The DoSeum opens June 6, 2015, but you can sign up for our summer camps now! We will offer 11 weeks of camps, beginning on Monday, June 8. Just click on the camp names to register.

The DoSeum Summer Camp Line-Up

The DoSeum summer camps will offer kids ages 3-10 enriching learning opportunities with themes that tie to our 6 major exhibit halls. From STEM to Legos to storytelling, arts and social studies, kids can keep learning in a fun environment all summer long! All camps include daily time in our outdoor exhibit yards to explore, climb, and run amongst a tree house, climbing structure, Eco Pond and other interactive exhibits. Each camp is instructed by experts in their fields.

Click here for staff bios.

Camps for 4-6 and 7-10 year olds are 9am-3pm, and fully potty-trained 3-4 year olds may enroll in half day camps from 9am-12:30pm. All camps have available before and after care available 8am-9am and 3pm-5pm (12:30-5pm for 3-4 year old camps).

Camp costs are as follows*:
3-4 year old camps: $125 non-member / $110 member
4-6 year old camps: $195 non-member / $175 member
7-10 year old camps: $195 non-member / $175 member

*The following camps have a different pricing structure:
Maker Station: $250 non-member / $225 member
LEGO Master Builder: $230 non-member / $210 member
LEGO Robots: $245 non-member / $225 member

Costs for before/after care prices are $75 for 3-4 year old camps, and $50 for 4-6 and 7-10 year old camps. There is a one-time camp registration fee of $15, applicable to the entire 2015 summer season.

The DoSeum is proud to offer financial assistance to our qualified families. Click on the links below to access The DoSeum Scholarship Forms;

The DoSeum Program Scholarships

Programa de Becas

Families may cancel summer camp registration up until four weeks prior to the beginning of a camp and receive a full refund. Cancellations that take place less than four weeks before the start of a camp (including no-shows) are not eligible for any refunds. In the case of insufficient enrollment, The DoSeum will notify families the week before camp is set to begin. In such cases, families may use tuition for another camp of equal or less value or receive a full refund.

Campers are asked to bring a packed lunch each day; snacks will be provided.

Available camps:

June 15-19

LEGO Master Builder Part 2, Ages 7-10

Campers can continue their quest to become LEGO Master Builders! As campers master daily challenges throughout the week, they will apply their skills to achieve a much larger project–constructing buildings to help build a LEGO city!

July 6-10

Do, Re, and Me!, Ages 3-4

High notes, song, dance and laughter combine to create a glorious sound explosion experience. Children will create musical instruments, investigate sound and sing along to classics. Our exhibit hall, Sensations Studio, will enforce the science behind the music.

July 20-24

Imagine That, Ages 7-10

Unleash your imagination and create stories for characters in different settings by using animation, comic strips or other media! The possibilities are endless. By the end of the week, campers will have journeyed through different story elements in our Imagine It! exhibit to make their own adventure to share with others.

August 3-7

LEGO Robotics Part 2, Ages 7-10, Bricks Academy

During this camp, we’ll welcome back our first LEGO Robotics campers from Part 1, and also invite new campers! By the end of Part 2, students will explore simple machines and work with them to create a larger functioning pieces.

August 17-21

Stories from Around the Block, Ages 7-10

Family, friends, community and other important life events are the inspiration for crafting memorable stories. Campers will see how different stories from diverse peoples and communities can be, then create their own stories that speak to what’s most important in their own worlds. Everyone has stories to tell; now it’s time to discover how to bring them to light in a memorable, creative way.

Camps that are currently Sold Out include:

Week 1: June 8-12

Globetrotters: Expedition Earth, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity) 

Let’s explore the world! Campers will tour the globe, starting their days in the new eXplore exhibit. Here they’ll learn about the animals and people of far-away lands, and about the global influences right in our own backyard in San Antonio. Campers will also enjoy arts, crafts music and language and learn about mapping, climate, and geography.

LEGO Master Builder Part 1, Ages 5-6 and 7-10 (At Capacity) 

Become a LEGO Master Builder! Through completing daily challenges connected to our new Innovation Station exhibit hall, campers can earn the title of “Master Builder”. It’s problem solving disguised as pure fun!

Do, Re, and Me!, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity)

High notes, song, dance and laughter combine to create a glorious sound explosion experience. Children will create musical instruments, investigate sound and sing along to classics. Our exhibit hall, Sensations Studio, will enforce the science behind the music.

Week 2: June 15-19

LEGO Master Builder Part 2, Ages 5-6 (At Capacity)  

Campers can continue their quest to become LEGO Master Builders! As campers master daily challenges throughout the week, they will apply their skills to achieve a much larger project–constructing buildings to help build a LEGO city!

Maker Station, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity) 

In Maker Station, kids will be introduced to the concepts, tools and equipment that make technology work. As they interact with out Innovation Station exhibit, campers will  get a taste of everything from robotics to 3D printing and video game design. Concepts in circuits, electronics and prototyping will also be explored.

Playtropolis, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity) 

Become a doctor, fly an airplane, or withdraw all of the toy money in your account through dramatic play. While exploring our Little Town exhibit and classroom activities, campers will be able to run their own city that’s perfectly sized for preschoolers.

Spy Academy 101, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

Our world is a playground of clues and mysteries that challenge inquisitive thinkers. Junior spies’ natural curiosity will be challenged as they explore our one-of-a-kind Spy Academy exhibit and solve patterns and puzzles to unlock clues. Through hands-on explorations they will work to solve complex problems one piece at a time.

Special Effects Theater, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

Artists are always experimenting with and discovering different materials, whether their medium be painting, acting, dancing or another kind of creative expression. The DoSeum’s stimulating environment will inspire kids to develop and share their own creative story. Campers will discover different light and sound phenomena from our Sensations Lab and Mix-It-Up gallery to create effects for their very own performance. Teams will compose a story, use special effects, and create characters, costumes, sets, and puppets for their own small theatrical production.

Week 3: June 22-26

Timetrotters: Expedition Through Time, Ages 7-10  (At Capacity)

Let’s go back in history and into the future! Campers will explore the ages, experiencing the world as people from other times. They will learn about the unique history of Texas and San Antonio from the days of the Native Americans to the Spanish colonization, from the Western Expansion of the United States to the exploration of outer-space. How has the world changed? How has it stayed the same? Discover our past and jet into the future!

Character Hats, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

Campers will dive into popular childhood books and transform into the characters to explore the wonders behind the way things work. As one of the piggies from The Three Little Pigs they will try to build a house that the big bad wolf cannot blow down; as superheroes they’ll explore different materials to create a contraption that can help them fly like Superman or Wonder Woman. As they read, explore, and solve problems from real books, campers will also create their own story boxes that describe their great discoveries.

Planes, Trains and Molly the Trolley, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity)

Children are fascinated with transportation vehicles and all things that ZOOM! They’ll have a ball flying paper airplanes, testing out homemade cars and building marble roller coasters. Campers will also have access to the airplane, Molly the Trolley and construction area within The DoSeum’s Little Town exhibit for inspiration and imaginative play.

Week 4: June 29-July 3

LEGO Robotics Part 1, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity) 

Come invent and test your own robot and machine! Campers will tinker with moving parts and functions, using their creativity to invent a machine with a specific function and represent ideas with LEGOs. By the end of part II, students will explore simple machines and work with them to create a larger functioning piece.  Children not only develop these ideas within a creative space, but explore them within the exhibit as well.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity)

Stories will come to life as children act out their favorite books and make their own new tales. Campers will explore characters, settings and story board drawings while working with felt, art materials and costumes.

Kurious Kids, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

Kurious Kids are always asking questions- why not let them discover the answers themselves? Does everyone have the same fingerprints? Can water travel up? Are black drawing markers really black? Oh, the questions they’ll have, and the answers they’ll find! Inquiring-minded fact finders will seek out answers to questions about the world around us, using the indoor and outdoor spaces of The DoSeum as their laboratory.

Lost and Found in The DoSeum, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

Ready to find your inner artist and get messy? Campers will find inspiration exploring The DoSeum, discovering all its nooks and crannies — like the Mix-It-Up gallery, the Expressions Art Studio and Innovation Station. They’ll use their instincts to curate the coolest discoveries and develop visual or theatrical art pieces inspired by their experiences. By the end of the week they will be ready to share their creations.

Week 5: July 6-10

Planet-Savers! Super Heroes of the Earth, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

ALERT! ALERT! Calling all Planet-Savers! People are running out of water! Cities are being buried under a mountain of trash! How do we rescue them? Campers will become super heroes whose mission it is to save the Earth from pollution and climate change. They’ll learn how to recycle and re-use, even making toys that run on alternative energy such as solar and wind power. The Earth is in danger, help us save it!

