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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!

To learn more about how you can help support your DoSeum, especially during these unprecedented times, please visit our SUPPORT page.


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Family Conversations about Race and Racism

We understand that for some conversations about race and racism can be challenging to navigate.  To help continue these important conversations, we’ve brought together a few free resources that can be viewed with your family or before conversations with your family.  As always we encourage all families to continue to educate themselves and advocate for peace and equitable opportunities where possible.    Watch the entire CNN/Sesame Street racism town hall (CNN) ... Read More
at Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?

We know animals have to sleep but not all animals experience sleep in the same way humans do!  This week Lillie wants to know, Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up? Join Alexis in this week’s Ask A DOer as she explores why horses sometimes sleep standing up. Terms You’ve Learned: Herbivores - Animals that eat plants—such as lemmings, deer, elephants, and zebras—are called herbivores.  Polyphasic Sleeping – sleeping 2... Read More
at Saturday, May 30, 2020

DoSeum's Summer Challenge

  Keep your mind at play this summer!  As temperatures rise, so does the learning! This year's summer challenge booklet is packed with activities to spark children’s curiosity all summer long. Download your Summer Challenge booklet today, we are excited to continue to explore with you this summer!  Note to Caregivers Your encouragement and support lead to positive results. These challenges are designed to fight summer learning loss.... Read More
at Thursday, May 28, 2020

Plant A Kiss

  Join us as we follow Little Miss's adventure when she planted a kiss! This storytime featuring  Plant A Kiss,  will show kids how one small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than you could ever imagine.   Read More
at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Remember Balloons

James has so many balloons! Each of them carries a special memory. Grandpa has a million balloons because he’s lived so long. James loves to hear about the stories in Grandpa’s balloons. But Grandpa has been having trouble holding onto his balloons lately. They start to float away, and James can’t catch them even though he tries. James discovers that he is now the one to share Grandpa’s stories. After listening to  The Remember Balloons read by author... Read More
at Friday, May 22, 2020

DIY Invisible Ink

Invisible ink isn’t just for spies — you can make it at home with 3 simple ingredients!  Explore one-way invisible ink is made and the chemical reaction that makes it possible.  This quick DIY will have you and your child communicating through endless secret messages while learning how acids and bases react with one another.  Remember you can use invisible ink to send a top-secret message or even to hide a treasure map! What you'll need: Warm water... Read More
at Thursday, May 21, 2020

El Perro Con Sombrero

Jump into the bilingual pages of  El Perro Con Sombrero with us during this week’s Storytime! Explore with us how Pepe’s sombrero took him from lonely dog to movie star!    See all Storytimes >   Read More
at Tuesday, May 19, 2020

How Does Sound Travel?

Sound is all around us and helps us navigate our lives every day, but Myla wants to know, “How does sound travel?” Join Dr. Richard on this week’s Ask A Doer as he explores just how sound travels—from bird songs to bell rings—and if it’s possible to make sound in space! Terms You’ve Learned: Vibration – rapid movement back and forth or up and down. Sound Wave – a wave formed by a vibrating object Acoustics... Read More
at Friday, May 15, 2020

DIY Household Archaeology

Grab your explorer hat and join us as we go on an artifact hunt!  Archaeologists hunt to find artifacts and other physical remains to study and gain a better understanding of human history.  Artifact hunts can happen anywhere: inside an older building, at a park, or even inside your home!  Once you have found a mysterious artifact, it’s time to explore your artifact and record your findings just as an Archaeologist does for a museum!  This DIY Household... Read More
at Thursday, May 14, 2020

A Virtual Book Festival for Kids and Teens

We’ve partnered with our good friends at The San Antonio Book Festival to bring you a virtual mini book festival—five days of pre-recorded videos from some of our festival writers of children’s and young adult books, as well as literacy-based activities created by educators at The DoSeum! For a full list of Festival writers and festival schedule  visit The San Antonio Book Festival website !  Literacy Activity: Yes, And! Friday, May 15th There... Read More
at Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Green Is a Chile Pepper

Cultural traditions can be joyful, delicious, and colorful! Join us as we jump into the lively pages of Green Is a Chile Pepper and explore a world of colors for this week’s Storytime!   See all Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Whataburger Coloring Sheet

The Whatatruck has been busy keeping the citizens of Little Town full of their favorites - burgers, fries, and milkshakes!  Can you color the Whatatruck and give it a fresh coat of paint so it can continue to serve Little Town it’s favorite foods?  What-A-Community we can create when we work together! We are so thankful for our friends at Whataburger, they've been a big partner to The DoSeum and a huge community supporter. Download... Read More
at Saturday, May 9, 2020

What Makes A Volcano Erupt?

