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General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 7/30/2015 through 8/31/2015

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.

Limited walk-up tickets will be made available.
Early Learners Workshop: Edible Art (Program Room 1)
On 8/1/2015

This workshop is geared toward our youngest learners. Discover art that is made from things you have at home, including things you can eat! We will use ice cream cones for stamping, discover what happens when colored ice cubes melt, use spaghetti for painting and more!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Fantastic Felt Food (Kitchen Lab)
On 8/1/2015

Want to practice your sewing skills while making some fun toys? Join us in this fun sewing workshop while we make playfood out of felt!

Ages 4 - 7 years.
Baby Bloomers: Discovering Animals, Forest! (Thinkery)
From 8/1/2015 through 8/3/2015

Join us as we venture into the woods! This week our animals will all be forest creatures. We will go on a bear hunt, gather nuts, create our own paper tube owls and much more!
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
On 8/2/2015

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. Beginning March 2, 2014, the Thinkery will open early the first Sunday of every month from 8:30AM-10AM exclusively for Members. Reservations are likely to sell out. To ensure your entry during Member-only hours, reserve your tickets in advance.

Limited walk-up tickets will be made available.
HydroExplorers (PM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Thinkery)
On 8/3/2015

Splash into one of Austin’s greatest treasures – its rivers and lakes – and discover the powerful world of water in Central Texas. Learn how engineers harness the phenomenal power of the Colorado River by building dams. Convert a rushing river into enough energy to power an entire city. Dive deep into the Edwards Aquifer and get to know the cave-dwelling critters and unique climate of Barton Springs, and equip yourself with the knowledge to influence Texas’ water conservation efforts.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2015 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten.
HydroExplorers - Aug - Grade 1-2 (Thinkery)
On 8/3/2015

Splash into one of Austin’s greatest treasures – its rivers and lakes – and discover the powerful world of water in Central Texas. Learn how engineers harness the phenomenal power of the Colorado River by building dams. Convert a rushing river into enough energy to power an entire city. Dive deep into the Edwards Aquifer and get to know the cave-dwelling critters and unique climate of Barton Springs, and equip yourself with the knowledge to influence Texas’ water conservation efforts.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2015.
HydroExplorers - Aug - Grade 3-5 (Thinkery)
On 8/3/2015

Splash into one of Austin’s greatest treasures – its rivers and lakes – and discover the powerful world of water in Central Texas. Learn how engineers harness the phenomenal power of the Colorado River by building dams. Convert a rushing river into enough energy to power an entire city. Dive deep into the Edwards Aquifer and get to know the cave-dwelling critters and unique climate of Barton Springs, and equip yourself with the knowledge to influence Texas’ water conservation efforts.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2015.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Cooking with Cactus (Kitchen Lab)
On 8/7/2015

Nopal cactus is one of the oldest ingredients in Mexican cuisine. During this workshop we will explore two very different recipes to explore the various uses of nopal in the kitchen.

Ages 4 - 7 years.
Early Learners Workshop: Let's Experiment (Program Room 1)
On 8/8/2015

Come test your skills as a budding scientist with this fun workshop all about early science exploration. We will experiment with fizzy reactions, watch in wonder as we make colorful kaleidoscopes, explore our senses with slime and more. Join us as we sing and explore through the world of science!

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Baby Bloomers: Discovering Animals, Ocean! (Thinkery)
From 8/8/2015 through 8/10/2015

Explore the beauty that lives under the sea! This week we will dive into the ocean and discover the creatures that live there. We will make turtles into sun catchers, feed a very hungry shark, discover the jellyfish’s shocking secret and more!
Space 8 Workshop: Building Theremins (Space 8)
On 8/9/2015

Every wonder what instrument you can play with your hands but never actually touch? Explore how sensors and electricity can create musical madness by making your own theremin!

Ages 8 and up.
Fantastic Human Machine (AM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Thinkery)
On 8/10/2015

Discover the intricate inner workings of the human body. How does the body work? Can you build a heart? How does your nose keep dust out? From cells to senses, explore the ins and outs of the machine that is your body, and even reinvent your own functioning anatomical component. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2015 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten.
Fantastic Human Machine (PM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Thinkery)
On 8/10/2015

Discover the intricate inner workings of the human body. How does the body work? Can you build a heart? How does your nose keep dust out? From cells to senses, explore the ins and outs of the machine that is your body, and even reinvent your own functioning anatomical component. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2015 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten.
Early Learners Workshop: Wonderful Weather (Program Room 1)
On 8/15/2015

Who says you can’t play in the rain while staying dry? Join us as we splash through a fun workshop all about wet weather! We’ll make rain drop art, investigate sticky clouds, create thunderstorm music and more as we sing and splash through the weather!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Dry Ice Cream (Kitchen Lab)
On 8/15/2015

Looking for a way to keep cool during the Texas summer heat? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we explore how dry ice is used to make homemade frozen treats!

Ages 8 and up.
Baby Bloomers: Discovering Animals, Desert! (Thinkery)
From 8/15/2015 through 8/17/2015

Adventure in the hot open desert this week! Join us as we discover animals that live in the hot desert. We will discover how sand dunes form, make our names into camel creations, use our art skills to make a mosaic lizard and more!
Space 8 Workshop: Programming with Scratch (Space 8)
From 8/16/2015 through 9/12/2015

Have you ever wanted to create your own computer program? We’ll show you how! Join us in Space8 to learn Scratch, a programming language for Kids!

