DO It At Home

DO IT AT HOME

The DoSeum is a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together—a place where minds are always at play.  During your visit, our exhibits, programs, and classes will encourage young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy, but curiosity and exploration don't have to end when you leave!

Explore our DIY Activities, Storytimes, and Questions from Kids that were created for you to DO at home and stay connected with your family while keeping minds at play in between your visits!

To learn more about how you can help support your DoSeum, especially during these unprecedented times, please visit our SUPPORT page.


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Shoo Wee Okapi

Shoo Wee! Do you smell that? What is that smell...I think it's that Okapi! What is an Okapi, anyway? Okapis are nearly impossible to observe in the wild and, once discovered, obtained a mythical reputation and gained the name "African unicorn." This book is the first in a series of "ficinformational" books about lesser known animals with weird traits like the okapi. The illustrations are engaging, and the story is just plain fun to read and filled with real facts.... Read More
at Friday, July 24, 2020

DIY Bubbles

Bubble wands can be made with almost anything — from pipe cleaners to cookie cutters, and even your hands! Join us for this quick DIY to learn how to make bubble wands and the perfect bubble solution for the best and biggest bubbles!  After you've made your first bubble solution, our challenge to you is to experiment with the Dish Soap and Corn Syrup ratio for your bubble solution! Can you make a bubble solution that allows you... Read More
at Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hair Love

Hair can kink, coil, and curl in every way! Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, even though some days it has a mind of its own.  Join us as we explore the pages of Hair Love, a tender and empowering story where Zuri and her Daddy work together to style her hair for a very special occasion.  After listening to Hair Love you can watch an extended animated short of the book too! Watch Animated Short Read More
at Thursday, July 16, 2020

DIY Junk Journal

One person’s junk is another person’s treasure! In this fun DIY activity, explore how to make personalized Junk Journal from items around your house. You can create a Junk Journal that is personalized just for you including pages with pockets or pages that fold out to reveal a hidden message!  Our challenge to you is to use items around your house that you wouldn’t normally use as journal paper think, paper doilies, envelopes, or even postcards!  Our friends... Read More
at Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How Do Fireworks Work?

  If you look up to the night sky on New Year's Eve and The Fourth of July you are sure to catch a brilliant show of light and color from fireworks!  Our friend Mason wants to know: How do fireworks work?  Join Alexis as she explores that even though fireworks come in many different sizes and colors they all work similarly in this Ask A DOer.  This year our celebrations may look a little different, but the important thing is to stay safe and avoid large... Read More
at Saturday, July 4, 2020

American Flag Collaging with Michael Albert

  Collaging may seem easy, but can take a lifetime to master.  In this special DO It At Home DIY, American Pop Artist, Michael Albert guides you through creating an American Flag collage just in time to celebrate the July 4 th !  His collage style turns familiar household items like cereal boxes, candy wrappers, and office supply packaging into unique works of art. Grab your favorite red, white, and blue items and join us for this one of a kind DIY!    About... Read More
at Friday, July 3, 2020

5th Anniversary Coloring Sheet

We're thrilled to be able to celebrate 5 years of joyful learning and discovery! We're very thankful for all that have visited and supported us in our mission to grow curious minds, connect families, and transform communities.  We're excited to continue to create a space for all where minds are always at play!   As part of our 5th year celebration, we've made a fun coloring sheet for you and your family to color together! Be... Read More
at Saturday, June 27, 2020

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

You hear mosquitos buzzing around all summer, tagging along with our summer outdoor adventures, but Colt wants to know: Why do mosquito bites itch? Grab your mosquito net and citronella candle to explore why mosquito bites are itchy with Dr. Richard in Ask A Doer! Terms You’ve Learned Diptera  - Group of insects that includes flies, mosquitos, gnats, and midges. Histamine – A compound involved in the body’s response to injury and allergic reactions that... Read More
at Friday, June 26, 2020

The Coyote Family Stays Home!