Volcanoes help form new land masses and can be found all over the world, including Antarctica – but Janszen wants to know what makes a volcano erupt? In this week’s Ask A DOer Dr. Richard will travel into the different layers of the Earth to explain how volcanoes erupt and where the lava that you see comes from.  Terms You’ve Learned: Volcano - A volcano is an opening in Earth’s crust where hot gases and melted rock from deep... Read More
at Friday, May 8, 2020

DIY Marble Maze

Can you escape the labyrinth? You and your family will love making mazes to navigate your marble through. You can make mazes out of everyday household items, like cardboard, construction paper, and even LEGO building blocks! Hold and tilt your maze to see who can complete it the fastest! Time yourself, make new obstacles, and rearrange your maze to change the challenge every time you explore. Little and big ones alike will find a way to make and navigate a maze that is sure to delight... Read More
at Thursday, May 7, 2020

Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life

In this week’s Storytime, Dr. Dryer will teach children how to hold onto no-limit thinking and become unstoppable as they strive to attain their dreams!  Join us as we jump into the pages of Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life and explore 10 important lessons of life that include taking risk, dealing with stress and anxiety, and learning how to enjoy each moment! I Read More
at Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Zachry Group Coloring Sheet

While we are away Baxter has been using his building skills he learned in our Zachry Innovation Station to tinker and enhance his dog house for Zak.  Although he could use a little help with the final color!  Can you help him finish Zak’s new dog house?  We can build a stronger community when we work together! We are so thankful for our friends at Zachry Group, they've been a big partner to The DoSeum and a huge community... Read More
at Sunday, May 3, 2020

Why Do We Have 5 Fingers On Each Hand and 5 Toes On Each Foot?

In this week’s Ask A Doer Dr. Richard explores Inigo’s question: Why do we have 5 fingers on each hand and 5 toes on each foot? Jumping into human evolution, we will find why we didn’t evolve to have 2 fingers or even 8 fingers on each hand! Terms You’ve Learned:  Vertebrate – A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone. Fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, including humans, are all vertebrates. Digits – A finger, thumb, or toe... Read More
at Friday, May 1, 2020

DIY Marshmallow and Toothpick Bridge

What is a bridge? Why are triangles the strongest shape? Why do so many bridges look alike? Explore these and other questions while working together to build your own bridge out of toothpicks and mini marshmallows! Challenge yourselves to make the tallest, longest, widest, or strongest bridge. Become an engineer and design your bridge before you start building it. Perform multiple tests and improve your design. Just be sure not to eat all of your marshmallows before you’re done! ... Read More
at Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dragones Y Tacos

Los tacos y las fiestas son dos de las cosas favoritas de los dragones, pero si decides organizar una fiesta de tacos, no debes servir salsa picante, ¡al menos que quieras que tu fiesta se caliente realmente! Esta semana saltamos a las páginas de Dragones Y Tacos y exploramos por qué los dragones no usan salsa picante en sus tacos y cuántos tacos necesitas para una fiesta de tacos con dragones.   See All Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, April 28, 2020

What Was The Biggest Dinosaur?

The fossils we find today tell us that many dinosaurs were big — some were as big as or even bigger than a school bus!  Our friend Elliot asked Dr. Richard, our very own paleontologist: What was the biggest dinosaur?  Join Dr. Richard in this week’s Ask A Doer as he steps back to the Cretaceous Period to find the biggest dinosaurs — the location of where we’ve found their fossils may surprise you! Terms You’ve Learned: Dinosaur -... Read More
at Friday, April 24, 2020
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