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General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 2/11/2016 through 3/31/2016

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!
1, 2, 3 Count With Me: Numbers (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 2/12/2016 through 4/1/2016

This fun-filled class will keep everyone moving and grooving as we tap, clap and explore early math concepts together! Chant numbers along to a beat, play instruments with our favorite songs andcombine art and math for an integrated approach.

Ages 12 - 24 months.

Esta divertida clase tendrá a todos en movimiento mientras aplaudimos y exploramos conceptos de matemáticas juntos. Cantaremos al ritmo de los números, tocaremos instrumentos y combinaremos el arte y las matemáticas para un enfoque integrado.

Edades 12 – 24 meses.
Art Start: In the Garden (24-36 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 2/12/2016 through 4/1/2016

Paint with pudding, dive into dough and create unique art while discovering new textures! Explore multi-sensory experiences that allow little ones to safely engage their artisitic side by creating and making with a variety of materials. Each week, our exploration will vary as we combine music, movement and making with art.

Ages 24 - 36 months.

¡Pinta con pudin, sumérgete en harina y crea obras de arte mientras descubrimos nuevas texturas! Explora experiencias multi-sensoriales que permite a los mediante la creación y la elaboración con diferentes materiales. Cada semana nuestra exploración variara mientras combinamos música, movimiento, y elaboración de arte.

Edades 24 – 36 meses.
Baby Bloomers: Children's Books, The Day it Rained (Thinkery)
On 2/13/2016

The Day it Rained Hearts. It’s raining hearts at the Thinkery in honor of Valentine’s day. Experiment with fizzy hearts, create handprint Valentines, stamp hearts and explore a fun filled heart sensory bin!

El Día que llovió Corazones. Esta lloviendo corazones en el Thinkery en honor del día de San Valentine. Experimenta con corazones con burbujas, crea cartas de San Valentine, estampilla corazones, y explora una caja sensoria que este lleno de corazones divertidos.
Early Learners Workshop: Heart to Art (Program Room 1)
On 2/13/2016

Roses are red, violets are blue. Come to the Thinkery, there’s lots to do! We love combining art and science so join us as we experiment and play to celebrate Valentine’s Day,

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Space 8 Workshop: Hovercrafts (Space 8)
From 2/13/2016 through 2/14/2016

Build, tinker and explore with the power of air as we challenge you to design a hovercraft. We’ll use basic circuitry to power them and put our flying machines to the test!

Ages 8+.

Construye y explora con el poder del aire cuando le demos un reto a diseñar un aerodeslizador. Usaremos circuitos básicos para poder darles energía y poner nuestras maquinas voladoras a una prueba.

Edades 8+.
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 2/13/2016 through 5/29/2016

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 2/13/2016 through 5/29/2016

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!
Art Start: In the Garden (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 2/17/2016 through 3/30/2016

Paint with pudding, dive into dough and create unique art while discovering new textures! Explore multi-sensory experiences that allow little ones to safely engage their artisitic side by creating and making with a variety of materials. Each week, our exploration will vary as we combine music, movement and making with art.

Ages 12 - 24 months.

¡Pinta con pudin, sumérgete en harina y crea obras de arte mientras descubrimos nuevas texturas! Explora experiencias multi-sensoriales que permite a los mediante la creación y la elaboración con diferentes materiales. Cada semana nuestra exploración variara mientras combinamos música, movimiento, y elaboración de arte.

Edades 12 - 24 meses.
Tinkering Tots: Simple Machines (24-36 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 2/17/2016 through 3/30/2016

Explore early engineering skills through play! Children will investigate how materials connect and combine to make something new. Each week, they’ll tinker and make with different materials, sing songs, read stories and build something new!

Ages 24 - 36 months.

¡Explora tus habilidades de ingeniería cuando juegues! Niños investigaran como materiales conectan y combinan para hacer algo nuevo. Cada semana, los niños construyen con diferentes materiales, cantan canciones, leen cuentos, y crean algo nuevo.

Edades 24 – 36 meses.
Early Learners Workshop: Silly Science (Program Room 1)
On 2/20/2016

This workshop is all about bringing out budding scientist in our youngest learners! We’ll make apples explode, use our senses to feel fizzy sidewalk chalk, make bubbles the size of our bodies and more. Join us as we discover, sing and explore together!