Ages 8 and up.
Engineering with Music (AM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Thinkery)
On 8/17/2015

Let’s make some noise! Explore the physics, tools and tactics that make up the sounds we hear everyday, from 100-piece orchestras to backyard crickets. Design your own instruments, investigate the components of sound and discover how your ears capture a beat. Ride a sound wave as you play with the technology of music.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2015 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten.
Engineering with Music - Aug - Grade 1-2 (Thinkery)
On 8/17/2015

Let’s make some noise! Explore the physics, tools and tactics that make up the sounds we hear everyday, from 100-piece orchestras to backyard crickets. Design your own instruments, investigate the components of sound and discover how your ears capture a beat. Ride a sound wave as you play with the technology of music.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2015.
Engineering with Music - Aug - Grade 3-5 (Thinkery)
On 8/17/2015

Let’s make some noise! Explore the physics, tools and tactics that make up the sounds we hear everyday, from 100-piece orchestras to backyard crickets. Design your own instruments, investigate the components of sound and discover how your ears capture a beat. Ride a sound wave as you play with the technology of music.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2015.
Thinkery21: Pantone-monium (21 & up only) (Thinkery)
On 8/20/2015

Brighten your perception – explore the science and art of color.
Family Night: Color - An Evening with Roy G. Biv (Thinkery)
On 8/21/2015

Brighten your perception – explore the science and art of color.
Early Learners Workshop: Toy Maker (Program Room 1)
On 8/22/2015

Create and Play as an inventor in this workshop all about tinkering! We’ll make puzzles, magnetic fishing poles, super bouncy balls that glow in the dark and more as we create new toys to play with!

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Spark Shop Workshop: Woodworking (Spark Shop)
On 8/22/2015

Learn the basics of woodworking by tinkering with hammers, nails and screws. Learn effective and safe use of tools while making a wooden keepsake.

Ages 4 - 7.
Baby Bloomers: Discovering Animals, Arctic! (Thinkery)
From 8/22/2015 through 8/24/2015

Grab a coat and bundle up as we explore the animals that live in the arctic! We will discover how to stay warm like a polar bear, create paper plate killer whales, dive our hands into chilly arctic foam dough and much more!
Early Learners Workshop: Silly Science (Program Room 1)
On 8/29/2015

This workshop is all about bringing out the budding scientist in our youngest learners! We will make apple explosions, use our senses to feel fizzy sidewalk chalk, create bubbles the size of our bodies and more as we discover, sing and explore together

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Baby Bloomers: Discovering Animals, Grasslands! (Thinkery)
From 8/29/2015 through 8/31/2015

Join us as we wrap up our animal discovery month for Baby Bloomers! This week we will discover the animals of the grasslands. We will use popsicle sticks to create an ostrich, discover why we need bees, play with rolly, polly hedgehogs and more!
Early Learners Workshop: Color Creations (Program Room 1)
On 9/5/2015

Join us as we explore the world of color! Together, we’ll make artistic creations with circle painting while mixing it up with color blending and shapes.

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Candle Making (Kitchen Lab)
On 9/5/2015

Combine art and science by mixing ingredients to make your own fragrant colorful candle!

Ages 4 - 7 years.
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 9/5/2015 through 1/31/2016

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!
Private Birthday Party Room (Thinkery)
From 9/5/2015 through 1/31/2016

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!
Space 8 Workshop: 3D Printing (Space 8)
On 9/6/2015

Gets a broad overview of how 3D modeling and printing works, and dive into making your own 3D print.

Ages 8 and up.
Early Learners Workshop: Mini Maestros! (Program Room 1)
On 9/12/2015

Discover sound and music through making! Play drums, make harmonicas and shake maracas as we sing and dance in a workshop filled with music.

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Science Bites (Kitchen Lab)
On 9/13/2015

It is time to be a science-chef! Molecular gastronomy is a branch of food science that blends chemistry with delicious food to create unique appearances. Come try out this unique style of cooking that blends science and food, learn three unique recipes in our kitchen laboratory, such as fruit caviar, popping chocolate strawberries and more!

Ages 8 and up.
Early Learners Workshop: Edible Science! (Program Room 1)
On 9/19/2015

In a workshop geared towards our youngest learners we will investigate science with edibles. We’ll create gooey sludge from potatoes, explore color changing rice and make fizzing pudding to paint with!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Sea Stars Dissection (Kitchen Lab)
From 9/19/2015 through 9/26/2015

Learn the basic anatomy of an echinoderm while improving your dissection and observation skills. In this fun and unique workshop students will dissect their own sea star to explore these invertebrates.

Ages 8 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: Paper Making (Spark Shop)
From 9/19/2015 through 9/27/2015

Roll up your sleeves and make your own unique paper. Start with recycled paper or other fibers, create a slurry, and turn into stationary to take home.

Ages 4 - 7.
Early Learners Workshop: Autumn Apples (Program Room 1)
On 9/26/2015

Apples aren’t just for eating! Join us in a celebration of autumn as we explore fun with apples! We will make apples explode, create with apple prints and discover how to make apple seeds bounce and jump.

Ages 24 - 36 months.
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