Join us for this bilingual storytime as The Coyote family shares how they have worked as a team to stay happy and healthy during their time at home.  Spurs Give announced the release of a free new digital children book, titled “The Coyote Family Stays Home!”. The book, created to help children understand and come to terms with changes resulting from COVID-19, is available for free online in both English and Spanish. The book serves as an additional resource for all... Read More
at Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Family Conversations about Race and Racism

We understand that for some conversations about race and racism can be challenging to navigate.  To help continue these important conversations, we’ve brought together a few free resources that can be viewed with your family or before conversations with your family.  As always we encourage all families to continue to educate themselves and advocate for peace and equitable opportunities where possible.    Watch the entire CNN/Sesame Street racism town hall (CNN) ... Read More
at Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?

We know animals have to sleep but not all animals experience sleep in the same way humans do!  This week Lillie wants to know, Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up? Join Alexis in this week’s Ask A DOer as she explores why horses sometimes sleep standing up. Terms You’ve Learned: Herbivores - Animals that eat plants—such as lemmings, deer, elephants, and zebras—are called herbivores.  Polyphasic Sleeping – sleeping 2... Read More
at Saturday, May 30, 2020

DoSeum's Summer Challenge

  Keep your mind at play this summer!  As temperatures rise, so does the learning! This year's summer challenge booklet is packed with activities to spark children’s curiosity all summer long. Download your Summer Challenge booklet today, we are excited to continue to explore with you this summer!  Note to Caregivers Your encouragement and support lead to positive results. These challenges are designed to fight summer learning loss.... Read More
at Thursday, May 28, 2020

Plant A Kiss

  Join us as we follow Little Miss's adventure when she planted a kiss! This storytime featuring  Plant A Kiss,  will show kids how one small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than you could ever imagine.   Read More
at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Remember Balloons

James has so many balloons! Each of them carries a special memory. Grandpa has a million balloons because he’s lived so long. James loves to hear about the stories in Grandpa’s balloons. But Grandpa has been having trouble holding onto his balloons lately. They start to float away, and James can’t catch them even though he tries. James discovers that he is now the one to share Grandpa’s stories. After listening to  The Remember Balloons read by author... Read More
at Friday, May 22, 2020

DIY Invisible Ink

Invisible ink isn’t just for spies — you can make it at home with 3 simple ingredients!  Explore one-way invisible ink is made and the chemical reaction that makes it possible.  This quick DIY will have you and your child communicating through endless secret messages while learning how acids and bases react with one another.  Remember you can use invisible ink to send a top-secret message or even to hide a treasure map! What you'll need: Warm water... Read More
at Thursday, May 21, 2020

El Perro Con Sombrero

Jump into the bilingual pages of  El Perro Con Sombrero with us during this week’s Storytime! Explore with us how Pepe’s sombrero took him from lonely dog to movie star!    See all Storytimes >   Read More
at Tuesday, May 19, 2020

How Does Sound Travel?

Sound is all around us and helps us navigate our lives every day, but Myla wants to know, “How does sound travel?” Join Dr. Richard on this week’s Ask A Doer as he explores just how sound travels—from bird songs to bell rings—and if it’s possible to make sound in space! Terms You’ve Learned: Vibration – rapid movement back and forth or up and down. Sound Wave – a wave formed by a vibrating object Acoustics... Read More
at Friday, May 15, 2020

DIY Household Archaeology

Grab your explorer hat and join us as we go on an artifact hunt!  Archaeologists hunt to find artifacts and other physical remains to study and gain a better understanding of human history.  Artifact hunts can happen anywhere: inside an older building, at a park, or even inside your home!  Once you have found a mysterious artifact, it’s time to explore your artifact and record your findings just as an Archaeologist does for a museum!  This DIY Household... Read More
at Thursday, May 14, 2020

A Virtual Book Festival for Kids and Teens

We’ve partnered with our good friends at The San Antonio Book Festival to bring you a virtual mini book festival—five days of pre-recorded videos from some of our festival writers of children’s and young adult books, as well as literacy-based activities created by educators at The DoSeum! For a full list of Festival writers and festival schedule  visit The San Antonio Book Festival website !  Literacy Activity: Yes, And! Friday, May 15th There... Read More
at Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Green Is a Chile Pepper

Cultural traditions can be joyful, delicious, and colorful! Join us as we jump into the lively pages of Green Is a Chile Pepper and explore a world of colors for this week’s Storytime!   See all Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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