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General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 6/30/2016 through 11/30/2016

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!
Baby Bloomers: Independence Day Party! (Thinkery)
On 7/2/2016

Put on your red, white and blue and head to Thinkery to celebrate our country’s independence! We’ll play with stars and stripes, paint fireworks in unconventional ways and celebrate a favorite summer holiday.
Early Learners Workshop: Fizz, Bang, Pop! (12-24) (Program Room 1)
On 7/2/2016

Just in time for a favorite summer holiday, we’re celebrating the fun of fizz while pondering about popping. We’ll experiment lava lamps, pop rockets and more through this fun exploration of science!

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Early Learners Workshop: Fizz, Bang, Pop! (24-36) (Program Room 1)
On 7/2/2016

Just in time for a favorite summer holiday, we’re celebrating the fun of fizz while pondering about popping. We’ll experiment lava lamps, pop rockets and more through this fun exploration of science!

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Exploring Explosions (Kitchen Lab)
From 7/2/2016 through 7/31/2016

Have you ever wondered what gives fireworks their colors & patterns? Or what makes things fizz, pop or go boom? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we investigate science that will blow your mind!

Ages 8+.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Fizz & Pop (Kitchen Lab)
From 7/2/2016 through 7/31/2016

Have you ever wondered what makes things fizz, pop or go boom? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we explore concoctions while investigating science that will blow your mind!

Ages 4+.
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 7/2/2016 through 11/27/2016

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!

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 7/2/2016 through 11/27/2016

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!

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!
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 7/3/2016 through 11/6/2016

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.

Escomo 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 8:00 am a 10:00 am exclusivamente para miembros. Sugerimos hacer reservaciones. Boletos limitados estarán disponibles en admisiones.
Animal Adaptations (Offsite) - Jul - Grade 1-2 (National Instruments)
On 7/5/2016

Budding biologists will study amazing animal adaptations from all around the world. Why do frogs start out as tadpoles? How do bats forage for food in total darkness? Learn about an animal that can see many more colors than humans. Using motors and touch, color and infrared sensors, campers will design and build robotic animals that adapt to environmental challenges!

This full day (9am-4pm) camp hosted at National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway, is designed for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016.
Designing Tomorrow (Onsite) - Jul - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 3)
On 7/5/2016

What do you want the future to look like? Join the Thinkery as we explore how new technologies like littleBits, 3D modeling, and scratch programming can help us develop new products, applications, and solutions for the problems facing the world. Utilize open design­spaces and creative problem solving to brainstorm, prototype, and test out your ideas. Finally, we will build a Thinkery World’s Fair, an exposition of culture, art, and technology to display the projects you have created for your future city.

This full day (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the Thinkery is designed for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016.
Once Upon a Design (AM) - Jul - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/5/2016

Embark on a journey solving problems that occurred "once upon a time" for your favorite storybook characters. Design engineering solutions to help them escape towers or build structures to withstand huffing and puffing wolves. Activate your imagination as we connect science, art, and technology with superheroes, potions, and your favorite fairy-tale characters. Take a step back into the world of castles, dragons and mythical creatures to help these tall-tales find their happily ever after. Each day our Pre-K-K campers will join their favorite storybook characters while learning and playing with science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Plant a beanstalk for Jack to climb, make a safe landing for Humpty Dumpty, and design structures to protect the Three Little Pigs. Follow the journey of classic stories combining your imagination and problem solving skills.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
Once Upon a Design (PM) - Jul - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/5/2016

Embark on a journey solving problems that occurred "once upon a time" for your favorite storybook characters. Design engineering solutions to help them escape towers or build structures to withstand huffing and puffing wolves. Activate your imagination as we connect science, art, and technology with superheroes, potions, and your favorite fairy-tale characters. Take a step back into the world of castles, dragons and mythical creatures to help these tall-tales find their happily ever after. Each day our Pre-K-K campers will join their favorite storybook characters while learning and playing with science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Plant a beanstalk for Jack to climb, make a safe landing for Humpty Dumpty, and design structures to protect the Three Little Pigs. Follow the journey of classic stories combining your imagination and problem solving skills.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
Once Upon a Design - Jul - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 7/5/2016

Embark on a journey solving problems that occurred "once upon a time" for your favorite storybook characters. Design engineering solutions to help them escape towers or build structures to withstand huffing and puffing wolves. Activate your imagination as we connect science, art, and technology with superheroes, potions, and your favorite fairy-tale characters. Take a step back into the world of castles, dragons and mythical creatures to help these tall-tales find their happily ever after. Our 3rd-5th grade campers work together to find engineering solutions to classic storybook problems. How would you escape from a tower? Would you use a parachute, zipline, elevator, or maybe a crane? Could you assist Frankenstein and deconstruct and reinvent old toys? Debunk the myths of fairytales through science and engineering. Our oldest campers will also work with Ozobots, Little Bits, and stop motion animation cameras to tell their story with the help of technology.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Spark Club: What Makes Your Garden Grow? (Space 8)
On 7/6/2016

This month we’ll dig deep into the ecosystem of a garden, explore alongside local environmentalists and conservationists while learning about Austin’s flora and fauna. Along the way, we’ll tinker and build worm bins, planters, terrariums, bee houses and more!

