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.
The DoSeum actively supports the work of local educators and their students, which is why we welcome school groups to engage with our exhibits and programming. We have created accessible opportunities for children to interact with our educational and fun space with guidance from DoSeum staff to ensure an optimal experience. A DoSeum Field Trip means partnership with teachers to help find an experience that aligns to students' needs in STEM, the arts, and early literacy. It means joyful learning and discovery through active, student-led inquiry.
The DoSeum offers two Field Trip opportunities: The Field Experience and The Group Visit. Please read the descriptions of both options before determining which is best for your class.
Age Group: Pre-K – 5th grade
When: 9:30am – 12:00pm Monday-Friday during the months of September – May
Group Size: 25-125 students
What is a Field Experience?
Kids will engage with one or more of our major exhibit galleries during a themed experience (offerings are detailed at the bottom of this page). They may also engage in a group learning experience in one of our classrooms. There might be some time to explore on their own terms as well, depending on the offering you choose. DoSeum educators will facilitate the experience with the help of teachers and chaperones.
The DoSeum is proud to offer funding for qualifying schools through our DoSeum For All (DFA) program. Schools may apply for funding if they meet the following criteria:
Qualifying schools will receive:
As funds per school are limited, DFA funding will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis through our online request system (below). If more than one group from your school wishes to visit, you must let us know if you’d like to split funding between grade levels once approved.
Age Group: Birth – 11 years (older groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
When: Regular museum hours, Monday-Sunday
Group Size: minimum 15 people
What is a Group Visit?
We recognize every visit to The DoSeum is an educational one, and welcome school groups, camps, and other organizations to visit us as groups for self-guided exploration of our museum galleries. Our exhibits are thoughtfully designed to accommodate a wide range of ages, interests, and developmental stages from birth to age 11.
All children visiting with groups must be accompanied by an adult while visiting The DoSeum, and we require 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children. Group Visit reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance of the requested visit date, and can only be made by completing our online form (below). To ensure a positive experience for everyone, we may provide Group Visits during the school year with a schedule to follow during their visit. While Group Visits are self-guided, we request groups follow this schedule to avoid overcrowding of our gallery spaces, and a joyful visit for all.
**Please Note: DoSeum For All funding is not available for Group Visits.
Booking for the 2018-19 school year will begin the week of July 2, 2018.
The DoSeum offers a great resource for multiple field experiences for Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade students. Schools will be able to use our education guide before, during, and after their experience to ensure that adults can work with children to continue the learning beyond the museum. Educators will be able to customize their experience to connect with one of the museum’s six brand-new, sophisticated exhibit galleries.