World Premiere of Survival: The Exhibition at the Witte Museum
We don’t often think of a fun, immersive experience when we contemplate survival, but that’s exactly what’s been happening since May 25th at the Witte Museum. Visitors young and old are trying out their skills during , a world premiere created by Imagine Exhibition Inc., that runs until September 2, 2019. is the world’s first and only traveling interactive exhibition that provides practical, real-world, and science-based techniques to prepare visitors of all ages for survival situations they may actually face in their lifetimes.
Are You Ready?
Like stepping into a video game, visitors encounter nine different zones of immersive scenic and theatrical elements that simulate extreme scenarios. Unlike most games, however, every zone combines STEM concepts with hands-on challenges that teach the scientific principles behind key survival tactics in a real-world situation. At the Witte you can travel the world and learn what it will take to survive.
“San Antonio is a bold city, leading the state in innovation, adventure and creativity. The world premiere of the dynamic exhibition, , at the Witte Museum is another key reason why San Antonio continues to be a top destination,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg.
Kids, families and adults move through the exhibition, where they visit a variety of simulated climates like extreme cold in the high mountains to environmental challenges in the temperate forest. Each zone requires unique, hands-on achievements for human survival that build on one another throughout the experience. Gather enough skills plus wisdom and you survive.
“I’m thrilled that Imagine Exhibitions is world premiering at the Witte Museum – an institution with nature and science at its core,” says Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions. “As a lover of the outdoors myself, it was important to me to develop an experience that inspires young adventurers to gain the confidence to safely explore the world while learning to problem solve, collaborate, and think critically.”
Are You Prepared?
The exhibition transports visitors to the world’s most breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring locales. Core messages encourage participants to learn about and engage with their local community and prepare for the unexpected in their own backyard. Because most accidents occur within a mile of the 36棋牌, also empowers visitors to stay cool, calm and collected during a local emergency. Visitors also explore local climates such as the West Texas desert, East Texas Piney Woods or the Rio Grande Valley where they learn to practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace, becoming stewards for their local environment rather than its assailant.
Far from a series of static exercises, demands physical accomplishments as well. The Adventure Zone Ropes Course and Zip Line test visitors’ confidence and problem-solving skills through a series of physical challenges. Like the best obstacle courses, impediments hone your physical and mental skills like balance, focus, coordination, and concentration to succeed. Visitor after visitor has departed each of the nine zones having called upon his or her inner resilience and determination to succeed in the face of adversity, an exhilarating feeling to be sure.
“For thousands of years, people have lived and thrived in the wild and vivid land we now call Texas, and the exhibition aligns with the Witte Museum’s mission to empower people to experience nature in all its forms,” said Marise McDermott, President and CEO of the Witte Museum. “In this exhibition, you will experience extreme environments, and if you can survive those, all journeys are possible. We are honored to host the world premiere of this amazing exhibit that pays homage to our beautiful state and planet.”
For thousands of years, people have lived and thrived in the wild and vivid land we now call Texas, and the exhibition Survival: The Exhibition aligns with the Witte Museum’s mission to empower people to experience nature in all its forms
Will You Accept the Challenge?
was created with input from a panel of expert advisors in the fields of Anthropology, Geography, Recreation Management, Wilderness Survival, and Herbalism. Through collaboration and problem solving, guests learn core survival skills including first aid, signaling and navigation, outdoor gear essentials, how to find food and water, and more. Mastering these skills form critical parts of the thrill of adventure, like when you come face-to-face with a life-sized bear or have to identify edible from poisonous plants to make it. Suddenly, there’s a natural disaster and it’s your newly acquired CPR skills that save those around you. It’s a pretty great feeling to have a positive impact on your community in the face of a perilous situation.
“San Antonio is a powerful and dynamic city and is a powerful and dynamic exhibition that will excite visitors and locals alike,” explains Casandra Matej, President and CEO of Visit San Antonio. “We look forward to working hand-in-hand with the Witte Museum and Imagine Exhibitions to bring the world to San Antonio to experience this provocative exhibition.”
Visit San Antonio has stepped in as a major promotional partner for at the Witte. The tourism bureau plans to incorporate into its summer promotional campaign.
runs through September 2, 2019 in the Mays Family Center. Adventure Passes are $25. Tickets are available at or at the Sally and Ganahl Walker Admissions Desk.