Ages 12 - 24 months.

Este taller trata de sacar el científico en ciernes de nuestros aprendices mas jóvenes! Haremos explosionescon mananas, usaremos nuestro sentido del tacto para sentir gises gaseosos, crearemos burbujas del tamaño de nuestro cuerpos y mas mientras descubrimos, cantamos y exploramos juntos!

Edades: 12 – 24 meses.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Cooking with Dr. Seuss (Kitchen Lab)
From 2/20/2016 through 2/21/2016

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday this year by cooking some delicious treats from the world inside his wonderful and imaginative books.

Ages 4 - 7.

Celebra el cumpleaños de Dr. Seuss cocinando bocadillos deliciosos del mundo adentro de sus maravillosos e imaginativo libros.

Edades 4 – 7.
Baby Bloomers: Children's Books, Where the Wild... (Thinkery)
From 2/20/2016 through 2/22/2016

Where the Wild Things Are. We’re putting on a wild rumpus at the Thinkery! Come on over and become king of the wild things as you create your very own crown, dance around in our Move Studio with our other wild guests and experiment with boats and floating in our Springs!

Donde viven los Monstruos. ¡Vamos a poner un escandalo en el Thinkery! Venga y conviértanse en el rey de todos los monstruos salvajes mientras creas tu propia corona, bailas en nuestro Move Studio con otros de nuestros invitados salvajes, y experimentas con barcos y otras cosas que flotan en nuestras fuentes.
Early Learners Workshop: Bite-Size Science (Program Room 1)
On 2/27/2016

Bring your pearly whites to the Thinkery as we celebrate Dental Health Month with a fun-filled sensory experience. We’ll mess around with toothpaste slime, make“elephant toothpaste”, use toothbrushes to create art and more. You’ll be sure to leave smiling bright!

Ages 24 - 36 months.

Traigan sus dientitos al Thinkery para celebrar el mes de salud dental con una experiencia divertida de sensorio. Jugaremos con un fluido de pasta de dientes, haremos ‘pasta de dientes de elefantes’ y usar cepillos de dientes para crear arte y mas. ¡Te iras con una sonrisa brillante!

Edades 24 – 36 meses.
Spark Shop Workshop: Printmaking (Spark Shop)
From 2/27/2016 through 2/28/2016

Use familiar materials in unfamiliar ways to make unique prints, scribbles, and doodles. Pick your favorite and make your own printed wearable or tote bag!

Ages 4 - 7.

Usa materiales familiares en una manera desconocida para hacer impresiones y garabatos. Escoge tu favorita y haz tu propia bolsa o lago imprimido para usar.

Edades 4 – 7.
Baby Bloomers: Children's Books, Cat in the Hat (Thinkery)
From 2/27/2016 through 2/29/2016

Come help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the author of The Cat in the Hat and so many other favorite children’s books! We will experiment with bubbles, create Thing 1 and Thing 2 handprint puppet and pretend to bake Dr. Seuss a birthday cake as we wish him the happiest of birthdays!

Ven a celebrar el cumpleaños de Dr. Seuss, el autor del “Gato Ensombrerado” y muchos otros libros favoritos de niños. Experimentaremos con burbujas, crearemos un títere de Cosa 1 y Cosa 2, y hacer un pastel de cumpleaños de mentira para Dr. Seuss mientras le deseamos un ¡feliz cumpleaños!
Early Learners Workshop: Silly Seuss (Program Room 1)
On 3/5/2016

It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Help us celebrate the author of Cat and the Hat and many other classics. We’ll experiment with fizzy feet, create puffy Truffula trees and have make marbled oobeck!

Ages 24 - 36 months.

Es el cumpleaños de Dr. Seuss! Ayúdanos a celebrar el autor del “Gato Ensombrerado” y muchos otros cuentos clásicos. Experimentaremos con pata con burbujas, crearemos arboles esponjosos de Truffula y haremos oobeck jaspeado.

Edades 24 – 36 meses.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Forensic Investigators (Kitchen Lab)
From 3/5/2016 through 3/6/2016

What is forensic science? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we explore techniques in forensic science that real life detectives use to solve crimes such a fingerprinting and fiber analysis.

