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.
Camps run from 9:00am-12:00pm for 3-4 year olds, and 9:00am-3:00pm for ages 5 and up. Please review our camp hours below:
8:00 am – 8:45 am
8:45 – 9:00 am
9:00 – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 12:20 pm
12:00 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 3:20 pm
3:00 – 5:00 pm
4:45 – 5:20 pm
Beforecare (included with purchase of Aftercare)
Hours for 3-4 year old camps
Pick-up for 3-4 year olds
Camp continues for ages 5 and up
Pick-up for ages 5 and up
Pick-up for aftercare campers
We do NOT provide lunch for campers. If your child is 3-4 years old and will be leaving at noon, they do not need to bring a lunch. 3-4 year olds staying for aftercare and campers ages 5 and up must bring their own lunch. We will provide snacks throughout the camp day. You are more than welcome to provide your own snacks if you’d like. We accommodate for all children with food allergies. We do not have microwaves available.
Unfortunately we do NOT offer refunds for camps. If you must cancel last minute, please contact Alesha Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Camp prices are subject to change each season. All prices will be posted on the DoSeum website, and reflect the cost for ONE week of camp.
We also offer scholarships. You may find this information on our webpage at www.thedoseum.org/scholarships.
Your purchase of Aftercare includes beforecare from 8:00 – 9:00am before camp, as well as aftercare until 5:00 pm. During aftercare, campers will be supervised by several DoSeum staff and volunteers. Aftercare typically consists of discovery time in our many galleries, as well as educational games and other activities. We will provide snacks during aftercare.
YES, we require all children to be potty-trained. As with all camps, we ask you to send a change of clothes. We reserve the right to remove campers who are not potty-trained without a refund.
Campers should wear clothes they do not mind getting dirty! Sneakers are best for playing in The DoSeum. Sandals are not recommended. It might be a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater, as it can get chilly inside and the campers will have time outside as well. We also recommend sunscreen. Please apply before dropping off your camper.
Campers should label all items with their name. Although we do our best to encourage each camper to keep their things together, The DoSeum is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please make sure you bring ONLY what your child needs each day. This includes:
Please do NOT bring:
On Monday mornings only:
On Tuesday through Friday:
Pick-up will be located in the back parking lot off Brackenridge Avenue. Camp staff will be present to direct you and escort your children to your car. Pick-up times are:
If you arrive at a time not listed, please come to the front of the museum and our front desk crew will call our camp staff. If you arrive just 10-15 minutes early, please plan to wait in our back parking lot unless there is an emergency. Campers will be in-transit to the pick-up area at this time and staff will be unable to meet you at the front desk.
In order to protect the health of all campers and staff, children must be kept at home when showing signs of the beginning of an illness or contagious disease, or when feeling too ill to participate in an educational setting. We expect caregivers to communicate regarding any communicable illness or infection so that we may notify all caregivers of our campers. These conditions include, but are not limited to: pink eye; chicken pox; measles; mumps; strep throat; or lice. If a child develops a fever of 100°F or higher, vomits, or has two loose stools while at camp, the caregiver will be called to pick them up.
Children must be symptom-free for 24 hours without medication before returning to camp. In some instances we will ask caregivers to keep their child home until we have written permission from a doctor saying the child is well enough to return to camp. These policies are in place to ensure the child’s wellbeing along with the wellbeing of the healthy children at camp and their families.
We do not administer or store any prescription or over the counter medication. If a child takes a daily medication, the caregiver is expected to administer it before or after camp.
DoSeum Camps first priority is child safety. Behavior and Discipline procedures in place are to ensure camper safety and allow for healthy learning environments, providing campers with the best camp experiences. All camps will have five expectations to be honored:
DoSeum educators strive to make every attempt to be proactive in regards to camper behavior. We provide engaging, thoughtful activities, and use research-based approaches when handling common disruptive behavior.
The following behaviors will lead your camper to be removed temporarily or permanently from DoSeum camps:
In the event of a behavior infraction, The DoSeum educators will:
If the lead educator cannot reach you before camp drop-off the next day, DoSeum educators reserve the right to refuse to accept your child to camp depending on the severity of the behavior.
Please keep in mind the lead educators will not be available to communicate with caregivers directly until the end of the camp day. The lead educator will follow up with the caregiver in one of the following ways: in-person during conference during pick-up; email; phone call.
Please contact Alesha Adams, Assistant Programs Administrator