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DO IT AT HOME

The DoSeum is a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together—a place where minds are always at play.  During your visit, our exhibits, programs, and classes will encourage young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy, but curiosity and exploration don't have to end when you leave!

Explore our DIY Activities, Storytimes, and Questions from Kids that were created for you to DO at home and stay connected with your family while keeping minds at play in between your visits!

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DIY Catapults

Put your engineer hats on and let's build a catapult!  We're exploring how your kids can build a catapult from home while exploring concepts of gravity, energy, and design!  Will your kids make a big base or small base, long launching arm or short launching arm, use heavy or light building materials?  Each decision they make while building a catapult could affect the launch distance and height.   Here is what you will... Read More
at Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Create a Comic Book

  Let kids' imagination guide the story as they create their comic!  This is an easy DIY activity where kids learn about story development, express their creativity, and sharpen fine motor skills.  To start this activity, download the comic book template, the digital version can be uploaded into most tablet drawing apps while the print version is formatted for printers.  Let kids use their favorite art supplies to crafting their comic. We... Read More
at Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The DoSeum CityLab App

Bring a part of The DoSeum home with you with The DoSeum: CityLab app! Kids and adults virtually build the city of their dreams using a variety of collectible tiles representing six core values — Arts & Culture, Community, Nature, Education, Transportation, and Health.  In the app, the CityLab tiles come to life revealing futuristic structures, buildings, and places. Children quickly learn which values their city needs as common city issues will present themselves. Only a... Read More
at Monday, March 23, 2020

How-To-Do 3 Projects with Artist-in-Residence Calder Kamin

Recycling champion and DoSeum artist-in-residence Calder Kamin sees waste as creative treasure. In her world, discarded grocery bags breath new life as colorful flowers and animal friends. Ancient (ok, from the 90s) keyboards, phones, and CDs become jewels in a masterpiece. Take a walk through Calder’s electronic-studded Time Machine Tunnel on display now as a part of the Dream Tomorrow Today exhibit, and you’ll see new possibilities for single-use plastics. “Nature's... Read More
at Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Maker Fashion DIY

  Maker Fashion DIY DIY Project: Duct tape pouch with zipper   This week we’re taking a look at Maker Fashion Camp, a STEM-focused camp taught by Gladys Hernandez, one of our program educators. In this camp, kids utilize their skills and creativity to become a “maker”, someone who can take something from scratch and turn it into a product that can be used. Maker Fashion gives campers a chance to tap into their creativity and create pieces... Read More
at Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cardboard Camp DIY

  Cardboard Camp DIY DIY Project: 3-D House Did you know that you can create your own city in The DoSeum? You can! In our Megalopolis exhibit you get to choose where you want different buildings to go. It is this exhibit that serves as the inspiration for a project in Cardboard Camp, where campers collaborate to construct a miniature city. Additionally, kids do activities that revolve around making two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. The class is taught by Orlando... Read More
at Friday, July 15, 2016

Take Home Activities: Children's Books & Crafts

  Take Home Activities: Children's Books & Crafts Children's literature offers much more than just what is written on the pages. Instead of putting the book down after turning the last page, consider a fun activity to do with your child that will be a great learning activity. For some fantastic reads and easy activities, we have come up with three ideas that will ensure you have a great time learning and discovering with your child. Laura Numeroff’s If You... Read More
at Thursday, September 17, 2015