Engineering Challenge, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

How do arches stand up?  How far can a launcher throw a ping-pong ball? How can plans and sketches on paper turn into products that actually work? Through an investigative, hands-on approach to learning about engineering in an “explore, design, build, test” environment, young engineers will create a portfolio of products that have the engineering challenge seal of approval. The DoSeum’s environment combines science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into opportunities for young designers and inventors to explore, examine, elaborate and explain.

Character Hats, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

Campers will dive into popular childhood books and transform into the characters to explore the wonders behind the way things work. As one of the piggies from The Three Little Pigs they will try to build a house that the big bad wolf cannot blow down; as superheroes they’ll explore different materials to create a contraption that can help them fly like Superman or Wonder Woman. As they read, explore, and solve problems from real books, campers will also create their own story boxes that describe their great discoveries.

Maker Station, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

In Maker Station, kids will be introduced to the concepts, tools and equipment that make technology work. As they interact with out Innovation Station exhibit, campers will  get a taste of everything from robotics to 3D printing and video game design. Concepts in circuits, electronics and prototyping will also be explored.

Week 6: July 13-17

Lost and Found in The DoSeum, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity) 

Ready to find your inner artist and get messy? Campers will find inspiration exploring The DoSeum, discovering all its nooks and crannies — like the Mix-It-Up gallery, the Expressions Art Studio and Innovation Station. They’ll use their instincts to curate the coolest discoveries and develop visual or theatrical art pieces inspired by their experiences. By the end of the week they will be ready to share their creations.

Playtropolis, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity) 

Become a doctor, fly an airplane, or withdraw all of the toy money in your account through dramatic play. While exploring our Little Town exhibit and classroom activities, campers will be able to run their own city that’s perfectly sized for preschoolers.

Mission Possible: Agent Training, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

Calling all agents who want to advance to Spy Academy’s senior level! Campers will design and make special tools to support their assigned missions in The DoSeum’s first spy training course. They’ll construct devices, create codes, and illustrate designs for agents to use as they analyze clues to solve problems discovered within their custom mission–should they choose to accept it. Careful, this message may disappear soon!

Week 7: July 20-24

Globetrotters: Expedition Earth, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

Let’s explore the world! Campers will tour the globe, starting their days in the new eXplore exhibit and learning about the animals and people of far-away lands. They will learn about the diverse cultures of San Antonio, and how our city is made up of people from all over the world. They will enjoy arts and crafts, music, and language from other countries, as well as learn about mapping, climate, and geography.

Planes, Trains and Molly the Trolley, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity)

Children are fascinated with transportation vehicles and all things that ZOOM! They’ll have a ball flying paper airplanes, testing out homemade cars and building marble roller coasters. Campers will also have access to the airplane, Molly the Trolley and construction area within The DoSeum’s Little Town exhibit for inspiration and imaginative play.

Engineering Challenge, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

How do arches stand up? How far can a launcher throw a ping-pong ball? How can plans and sketches on paper turn into products that actually work? Through an investigative, hands-on approach to learning about engineering in a “explore, design, build, test” environment, young engineers will create a portfolio of products that have the engineering challenge seal of approval. The DoSeum’s environment combines science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into opportunities for young designers and inventors to explore, examine, elaborate and explain.

Week 8: July 27-31

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity) 

Stories will come to life as your child acts out their favorite books or makes new stories. Children will explore characters, settings and story board drawing while working with felt, art materials and costumes.

Special Effects Theater, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

Artists are always experimenting with and discovering different materials, whether their medium be painting, acting, dancing or another kind of creative expression. The DoSeum’s stimulating environment will inspire kids to develop and share their own creative story. Campers will discover different light and sound phenomena from our Sensations Lab and Mix-It-Up gallery to create effects for their very own performance. Teams will compose a story, use special effects, and create characters, costumes, sets, and puppets for their own small theatrical production.

Week 9: August 3-7

The DoSeum Spy Academy, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

Our world is a playground of clues and mysteries that challenge inquisitive thinkers. Junior Spies’ natural curiosity will be challenged as they explore our one-of-a-kind Spy Academy exhibit and solve patterns and puzzles to unlock clues. Through hands-on explorations they will work to solve complex problems one piece at a time.

Timetrotters: Expedition Through Time, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

Let’s go back in history and into the future! Campers will explore the ages, experiencing the world as people from other times. They will learn about the unique history of Texas and San Antonio from the days of the Native Americans to the Spanish colonization, from the Western Expansion of the United States to the exploration of outer-space. How has the world changed? How has it stayed the same? Discover our past and jet into the future!

