A guest uses her hand to control characters in a motion-simulating exhibit. Photo by Christine Sargologos.

Doors are nearly open at The DoSeum, San Antonio’s new museum for kids. The 100,000 sq. ft. indoor-outdoor museum will welcome guests this Saturday, June 6, just in time for the ending school year. During a media event on Monday, we were able to preview the wonderland of learning. We were treated to bright colors and interactive exhibits at every turn.

Each child’s visit is “meant to be synergistic to what schools are able to do (in the) classroom,” said DoSeum CEO Vanessa Lacoss Hurd. There are installations for all ages and range from light and sound to robotics, reading, and geography.

Designed with teams from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Argyle Design of New York, the interactive exhibits are intended to be fun but challenging while furthering the DoSeum’s goal to promote early literacy, the creative arts, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The building itself is an exhibit, designed by Lake/Flato Architects to be energy efficient and playful in design.

The "Storytelling Tree" in the DoSeum’s East Garden features shade and hand-carved chairs from reclaimed wood. Photo by Christine Sargologos.
The “Storytelling Tree” in the DoSeum’s East Garden features shade and hand-carved chairs from reclaimed wood. Photo by Christine Sargologos.

In it’s first year the DoSeum anticipates 500,000 visitors, furthering what Hurd hopes will be “part of a strengthening ecosystem of learning in San Antonio.”

The DoSeum will open daily during the Summer from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.

Half-priced $5 tickets will be required to enter the museum on Saturday, June 6, beyond the free outdoor activities and celebrations. Tickets to enter the museum on Sunday, June 7, are $10. The standard admission price for the museum will be $11.

Tickets for the grand opening festivities are available at www.thedoseum.org/grandopening and the DoSeum’s box office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 2800 Broadway. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly for both days.

Visitors will be purchasing timed tickets so the DoSeum and its staff can avoid an overwhelming crowd when doors open in the morning. Families can choose from various times on Saturday and Sunday to visit, starting at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively, in 30-minute intervals, and the last entry set at 5:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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Christine Sargologos

Christine Sargologos is a wedding and portrait photographer shooting throughout Texas and the United States. She believes that in most directions there are brilliant details and remarkable stories worth...