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Exhibit Exclusive: The DoSeum Treehouse is Open!

Exhibit Exclusive: The DoSeum Treehouse is Open! If you haven’t heard the news, our Treehouse is finally open! On Friday, August 21 st , The DoSeum celebrated the opening of our highly anticipated treehouse with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The treehouse, designed by San Antonio artist Attie Jonker and beautifully crafted from reclaimed wood, is a part of The DoSeum’s major initiative to make The DoSeum accessible to, and enjoyable for, all children. All of our exhibits, including our... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Monday, August 24, 2015

Sensory Friendly Hours! A Guided Tour

Sensory Friendly Hours: A Guided Tour! The DoSeum has now hosted two nights of Sensory Friendly Hours, and we couldn’t be more excited about this ongoing initiative. For those unfamiliar with Sensory Friendly Hours, here’s a little explanation: What they are: They are exclusive hours where children in need of sensory modifications can come to the DoSeum without some of the noises, effects, and crowding that hinder their ability to engage with and learn from all of our fun exhibits. ... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Take Home Activities: Mystery Bag Engineering Challenge!

Take Home Activities: Mystery Bag Engineering Challenge! Looking at all of our campers this summer, we could not be more impressed with all of their camp crafting! In the past few weeks, we saw our campers in GlobeTrotters create their own landforms and a giant map of The DoSeum. PlanetSavers sought to teach others how to care for the environment by creating costumes for characters like "Mr. Coal" and "Extinction", and putting on an informative (and adorable) play. And campers in We're... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon

The DoSeum Welcomes Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way By Vanessa Lacoss Hurd, CEO, The DoSeum The best in education: it’s something on which everyone has an opinion, but on which few can agree. What’s best for my kids and for our community’s future leaders? How do I ensure that I, as a parent, educator, or caregiver prepare my children for the challenges of the 21st century? On Thursday, September 10th, The DoSeum will host guest... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Heroes Everyday! Meet Our Heroes!

Heroes Everyday! Meet Our Heroes! Thanks to everyone who came to Heroes Everyday, Saturday, June 25 th . The day’s celebrations included crafts like hero mask making, a creative writing workshop where kiddos learned to write hero tales, and demos explaining the science of superpowers. We loved seeing our community gathered to celebrate the heroes who serve them under our roof, and everyone’s superhero costumes added an extra festive air to the occasion. All day heroes commingled... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Monday, July 27, 2015

The DoSeum Café is Now Open!

The DoSeum Café is Now Open! For those DoSeum guests in desperate need of refreshments, the DoSeum café is now open!  The café is catered by Page Barteau, who says the key word in describing her food is “fresh”. Barteau has catered in San Antonio for 20 years, beginning her catering business out of her home with a focus on fresh and homemade food. Of her partnership with the DoSeum, Barteau says, “I love San Antonio and when something special happens like this in [the city], I like to... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Monday, July 20, 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
Posted by Miranda Clark 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
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Camp Highlights! Part II

Summer Camp Highlights! Part II Summer is in full swing here at our summer camp offerings. Each of our camps connects to the DoSeum's exhibits, and instructors use exhibit content to inspire fun interactive activities to help kids learn. Check out the following summer camp highlights, and see if there are any activities you could recreate to keep learning going after visiting the DoSeum! In Special Effects Camp , campers ages 4-6 explored different artistic mediums to make their own... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, July 9, 2015

Celebrating Our Special Olympians

Celebrating Our Special Olympians  Saturday, June 20 th , the DoSeum was honored to partner with the Special Olympics of Texas and host the Special Olympics annual award ceremony. On Saturday, athletes, families, and the community gathered to celebrate San Antonio athletes and to enjoy fun exercises and games, including yoga and RoTenGo. This year, the ceremony coincided with the passing of the Flame of Hope through Texas, as it made its way through all 50 states and onward to the 2015... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Camp Highlights! Part I

Summer Camp Highlights! Part I Just because school is out, doesn’t mean kids have to stop learning. And just because kids are learning, doesn’t mean they can’t have fun! All summer long, the DoSeum is offering camps shaped around museum exhibits that challenge young learners to learn 21 st century skills and apply them. Children ages 4-10 are having a blast engaged in meaningful play in incredible camps like Lego Camp, Maker’s Station, and Spy Academy where kids are learning how to... Read More
Posted by Miranda Clark at Thursday, July 9, 2015