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Meet our Dream Leaders

Meet our Dream Leaders On January 7th, The DoSeum hosted Dream Leaders Ceremony, a day where local children were recognized as Dream Leaders for their accomplishments in the various DreamWeek themes. We honored twelve amazing children from San Antonio who are engaged in their community and excel in one or more of the themes are nominated.  To follow the message of DreamWeek, we found children whose actions embody the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and who have... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Friday, January 13, 2017

Lemon Battery DIY

  Lemon Battery DIY   The DoSeum’s Summer of Tech will give children the chance to experience the growing world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in interactive and innovative ways. So, let’s take a moment to get back to the basics with a simple DIY project that previews how much more there is to come this summer. Learn how to make a working battery using only simple household objects and lemon.   Assemble a lemon, a penny, scissors,... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Top 10 Holiday Gifts from The DoSeum

  Top 10 Holiday Gifts at The DoSeum Store       Holidays are a magical time for giving (and receiving) presents! And The DoSeum Store has many awesome potential gifts that your children are sure to love! Plus, we with the coupon you can find here, you can earn a 20% discount on your final store purchase from now until December 24th!   Here are our top 10 holiday gifts that you can purchase from The DoSeum store!     ... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Monday, December 12, 2016

Five Women in STEM Halloween Costumes

  Five Women in STEM Halloween Costume Ideas     Halloween is a great time to try out all your spooky, funny, or creative costumes, but why not consider paying a bit of tribute to some of the great female figures in STEM history? Women scientists, engineers, and mathematicians have made some of the largest impacts on human history, many of which we celebrate in our DoSeum exhibits.  Check out some of these girl-power STEM costume ideas for your kids this... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, October 20, 2016

Scary Fairy Dust DIY

  Scary Fairy Dust in Five Minutes   This year, our HallowSeum celebration will be both spooky and magical. Additions like a fairy dancers and actors will create a Halloween wonderland within our walls.   Let's learn how to make some spooky fairy dust, guaranteed to help make some magic for all the ghouls and goblins in your home!   Necessary Items:   Glitter, Powder (talcum, chalk, flour, etc.), containers, funnel, paper towel. ... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Monday, October 10, 2016

Sensory Play Bottle DIY

  Sensory Play Do-it-Yourself   Every caregiver and educator understands that the first few years of a child’s life is a critical time for cognitive development. During this period, babies gain an understanding of the world around them and how to interact with others and with their environment.   One of the best ways to stimulate healthy cognitive growth is through sensory play, which is when children engage in play using touch, sight, sound smell, and... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, October 6, 2016

Q&A with Jessica Lahey

  Jessica Lahey Q&A         Jessica Lahey, author of the  New York Times'  bestseller  The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed   will be speaking at The DoSeum's annual event Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon on September 23rd.  She will be discussing the contents of her book and facilitating discussion about the trajectory of education in San Antonio with locals... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Friday, September 16, 2016

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... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark 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. ... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Friday, July 15, 2016

Mathletics-Inspired DIY

DIY Balance Structure   Create a delicate balanced structure to learn about how weight and the location of weight affect the way things balance or don’t balance! Adult supervision is required. Materials: -1 Cork -2 Barbecue skewers -1 Toothpick -2 Marshmallows Instructions: Step 1: Try balancing the cork on just one finger. It’s hard, isn’t it? That’s because the center of gravity is right in the middle of the cork. Step 2: We are... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Top 10 Toys for This Summer!

The Top 10 Toys for This Summer! Our educators have put together a guide to the top ten educational toys from The DoSeum Store. Check out ways to infuse your toy box with some new learning tools! Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Environmentally Friendly Exhibit Guide

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Posted by Miranda Clark at Friday, April 22, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series, Part 5 of 5

Little Doers Blog 1 Mad Scientist, Pop Art by Little Doers early childhood educators, Lindsey Payne and Kathy Jordan Tired of the same old crayon and paper activities? Need some “Pop” in your art? Try enjoying the outdoors while creating some exciting art! Grab those old film canisters, water, paint, and some Alka- Seltzer tablets from the medicine cabinet, for a fun open-ended artistic creation. The DoSeum and the Little Doers preschool are committed to the implementation of... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Friday, April 15, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series, Part 4 of 5

Inspiring Curiosity and Inquiry in Nature by Chelsea Martinez Spring is here along with all of the plants and critters that are popping up around San Antonio!  Along with spring comes the most perfect weather for outdoor activities. Why not pack up a picnic with your child and await the critters as they help themselves to the leftover crumbs? Curiosity and inquiry about living things are natural to young children as they explore the outdoors. With this mini science investigation, you... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, April 14, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series, Part 3 of 5

The More We Get Together by Sarah Connell “Angel made my morning,” my colleague confessed yesterday. “He laid down on the floor and poured beans on his face.” No, it was not the point of the lesson she had designed. It was exactly what Angel needed at the moment, though, and she was happy to facilitate. That is what the Early Childhood Education team is about at The DoSeum.                   "Their mother had been hesitant to let Andrew attend the class alongside Clare,  ... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series, Part 2 of 5

Scientific Inquiry and Sensory Exploration by Cheryl Viera Sometimes we may not want our kids to get dirty or make a mess, but keep in mind those messes may be the first investigations of a future engineer or the first journal of a future author or illustrator! It all begins with sensory experiences where children have opportunities investigate and observe their world through touching, smashing, squishing, digging, pouring, and poking. I’ve observed caregivers standing in awe... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series Part 1 of 5

Celebrating Our Youngest Learners By Cheryl Viera Week of the Young Child begins today! My name is Cheryl Viera and I am honored to serve as Early Childhood Educator at The DoSeum—where I have the pleasure of working with our youngest learners and their families and caregivers. I am a native of San Antonio—born and raised. I am a proud graduate of South San Antonio High School. College took me to East Texas where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Sam Houston State... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Monday, April 11, 2016

New Exhibit feature! #idoSTEMbecause

New Exhibit Feature! The DoSeum's #idoSTEMbecause Wall in Innovation Station promotes early engagement in STEM across the world! The DoSeum is excited to unveil the newest interactive space in Innovation Station, the #idoSTEMbecause wall in Innovation Station. Visitors can go to the wall, write out their reason for doing STEM, and then post their photo on social media with the hashtags #idoSTEMbecause and #thedoseum. You can also tag us @thedoseum for the chance to be reposted!  Read... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Friday, October 2, 2015

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 Give a Mouse a... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, September 17, 2015

Art at the DoSeum: STEM integrates with Art!

Art at The DoSeum: STEM integrates with Art! Now in The DoSeum lobby, San Antonio artist Reagan Johns is currently showing two pieces from his February show, “Enlightened Reincarnation Ltd.” that he selected because, “I thought [these two] fit really well with the lobby, with the lighting you already have [and] would complement the space.” The two pieces, “Lady Stardust” and “Space Oddity”, are light sculptures designed to resemble 1950s and 60s high modern design and are made from... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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