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Top Toys of 2018 List

The DoSeum Store is more than a toy shop, and definitely more fun than just any museum gift shop. It’s worth a visit this December, with its broad selection of science kits, books, educational games, crafts, and knowledgeable staff who are enthusiastic and informed about every item in stock. Plus, 100% of store purchases go to our DoSeum For All fund, which pays for admission to The DoSeum, camp scholarships, and Field Experiences for kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity to... Read More
at Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Is Gratitude Key For a Happy Child?

Every child wants to be liked by their peers. Every parent wants their child to do well in school, have good manners, and be happy. Who would have thought that by teaching gratitude, you could do it all? Psychologist Jeffrey  Froh’s research,  as well as many other studies published in the past decade, show a rainbow of benefits for kids who develop a deep sense of gratitude. These benefits are tangible. “We know that grateful kids are happier [and] more satisfied... Read More
at Monday, November 12, 2018

Q&A with DoSeum CEO Dan Menelly

This month we're happy to introduce you to veteran science teacher and The DoSeum CEO, Dan Menelly. His 20 years in the public, independent, and international classrooms gave him tons of experience and insight into the profession. Here's a few words from Dan on starting a new year, keeping your teaching fresh, and facing challenges. Q: What's a great way to start the new school year? A: Face the year with optimism and try to arrive rested and ready. Watch and listen to young... Read More
at Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Defeat Brain Drain This School Year

Do you ever feel ambushed moving through the technological minefield of the 21st century? For example, you open your computer to check your work email, and in another tab a Facebook message pops up from an old friend who you haven’t heard from in awhile. You send a quick hello in response. On your way back to your work email, you glance through your personal email and are reminded of a baby shower this weekend, and that sends you digging for one of those online-only Bed, Bath, &... Read More
at Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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

12 Ways to Slip the Summer Slide

Summer camp, sleepovers, movies, friends, stargazing, swimming pools, road trips, video games, family: a few of the things that make summer special to children. Nearly no parent wants to add homework, study, or math practice to the mix. (Can you imagine what would’ve happened if one of the separated identical twins from The Parent Trap were forced to go to summer school instead of summer camp? Say good-bye to that sweet family reunion!) Yet this fall, many students will return to school... Read More
at Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Kids Inspire a Brighter San Antonio at The DoSeum’s Tricentennial Exhibit

The  Dream Tomorrow Today   exhibit, opening June 2 at  The DoSeum , invites kids to enter an exciting future where they’re the ones calling the shots. In this project developed with help from the San Antonio community, children fast forward to learn vital skills and engage in the coolest thought experiment for all ages—the future! Kids will explore their near reality in this high-tech, immersive exhibit and, of course, practice building a better future now. ... Read More
at Monday, June 4, 2018

Maker Workshops

Maker Workshops at The DoSeum Step into the Maker Workshops at The DoSeum, and you may be surprised to see an 8-year-old boy wielding a power drill, constructing the base to his Rube Goldberg machine. Jaden, the boy with the drill, is a regular at Maker Workshops. He, alongside seven other makers, are learning how to safely use a handsaw and drill, how to incorporate levers and pulleys into their contraption, and how to draft a design. Then there’s the other aspects of becoming a... Read More
at Tuesday, April 3, 2018

February Greetings From The DoSeum

February Greetings From The DoSeum and a Story to Warm Your Heart In January the Serrentino family from Sugarland, Texas visited San Antonio for two reasons: first, to get their son’s annual heart scan, and second, to celebrate his good health with a trip to The DoSeum. Their post-doctor-appointment Doseum day has become something of a family tradition, and today, Jackson is a beaming three-year-old boy with no sign of the dangerous heart defects that troubled him as a newborn. ... Read More
at Monday, February 5, 2018

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