Field Trips - The DoSeum

Field Trips

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.


For more information about our Field Trip opportunities, please contact Jessica Thompson via email at jthompson@thedoseum.org

GROUP VISITS

GROUP VISITS

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. 

Group Visits can be scheduled Monday thru Friday during our normal operating hours. Reservations must be made before 1 month of the requested visit date and can only be made by completing our online form. We require a minimum of 15 people to give the discounted group rate.  Group Visits are discounted from our regular admission price of $14 per person aged 1 and up to $10 per person. 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.

To ensure a positive experience for everyone, we ask that Group Visits use this 1 adult for every 5 children ratio to divide into smaller groups to explore separately. Chaperones are responsible for children’s behavior at all times.


Age Group: Birth – 11 years (older groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

When: Regular museum hours, Monday - Friday

Group Size: minimum 15 people

Rate: $10/person


**Please Note: DoSeum For All funding is not available for Group Visits.

 

FIELD EXPERIENCES

FIELD EXPERIENCES

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.


Age Group: Pre-K – 5th grade

When: 9:30am – 12:00pm Monday-Friday during the months of September – May

Group Size: 25 - 125 students

FIELD EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

FIELD EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The DoSeum is excited to offer free admission for qualifying elementary school aged groups interested in participating in Field Experiences using our DoSeum For All (DFA) program. The DFA program is designed to provide all students and schools in the San Antonio area access to our quality programming. DFA will provide free admission to up to 90 students from each qualifying campus per school year and up to 18 adults (teachers, chaperones). Please note, if your school or organization brings more than 90 students and 18 adults, the standard Fall/Spring field experience rates will apply. DFA will also reimburse schools up to $300 for bus transportation.


Schools may apply for funding if they meet the following criteria:

  • 80%+ Title 1 students (based on Title 1 qualifications from Texas Education Agency)

  • Specialized programs to advance students in STEM, the arts, and/or literacy

Note: Not all groups who qualify are guaranteed to receive funding. Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis


PLEASE NOTE:

All available scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year have been granted or are in processing, and applications are now closed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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