I was amazed by the new South Texas Heritage Center. I hadn't really thought to visit the Witte before because I thought it would be mostly over Abby and Micah's understanding. I was happy to be very wrong in this instance. This exhibit clearly captured their attention with all the animals (they love animals!), the large scale of all the artifacts that were on display and with all the interactive features of the exhibits.
They were off and running between all the things to see and do when we got to the big exhibit hall upstairs. I was able to convince Micah to sit still for a minute to try out one of the saddles.
They were excellent and sat relatively still and listened to a couple programs about ranch chuckbox cooking and another on ropes and branding. The lovely lady leading the demonstration was fabulous at making it to their level do they could understand. There were lots of things to touch and smell that made the demonstrations really interesting to them.
We also were able to see a comical play that taught us about the history between the cowboys and the Spanish vaqueros.
To make it even better - I've got a giveaway for you! If you are local - near San Antonio and would like to visit the Witte you can enter to win a set of 4 passes to the Witte including the Darwin exhibit that ends soon (which is usually an extra fee.) This tickets expire Labor Day so you will want to plan your trip in the next week or so. I'm teaming up with some of the other lovely ladies I visited the museum with, so you've got lots of chances to win and we've got lots of sets of passes to giveaway!