The DoSeum is a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization. We depend on admissions, membership dues and contributions to provide important financial assistance that allows us to continue our mission of providing quality programming, exhibits, and events to the children of San Antonio. The DoSeum has received a 4 star rating with Charity Navigator, meaning we have received the highest possible rating for sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. Rest assured, we treat every dollar with the utmost care.
Ways to Give
As an involved member of our community, you can make an important difference in a child’s life through your support of The DoSeum. There are several ways you can contribute, including purchasing one of our premier memberships, by making an individual donation, providing a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, or through your employer’s corporate matching program, which can double or triple your gift.
500 families have the opportunity to own personal exhibit space—beautifully engraved testimonies of support adorning the 30,000 square feet of outdoor learning area. Yours can be one of these families, and your name can be an engraved part of an innovative new cultural asset that will forever change the landscape of childhood education in San Antonio. Not only will it be the first part of The DoSeum that your kids want to see every time, but also their kids, and generations more to come. Be a part of something big. Now. Leave a legacy that says you support interactive learning and discovery for your child and for all the children of San Antonio.
Help ensure that all of San Antonio’s kids have access to The DoSeum. Your contribution underwrites admissions, camps scholarships, and Field Experiences for kids and families in the community. By making access a priority we will promote inclusivity and equity, inspire lifelong learning and build sustainable, collective impact.
The DoSeum for All helps us live up to our mission of growing minds, connecting families and transforming communities through joyful learning and discovery. Founded in 1996 as The Learn & Play Pass program, it was created to ensure that all kids in our community would be able to experience a children’s museum. Now that The DoSeum is open, what does a new world-class children’s museum really mean for San Antonio? It’s far more than just a pretty space. It’s a safe haven for children, a place that sparks their imagination and has the power to transform lives and change the course of their future. Because of this transformative power and impact that a quality museum has on children, it becomes that much more critical that all children have access to The DoSeum, no matter their background or family’s ability to pay.
The DoSeum for All helps give all children the chance to experience The DoSeum’s offerings, from STEM-focused school trips to camps geared to inspire kids and avoid learning loss over the summer. It’s an initiative that will enable us to live our mission of growing minds, connecting families and transforming communities through joyful learning and discovery in a meaningful, inclusive way. The DoSeum is committed to meeting the needs of the San Antonio community by providing The DoSeum for All program as funding allows. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.
Corporate partners can choose to support educational programs and special events such as Inventor’s Workshop, Monster Bash, Create It! Convention and more. Additional opportunities for underwriting are available for summer camps, school group programs, and general accessibility for children from low-income families. Corporations can also underwrite special traveling exhibitions.
Making a legacy gift is a powerful way to demonstrate your lasting support of The DoSeum and its mission that through joyful learning and discovery, The DoSeum grows minds, connects families, and transforms communities. Legacy donors provide the joy of learning today and for generations to come. There are many creative ways to affirm your commitment through a legacy gift — a bequest, a charitable gift annuity or a retirement plan are just a few of the ways you can have a lasting impact on the future of The DoSeum. Legacy gifts may provide support for programs and exhibits or may be directed toward specific initiatives.
Our events are a fun and highly visible way to show your support. Event opportunities include naming sponsorships, table sponsorships and ticket purchases. Annual fundraising event opportunities for 2015 include our Grand Opening Gala and our Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon.