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General Admission (Thinkery)
From 6/22/2017 through 7/31/2017

THE THINKERY is an evolution of the Austin Children’s Museum. It’s Austin’s sparkling new home for “why” and “how.” A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It’s a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it’s a heck of a good time.

Thinkery es una evolución del Museo de Niños en Austin. Es el nuevo hogar de Austin del “por qué” y “cómo.” Un lugar donde la ciencia y familias juegan lado a lado. Donde personas pueden conectarse con ideas al hacer, fabricar y vivir. Es la fundidora para la nueva generación de innovadores y solucionadores de problemas creativos. ¡Y es divertidísimo!
Space 8 Think Lab: Build a Better Boat (4+) (Space 8)
From 6/24/2017 through 6/25/2017

Take a splash into the field of biomimetics [bi·o·mi·met·ics] and explore how scientists are inspired by nature to create innovative products while designing, building, and testing your own model boat! You might not need a bigger boat, but you can always make it better.

Ages 4+
Space 8 Think Lab: Build a Better Boat (8+) (Space 8)
From 6/24/2017 through 6/25/2017

Take a splash into the field of biomimetics [bi·o·mi·met·ics] and explore how scientists are inspired by nature to create innovative products while designing, building, and testing your own model boat! You might not need a bigger boat, but you can always make it better.

Ages 8+
Baby Bloomers: Under the Sea (Thinkery)
From 6/24/2017 through 6/26/2017

Let’s take the plunge together and explore the world – underwater! We’ll investigate plants, animals and more!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 6/24/2017 through 9/30/2017

Take your party to the next level with this Deluxe option! This 2-hour party option includes a private birthday party room, self-guided activities to entertain guests as they gather in the room, plus an exclusive 45-60 minute educator-led activity designed to make for a memorable party. Additionally, each participating child leaves with a free pass to return to the Thinkery. What a cool party favor! Party goers enjoy unlimited access to the museum after the party and/or 1 hour prior to afternoon parties!

Con nuestra opción de lujo, eleva tu fiesta al siguiente nivel! Esta opción de 2 horas incluye un cuarto privado para fiesta de cumpleaños, actividades autoguiadas para entratener a los acompañantes mientras llegan los demás invitados, y también 45 a 60 minutos exclusivos de actividades conducidas por un educador diseñadas para una fiesta memorable. Adicionalmente, cada niño participante recibirá un boleto de entrada gratuita para regresar al Thinkery. Todos los invitados disfrutaran de acceso ilimitado al museo después de la fiesta y/o 1 hora antes de las fiestas vespertinas!
Private Birthday Party Room (Thinkery)
From 6/24/2017 through 9/30/2017

Keep it simple and create a home base for your birthday party. Thinkery will provide you with a private party room for 2 hours that includes tables, chairs, buntings and table coverings. Additionally, a birthday party coordinator will be onsite to assist with questions and…here’s the best part…handle all of the clean up. Party goers enjoy unlimited access to the museum after the party and/or 1 hour prior to afternoon parties!

Mantenlo sencillo y elige tu casa como base para tu fiesta. El Thinkery proveerá con un cuarto privado para fiesta de cumpleaños por 2 horas que incluye mesas, sillas, banderines y cubiertas de mesa. Adicionalmente, un coordinador de fiestas estará disponible en case de que tenga alguna pregunta y lo mejor de todo… se encargará de la limpieza. Todos los invitados disfrutaran de acceso ilimitado al museo después de la fiesta y/o 1 hora antes de las fiestas vespertinas!
Program, Animate Create-June-Camp-Grd 3-5--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 6/26/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. Check it out! Coding is cool with our 3rd-5th grade campers. Program and share your very own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids. Design and develop game controllers, program sensors and motors with Makey Makey and LEGO® WeDo. Work collaboratively to construct a group Rube Goldberg device. Sharpen your creative problem skills as you build your own cardboard arcade. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice techie, one thing is certain—you’ll love this camp. So, don’t just play games—make games!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
RoboCircus-June-Camp-Grade 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 6/26/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! 3rd-5th grade campers, step inside the circus tent, where you’ll spend a fun-filled week balancing hands-on activities with robotics and computer programming. Team up and use MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots in tricky circus events and challenges. Develop age-appropriate digital literacy skills while designing and programming your very own robot conductor, clown or carnival attraction. Explore sensors and gears as you walk the tightrope and test your robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability. Come one, come all!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-June-Camp-Grd 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 6/26/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 3rd-5th grade campers will explore the science of flight and see if they have what it takes to achieve lift off! Construct amazing aerodynamic contraptions that hover, spin and soar. Discover the four forces of flight as you build and test your very own flying machine. Team up to engineer launch-ready rockets, robotic rovers and cool space tools as you design and plan an colonial mission to Mars.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Baby Bloomers: Splash into Summer 9-10am (Thinkery)
From 7/1/2017 through 7/29/2017

Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! This month we’ll soak up the sun while exploring all things summer!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Cow Eye Dissection (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 7/1/2017 through 7/30/2017

Learn about your own anatomy by exploring an eyeball in this biology-focused Think Lab. You’ll dissect a cow eye and explore the science behind the incredible sense of sight! The cow eyes used are preserved in a solution safe and free of formalin odor.