Ages 8+.
Baby Bloomers: Children's Books, Brown Bear (Thinkery)
From 3/5/2016 through 3/7/2016

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? I see Thinkers at the Thinkery looking at me. We will read an Eric Carle classic, as we learn, explore and create with different colors and animals, as we see what animals we spy at the museum.
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
On 3/6/2016

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.
Spark Club: Exploring Arduino (Space 8)
On 3/9/2016

Arduino is a fun and easy to use circuit board that can be programmed to be everything from a book light to a fire breathing animatronic. Join us in Space 8 as we explore the potential of this tiny gadget in a 4 week series devoted to designing and engineering our own Arduino projects.
Baby Bloomers: Children's Books, The Rainbow Fish (Thinkery)
On 3/12/2016

Swim over to the Thinkery to hear the story of The Rainbow Fish and how he learned to share with his friends. We will experiment with fizzy fish, stamp with sea shells, create our very own rainbow fish and much, much more!
Early Learners Workshop: Wet Weather (Program Room 1)
On 3/12/2016

Ever wanted to play in the rain without getting wet? Join us as we splash through a fun workshop all about wet weather! We’ll make rain drop art, explore with sticky clouds, create thunderstorm music and more as we sing and splash through the weather!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Space 8 Workshop: Screenprinting (Space 8)
From 3/12/2016 through 3/13/2016

In this workshop we’ll lead you through finding or creating a design, converting it into a screen, and making a customized tote bag or pillowcase!

Ages 8+.
Designing Tomorrow (Offsite) - Mar - Grade 3-5 (National Instruments)
On 3/14/2016

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 National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway, is designed for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016.
Search and Rescue (Onsite) - Mar - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 2)
On 3/14/2016

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) - Mar - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 3/14/2016

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) - Mar - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 3/14/2016

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 - Mar - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 3/14/2016

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 - Mar - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 3/14/2016

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.
Early Learners Workshop: Monster Masterpieces (Program Room 1)
On 3/19/2016

We invite you to explore the world of art as we splash and splatter our way to creating colorful monster friends! We’ll use fun techniques including the movement of air, scratch art and more to make unique pieces.

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Soap Making! (Kitchen Lab)
From 3/19/2016 through 3/20/2016

Join us in Kitchen Lab for this fun, family workshop where we will combine art & science by mixing ingredients to make fragrant soaps. Then, put them to the test with a hand washing challenge!

Ages 4 - 7.
Baby Bloomers: Children's Books, Harold and the... (Thinkery)
From 3/19/2016 through 3/21/2016

Harold and the Purple Crayon! Come on over to the Thinkery to see what you can do with your imagination. We will create moonscapes, experiment with fizzy purple chalk and explore the purple play dough.
Early Learners Workshop: Little Builders (Program Room 1)
On 3/26/2016

Grab your hard hat and join us for some tinkering and constructing. Together, we’ll create with found materials, construct gum drop structures and practice our hammering skills as we explore designing and making.

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Spark Shop Workshop: Frankentory Shop (Spark Shop)
From 3/26/2016 through 3/27/2016

Stitch together the basics of sewing while designing your own unique stuffed animal! Using reclaimed stuffed animal parts and fabric, we’ll create our own frankentoys from the ground up!

Ages 4 - 7.
Baby Bloomers: Children's Books, Little Owl Lost (Thinkery)
From 3/26/2016 through 3/28/2016

We end of our exploration of children’s book with a new classic, Little Owl Lost. Come here the tale of how Little Owl lost and then found his mama with the help of a special squirrel. We will have a hoot as we create paper towel tube owls, investigate a forest themed sensory bin and discover how mama owl and the other forest friends look similar and different.
Animal Adaptations (Offsite) - Jun - Grade 1-2 (National Instruments)
On 6/6/2016

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) - Jun - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 2)
On 6/6/2016

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) - Jun - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/6/2016

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) - Jun - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/6/2016

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 - Jun - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 6/6/2016

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 1st-2nd grade campers will solve a new adventurous mission each day. Advance to new levels and new stories one fairytale at a time. Help Little Red Riding Hood create the perfect basket to carry everything she needs to give to her grandma. Build tools to help you reach the bottom of a well or beat Robin Hood in an archery contest. Shrink and expand with Alice in Wonderland and mix potions and concoctions. Design your own super powers and learn to stich your own story.

