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General Admission (Thinkery)
From 10/17/2017 through 10/31/2017

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!
Art Start: 1,2,3,...Paint w/ Me (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 10/18/2017 through 10/25/2017

Grab a paintbrush and put on your painting smocks- it’s time to get creative while counting. Each week, we’ll explore a new number while making math- inspired artwork. Ready for our painting party? The countdown is on!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Art Start: 1,2,3,...Paint w/ Me (24-36 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 10/18/2017 through 10/25/2017

Grab a paintbrush and put on your painting smocks- it’s time to get creative while counting. Each week, we’ll explore a new number while making math- inspired artwork. Ready for our painting party? The countdown is on!

Ages 24-36 months.
Namaste and Play: Get into Shapes! (24-36mo) (Program Room 1)
From 10/20/2017 through 10/27/2017

Let’s blend art, movement, math and yoga by getting into SHAPES! Team up with your toddler to bring awareness to breath and sound while exploring and making a variety of shapes through yoga. Each week, we’ll wiggle, giggle and sing while making geometric shapes with our bodies.

Ages 24-36 months.


Namaste and Play: Get into Shapes! (36-48mo) (Program Room 1)
From 10/20/2017 through 10/27/2017

Let’s blend art, movement, math and yoga by getting into SHAPES! Team up with your toddler to bring awareness to breath and sound while exploring and making a variety of shapes through yoga. Each week, we’ll wiggle, giggle and sing while making geometric shapes with our bodies.

Ages 36-48 months.


Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Whisks & Wizards (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 10/21/2017 through 10/22/2017

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we jump into the enchanted world of science! Adults and children will work together to whip up some delicious treats inspired by the wonderful, mystical world of wizards. Warning: chocolate and dairy being used.

Ages 4+.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your labs to allow for check in.
Baby Bloomers: Fall on the Farm (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 10/21/2017 through 10/28/2017

Fall is finally here! This month, we’re kicking off the spookiest, kookiest season of them all with a fall-themed Baby Bloomers. What can we say? We feel like celebrating!


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 10/21/2017 through 12/30/2017

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 10/21/2017 through 12/30/2017

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!
Sensory Friendly Hours October (Thinkery)
On 10/22/2017

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.
Baby Bloomers: Fall on the Farm (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 10/23/2017 through 10/30/2017

Fall is finally here! This month, we’re kicking off the spookiest, kookiest season of them all with a fall-themed Baby Bloomers. What can we say? We feel like celebrating!

Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny 2017 (Thinkery)
On 10/27/2017

Celebrate Halloween, Thinkery-style. Dress in your Halloween best and learn to make your own spooky sounds, become a gross-ologist and face your fear of freaky foods. Activities for kids and adults make this fall celebration enchantingly fun for all. Complete all activity stations and receive a prize.

6pm-9pm
Space 8 Think Lab: Costume Design (4+) (Space 8)
From 10/28/2017 through 10/29/2017

It’s time to get super-stitched! Join us in Space 8 and learn the basics of sewing while designing your own unique costume components! Participants will have an opportunity to create their own spooky-inspired mask!

Ages 4+
Art Start: Nature as our Canvas! (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 11/1/2017 through 12/13/2017

Step outside and look around, isn’t nature beautiful? Join us at Thinkery as we create unique art using natural and found materials. We’ll bring the outdoors in and investigate using our senses. Together, we’ll discover ways to reimagine rocks, dirt, leaves and flowers!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Art Start: Nature as our Canvas! (24-36 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 11/1/2017 through 12/13/2017

Step outside and look around, isn’t nature beautiful? Join us at Thinkery as we create unique art using natural and found materials. We’ll bring the outdoors in and investigate using our senses. Together, we’ll discover ways to reimagine rocks, dirt, leaves and flowers!

Ages 24-36 months.
Parents' Night Out November (Thinkery)
On 11/3/2017

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!



Namaste and Play: Amazing Animals! (24-36mo) (Program Room 1)
From 11/3/2017 through 12/15/2017

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Team up with your tot to investigate and explore amazing animals though sensory activities, hands-on art projects and animal-inspired toddler yoga. Now, who’s ready to create some downward-facing dogs, froggy hops and cat cows? We are!

Ages 24-36 months.


Namaste and Play: Amazing Animals! (36-48mo) (Program Room 1)
From 11/3/2017 through 12/15/2017

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Team up with your tot to investigate and explore amazing animals though sensory activities, hands-on art projects and animal-inspired toddler yoga. Now, who’s ready to create some downward-facing dogs, froggy hops and cat cows? We are!

Ages 24-36 months.


Baby Bloomers: All About Shapes (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 11/4/2017 through 11/25/2017

November is the perfect time to get into SHAPES! Early exposure to simple geometric shapes can greatly benefit children’s understanding of the world around them. Join us all month long as we wiggle, giggle and explore together!


Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Member Mornings (Thinkery)
From 11/5/2017 through 12/17/2017

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.
Baby Bloomers: All about Shapes (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 11/6/2017 through 11/27/2017

November is the perfect time to get into SHAPES! Early exposure to simple geometric shapes can greatly benefit children’s understanding of the world around them. Join us all month long as we wiggle, giggle and explore together!


Gingerbread Fun Run (Mueller Park)
On 11/18/2017

Get ready to run, run as fast as you can, Austin. Kick off the holiday season with a special Gingerbread Fun Run for kids—it’s almost 1K! Your task: Go as fast as you can while chasing Thinkery’s festive Gingerbread Man around Mueller Lake Park across from Thinkery. Enjoy seasonal hands-on activities for the entire family before and after the run in Mueller Park—and inside the museum, of course!

Thinkery is teaming up with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Texas to ensure this Fun Run is open and accessible to kids of all abilities. The mostly paved and mostly flat route around Mueller Lake is wheelchair- and walker-accessible, with one unpaved 30-foot section covered in decomposed granite.

Early Learners Wkshp: Colorful Creationns (12-24) (Program Room 1)
On 11/20/2017

There’s no place like Thinkery! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we explore the spectacular color spectrum and use our sense of sight to investigate and identify different colors. We’ll mix colors to create new ones, practice creative movement and paint vibrant portraits. It’s colorful fun for everyone!

Ages 12-24 months.
Early Learners Wkshp: Colorful Creations (24-36) (Program Room 1)
On 11/20/2017

There’s no place like Thinkery! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we explore the spectacular color spectrum and use our sense of sight to investigate and identify different colors. We’ll mix colors to create new ones, practice creative movement and paint vibrant portraits. It’s colorful fun for everyone!

Ages 24-36 months.
Early Learners Wkshp: Colorful Creations (36-48) (Program Room 1)
On 11/20/2017

There’s no place like Thinkery! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we explore the spectacular color spectrum and use our sense of sight to investigate and identify different colors. We’ll mix colors to create new ones, practice creative movement and paint vibrant portraits. It’s colorful fun for everyone!

Ages 36-48 months.
Baby Bloomers: Winter Wonders (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 12/2/2017 through 12/30/2017

Winter is here, and we’re ready to celebrate! This December, we’ll explore all things winter during Baby Bloomers. We’ll create snowflakes, practice sock “skating” and explore winter wonders all month long!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Baby Bloomers: Winter Wonders (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 12/4/2017 through 12/18/2017

Winter is here, and we’re ready to celebrate! This December, we’ll explore all things winter during Baby Bloomers. We’ll create snowflakes, practice sock “skating” and explore winter wonders all month long!



Thinkery21: JingleBooze 2017 (21+) (Thinkery)
On 12/7/2017

Think. Drink. Be merry!

Come in from the cold (at least we hope it’ll be cold), enjoy a seasonal adult beverage, sport your ugliest holiday sweater and help us celebrate the jolliest Thinkery21 of them all—JingleBooze! If your family festivities aren’t weird enough, we’ll be sure to make things plenty awkward.


Private Gingerbread Workshop (Program Room 4)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/23/2017

Reserve a Private Gingerbread Workshop with real gingerbread for your masterpieces and all the candy fixings to create your winter wonderlands. There is limited availability for our Private Workshop offerings, so book early to get your preferred spot!

-Educator-led Gingerbread Workshop for up to 36 participants
-Two-hour long private room rental (includes workshop time)
-Families may explore the museum after their workshop for as long as they would like
-Food and drink allowed in the workshop rooms
Candy Chemistry Workshops (7+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/24/2017

Join us in Kitchen Lab for a 2.5-hour workshop as we make Gingerbread House decorating even sweeter! Learn to make and use spun sugar, moldable marzipan and piping techniques to decorate your unique Gingerbread House. Participants will also make a delicious treat that can be used as decoration, holiday gift or something sweet to nibble on throughout the winter!
When the building is complete, we will move your house to the Gingerbread Village where you can pick it up after playing in the museum. Don’t forget to snap a memory at the Gingerbread Photo Booth!


Ages 7+.
Gingerbread Architect Workshops (7+) (Space 8)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/24/2017

Warm up your young builder’s brain with a structural engineering challenge. Imagine how your building might be used and explore the strength of different sugary building supplies. Then, take inspiration from familiar Austin landmarks to design and draft the plans before constructing your very own creation!

When the building is complete, we will move your house to the Gingerbread Village where you can pick it up after playing in the museum. Don’t forget to snap a memory at the Gingerbread Photo Booth!

Ages 7+.
TOT Gingerbread Workshops (Program Room 1)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/24/2017

Perfect for mini-makers! Tot Gingerbread Workshops are available for families with children ages 5 and under. These hour-long workshops feature easy-to-build houses and tot-friendly decorations.
Traditional Gingerbread Workshops (Program Room 3)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/24/2017

Traditional Gingerbread Workshops celebrate creative families in a collaborative environment. These hour-long, educator-led workshops are appropriate for all ages and offer everything needed to build and decorate a charming gingerbread house.
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