Ages 4+
Member Mornings (Thinkery)
From 7/2/2017 through 8/20/2017

It’s almost like having the Thinkery all to yourself! Your family can play side by side with science and enjoy all the great activities and innovative exhibits the Thinkery offers - before we open to the public. The Thinkery is open early the first Sunday of every month from 8:30-10 am exclusively for Members. Reservations are recommended.

Es como tener todo el Thinkery solo para ti! Tu familia puede jugar al lado de la ciencia y disfrutar de grandes actividades y las exhibiciones innovadoras que el Thinkery ofrece antes de abrir para el publico. El Thinkery esta abierto el primer domingo de cada mes de 8:30 am a 10:00 am exclusivamente para miembros. Sugerimos hacer reservaciones. Boletos limitados estarán disponibles en admisiones.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jul-Camp-Grd 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/3/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! It’s maker madness for our 3rd-5th grade campers! Take things apart to understand how they’re created. Make your own dye, tackle basic sewing techniques and use unique conductive materials to add circuits to your textiles. Harness the power of sewing machines, hand tools, 3D design software and more. And after you’ve mastered the basics of making, you’ll develop a product and pitch it to a panel of experts—all while tracking your product’s development through ideation, design, iteration and analysis. Sew cool!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.
Program, Animate Create-July-Camp-Grd 1-2--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/3/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. 1st-2nd grade campers what do you want the future to look like? How can you change it? Join us as we explore how new technologies can help us develop innovative products, applications and solutions for the problems facing the world. Explore LittleBits, 3D modeling and stop-motion animation as you tackle new issues and stories each day. Utilize open design¬ spaces and creative problem solving skills to brainstorm, prototype and test out your inspired ideas. At the end of the week, we’ll build a Thinkery World’s Fair—an exposition of culture, art and technology to display the projects we’ve dreamed up and designed.

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2017. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.
Program, Animate Create-July-Camp-Grd 3-5--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/3/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. Check it out! Coding is cool with our 3rd-5th grade campers. Program and share your very own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids. Design and develop game controllers, program sensors and motors with Makey Makey and LEGO® WeDo. Work collaboratively to construct a group Rube Goldberg device. Sharpen your creative problem skills as you build your own cardboard arcade. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice techie, one thing is certain—you’ll love this camp. So, don’t just play games—make games!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.
Baby Bloomers: Splash into Summer (Thinkery)
From 7/3/2017 through 7/31/2017

Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! This month we’ll soak up the sun while exploring all things summer!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Space 8 Think Lab: E-Wearables (4+) (Space 8)
From 7/8/2017 through 7/23/2017

Join us in Space 8 as we combine simple circuitry and textile art to make futuristic light-up wearables!

(Ages 4 +)
RoboCircus-JulyA-Camp-Grade 1-2--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/10/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! As the master of ceremonies, 1st-2nd grade campers, you’ll learn about and build circus-themed robots while exploring the basic concepts of robotics and computer programming. Use simple machines and simple programming to engineer one-of-a kind, out-of-this-world attractions like dancing birds, drumming monkeys and amusement park rides. Command your robotic contraptions to complete programmed tasks using LEGO® WeDo bricks and software. And discover that everyone’s a winner when collaboration and creativity take center stage!

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
RoboCircus-JulyA-Camp-Grade 3-5--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/10/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! 3rd-5th grade campers, step inside the circus tent, where you’ll spend a fun-filled week balancing hands-on activities with robotics and computer programming. Team up and use MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots in tricky circus events and challenges. Develop age-appropriate digital literacy skills while designing and programming your very own robot conductor, clown or carnival attraction. Explore sensors and gears as you walk the tightrope and test your robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability. Come one, come all!

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Up, Up and Away-July-Camp-Grd 1-2--NI (National Instruments)
On 7/10/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 1st-2nd grade campers will pack their bags! We’re traveling through time and exploring the exciting history of airborne travel. From early hot air balloons to futuristic rocket ships, you’ll navigate your way through the challenges, successes and surprises faced by fearless trailblazers in aviation history. Test out their techniques as you design and develop creations that can glide through the sky. Together, we’ll fly through time and find out how physics makes flight possible!