Ages 8+.
Baby Bloomers: All Around Austin, State Capitol (Thinkery)
From 7/9/2016 through 7/11/2016

We begin our travels around Austin by celebrating the State Capitol Building. Join us at Thinkery as we take an imaginative tour of the state capital, make Texas Flags, discover why we’re called the Lone Star State and experiment with shimmering (Lone) stars!
Space 8 Think Lab: Radical Realities! (Space 8)
From 7/9/2016 through 7/24/2016

Join us in Space 8 to experiment with equipment that makes virtual reality possible! You’ll even have the chance to make your own VR mask for a smartphone!

Ages 8+.
Space 8 Think Lab: Virtual Views! (Space 8)
From 7/9/2016 through 7/24/2016

Visit new places, fly around the world, or travel into space by exploring the science behind virtual reality! Gain special access to Space 8 and explore gadgets that make virtual reality possible!

Ages 4 - 7.
Animal Adaptations - Jul - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 7/11/2016

Budding biologists will study amazing animal adaptations from all around the world. Why do frogs start out as tadpoles? How do bats forage for food in total darkness? Learn about an animal that can see many more colors than humans. Using motors and touch, color and infrared sensors, campers will design and build robotic animals that adapt to environmental challenges!

This full day (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the Thinkery is designed for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016.
HydroExplorers (AM) - Jul - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/11/2016

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. Pre-K-K campers follow “Thinky,” the rain drop, as it travels through the water cycle right here in Austin, Texas. Travel through the clouds, up through the stem of plants, deep down through rock into the aquifer and eventually into your families’ homes. Join us on the journey as we learn how water intersects our everyday life.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
HydroExplorers (PM) - Jul - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/11/2016

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. Pre-K-K campers follow “Thinky,” the rain drop, as it travels through the water cycle right here in Austin, Texas. Travel through the clouds, up through the stem of plants, deep down through rock into the aquifer and eventually into your families’ homes. Join us on the journey as we learn how water intersects our everyday life.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
HydroExplorers - Jul - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 7/11/2016

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. Our 1st-2nd grade campers learn that from the biggest watersheds to the tiniest critters we all depend on water. As we learn more how we depend on water we will also investigate ways we can be water heroes in our own neighborhoods. Create a cave, design camouflage like critters living in our local watershed, and harness the power of water to create your own hydraulic machine. Join us on this water mystery adventure.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
HydroExplorers - Jul - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 7/11/2016

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. Our 3rd-5th campers will put their minds together as they work on a week long project to design and construct their very own hydroelectric dam. Each day we will explore different components of this complex system of water wheels, circuits, generators, and dams. By the end of the week they will be able to use the electricity generated by water to light up our class neighborhood. In-between creating electricity from water, campers will also explore new ideas and tools like mapping the bottom of Barton springs, creating a well, and taking a closer look at some of the smallest animals who live in Austin's lakes and rivers.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Baby Bloomers: All Around Austin, HOPE Gallery (Thinkery)
From 7/16/2016 through 7/18/2016

Bring your little one to Thinkery to make some amazing street art. We’ll create different kinds of graffiti using familiar materials like spaghetti, shaving cream, water colors and more! Inspired by the popular community paint park, we’ll create our own large scale art pieces!
Fantastic Human Machine (AM) - Jul - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/18/2016

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 reinvent your own functioning body parts. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body. Our Pre-K-K campers will shrink down and take a journey into the human body. Start out as the size of a cell and learn about how we are made up of many tiny parts. Then each day grow a little more as we explore organs, bones, senses and more. Put your hands in the middle of digestion, make a chain reaction that mimics your nervous system, and build your own back scratcher.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1, 2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
Fantastic Human Machine (PM) - Jul - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/18/2016

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 reinvent your own functioning body parts. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body. Our Pre-K-K campers will shrink down and take a journey into the human body. Start out as the size of a cell and learn about how we are made up of many tiny parts. Then each day grow a little more as we explore organs, bones, senses and more. Put your hands in the middle of digestion, make a chain reaction that mimics your nervous system, and build your own back scratcher.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info..
Fantastic Human Machine - Jul - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 7/18/2016

