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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

Thank Your Teacher with Educator’s Month at The DoSeum

Thank Your Teacher with Educator’s Month at The DoSeum If you are a teacher or know a teacher, you know when the calendar turns to May, there’s a big change. As an educator, you become aware that many days in this month will be “lasts” with your students and that summer break is right around the corner. May signals relief, dread, nostalgia, joy, pride and many emotions in between. You’ve spent the past 9 months cultivating relationships, encouraging growth,... Read More
at Monday, May 14, 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

The DoSeum's Take on Early Childhood Education

The DoSeum’s Take on Early Childhood Education Early childhood development—that critical time between birth and five years old— has recently taken center stage in local and national discussions. (See posts by the Rivard Report and New York Times ) Thanks to research made in the past few decades, we know more about this golden window of development and its long-term impact on cognitive and social abilities. So far, we know that by age three, a child has twice the... Read More
at Wednesday, March 7, 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

2017: A Year of Growth

2017: A YEAR OF GROWTH 2017 was a year of growth for The DoSeum. Not only did we bring in a new STEM exhibit (Science Fiction, Science Future), present digital-age guru Randi Zuckerberg for the annual Outside the Lunchbox talk, host four smashing ReDo events, celebrate our millionth guest, and offer a month of complimentary admission to Hurricane Harvey victims…The DoSeum also expanded its partnership with San Antonio Independent School District and provided even more engaging,... Read More
at Thursday, January 11, 2018

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 campers a chance to tap into their creativity and create pieces... Read More
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. The class is taught by Orlando... Read More
at Friday, July 15, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (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... Read More
at Friday, April 15, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (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... Read More
at Thursday, April 14, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (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... Read More
at Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (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
at Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Week of the Young Child Series (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... Read More
at Monday, April 11, 2016

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... Read More
at Thursday, September 17, 2015

Big News in Little Town!

Big News in Little Town! New Mayor Manages Minute Municipality Little Town, the first exhibit hall to greet visitors on their way into the DoSeum, is a townscape for children as young as 6 months to engage in imaginative play. The minute municipality includes the Little Town Veterinary Clinic, miniature Frost Bank, HEB market, Molly the Trolley, airport with plane, construction zone, and more. Fun props and interactive settings create a platform for small children to role play and... Read More
at Thursday, July 9, 2015

Exhibit Exclusive: Taking a Deeper Look at Innovation Station

Exhibit Exclusive: Taking a Deeper Look at Innovation Station 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... Read More
at Thursday, July 9, 2015

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