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1 Member Accompanying Stroller
While Open

All participants, regardless of age, must register-including infants in strollers and accompanying adults. *Accompanying registrations do not receive runner registration benefits: T-shirt, swag bag, official race number, completion medal or museum entrance on the day of the event. If accompanying adults and ages 0-23 months wish to enter the museum after the Fun Run, regular museum admission fees apply.
1 Member Adult Accompanying Runner
While Open

All participants, regardless of age, must register-including infants in strollers and accompanying adults. *Accompanying registrations do not receive runner registration benefits: T-shirt, swag bag, official race number, completion medal or museum entrance on the day of the event. If accompanying adults and ages 0-23 months wish to enter the museum after the Fun Run, regular museum admission fees apply.
Space 8 Think Lab: Back to School Makershop (4+) (Space 8)
On 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)
On 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+
General Admission (Thinkery)
From 9/24/2017 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!
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 9/24/2017 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 9/24/2017 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!
Baby Bloomers: Color Creations (Mon) (Thinkery)
On 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.
Art Start: 1,2,3,...Paint w/ Me (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 9/27/2017 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 9/27/2017 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 9/29/2017 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 9/29/2017 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.


Baby Bloomers: Color Creations (Sat) (Thinkery)
On 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.
Baby Bloomers: Fall on the Farm (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 10/7/2017 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.
Early Learners Wkshp: Monster Masterpieces (12-24) (Program Room 1)
On 10/9/2017

Did you say monsters? Well we’re not afraid. Together we’ll explore abstract art while using our senses to create silly & fun creatures. We'll make Halloween-inspired masterpieces while experimenting with colors, materials and age-appropriate artistic techniques. Join us for a monster mash!

Ages 12-24 months.
Early Learners Wkshp: Monster Masterpieces (24-36) (Program Room 1)
On 10/9/2017

Did you say monsters? Well we’re not afraid. Together we’ll explore abstract art while using our senses to create silly & fun creatures. We'll make Halloween-inspired masterpieces while experimenting with colors, materials and age-appropriate artistic techniques. Join us for a monster mash!

Ages 24-36 months.
Early Learners Wkshp: Monster Masterpieces (36-48) (Program Room 1)
On 10/9/2017

Did you say monsters? Well we’re not afraid. Together we’ll explore abstract art while using our senses to create silly & fun creatures. We'll make Halloween-inspired masterpieces while experimenting with colors, materials and age-appropriate artistic techniques. Join us for a monster mash!

Ages 36-48 months.
Thinkery21: Spy School (21 & up only) (Thinkery)
On 10/12/2017

Baby Bloomers: Fall on the Farm (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 10/16/2017 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!

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.
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
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.
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!



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