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The DoSeum - San Antonio

Highlight Museum - May 14, 2020

The DoSeum logo

The DoSeum, in San Antonio, Texas, offers exhibits, programs, camps, classes, and field trips designed for all learners, encouraging young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy. Originally founded as San Antonio Children’s Museum, The DoSeum has grown over the past 25 years to become a premier leader in informal education, while still staying true to the mission of connecting families and transforming communities.

As a 501(c)(3), The DoSeum is committed to accessible and free programming to low-income San Antonio-area children, with a goal of serving 10,000 kids from Title I schools annually. At 68,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, The DoSeum’s wow-worthy facility, opened in 2015, inspires each guest to cultivate their curiosity, ignite learning, and discover the power of play. 

A Virtual Book Festival for Kids & Teens
May 15 - 19

Virtual Book Festival logoOur "Virtual Vacation" to The DoSeum just happens to coincide with a special event they do along with the San Antonio Book Festival. And, like so many things during our quarantine, The San Antonio Book Festival is now a virtual mini book festival. The festival is five days of pre-recorded videos from some writers of children’s and young adult books. "While nothing can replace the magic that happens at the actual, in-person Book Festival, we hope you'll enjoy these pre-recorded videos from our Festival writers. You can also our DO It At home page to follow along each day and participate in a literacy activity!"

Exhibits

Here's a map of the interior of The DoSeum

The DoSeum offers 8 hands-on interactive exhibits which are "rooms-full" of activities! Here are details on three and a listing below of the other 5.

Semmes Foundation Spy AcademySemmes Foundation Spy Academy - With an emphasis on digital literacy and digital citizenship, the new SEMMES Foundation Spy Academy teaches spies how to utilize and communicate information across digital platforms, and how to interact safely and respectfully online, while also bridging the gap between the digital world and the real world through cooperative play.

Innovation Station exhibitInnovation Station - Innovation starts with tinkering. From blocks and balls to simple machines, Innovation Station gives kids space — physically and mentally — to imagine, create, and build. The focus is on the process, not the product. Children are encouraged to evaluate, try, fail, re-evaluate, and try again.

Little Town exhibitLittle Town - Organized by a mix of businesses along a wide, encircling boulevard, Little Town includes child-scaled immersive environments -- each a familiar, themed space where kids learn by role-playing the adults in their lives.

Additional Exhibits:

  • Force Course - offers important principles about force and motion
  • Imagine It! - play-acting and scenarios to develop story-making
  • Sensations Studio - makes sound and light come to life
  • Big Outdoors - an outdoor space integrating interactive, dynamic exhibits
  • Explore - sparks curiosity about the world, its cultures and the systems that support it
  • Also, traveling exhibits

GREAT AT-HOME ACTIVITIES, TOO!

Do It At Home - a section that includes...

  • DIY Activities
  • Storytime
  • Ask a Doer
  • Health and Wellness

Details: Location, Admission, Additional Features

Detail map of The DoSeum's location in San AntonioThe DoSeum 
2800 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 212-4453
From Stillwater to the museum's location is a drive of a little more than 8 hours straight down I-35 south. The route does have tolls (an Oklahoma Pike Pass can be used in Texas and Kansas).

 

Parking Information:
Free parking is available near the museum

Admission
Youth Under 1 Year of Age: Free
Guests: $14
Tickets can be purchased online here.

Hours (when re-opened)
Monday – Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM 

Plan your visit.