Field Experiences at The DoSeum
At The DoSeum, we actively support the work of local educators and their students. We welcome school groups to engage with us through field experiences, not field trips. A DoSeum field experience consists of more than just a day to run amok in our museum. It means partnership with teachers to help find an experience that aligns to students’ needs in STEM, the arts, and early literacy. It means engaging in learning before, during, and after a visit to The DoSeum. Above all else, it means joyful learning and discovery through active, student-led inquiry.
During a field experience, kids will engage with one or more of our major exhibit galleries during a themed experience. Students will engage with DoSeum educators, their own educators, and chaperones on the exhibit floor for a guided experience. They may also engage in a group learning experience in one of our classrooms, and get time to explore on their own terms.
The DoSeum offers a great resource for multiple field experiences for Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade students. Schools will be able to use our education guide before, during, and after their experience to ensure that adults can work with children to continue the learning beyond the museum. Educators will be able to customize their experience to connect with one of the museum’s six brand-new, sophisticated exhibit galleries.
For a full list of our field experience offerings and recommended grade levels, click here.
In order to make a reservation, you must first fill out the field experience request form. Only those who submit the form in a timely manner will have their reservations considered.
Educators can choose from a wide array of field experience offerings for kids from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. We prefer to cap school groups at 125 students maximum, and will consider hosting larger groups on a case-by-case basis. We offer morning experiences; school groups may visit from 9:30 a.m and 12:00 p.m.
To book your school group for a field experience at The DoSeum, just complete and submit the form below. If your school is a Title I campus, it qualifies for The DoSeum For All program. Upon submitting your reservation request you will receive an e-mail or phone call within one week to confirm or decline your request based on availability. We will do our best to accommodate your group with the next available date and time. Look for updates about our specific offerings over the summer!
We look forward to welcoming school groups from all of the Greater San Antonio area. We anticipate being a popular destination for school groups and encourage you to make your plans as early as possible. To reserve a field experience, please fill out the form below.
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