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Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter D (Thinkery)
On 7/28/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Engineer It (Girls) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 4)
On 7/28/2014

July 28 - August 1, full day camp*

Design, invent, and build with us as we begin to understand the many important creations. This session of Engineer It is special because it is only open to girl campers.

Full day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select July session.
Toy Design July (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 3)
On 7/28/2014

July 28 - August 1, half day camp (A.M.)

Learn about the design and invention of many classic and creative toys, while creating some of your own new favorite toys.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 7/28/2014 through 9/21/2014

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.
Spark Club (Spark Shop)
From 7/30/2014 through 8/20/2014

Calling all kids, ages 8-13- here’s your chance to take over Spark Shop!

Do you like to build, explore, and tinker? Are you looking for special, advanced activities for older children? Join us for Spark Club, Every Wednesday this summer from 5-7pm!

This program is designed specifically for children, ages 8-13. Although parents and families are welcome to attend, participants within this age span may attend the program without a parent/guardian. If a child plans to attend this program alone, an agreement form must be completed and submitted by the parent/guardian. Please access this form here:

https://thinkeryaustin.org/assets/parent-dropoff-agreement-form.pdf.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter E (Thinkery)
From 8/2/2014 through 8/4/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Spark Shop Workshop: Programming with Scratch (Spark Shop)
From 8/2/2014 through 9/7/2014

Have you ever wanted to create your own computer program? We’ll show you how! Join us in Spark Shop to learn Scratch, a children’s programming language developed by MIT. Bring a USB drive to take your programs home.

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. If you are in need of a ticket for an extra child, please contact the Thinkery Reservationist at 512-469-6201.

Ages 7 and up.
Birthday Parties - Weekend (Thinkery)
From 8/2/2014 through 2/7/2015

Celebrate birthdays, special events, and team accomplishments with a private party at the Thinkery. Party goers will have private access to a room for 90 minutes, which includes one hour of hands-on, educator-led serious fun. Top your party off with unlimited free play and exploration in the museum after your celebration. Each party package offers age appropriate activities with popular themes and connections to the Thinkery exhibits.
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
On 8/3/2014

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.
Art and Science (B) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 8/4/2014

August 4 - August 8, full day camp

Every artist utilizes chemistry, biology, engineering, physics, and math. Create new art as we explore the science behind the colors. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
smART - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 2)
On 8/4/2014

August 4 - August 8, full day camp

Emerging artists will love creating masterful works of art while exploring the science involved in artistic processes.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Making Bath Bombs (Kitchen Lab)
On 8/9/2014

What makes a bath bomb fizz & whirl when you drop them into water? Join Lisa Chouinar of Fetosoap to learn everything you need to know to recreate these fun bath time treats! You will customize the scent & color of one batch of bath bombs, while learning all the steps to continue making them at home!

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. If you are in need of a ticket for an extra child, please contact the Thinkery Reservationist at 512-469-6201.

Ages 7 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: Introduction to E-Textiles (Spark Shop)
On 8/9/2014

Learn how to sew with conductive thread and LED lights to create a brilliant soft circuit project. Stitch a circuit into a power cuff and design your own light up pin. No sewing experience necessary.

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. If you are in need of a ticket for an extra child, please contact the Thinkery Reservationist at 512-469-6201.

Ages 7 and up.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter F (Thinkery)
From 8/9/2014 through 8/11/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Can You Dig It? August - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 2)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, full day camp*

Explore the world beneath our feet as we dig into paleontology and the ancient stories that the earth can tell us. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Dino Mania (A) (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, half day camp (A.M.)*

Travel back to a prehistoric time with tons of activities, stories, songs, skill-builders and games centered on the ancient creatures you love.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Dino Mania (B) (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 3)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, half day camp (A.M.)*

Travel back to a prehistoric time with tons of activities, stories, songs, skill-builders and games centered on the ancient creatures you love.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Dino Mania (P.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, half day camp (P.M.)*

Travel back to a prehistoric time with tons of activities, stories, songs, skill-builders and games centered on the ancient creatures you love.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Rocky Science - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 4)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, full day camp*

Investigate how geology, paleontology, and sustainability rocks, as we excavate the treasures of ages past

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Making a Solar Oven (Kitchen Lab)
On 8/15/2014

Ever wonder how solar energy is used to cook food? Join us in Kitchen Lab to make your own solar oven! We’ll harness the sun’s energy to cook up a tasty snack and learn some recipes to try at home!

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs.

Ages 7 and up.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter G (Thinkery)
From 8/16/2014 through 8/18/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Let's Pickle (Kitchen Lab)
From 8/16/2014 through 8/23/2014

Pickling is a fun and easy process that is often referred to as a culinary art, common in many cultures. Join us in Kitchen Lab to add herbs and spices to create tasty pickled snacks of your own!

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs.

Ages 5 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: Intro to Machine Sewing (Spark Shop)
From 8/17/2014 through 9/20/2014

Sew your own mug cozy and full sized pillow case! Learn how to use and maintain a sewing machine while following two simple patterns. No sewing experience necessary – come learn some great stitching tips and tricks!