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 reinvent your own functioning body parts. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body. 1st-2nd grader campers become a body expert as we treat our patient each day for a new ailment. No matter what goes wrong we will dive deep to understand more about how the body works through wacky and hands on challenges. Design a blood highway to demonstrate how blood moves throughout our body. Build your own nostril to test how your nose and snot work together to keep out dust and germs. Make a model lung and design devices to explore the muscles and bones in your body.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Fantastic Human Machine - Jul - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 7/18/2016

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 reinvent your own functioning body parts. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body. Your body is a powerful machine; our 3rd-5th grade campers breakdown how it works as we dive deep into the mechanics of the human body. How is the body programmed? What gives it power? How does it move? Learn about all of this and more as we make our own pumps, surgical tools, and jointed puppets. Explore these same ideas as we keep our own bodies moving throughout the week with fun group games like Body Wars capture the flag.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Baby Bloomers: All Around Austin, Lady Bird Lake (Thinkery)
From 7/23/2016 through 7/25/2016

Paddle on over to Thinkery to take an imaginative tour of all the things that Lady Bird Lake has to offer. We’ll learn about Mexican Free Tailed Bats, make sculptures like ones found along the hike and bike trail and build our own version of the South Congress Bridge!
Search and Rescue (Onsite) - Jul - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 2)
On 7/25/2016

When a problem comes your way, who are you going to call? Create a first responder robot to handle extreme situations. Hone your technology learning skills by programming a Mindstorms EV3 robot to handle dangerous situations and inclement weather. Walk in the shoes of engineers as you research, collect data, and design a robot to face a variety of challenges. Rescue an animal from the bottom of a well, maneuver over difficult terrain, and build the robots that can save the day.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Tinkering w/ Color & Light (AM) - Jul - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/25/2016

See the sparks fly as we make and tinker with circuits, lights, and color. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and more. Ignite your curiosity by creating a world of light and color. "I spy something yellow…" But why? Our Pre-K-K campers will investigate how light and colors affect our daily lives. Explore the elements of light through black and white pictures, creating your own rainbow, and completing circuits. Take a closer look at the lights and color in our backyard, home and community. Turn the light on in your mind as we play in the intersection of art and science.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
Tinkering w/ Color & Light (PM) - Jul - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/25/2016

See the sparks fly as we make and tinker with circuits, lights, and color. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and more. Ignite your curiosity by creating a world of light and color. "I spy something yellow…" But why? Our Pre-K-K campers will investigate how light and colors affect our daily lives. Explore the elements of light through black and white pictures, creating your own rainbow, and completing circuits. Take a closer look at the lights and color in our backyard, home and community. Turn the light on in your mind as we play in the intersection of art and science.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
Tinkering w/ Color & Light - Jul - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 7/25/2016

See the sparks fly as we make and tinker with circuits, lights, and color. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and more. Ignite your curiosity by creating a world of light and color. Our 1st-2nd grade campers follow the light to the end of the tunnel as they travel alongside the tiny electrons that make up light. Ride light waves as they bend through prisms and explore different ways light can move and be used. Learn how light works from the inside out as you create a light box, paint with light, and explore how to conduct electricity. Work together in teams to create inventions that scribble, mush and make noise through the power of circuits.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Tinkering w/ Color & Light - Jul - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 7/25/2016

See the sparks fly as we make and tinker with circuits, lights, and color. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and more. Ignite your curiosity by creating a world of light and color. Our 3rd-5th grade campers will light it up one bulb at a time. After learning the basics of circuits take it to the next level and create your own sewn and paper circuits with unique conductive materials. Learn to use new tools like soldering irons, voltmeters, and hand tools as you construct your own week long circuitry art piece.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Baby Bloomers: All Around Austin, Zilker Park (Thinkery)
From 7/30/2016 through 8/1/2016

Hike over to Thinkery and join in a celebration of the beauty and wonder of Zilker Park! Come paint with trains, get wet in a Barton Springs inspired sensory bin and explore the Botanical Gardens in this hands on exploration of Zilker Park.
Animal Adaptations (Offsite) - Aug - Grade 1-2 (National Instruments)
On 8/1/2016

Budding biologists will study amazing animal adaptations from all around the world. Why do frogs start out as tadpoles? How do bats forage for food in total darkness? Learn about an animal that can see many more colors than humans. Using motors and touch, color and infrared sensors, campers will design and build robotic animals that adapt to environmental challenges!

