so do plan accordingly.


3. Kids are Cheap or Free

If you’re planning on taking your little ones, there are Witte Museum discounted tickets for kids. It’s just $10 for kids from 4 to 11 years old, and free for kids 3 and under.


4. Become a Member

Admission is always free for museum members. Not only that, museum members get free admission to special exhibits on opening weekends, free admission to Sunday Jazz concerts, invitations to exclusive events, store discounts, and a ton of other benefits. Memberships start at $50, so if you’re someone who plans on visiting the Witte Museum more than once a year, it may be worthwhile.


5. Take Advantage of Other Discounts

There are some other options for scoring Witte Museum discount tickets. Active military members with ID and seniors 65 and older can get admission to the Witte Museum for a bit cheaper at $13 a piece. It’s not huge savings, but every little bit adds up!


About the Witte Museum

The Witte Museum is named after San Antonio businessman Alfred G. Witte who in 1925 left the city $65,000 to build a museum of art, science, and natural history. The museum opened in 1926 and soon after began supporting archaeological research in the southwest Texas area. Many of the artifacts in the museum’s collections were found on these expeditions. Today, the museum holds one of the world’s largest collections of Texas history, ranging from dinosaur bones and cave drawings created by ancient humans to photographs, textiles, and art from more modern Texas history.


Witte Museum Location & Hours

The Witte Museum is open year-round except for Easter, the third Monday in October, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The museum is open Mondays and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm.

The Witte Museum is located at 3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209. For more information call (210) 357-1900 or visit www.wittemuseum.org.