The DoSeum is San Antonio's only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering, instead of just looking and listening.
To request a reservation you may fill out our online Reservation Request or Reservations can be made over the phone Monday through Friday 9am -5pm.
Saturdays and Sundays
The DoSeum hours are:
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5pm | Sunday: Noon – 5pm
*The DoSeum closes at 5 p.m. and does not offer extended hours for parties booked in the 3:30-5 p.m. or 3:00-4:30 p.m. time slots.
Yes. The party rooms can be seen in person or online. Contact the Group Sales Manager beforehand to schedule an appointment to ensure someone will be available to meet you.
Because birthday parties are very popular, it is recommended to schedule as soon as possible.
We require a contract, which can be done over the phone and a non-refundable $200.00 deposit in order to reserve you’re your party.
We require a $200 deposit for a single party room and $400 for a double party room.
The remaining payment for the birthday package is due the Monday prior to your scheduled party.
The party can be rescheduled if necessary to the next available date and time. The new party date must be within in the same calendar year as the original date booked.
In the event of a cancellation, deposit/payments are non-refundable. We will do our best to accommodate your party with the next available date and time if you would like to reschedule.
Museum members receive a 10% discount. Please note that this discount is on the party package only.
Your party package includes up to 30 admissions for a single party room
Your party room has a maximum number of guests due to fire code regulations:
Please include every adult and child that will be attending the party. Children 11 months and under do not count towards your birthday count. Museum regulations require that children must be with an adult at all times. For children’s safety we do not allow birthday guest parents to drop off and leave their children during the birthday parties.
Museum members’ free entry does not apply to child party guests, as they require consumable resources outside of the scope of their membership.
The current admission price will be charged for each guest (children and adults) that exceeds the allowed amount.
Yes. However, the total guest count does not increase with an additional child.
Every party comes with a Birthday Buddy to help with set up, help keep your party on schedule and clean up. Your Birthday Buddy will also collect all presents, leftover food, and any other supplies you wish to take home. The Birthday Buddy is not there to cut the cake or serve the food. She/he is there to assist you with any questions or concerns, as well as provide and conduct any of our add-on activities. We want you to be able to have a fun and relaxing party. While the Birthday Buddy is there to help, please remember that we always defer to a parent for behavior correction of their children.
Birthday parents will be allowed in the room 15 minutes prior to your party time for set-up. Additional time cannot be purchased for the party room. The party room must be vacated at the designated ending time of your party. You and your guests are welcome to enjoy the museum until closing.
Yes. Decorations must remain in the room and cannot be hung outside the room, in the lobby, etc. Due to safety guidelines, we are unable to allow confetti, glitter or silly string in the museum.
The DoSeum requires the use of painters’ tape when taping anything to the walls. Any other tape, tacks, pushpins and nails are not permitted, as they can cause damage to the walls. Items cannot be hung from the ceiling, light fixtures or any electronic equipment mounted on the ceilings or walls.
Consider bringing an extra adult to help you decorate and set-up your room or to watch your children while you do so. Your Birthday Buddy will also be there to help you set as well.
Yes, you may bring helium balloons for decoration only. Balloons must be tied to a weight, cannot be separated and remain in bouquet(s). We also asked that the balloons not be passed out to children/adults. The balloons must remain tied together and to the weight until you have exited the museum.
The DoSeum will provide multi-color polka dot tablecloth covers for all the party room tables. You are still more than welcome to bring in your own special tablecloths. Each room there are 35 chairs and 8 tables measuring at 5 ft x 2 ft.
Yes, as long as they are 4 inches or smaller and made of wax. Sparkler candles or candles that are larger than 4 inches that produce a lot of smoke or high flames are prohibited.
Yes, please inform the Group Sales Manager when confirming your details, so this information is passed on to your host. We recommend that any characters change after they arrive to the museum and before they leave. For safety reasons, all adults attending the birthday parties that are not accompanied by children will need to be run through our Raptor System at the front desk. A valid State ID, Drivers License or Passport can be used. If you have any further questions, please contact the Group Sales Manager.
Yes, an additional 30 minutes may be purchased for $75.
Our Museum’s exhibits and programs are specifically designed for children, birth through age ten. But older children are certainly allowed and may enjoy their visit as well during your birthday party.
