The state of the DoSeum: Where we are and what to look forward to

After a record-breaking attendance year in 2023, find out how San Antonio’s local children’s museum plans to enrich the community with new exhibits and events.

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Learn, explore, and create at the DoSeum.

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Race you to the Force Course. Since 2015, the DoSeum has welcomed three million visitors through its doors. The Alamo City’s kid-friendly museum has enriched the local community via its exhibits + events, public outreach, education, school partnerships, and STEM events.

So, what’s next for 2024 and beyond? We’re breaking down the museum’s future exhibition plans + what visitors can expect in the next decade.

2023 by the numbers

Kids with lanyards surround a computer taking part in a STEM activity.

Need summer camp plans? Check out the DoSeum’s camp itinerary.

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The DoSeum celebrated the end of 2023 with these significant achievements:

  • Welcomed it’s three millionth visitor.
  • 20% of attendees used the “Museums for All” initiative which grants families who are receiving food assistance discounted general admission rates.
  • 134,000 visitors experienced its Dream Tomorrow Today traveling exhibit — currently on its way to British Colombia.
  • 8,575 people were impacted through its outreach programs.

What’s to come in 2024...

Kids in striped polos play at the sudsy bubble station with an adult.

Bring the kiddos and play with bubbles at the DoSeum’s Do Pop exhibit.

Photo by the DoSeum

Hitting the ground running in the new year, the museum has lined up several new rotating exhibits as well as the return of its Artist in Residence program. Here’s what kids and those with a youthful soul have to look forward to this year:

  • Mission: Astronaut | Saturday, Feb. 17-Sunday, March 28 | This space-themed exhibit will feature a NASA live stream of Earth from the International Space Station along with Cinematic Space Projections. Participants will be tackling STEM challenges and simulate space missions.
  • Dogs! A Science Tail | June 1-Sept. 2 | Coming this summer, the event will explore the relationship between dogs + their owners, where our furry friends come from, and how to care for our companions.

...and beyond

As the museum heads into its next decade, its focus will include enriching neighboring communities through museum + educator partnerships, outreach programs, diving deeper into the science of play with kids of different backgrounds, Artist in Residents programs, and more rotating exhibits.

More play is right around the corner.