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.
Once Upon a Design - Jun - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 6/6/2016

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.
Animal Adaptations - Jun - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 6/13/2016

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) - Jun - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/13/2016

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) - Jun - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/13/2016

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 - Jun - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 6/13/2016

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 - Jun - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 6/13/2016

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.
Robo-lympics (Offsite) - Jun - Grade 1-2 (National Instruments)
On 6/13/2016

o for the gold as you build robotic athletes and develop digital literacy. Team up and use Mindstorms EV3 robots to participate in different Olympic challenges. Test robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability with robot Olympic events such as soccer, mazes, and ultimate obstacle courses.

This full day (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the National Instruments, National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway is designed for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016.
Fantastic Human Machine (AM) - Jun - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/20/2016

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) - Jun - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/20/2016

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 - Jun - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 6/20/2016

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 - Jun - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 6/20/2016

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.
Robo-lympics (Onsite) - Jun - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 6/20/2016

Go for the gold as you build robotic athletes and develop digital literacy. Team up and use Mindstorms EV3 robots to participate in different Olympic challenges. Test robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability with robot Olympic events such as soccer, mazes, and ultimate obstacle courses.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery 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.
Search and Rescue (Offsite) - Jun - Grade 3-5 (National Instruments)
On 6/20/2016

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 (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the National Instruments, National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway is designed for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016.
Search and Rescue (Onsite) - Jun - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 2)
On 6/27/2016

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) - Jun - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/27/2016

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) - Jun - Grade PK-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/27/2016

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 - Jun - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 6/27/2016

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 - Jun - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 6/27/2016

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.
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 1-2 (Program Room 3)
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 1st-2nd grade campers will solve a new adventurous mission each day. Advance to new levels and new stories one fairytale at a time. Help Little Red Riding Hood create the perfect basket to carry everything she needs to give to her grandma. Build tools to help you reach the bottom of a well or beat Robin Hood in an archery contest. Shrink and expand with Alice in Wonderland and mix potions and concoctions. Design your own super powers and learn to stich your own story.

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.
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.
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.
Robo-lympics (Offsite) - Jul - Grade 1-2 (National Instruments)
On 7/11/2016

o for the gold as you build robotic athletes and develop digital literacy. Team up and use Mindstorms EV3 robots to participate in different Olympic challenges. Test robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability with robot Olympic events such as soccer, mazes, and ultimate obstacle courses.

This full day (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the National Instruments, National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway is designed for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016.
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.
Robo-lympics (Onsite) - Jul - Grade 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 7/18/2016

Go for the gold as you build robotic athletes and develop digital literacy. Team up and use Mindstorms EV3 robots to participate in different Olympic challenges. Test robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability with robot Olympic events such as soccer, mazes, and ultimate obstacle courses.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery 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.
Search and Rescue (Offsite) - Jul - Grade 3-5 (National Instruments)
On 7/18/2016

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 (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the National Instruments, National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway is designed for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016.
Designing Tomorrow (Offsite) - Jul - Grade 3-5 (National Instruments)
On 7/25/2016

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 National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway, is designed for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016.
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.
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.
Designing Tomorrow (Onsite) - Aug - Grade 3-5 (Program Room 2)
On 8/1/2016

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) - 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 1-2 (Program Room 3)
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 1st-2nd grade campers will solve a new adventurous mission each day. Advance to new levels and new stories one fairytale at a time. Help Little Red Riding Hood create the perfect basket to carry everything she needs to give to her grandma. Build tools to help you reach the bottom of a well or beat Robin Hood in an archery contest. Shrink and expand with Alice in Wonderland and mix potions and concoctions. Design your own super powers and learn to stich your own story.

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.
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.
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.
Robo-lympics (Offsite) - Aug - Grade 1-2 (National Instruments)
On 8/8/2016

Go for the gold as you build robotic athletes and develop digital literacy. Team up and use Mindstorms EV3 robots to participate in different Olympic challenges. Test robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability with robot Olympic events such as soccer, mazes, and ultimate obstacle courses.

This full day (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the National Instruments, National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway is designed for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2016.
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 1-2 (Program Room 3)
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. 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 - 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.
Search and Rescue (Offsite) - Aug - Grade 3-5 (National Instruments)
On 8/15/2016

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 (9am-4pm) camp hosted at the National Instruments, National Instruments, 11500 North Mopac Expressway is designed for children who are entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the fall of 2016.
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