This full day camp hosted at NI is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
RoboCircus-JulyB-Camp-Grade 3-5--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/17/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! 3rd-5th grade campers, step inside the circus tent, where you’ll spend a fun-filled week balancing hands-on activities with robotics and computer programming. Team up and use MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots in tricky circus events and challenges. Develop age-appropriate digital literacy skills while designing and programming your very own robot conductor, clown or carnival attraction. Explore sensors and gears as you walk the tightrope and test your robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability. Come one, come all!

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jul-Camp-Grd 3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/17/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 3rd-5th grade campers light it up—one bulb at a time! After mastering the basics of circuitry, take your newfound knowledge to the next level and create sewn and paper circuits using unique conductive materials. Learn to use soldering irons, voltmeters and other hand tools as you construct your weeklong project—a super cool circuitry art piece.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Up, Up and Away-July-Camp-Grd 3-5--NI (National Instruments)
On 7/17/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 3rd-5th grade campers will pack their bags! We’re traveling through time and exploring the exciting history of airborne travel. From early hot air balloons to futuristic rocket ships, you’ll navigate your way through the challenges, successes and surprises faced by fearless trailblazers in aviation history. Test out their techniques as you design and develop creations that can glide through the sky. Together, we’ll fly through time and find out how physics makes flight possible!

This full day camp hosted at NI is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Parents' Night Out July (Thinkery)
On 7/21/2017

It’s a night out for you, but we think of it as kids’ night out at Thinkery! Enjoy a night out while the kids enjoy an exclusive night at Thinkery. Kids ages 4 and up will have the museum to themselves and live it up with pizza, hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) activities, exhibit exploration and MORE!



Sensory Friendly Hours July (Thinkery)
On 7/23/2017

Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. During Sensory Friendly Hours, Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other special needs to explore Thinkery with their families.

A typical visit to Thinkery can be challenging for those who feel overwhelmed by large crowds and excessive stimuli. In acknowledgement of this, the galleries will be modified to reduce extra stimuli and ticket sales will be limited to reduce crowding. Special hands-on activities will engage children of all ages and abilities.

Admissions are limited.
Up, Up and Away-July-Camp-Grd 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/24/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 3rd-5th grade campers will explore the science of flight and see if they have what it takes to achieve lift off! Construct amazing aerodynamic contraptions that hover, spin and soar. Discover the four forces of flight as you build and test your very own flying machine. Team up to engineer launch-ready rockets, robotic rovers and cool space tools as you design and plan an colonial mission to Mars.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Suminagashi Fabrics (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 8/5/2017 through 8/20/2017

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we learn about the ancient Japanese marbling technique of Suminagashi! We’ll blend floating inks in pools of water to create custom art pieces to take home.

Ages 4+
Baby Bloomers: Animal Adventures (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 8/5/2017 through 8/26/2017

Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! This summer, embark on an animal adventure with sensory activities and hands-on activities that will make your little one want to ROAR!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Baby Bloomers: Animal Adventures (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 8/7/2017 through 8/28/2017

Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! This summer, embark on an animal adventure with sensory activities and hands-on activities that will make your little one want to ROAR!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Space 8 Think Lab: Printmaking Galore! (4+) (Space 8)
From 8/12/2017 through 8/27/2017

Use familiar materials in unfamiliar ways to make unique prints, scribbles, and doodles. Pick your favorite and make your own printed keepsake.

Ages 4+
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Aug-Camp-Grd3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 8/14/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 3rd-5th grade campers light it up—one bulb at a time! After mastering the basics of circuitry, take your newfound knowledge to the next level and create sewn and paper circuits using unique conductive materials. Learn to use soldering irons, voltmeters and other hand tools as you construct your weeklong project—a super cool circuitry art piece.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Thinkery21: Come and Make It (21 & up only) (Thinkery)
On 8/24/2017

Obsessed with Pinterest? Down to DIY? Mad for making? Come one, come all—Thinkery21. Grab a cocktail (and a glue gun!) and enjoy an evening of making, tinkering, designing and drinking at—where else?—Thinkery!
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Tracking Termites (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 9/2/2017 through 9/17/2017

These natural recyclers do more than eat wood! We’ll explore how these colony creatures communicate without using words, while making some interesting art.

Ages 4+.
Baby Bloomers: Color Creations (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 9/2/2017 through 9/30/2017

There’s no place like Baby Bloomers! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we create colorful creations all month long.

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Space 8 Think Lab: Back to School Makershop (4+) (Space 8)
From 9/9/2017 through 9/24/2017

School is back! Join us in Space 8 as we learn how to make our own pencil and pen bags using scissors, felt, scissors and some simple stitching!

Ages 4+
Space 8 Think Lab: Back to School Makershop (8+) (Space 8)
From 9/9/2017 through 9/24/2017

School is back! Join us in Space 8 as we learn how to sew while making our own pencil bags.

Ages 8+
Baby Bloomers: Color Creations (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 9/11/2017 through 9/25/2017

There’s no place like Baby Bloomers! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we create colorful creations all month long.

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
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