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August 2010 WittE-Newsletter
Witte Museum

August, 2010

It's hot this summer, but the Witte Museum has hours of air-conditioned fun and learning every day and your Witte membership allows you to bring the family as often as you like! Enjoy Gallery Theater performances and science demonstrations, while taking in the Texas art galleries and the H-E-B Science Treehouse. Plus, don't miss your last chance to see Dinosaurs Unearthed, which has turned out to be the most popular exhibit in Witte history.

Events & Programs:

Clowning Around with the Jolly Joeys
Sunday | August 1 |
1-4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate National Clown Week with San Antonio's own clown alley, the Jolly Joeys. Get your face painted, dress up, design your own clown hat, create balloon animals and enjoy the clown show!

In 1970, President Nixon passed the law to observe National Clown Week for recognition of the valuable service clowns provide. The Witte Museum, home to the famous Hertzburg Circus Collection, one of the largest and most impressive collections of circus posters and artifacts in the world, honors this week with a great clown celebration!

Included with museum admission. For more information please call 210.357.1910 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1910      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Events & Programs

Sunday Jazz
at the Witte:
Jazz Protagonists
Sunday | August 8 |
4 - 7 p.m.

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and relax in the Witte courtyard. Kids are welcome. The H-E-B Science Treehouse will be open. Food and beverages on sale by TÖST Bistro.

Included with museum admission. Members get in free.

Call 210.357.1910 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1910      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for more information.

Daily programs:

Dinos and a Movie: The Land that Time Forgot (1974)
Sunday | August 15 | 2 p.m.

Don't miss the action-packed, full-sound, cult classic The Land that Time Forgot! Set during World War I, the film tells the story of men veered off course at sea into an uncharted destination where dinosaurs still roam.

Join the Witte, Sunday July 18th, for the last summer film festival experience. "Dinosaur George" Blasing will also provide a dynamic and informative introduction. Included with museum admission.

Call 210.357.1910 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1910      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for more information.

Witte Society Event

Big Tex Carnival
Friday | August 6 |
6 - 8 p.m.

Join the Witte Society for a fantastic night of clowning around! This family friendly party will include carnival games, a bouncy house, entertainment by the Jolly Joeys and a rousing Texas trivia game for the adults. The party is free for Witte Society, Quillin Society, Explorers and Voyager members. All other levels of membership and guests are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Catering will be provided by Don Strange of Texas. Secure your reservation by August 4th by calling 210.357.1922 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1922      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or by emailing

Witte Museum Textile Sale
The Witte Museum is now accepting donations for this year’s Textile Sale taking place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 11. The Witte is seeking textiles, linens, vintage clothing, Christmas ornaments and other similar items. All proceeds benefit the Witte Museum. Admission to the Textile Sale is free to all. For more information about donating items, call Amy Fulkerson, Collections Manager, at 210.357.1868 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1868      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email
Witte News:

The Witte Museum is proud to announce that we have our very own iPhone App! This free, easily downloadable app will keep you connected, informed and updated with the latest exhibits and events. Everything you need to know, from how to get here to what to expect while you are here, is right at your fingertips including an easy to use "kid-zone" and exclusive discounts for Witte Museum app users. Download it today at

Membership News:
We now have PayPal! For your convenience, when you purchase or renew your membership, your request will be processed securely through PayPal.

Welcome Auto Renewal! Members can now renew their membership with the option for auto renewal. Be sure to check off the box that states you would like to enroll in Auto Renewal. We will automatically renew your membership with the credit card information we have on file unless you opt out 30 days before the expiration date of your current membership. Find out more HERE.

Last Chance!

Dinosaurs Unearthed
closes soon!

Featuring 15 state-of-the-art giant animatronic dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Unearthedallows you to step back in time and walk among the most mysterious creatures to have ever roamed the Earth! Stand next to a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops, find out which dinosaurs were born with feathers and why, or decide what moves an Apatosaurus will make next. Observe the fully articulated skeletons and authentic fossil specimens, and explore the paleontological Dino Dig site with the kids.

Don't miss out on your last chance to see this dino-mite exhibit! With some of the largest and most advanced animatronic dinosaurs full skeletons, fossils, interactives and exciting information on new discovieries, this exhibition is one of the most comprehensive looks at dinosaurs
in the world.

Spring 2010

Spring 2010


Texas Art: A Sense of History
Now through August 22, 2010
Piper Memorial Wing

A Royal Garden
Now through August 22, 2010
Betty Coates Textile Gallery

Dinosaurs Unearthed
Now through September 6, 2010
Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery
$3 surcharge

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