Character Hats, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

Campers will dive into popular childhood books and transform into the characters to explore the wonders behind the way things work. As one of the piggies from The Three Little Pigs they will try to build a house that the big bad wolf cannot blow down; as superheroes they’ll explore different materials to create a contraption that can help them fly like Superman or Wonder Woman. As they read, explore, and solve problems from real books, campers will also create their own story boxes that describe their great discoveries.

Do, Re, and Me!, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity)

High notes, song, dance and laughter combine to create a glorious sound explosion experience. Children will create musical instruments, investigate sound and sing along to classics. Our exhibit hall, Sensations Studio, will enforce the science behind the music.

Week 10: August 10-14

Make it BIG!, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

When we say it’s going to be big, we mean really big! Campers in “Make it BIG” will create large-scale public art with a team of friends. This camp is meant to expand on the concepts and projects made in the Lost and Found in The DoSeum camps, (weeks 4 and 6), allowing us to explore all the galleries of The DoSeum. This will include the production of a Big art piece in the Mix-It-Up gallery. Our collaborative artist campers will remind all the grownups out there that kids in Texas dream BIG!

You Go, Girl! Investigation Agency, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

Unlocking the mystery, discovering the answers, and explaining the details are all in a day’s work in this all girls’ workshop filled with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This curious, quick-thinking, all-girl squad will spend their time solving problems, and examining how things work in the world. By investigating the science, designing the product, and using the tools in everyday experiences at The DoSeum, in the neighborhood, and around the house they will build real-world STEM skills. Come join the “You Go Girl” Investigation Agency team where exploring, examining, and explaining is what we love to do.

Playtropolis, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity)

Become a doctor, fly an airplane, or withdraw all of the toy money in your account through dramatic play. While exploring our Little Town exhibit and classroom activities, campers will be able to run their own city that’s perfectly sized for preschoolers.

Kurious Kids, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

Kurious Kids are always asking questions- why not let them discover the answers themselves? Does everyone have the same fingerprints? Can water travel up? Are black drawing markers really black? Oh, the questions they’ll have, and the answers they’ll find! Inquiring-minded fact finders will seek out answers to questions about the world around us, using the indoor and outdoor spaces of The DoSeum as their laboratory.

Week 11: August 17-21

Planet-Savers! Super Heroes of the Earth, Ages 4-6 (At Capacity)

ALERT! ALERT! Calling all Planet-Savers! People are running out of water! Cities are being buried under a mountain of trash! How do we rescue them? Campers will become super heroes whose mission it is to save the Earth from pollution and climate change. They’ll learn how to recycle and re-use, even making toys that run on alternative energy such as solar and wind power. The Earth is in danger, help us save it!

Maker Station, Ages 7-10 (At Capacity)

In Maker Station, kids will be introduced to the concepts, tools and equipment that make technology work. As they interact with our Innovation Station exhibit, campers will  get a taste of everything from robotics to 3D printing and video game design. Concepts in circuits, electronics and prototyping will also be explored.

Planes, Trains and Molly the Trolley, Ages 3-4 (At Capacity)

Children are fascinated with transportation vehicles and all things that ZOOM! Fly paper airplanes, test out homemade cars and build marble roller coasters. Campers will also have access to the airplane, Molly the Trolley and construction area within the DoSeum’s “Little Town” exhibit for inspiration and imaginative play.

If a camp is listed as at capacity, please contact the faculty member listed below that is assigned to the specified camp for more information on waiting lists and alternative camp offerings.

Chris Navarro – cnavarro@thedoseum.org
  • Globetrotters: Expedition Earth
  • Timetrotters: Expedition Through Time
  • Planet-Savers! Super Heroes of the Earth
Orlando Bolaños – obolanos@thedoseum.org
  • Special Effects Theater
  • Lost and Found in The DoSeum
  • Make It BIG!
Tabbetha Greco – tgreco@thedoseum.org
  • Do, Re, Me
  • Playtropolis
  • Planes, Trains, and Molly the Trolley
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Jessica Escamilla – jescamilla@thedoseum.org
  • Lego Master Builder Part 1
  • Lego Master Builder Part 2
  • Lego Robotics
  • Character Hats
  • Stories From Around The Block
  • Imagine That
Vanessa Westbrook – vwestbrook@thedoseum.org
  • Maker Station
  • Spy Academy 101
  • Engineering Challenge
  • Mission Possible: Agent Training
  • The DoSeum Spy Academy
  • You Go Girl! Investigation Agency
  • Kurious Kids