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.
We work with communities and organizations to craft unique designs for exhibits, educational programs, and interactive experiences that empower all curious learners through STEM, literacy, and arts education.
We work with communities and organizations to craft unique designs for exhibits, educational programs, and interactive experiences that empower all curious learners through STEM, literacy, and arts education. Our innovative designs create Doers, critical thinkers, and creative problem sovlers; they focus on children from birth to eleven- creating a foundation for life-long learning. We'd love to work with you on your next project to provide an innovative and joyful approach to learning through hands-on, minds-on activities.
Unlock a child’s “inner maker” by allowing them to create in augmented and virtual reality. Visitors can design virtual objects via an easy-to-use CAD app and then upload their object to a virtual world and where they can interact with it in augmented and virtual reality. Visitors can look through soft and durable MERGE AR/VR headsets to view their creation and those of other visitors. Next, they can hold and interact with their creation in augmented reality using the MERGE Cube. Finally, they can take the experience home by purchasing a MERGE Cube and downloading the free the Object Viewer app to continue accessing their virtual object plus hundreds of others. Visitors become content creators instead of content consumers, as they design and create in AR and VR.
The DoSeum Design Studio can work with you to determine the best options for your institution. We can help design and build a custom exhibit based on your needs.
Kids choose two of their favorite interests—whether it’s the arts, space, or animals—and are given engaging information about possible future career paths.
Kids can use their job title to begin to role play. For example, a Holographic Space Transporter can operate a robot in space to fix a problem on a space shuttle. An Astro-Culinary Artist can welcome people to their 5-star restaurant on the moon.
The host organization can program the generator to give kids their first step to achieving this career. An Artificial Intelligence Designer can be encouraged to participate in a local robotics program. A Digital Nutritionist can connect with a local food bank.
This exhibit was developed in collaboration with SA2020, a local nonprofit that drives progress toward shared community goals through data indicators and public activations.
Kids and adults virtually build the city of their dreams using a variety of collectible tiles representing six core values.
Arts & Culture | Community | Nature | Education | Transportation | Health
When placed under a digital tablet, the tiles come to life revealing futuristic structures, buildings, and places. A flood occurs, and the children quickly learn which values their city needs. Only a well-balanced city, incorporating all necessary values, will survive and thrive!
Download The DoSeum City Lab app at Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
All our exhibits are in English and Spanish.
Exhibits Coordinator, rbarcus@TheDoseum.org
From science fairs and summer camps to educator professional development, the educational programs of The DoSeum offer San Antonio’s early learners and their caregivers a parade of opportunities to dive deeper into the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), the arts, and early literacy. All our programs are rooted in constructivist principles and The DoSeum’s mission to promote joyful learning and discovery—growing minds, connecting families, and transforming communities.
Interested in learning more about inquiry-based play or developing maker-based programs? The education staff at The DoSeum can bring years of classroom and informal education experience to you. Together, we can design programming for your institution that creates the learners and leaders of tomorrow.
Vice President of Education rkissel@TheDoseum.org
We can help facilitate your vision and bring active learning and inquiry-based exhibitions to your institution. We can help you empower the young learners of your community.
Interested in creating an exhibit space in your organization for young learners? We can work with you to build your vision, from conceptual design to exhibition design through to fabrication. We can make it happen.
We believe in strong community engagement throughout the entire exhibition process. That is what we did to create The DoSeum and what we do with every new exhibition. We can help you facilitate this engagement. Let’s make Doers together.
Vice President of Exhibits firstname.lastname@example.org
DoSeum Design Studio provides a unique, hands-on approach to exhibition design by getting up close and personal with the needs of the client. To kickstart the creation of a new children’s museum in Temple, TX, we began by facilitating engaging workshops focused on STEM-based education and joyful learning to achieve the desired outcome.
We completed the Schematic Design Phase for Temple Children’s Museum in July 2019.
Design Studio team met with board members and community stakeholders for Temple Children’s Museum to learn what concepts and educational outcomes were most important and relevant to the children of Temple. We loved our conversations around the needs of this growing town.
Among stakeholders were local teachers and business owners who have a vested interest in opening access points to underserved communities in their area to provide children with more educational opportunities outside of the classroom. Improving kinder readiness was at the core of many of these conversations.
We’re excited for the potential of this former warehouse right in downtown Temple.
We also spent time in local elementary schools, providing activities for children who will benefit from the future museum, and asked them to design their own exhibitions.
From all of our research, we provided Temple Children’s Museum with interior space planning and renderings that illustrate the concepts that were most integral to TCM’s target audience. TCM plans to move forward with a capital campaign to fundraise and begin the next design phases!