When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I was traumatized by a whale. Not a real whale, but an enormous illustration of a whale that engulfed my little body, complete with whale sounds that seemingly came out of nowhere. Overwhelming for me, hilarious to my parents.
The awesome exhibit was at The Witte Museum, and how I wish it were still on display! I got to visit the museum now that we’re back in the states, and it is so great. Amazing lighting on their exhibits, hands-on and interesting displays for kids, and a beautiful outdoor patio right next to the San Antonio River.
Their animal room also included a turtle, fish, and spiders. I wish I could have touched most of them…
Giant Red-headed Centipede
Lesser Siren. Looks like an eel (it’s about a foot long!), but it’s part of the salamander family.
“War Mother” by Charles Umlauf
I’d never seen so many vultures at once!
Duck-billed Kritosaurus, giant crocodile Deinosuchus, and herbivorous Agujacerotops
Mr. T Rex himself
Of course this depiction of Xochimilco made me miss Mexico City, and reminded me that I never visited Xochimilco…
Dress and train worn by Marcella Lenora Heard Billups, Princess of the Glory and Grandeur of France, Court of the Napoleonic Empire, 1993, during the Order of the Alamo Coronation. Bees were the personal emblem selected by Emperor Napoleon I, and are the oldest symbol of the monarchy in France.
Obviously, The Witte Museum has so many different exhibits that no matter who visits, they’ll find something great to see.
What are your favorite museums in San Antonio?