This full day (9am-4pm) camp hosted at National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway, is designed for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016.
Once Upon a Design (AM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/1/2016

Embark on a journey solving problems that occurred "once upon a time" for your favorite storybook characters. Design engineering solutions to help them escape towers or build structures to withstand huffing and puffing wolves. Activate your imagination as we connect science, art, and technology with superheroes, potions, and your favorite fairy-tale characters. Take a step back into the world of castles, dragons and mythical creatures to help these tall-tales find their happily ever after. Each day our Pre-K-K campers will join their favorite storybook characters while learning and playing with science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Plant a beanstalk for Jack to climb, make a safe landing for Humpty Dumpty, and design structures to protect the Three Little Pigs. Follow the journey of classic stories combining your imagination and problem solving skills.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
Once Upon a Design (PM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/1/2016

Embark on a journey solving problems that occurred "once upon a time" for your favorite storybook characters. Design engineering solutions to help them escape towers or build structures to withstand huffing and puffing wolves. Activate your imagination as we connect science, art, and technology with superheroes, potions, and your favorite fairy-tale characters. Take a step back into the world of castles, dragons and mythical creatures to help these tall-tales find their happily ever after. Each day our Pre-K-K campers will join their favorite storybook characters while learning and playing with science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Plant a beanstalk for Jack to climb, make a safe landing for Humpty Dumpty, and design structures to protect the Three Little Pigs. Follow the journey of classic stories combining your imagination and problem solving skills.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
Once Upon a Design - Aug - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 8/1/2016

Embark on a journey solving problems that occurred "once upon a time" for your favorite storybook characters. Design engineering solutions to help them escape towers or build structures to withstand huffing and puffing wolves. Activate your imagination as we connect science, art, and technology with superheroes, potions, and your favorite fairy-tale characters. Take a step back into the world of castles, dragons and mythical creatures to help these tall-tales find their happily ever after. Our 3rd-5th grade campers work together to find engineering solutions to classic storybook problems. How would you escape from a tower? Would you use a parachute, zipline, elevator, or maybe a crane? Could you assist Frankenstein and deconstruct and reinvent old toys? Debunk the myths of fairytales through science and engineering. Our oldest campers will also work with Ozobots, Little Bits, and stop motion animation cameras to tell their story with the help of technology.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Early Learners Workshop: Silly Science! (12-24) (Program Room 1)
On 8/6/2016

This workshop is all about bringing out the budding scientist in our youngest learners! Together, we’ll use our senses to explore foaming sidewalk chalk, make bubbles the size of our bodies and more!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Early Learners Workshop: Silly Science! (24-36) (Program Room 1)
On 8/6/2016

This workshop is all about bringing out the budding scientist in our youngest learners! Together, we’ll use our senses to explore foaming sidewalk chalk, make bubbles the size of our bodies and more!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Baby Bloomers: All Around Austin, Austin Zoo (Thinkery)
From 8/6/2016 through 8/8/2016

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Join us for a roaring good time as we celebrate Austin Zoo at Thinkery. We’ll make fun fingerprint characters, create animal tracks in play dough and monkey around in Move! Studio.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Investigating Ozobots (Kitchen Lab)
From 8/6/2016 through 8/21/2016

Tinker and explore with programming in a digital design challenge! Create a code to lead your tiny robot through a series of obstacles.

Ages 8+.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Tracking Termites (Kitchen Lab)
From 8/6/2016 through 8/21/2016

These natural recyclers do more than eat wood! We’ll explore how these little creatures communicate without using words, while making some interesting art.

Ages 4 - 7.
Animal Adaptations - Aug - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 8/8/2016

Budding biologists will study amazing animal adaptations from all around the world. Why do frogs start out as tadpoles? How do bats forage for food in total darkness? Learn about an animal that can see many more colors than humans. Using motors and touch, color and infrared sensors, campers will design and build robotic animals that adapt to environmental challenges!

This full day (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the Thinkery is designed for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016.
HydroExplorers (AM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/8/2016

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. Pre-K-K campers follow “Thinky,” the rain drop, as it travels through the water cycle right here in Austin, Texas. Travel through the clouds, up through the stem of plants, deep down through rock into the aquifer and eventually into your families’ homes. Join us on the journey as we learn how water intersects our everyday life.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
HydroExplorers (PM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/8/2016

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. Pre-K-K campers follow “Thinky,” the rain drop, as it travels through the water cycle right here in Austin, Texas. Travel through the clouds, up through the stem of plants, deep down through rock into the aquifer and eventually into your families’ homes. Join us on the journey as we learn how water intersects our everyday life.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
HydroExplorers - Aug - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 8/8/2016

