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Fundraising campaign underway for the new San Antonio Children's Museum

The 'First 500' is a new fund raising campaign for The Do Seum opening next summer.
The 'First 500' is a new fund raising campaign for The Do Seum opening next summer.
Photo by Sandra Cruz

Earlier this month the San Antonio Children’s Museum announced a new fundraiser for The Do Seum which is scheduled to open next summer. This new fundraising campaign is called the “First 500” and it offers 500 families the opportunity to purchase their own personal exhibit place at the new museum. Area families can donate funds to raise money for the construction of this new children’s museum. These spaces will be included in the 30,000 square feet of the new outdoor learning area.

The Do Seum will be a one of a kind children’s museum with state of the art exhibits with an emphasis on interactive science, technology, engineering and math with an emphasis on early literacy and creative arts. The exhibits will focus on encouraging children’s creativity, inquiry and problem solving skills through hands on activities. For more information and to participate in this fundraising event visit the San Antonio Children’s Museum online.

Fundraising items available for purchase include:
Sponsored Pavers:
Oversized Pavers (36” X 15”) — $1,000
The pavers will be made of Texas limestone laid in the ground level portion of the front walkway near the entrance to The Do Seum.

Benches and Stools:
Individual Reclaimed Wood Seats — $1,600
Each will be engraved with the donor’s name and will be placed throughout the East Yard.
Six-Foot Reclaimed Wood & Mixed Media Bench – $4,000
Each bench will be engraved with the donor’s name. These will be in the East and West Yards.
Eight-Foot Native Texas Limestone Bench – $7,000
Each solid limestone block will be engraved with the donor’s name and set along the grounds leading up to the front of The Do Seum.

Trees:
Mature Decorative Tree — $10,000
These will be planted along the walk to The Do Seum’s entrance with accompanying plaque engraved with the donor’s name.
Shade Tree — $15,000
These will be planted in the East and West Yards with accompanying plaque engraved with the donor’s name.

Source: Maryam Brown