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General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 9/16/2014 through 10/31/2014

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.
Birthday Parties - Wednesday (Thinkery)
From 9/17/2014 through 1/14/2015

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.

You will be contacted by a Reservationist at least one month prior to your party to finalize theme and estimated attendance.
Spark Shop Workshop: Intro to Machine Sewing (Spark Shop)
On 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.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter L (Thinkery)
From 9/20/2014 through 9/22/2014

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
Birthday Parties - Weekend (Thinkery)
From 9/20/2014 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.

You will be contacted by a Reservationist at least one month prior to your party to finalize theme and estimated attendance.
Birthday Parties - Friday (Thinkery)
From 9/26/2014 through 1/16/2015

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.

You will be contacted by a Reservationist at least one month prior to your party to finalize theme and estimated attendance.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Intro to Natural Cleaning (Kitchen Lab)
On 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.
Spark Shop Workshop: Succulent Planters (Spark Shop)
On 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.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter M (Thinkery)
From 9/27/2014 through 9/29/2014

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: Making Preserves (Kitchen Lab)
On 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.
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.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Glowing Goodies! (Program Room 4)
On 10/4/2014

Ever make food that glows in the dark? Join us at the Thinkery as we mess around with glowing goodies! We’ll shed some light and share the secrets with easy and edible recipes! Dairy-free and gluten-free options will be available.

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 4 - 7.
Spark Shop Workshop: Introduction to Soldering (Spark Shop)
From 10/4/2014 through 11/2/2014

Make your own blinking robot badge in our soldering workshop. Become familiar with some circuitry basics and practice soldering in Spark Shop! No experience necessary (this workshop is a pre-requisite for our upcoming Advanced Soldering Workshop – Drawdio on October 11th).

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.
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
On 10/5/2014

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.
Spark Shop Workshop: Advanced Soldering, Drawdio (Spark Shop)
On 10/11/2014

Take your soldering skills to the next level by making Drawdio, an electronic pencil that lets you make music while you draw! In this workshop, adult/child pairs will work together to make a musical synthesizer that lets you draw instruments on any piece of paper. (Soldering experience required – our Introduction to Soldering Workshop is a great pre-requisite).

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.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Baking with Superfoods (Kitchen Lab)
From 10/12/2014 through 11/23/2014

Did you know that pumpkin is a Superfood? Not only is it packed full of nutritional power but it is a versatile food that can be prepared in a number of ways. Explore the power of pumpkins while baking some delicious recipes! Dairy-free and gluten-free options will be available.

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 4 - 7.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Cow Eye Dissection (Kitchen Lab)
From 10/13/2014 through 10/25/2014

Cut right into exploring the anatomy of an eyeball. Partcipants will dissect their own cow eyeball and follow the path that leads to the incredible sense of light! Preserved specimen and dissection tools will be used.

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs.

Ages 8 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: Sewing Superheroes (Spark Shop)
From 10/19/2014 through 10/25/2014

Design and create your own superhero mask and cape. Learn hand and machine sewing and make your own costume fit for trick or treating or dress up. No sewing experience necessary – come learn how to be a superstitcher!

This workshop is intended for adult/child pairs.

Ages 7 and up.
Thinkery21 (Thinkery)
On 10/30/2014

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.
Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny (Thinkery)
On 10/31/2014

Food trucks—including Snap Kitchen—and a cash bar serving both adult and kid-friendly beverages will be available throughout the night.
Spark Shop Workshop: Programming with Scratch (Spark Shop)
On 11/8/2014

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.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Intro to Natural Dyes (Kitchen Lab)
From 11/8/2014 through 11/15/2014

Have you ever wondered what roots, flowers, spices and leaves have to do with your favorite shirt? From your favorite shirt to your brightest socks, plants are responsible for the colorful clothing you wear. Learn the basics of making natural dyes and create a textile design of your own!

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 8 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: DIY Accessories (Spark Shop)
From 11/22/2014 through 12/13/2014

Join us in Spark Shop to make a cozy Fleece Hat, a t-shirt Infinity Scarf, and a Webbed Belt. Keep these creative adornments for yourself, or give them as gifts. No experience necessary – we’ll provide the materials, teach you the projects, and help you wrap any gifts you make.

December 13 Session: Make a handmade gift for everyone on your list! Rotate through project stations where we will help you make custom coasters, soothing bath salts, creative desk sets, and even personalized pet tags! Throughout the workshop, we’ll help you wrap and tag your creations.

This workshop is intended for adult/child pairs.

Ages 7 and up.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Candle Making (Kitchen Lab)
On 12/6/2014

Looking for homemade gift ideas with a personalized touch? Join us in Kitchen Lab to make colorful, fragrant candles! We’ll explore the process of blending colors and scents to make custom candles during this gift-giving season!

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs.

Ages 5 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: Gift Grab Bag (Spark Shop)
On 12/7/2014

Make a handmade gift for everyone on your list! Rotate through project stations where we will help you make custom coasters, soothing bath salts, creative desk sets, and even personalized pet tags! Throughout the workshop, we’ll help you wrap and tag your creations.

This workshop is intended for adult/child pairs.

Ages 5 and up.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Gingerbread Tech-shop (Kitchen Lab)
From 12/13/2014 through 12/20/2014

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we combine the science of circuitry with the art of making gingerbread houses. This twist on a classic will incorporate lights and spinning parts with a cool winter theme!

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 8 and up.
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