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DoSeum (Nonprofit )

The DoSeum Is Much More Than A Children’s Museum.

It’s a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together-a place where minds are always at play. The DoSeum 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.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Since 2017, The DoSeum has partnered with professional mid-career artists who seek ways to challenge the young curious minds of San Antonio through their art and encourage them to engage with the exhibits through activities that provoke them to think outside of the box. The Artist-in-Residence exhibits provide children with the opportunity to interact with their work and appreciate the artistic process while connecting themes of STEM and literacy.

For information regarding the Artist-In-Residence program, your eligibility, or questions process please contact Meredith Doby, VP of Exhibits at [email protected].

Click here for registration and more information.

Meredith Doby Send email
Updated within the last year

Show your child the true magic of reading with The DoSeum's Author Series. Over the course of the year, we will feature four children's authors whose literature excites, inspires, and educates. At The DoSeum, they’ll read their stories aloud, share their creative process, sign books, and meet and mingle with families afterwards. These engaging visits aren’t just fun—they help foster a deeper appreciation and connection to the books your child is reading. This immersive experience might even inspire you and your family to write your own stories! Are you or your child budding authors? Come find out with us!

Click here for the latest information on this program.

Updated within the last year

Your child's curiosity knows no bounds and there are no limits to what they can do. The DoSeum Beyond Limits is our revitalized program created to meet the needs of all of San Antonio's children, no matter how big or how small those needs may be. At The DoSeum Beyond Limits, we create a peaceful environment of inclusivity that supports children of all needs-providing a spectrum of possibilities as diverse and vibrant as the children we serve.

  • Smaller, controlled crowds to create a calm, uncrowded environment ideal for families in need of accommodations for high sensitivity to sensory stimuli, limited mobility, and generally in need of a calmer, quieter space.
  • Accommodating accessories of your choice to make your experience suit your needs. Sunglasses, headphones, and earplugs are all available at the front desk, free of charge.
  • Assistive signage to help guide your family towards learning environments that best suit your needs-marking high sensory, low sensory, calming, and tactile areas.
  • Exhibit modifications to create calmer environments for families with high-sensitivities to stimuli, including decreased noise, soothing light changes, and more.
  • Specialized staff to support your family's learning and play needs; staff are specially trained through consultation with community partners by Any Baby Can and the Region 20 Special Education Department.

Want to know what to expect during your visit? Please see some changes we've made to The DoSeum and review our social narrative and sensory map.

For more information, click here.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Members Only), 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Updated within the last year

Create, make, and learn together! In our Family Workshops, families work together to explore STEM and art concepts through a unique family experience. Soder a family stained glass, dissect underwater creatures or create a family board game to play on game nights. Don't miss these monthly one-of-a-kind family workshops, each workshop includes all necessary supplies and materials.

For the latest information on Family Workshops and pricing, click here.

Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Members Only), 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Updated within the last 5 months.

Free Family Night Will Take Place The First TUESDAY Of The Month.

RSVP Required - including Members

Limited event capacity for the safety of Guests and Staff.

A link for ticket reservations will be posted on this page at 8:00 AM the morning of Free Family Night. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tips for making your visit as enjoyable as possible:

  • Check-in will start 15 min prior to Free Family Night to the doors opening.
  • Please have your Free Family Night tickets ready for check-in. Digital tickets are preferred.
  • Everyone must be present and complete the check-in process to receive a wristband.
  • Wristbands guarantee entrance for Free family Night.
  • Parking is limited; please plan accordingly.
  • No outside food allowed inside The DoSeum.
  • Please limit stroller use or use umbrella strollers inside the museum.
  • Review our policies https://www.thedoseum.org/policies prior to visiting.
First Tuesday of the Month: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Updated within the last year

The Little DOers Preschool is set in a play-based learning environment and provides hands-on experiences with STEM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), literacy, and the arts. Daily exploration within our stimulating exhibits will support your child's social, cognitive, and physical development to ensure their minds are always growing.

For class options and registration information, click here.

  • The registration and supply fees guarantee your class position and are, therefore, non-refundable if you withdraw.
  • Children must be 3 or 4 years old.
  • All children must be potty trained.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Information is subject to change.
Kathy Jordan Send email
Updated within the last year
This program is active from April 30, 2024 until Aug. 19, 2024

There’s a camp for every child this summer at The DoSeum! This summer, The DoSeum will offer camps that will engage campers in STEM, the arts, and literacy, and inspire them to explore, discover, create, and learn. Spaces in camp fill quickly, so sign-up today to be part of The DoSeum’s amazing summer experiences!

For ages 3-11.

Sessions begin the week of 6/3 and go through the week of 8/19.
Luke Fisher Send email
Updated within the last month

Calling All Who Tinker, Make, And Create!

The DoSeum's annual Tinkerfest is a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity! Guests of all ages will explore how things are made and how things work through exciting make-tivities throughout The DoSeum.  Let’s get our hands messy and celebrate what it means to be a maker-centered community!

Tinkerfest Activities Include:

  • Loom Kaboom!
  • Steamroller Art
  • Sunken Cities
  • Train Parade
  • Car Take Apart!
  • Scavenger Hunt (developed in partnership with CPS Energy)

Click here for more information.

Updated within the last year

Volunteer With Us!

Do you love working with children and families? Want to make a difference in our community, engage in joyful learning and find your inner child? If so, then play it forward at The DoSeum!

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Create rewarding opportunities to help children to learn through play
  • Share your unique talents and develop new skills
  • Explore career options in the museum industry and expand your personal and professional network
  • Earn academic credit and/or community service hours 
  • Receive a 15% discount at The DoSeum Store
  • Receive a 10% discount at The DoSeum Café

Typical Volunteer Shifts Include:

  • Gallery Attendant
  • Exhibit Maintenance
  • Education Programs (ie. Camps, Family Workshops, Wee Doers)
  • Materials Preparation
  • Special Events (ie. Free Family Night, Tinkerfest, etc.)

We offer several different ways to volunteer with us:

  • Short-Term (Commit to at least 10 hours of service, typically month-long or semester)
  • Long- Term (Commit to at least 30 hours of service, typically six months to a year or more)

Click here for all volunteer opportuntity information.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at [email protected]

Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volunteer Services Coordinator Send email
(210) 212-4453
Updated within the last 3 months.