This workshop is intended for adult/child pairs.

Ages 7 and up.
Explore Y. W. August (AM) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, half day camp (A.M.)*

Ants, snot, sound waves, and light, we are surrounded by so many incredible things each day. Together we will take a closer look at all our senses can explore.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. Pre K children must be 4 years old by the firt day of camp.

Explore Y. W. August (PM) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, half day camp (P.M.)*

Ants, snot, sound waves, and light, we are surrounded by so many incredible things each day. Together we will take a closer look at all our senses can explore.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! (A) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 4)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, full day camp*

Start your engines as we explore all things that can go, from the fastest machines to the human body. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! (B) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, full day camp*

Start your engines as we explore all things that can go, from the fastest machines to the human body. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Science of Sports - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 2)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, full day camp*

In the ball that bounces and the gymnast that flips, all facets of science control the games we enjoy. Join us as we learn about and play the sports we hold dear.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter H (Thinkery)
From 8/23/2014 through 8/25/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Early Learners Workshop: Edible Art (Kitchen Lab)
On 8/24/2014

Paint with pudding, dive into dough and have fun exploring art made of food in this workshop inviting our youngest artists to get their hands dirty! We will explore multi-sensory experiences that allow little ones to safely engage their artistic side by creating art out of edible materials. Our artistic explorations will involve a variety of colors, shapes, textures and materials as we engage in movement, music and making!

Ages 16 - 36 months.
Early Learners Workshop: Making Mixtures (Kitchen Lab)
On 8/24/2014

Come join us in the kitchen lab for fun making some messy mixtures! We will focus on making play mixes with three different base materials you can find in most kitchens as we craft creations out of dough, explore oobleck and learn about the science behind magic melting mix. In addition to making we’ll use music, movement and stories as we measure, sort and experiment with our messy mixtures!

Ages 3 - 5 years.
Birthday Parties - Wednesday (Thinkery)
From 8/27/2014 through 11/19/2014

Celebrate birthdays, special events, and team accomplishments with a private party at the Thinkery. Party goers will have private access to a room for 90 minutes, which includes one hour of hands-on, educator-led serious fun. Top your party off with unlimited free play and exploration in the museum after your celebration. Each party package offers age appropriate activities with popular themes and connections to the Thinkery exhibits.
Birthday Parties - Friday (Thinkery)
From 8/29/2014 through 11/21/2014

Celebrate birthdays, special events, and team accomplishments with a private party at the Thinkery. Party goers will have private access to a room for 90 minutes, which includes one hour of hands-on, educator-led serious fun. Top your party off with unlimited free play and exploration in the museum after your celebration. Each party package offers age appropriate activities with popular themes and connections to the Thinkery exhibits.
Baby Bloomers: Sticky Saturday (Thinkery)
On 8/30/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Thinkery21 (Thinkery)
On 9/4/2014

Visit the Thinkery after hours for an evening exclusively for adults 21 and up. Experience innovative exhibits, live demonstrations, hands-on activities and more, depending on each night’s program. Grab a drink and mingle with makers, scientists, artists, and other interesting folks.

Cash bar, all visitors must show ID to enter.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Intro to Natural Cleaning (Kitchen Lab)
From 9/6/2014 through 9/27/2014

Looking for a way to reduce your family’s carbon footprint? Explore natural ingredients that can be used in place of harsh chemicals that will leave your home smelling fresh and shining bright, while creating a safer environment for the entire family!

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. If you are in need of a ticket for an extra child, please contact the Thinkery Reservationist at 512-469-6201.

Ages 5 and up.
Early Learners Workshop: Tinkering with Trains (Spark Shop)
On 9/13/2014

Today we’ll take over spark shop to tinker with trains! Each adult/child pair will be led in creating a 3 car train they can take home to travel the tracks and learn how to make more train cars once they get home. In addition we’ll engage in movement, songs and stories to as we take in tons of information about trains.

Ages 3 - 5 years.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Making Preserves (Kitchen Lab)
From 9/13/2014 through 9/28/2014

The summer harvest can leave you wondering what to do with all your fruits and vegetables. Join Kitchen Lab to learn how canning can keep your cupboards stocked all year round!

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs.

Ages 5 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: Succulent Planters (Spark Shop)
From 9/14/2014 through 9/27/2014

Use a hammer, hand saw, power drill, and measuring tools to build a planter box for succulents. Make a bonus tiny cork pot for succulent cuttings. After we construct our boxes, we’ll fill them with plants from East Side Succulents.

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. If you are in need of a ticket for an extra child, please contact the Thinkery Reservationist at 512-469-6201.

Ages 7 and up.
Homeschool Day (Thinkery)
On 9/29/2014

The Thinkery invites our Home School friends to come play and explore in the museum on a day dedicated just for them. In addition to special access to all of our galleries, home school students and their adults will have a chance to learn more about educational offerings from the Thinkery.

Limited walk-up tickets will be made available.
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