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The new Do Seum contruction is underway

The new Do Seum contruction is underway

The Do Seum “San Antonio’s Museum for Kids” is opening up next summer!

The Do Seum, an expanded San Antonio Children’s Museum, is under construction just north of downtown (across from Brackenridge Park). The museum will serve as a place for kids to learn and play without the stress of feeling like school. Kids will have the chance to practice their reading skills while learning hands on about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects in a fun, interactive way.

The San Antonio Children’s Museum, currently located downtown on East Houston Street, will be closing March 31, 2014.  The new Do Seum will officially open June 1, 2015. The expanded site will have free parking–a huge benefit that the downtown location lacks). The exhibit will also have its own cafe full of healthy options for both kids and parents. The many choices will teach children about healthy eating habits as well.

Not only is The Do Seum good for learning, but it is also eco-friendly. The museum is a LEED Gold-rated project, and is more energy-efficient than many structures in the city.  It is designed to capture water condensate and will produce an estimated 60,000 gallons of water during the summertime.

Officials in charge of The Do Seum are anticipating hundreds of thousands of students in Bexar county making a trip to the museum each year. Once a student visits for the first time, they’ll likely want to return. Officials believe The Do Seum will enhance the cultural landscape of San Antonio.

Read more about this story online at The Rivard Report.
Find out more about The Do Seum.
Find out more about the LEED Gold-rated project.

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