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.
Innovation Station is designed to teach children how to use design-process thinking. This means that children start with an idea, create a design, build a product from that design, test the design, and then try again—each time working to create the best version of their product. Each part of the exhibit offers children opportunities to tinker with different designs and machines, giving them space to think critically and problem solve creatively as they construct different inventions. Kids are developing skills necessary for innovation, while caregivers and educators are being given the opportunity to engage with them in the activity and support their learning.
When visiting the DoSeum and exploring Innovation Station, consider trying out the following activities:
Along with these activities, Innovation Station has even more to offer, with the Magnetic Force Course, the CAT Simulator, the Robot Run, and even more activities that use machine building, tinkering, and design process thinking to encourage kids to innovate and think like engineers. Make sure to come and explore every nook and cranny of Innovation Station and our other six permanent exhibits for a full and engaging DoSeum experience!