Since the last time I visited the San Antonio Children’s Museum, now called The DoSeum, was in 2002 when it was located on Houston Street and my daughter was in preschool, I was intrigued by all the buzz in my San Antonio bloggers group from moms with kids in the zero-to-10 age range.
“It’s our new favorite place,” said one. “We LOVE it!” said another.
So, I had to go see it for myself, and I now understand all the accolades. It’s awesome, and it’s HUGE (65,000 square feet of indoor space and 39,000 square feet of outdoor space).
Even though I don’t fit into the zero-to-10 age range, I had fun skipping up the piano-key stairs, pretending that I was a member of the stranded Robinson family in the whimsical outdoor tree house, and learning about how different lights change the colors that we see. I also enjoyed chatting with a young girl who was happily engaged in creating a spy kitty mask in the DoSeum’s Art Studio.
The arts, science, technology, engineering, math and literacy are all featured in this $47-million hands-on museum just for children. Truth be told, plenty of parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles were also having a great time the day I was there. The DoSeum is just one more reason to love San Antonio.
Located at 2800 Broadway, The DoSeum is opened Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. On Sundays, members may enter at 11 a.m.
Admission is $12 for ages one and up. Membership to The DoSeum is $120 for a family of four or $150 for a family of six. Every first and third Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., admission is free to the first 1,500 guests, thanks to underwriting from H-E-B. Parking at The DoSeum is free.
For even more ideas of fun things to do and see in San Antonio, visit Barnes & Noble, The Twig, Whole Foods, Half Price Books on Broadway, Costco, Sam’s and Hudson News to purchase “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die” by yours truly. ¡Viva San Antonio!