2-hour reserved parking spaces will be provided for the birthday family. The DoSeum offers free public parking for all addtional guests. We do encourage you, your family and your guests to carpool due to limited parking at The DoSeum.
Birthday hosts will assist in moving supplies and decorations to/from your car. Please note, you will need to be in the parking lot, not the bus loading zone.
All details and finalization must be confirmed by 4pm the Monday prior to your weekend party.
Birthday Parents, please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled (15 minute) set-up time. There will be a dedicated birthday check-in station for all birthday parties. We will have you and all your guests sign-in on the dedicated sign-in sheet for your party. Guests will be directed to the party room.
All adults are welcome to attend the birthday party as well as The DoSeum. For safety reasons, all adults attending the birthday parties that are not accompanied by children will need to be run through our Raptor System at the front desk. A valid State ID, Drivers License or Passport can be used. If you have any further questions, please contact the Group Sales Manager.
All party rooms are located on the 2nd floor of the 1st building. You enter the main lobby, turn left and you will see the first flight of stairs or elevator. Once you reach the 2nd floor, the party rooms will be located on the left hand side.
Your guest have access to the museum before and after your party. Once they are signed in they can enjoy the museum until your party starts. We recommend inviting your guests a little earlier to ensure a prompt arrival to your party. Have guests leave gifts in their car and get a re-entry hand stamp to retrieve them if they arrive early.
Your birthday Host is more than happy to help you unload your items. We have carts available to make this process easier. Please note that you must unload from the parking lot, not the Bus Loading Zone.
If you are running late, please inform our Front Desk so we can tell your birthday Host and Birthday Supervisor. Because other parties may be booked after your allotted time, we cannot extend your time if you are late.
Large 1 topping pizza - $11.00*
Large any toppings pizza (up to 5 toppings) - $14.00*
2-Liter Pepsi Products - $3 each
*Please add $3.00 for Papa John’s delivery fee per order. You may also add a tip for Papa John’s driver.
Plates, napkins and cups will be provided upon request.
How do I order Papa John’s Pizza ?
Just place your order with the Group Sales Manager. These prices are only offered through The DoSeum. Food Orders must be finalized by 4pm the Monday prior to your weekend party.
Three layers of cake with two layers of filling, covered with buttercream icing. Inscribed piping and sprinkle decorations are standard, customization is available upon request.
Small Rectangular Cake: $40 (Serves 20)
Large Rectangular Cake: $80 (Serves 40)
Please specify The DoSeum when sending inquiries.
Contact: Selina Juarez, 210-471-1766, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum 5-day notice for all orders.
It is the policy of The DoSeum that all outside food not ordered through The DoSeum or The DoSeum Café and served within the party room(s) that is provided by the reserving party must have a signed Food Waiver Form along with a $35 wavier fee. The only exception to this policy are the two (2) items listed: store bought/bakery made cake/cupcakes and sealed drinks.
Due to limited space we cannot store items before or after your dedicated party time. Limited space is available in our Refrigerator and Freezer, but can only be used during your party time. We ask that all food brought in must be prepared and warmed ahead of time prior to your party.
For child safety, please note that warmers, chaffing dishes, sternos, hot plates, microwaves, roasters, or anything with high heat or open flame are not permitted within the party rooms. Up to two Crock-Pots are allowed. The DoSeum is not responsible for warming or heating up your food.
Yes, food can be delivered to the museum; however the birthday parent is responsible and must be present for accepting and singing for the delivery. Your Host or staff members will not sign for any delivery orders not made by The DoSeum.
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring in an ice chest for your drinks or to keep your food items cold. The DoSeum cannot provide ice for your party.
Alcoholic beverages and cigarettes are strictly prohibited on the museum grounds. The museum and its grounds are private property. No part of the museum’s grounds or property may be used for private birthday parties or events without prior reservations.
The DoSeum Café and outside picnic tables may NOT be used by individuals or groups for serving birthday cakes, cupcakes, parties or private events for any reason without the purchase of a party package. The museum provides birthday party rooms that may be rented with advance notice by calling our Group Sales Manager at 210.5720621.
All groups, special events and birthday parties MUST be booked in advance! The DoSeum does not assume liability for any theft or damage of personal property occurring within the museum or the parking areas.