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. Our 1st-2nd grade campers learn that from the biggest watersheds to the tiniest critters we all depend on water. As we learn more how we depend on water we will also investigate ways we can be water heroes in our own neighborhoods. Create a cave, design camouflage like critters living in our local watershed, and harness the power of water to create your own hydraulic machine. Join us on this water mystery adventure.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
HydroExplorers - Aug - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 8/8/2016

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. Our 3rd-5th campers will put their minds together as they work on a week long project to design and construct their very own hydroelectric dam. Each day we will explore different components of this complex system of water wheels, circuits, generators, and dams. By the end of the week they will be able to use the electricity generated by water to light up our class neighborhood. In-between creating electricity from water, campers will also explore new ideas and tools like mapping the bottom of Barton springs, creating a well, and taking a closer look at some of the smallest animals who live in Austin's lakes and rivers.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Spark Club: Food Fab Lab (Kitchen Lab)
On 8/10/2016

What do you get when you combine food, chemistry and art? Strawberry spaghetti, mozzarella balloons and other creative combinations. This month we’re exploring the world of molecular gastronomy by taking familiar flavors and turning them into unfamiliar plates!

Ages 8+.
Baby Bloomers: All Around Austin, Mt. Bonnell (Thinkery)
From 8/13/2016 through 8/15/2016

Pretend you’re climbing the steps up Mount Bonnell as you enter the front doors of Thinkery. Use your senses to explore a rock- inspired sensory bin, make a Koi fish puppet to look like the ones in Mayfield Park’s pond, make a pretty peacock from familiar materials and more!
Space 8 Think Lab: Polymer Wearables! (Space 8)
From 8/13/2016 through 8/28/2016

Stitch together the fundamentals of fabrication by creating your own polymer wearables! Together, we’ll experiment with needlework and sewing machines, and use polymer fabric and unfamiliar materials to create customized designs!

Ages 8+.
Space 8 Think Lab: Simple Stitches! (Space 8)
From 8/13/2016 through 8/28/2016

Stitch together the basics of sewing by creating your own stuffed animal! Gain special access into Space 8 while exploring simple stitches with needle and thread and using polymer fabric and unfamiliar materials to create a unique creature from the ground up!

Ages 4 - 7.
Fantastic Human Machine (AM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/15/2016

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 reinvent your own functioning body parts. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body. Our Pre-K-K campers will shrink down and take a journey into the human body. Start out as the size of a cell and learn about how we are made up of many tiny parts. Then each day grow a little more as we explore organs, bones, senses and more. Put your hands in the middle of digestion, make a chain reaction that mimics your nervous system, and build your own back scratcher.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1, 2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info.
Fantastic Human Machine (PM) - Aug - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/15/2016

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 reinvent your own functioning body parts. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body. Our Pre-K-K campers will shrink down and take a journey into the human body. Start out as the size of a cell and learn about how we are made up of many tiny parts. Then each day grow a little more as we explore organs, bones, senses and more. Put your hands in the middle of digestion, make a chain reaction that mimics your nervous system, and build your own back scratcher.

This onsite half day camp is for children who are 4 by January 1,2016 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please add their name in the “additional info” section of the participant info..
Fantastic Human Machine - Aug - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 8/15/2016

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 reinvent your own functioning body parts. Become aware of the tremendous work your body achieves each day as we unravel the science and art of the human body. Your body is a powerful machine; our 3rd-5th grade campers breakdown how it works as we dive deep into the mechanics of the human body. How is the body programmed? What gives it power? How does it move? Learn about all of this and more as we make our own pumps, surgical tools, and jointed puppets. Explore these same ideas as we keep our own bodies moving throughout the week with fun group games like Body Wars capture the flag.

This onsite full day camp includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016. If you would like to be placed with a friend please add their name in the ‘additional info’ section.
Baby Bloomers: All Around Austin, LBJ Wildflower (Thinkery)
From 8/20/2016 through 8/22/2016

Stop and smell the wildflowers as we explore Texas native plants, pond life, make a version of our own wildflower garden and more!
Thinkery21: Transformations (Thinkery)
On 8/25/2016

From large scale shifts to microscopic mutations, transformation can be sudden, slow, superficial or incredibly profound. (And sometimes, all of the above.) Take a look at change as a whole and explore transformations on a personal level and in the world around us. Come with an open mind, and don’t be afraid to transform the way you look at the world.
Baby Bloomers: All Around Austin, UT (Thinkery)
From 8/27/2016 through 8/29/2016

We end our Austin adventure with an imaginary trip to the University of Texas, We’ll build our own tower, make art inspired by the Blanton and cheer loud like we’re at the stadium on game day. Together, we’ll learn what it means to be a Longhorn!
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