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General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 5/3/2016 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!
Spark Club: Chemical Craze (Kitchen Lab)
On 5/4/2016

Join us in Kitchen Lab during this four-week afterschool program to explore the world of Chemistry! We’ll investigate the air we breathe to the food we eat with chemical reactions! Using common lab equipment and simple materials, we’ll explore what chemistry really is! Each week we’ll focus on a different branch and gain a better understanding of how chemistry impacts our daily lives!
Art Start: In the City (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 5/4/2016 through 5/25/2016

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.
Tinkering Tots: Creative Construction (24-36) (Program Room 1)
From 5/4/2016 through 5/25/2016

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.
Scout Night: Rosie's Petal & Home Scientist (Thinkery)
On 5/6/2016

Rosie’s Petal: Through facilitated activities with Thinkery educators, Daisies will learn about different ways they can make the world a better place, starting right away! Daisies who participate in all activities during this Thinkery Scout Night will meet the requirements to earn their Rosie Petal.

Home Scientist: Brownies will learn to recognize the impact science has on everyday life. Signature Thinkery activities designed for this badge will illustrate every day science concepts such as static electricity, density and chemical reactions. Brownies participating in this Thinkery Scout Night will complete all of the requirements to earn their Home Scientist badge.
1, 2, 3 Count With Me: Shapes (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 5/6/2016 through 5/27/2016

1, 2, 3 Count With Me: Shapes in our Home

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.
Art Start: In the City (24-36 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 5/6/2016 through 5/27/2016

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.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Candle Making (Kitchen Lab)
From 5/7/2016 through 5/8/2016

Combine art and science by mixing ingredients to make your own fragrant colorful candle!

Ages 4 - 7 years.

Combina el arte y la ciencia mezclando ingredientes para hacer tu propia vela colorida!

Edades 4-7 años.
Baby Bloomers: Famous Artists, Jackson Pollock (Thinkery)
From 5/7/2016 through 5/9/2016

Bring your budding artist to the Thinkery as we begin our exploration of famous artists. Prepare to get messy while exploring action art of Jackson Pollock. We’ll dive into colored spaghetti and paint with magnets!
Early Learners Workshop: Little Builders (12-24) (Program Room 1)
From 5/7/2016 through 5/9/2016

Grab your hard hat and join us for some tinkering and constructing. Together, we’ll paint and play with ramps, explore found materials and practice our hammering skills as we explore designing and making.

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Early Learners Workshop: Little Builders (24-36) (Program Room 1)
From 5/7/2016 through 5/9/2016

Grab your hard hat and join us for some tinkering and constructing. Together, we’ll paint and play with ramps, explore found materials and practice our hammering skills as we explore designing and making.

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 5/7/2016 through 7/31/2016

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 5/7/2016 through 10/30/2016

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!
Scout Night: Stories in Shapes & Air of the Wolf (Thinkery)
On 5/13/2016

Boy Scout Night – Stories in Shapes & Air of the Wolf

Stories in Shapes: Tigers will immerse themselves in the world of shapes and abstract art. Scouts will learn about what abstract art is and create their own art pieces, murals, tangrams, and more. Tigers participating in this Thinkery Scout Night will be well on their way to earning their Stories in Shapes Tiger Elective Adventure.

Air of the Wolf: Through facilitated activities with Thinkery educators, Wolves will experiment with all things related to air! Imaginations will soar as we explore this invisible wonder all around us. Wolves will conduct air pressure and weight experiments, paper air plane races, and balloon powered machines. Scouts participating in this Thinkery Scout Night will be well on their way to earning their Air of the Wolf adventure.
Sponsored General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
On 5/14/2016

From solving the toughest technological challenges to finding practical solutions, National Instruments (NI) has been helping engineers and scientists build innovative and awe-inspiring applications for 40 years. We can’t wait to see what happens next. Therefore, it’s fitting that NI would celebrate 40 years in the Austin community at The Thinkery – a place where the next generation of innovators and creative problem solvers come together by doing, making, and experiencing.
Space 8 Workshop: Woodworking (Space 8)
From 5/14/2016 through 5/15/2016

Hammer down the basics of woodworking by tinkering with power tools such as drills, dremels and tabletop saws! Learn effective and safe use of tools while making a wooden keepsake.

Ages 8+.
Baby Bloomers: Famous Artists, Vincent Van Gogh (Thinkery)
From 5/14/2016 through 5/16/2016

Experience Post Impressionism in our investigation of Vincent Van Gogh. Explore his most famous paintings with our Starry Night and Sunflowers inspired sensory bins. Feel fizzy stars and finger paint in the style of Van Gogh!
Scout Night: Entertainment & Tech, Water Wonders (Thinkery)
On 5/20/2016

Entertainment and Technology: Juniors will learn about the creativity and technology that go into making entertainment – entertaining! Scouts will learn about video game development and have the opportunity to learn more about programming their own video games. They will create movie magic in our special effects lab and will learn how to animate their own artwork. Juniors who participate in this Thinkery Scout Night will be well on their way to earning the Entertainment Technology badge. All participating troops will receive at least one copy of supplementary Thinkery activity guides for the remaining steps toward earning the Entertainment Technology badge.

Wonders of Water: Through facilitated activities with Thinkery Educators, Brownies will learn about the wonderful world of water and the ways we can conserve it! We’ll explore and experiment with walking water, creating our own filtration systems, water droplet paintings and more! Brownies participating in this Thinkery Scout Night will be well on their way to earning their WOW! Wonders of Water badge set.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Exploring Explosions (Kitchen Lab)
From 5/21/2016 through 5/22/2016

Have you ever wondered what make things blow up, pop or go boom? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we investigate the science that will blow your mind!

Ages 8+.
Baby Bloomers: Famous Artists, Wassily Kandinsky (Thinkery)
From 5/21/2016 through 5/23/2016

Come create abstract art in the style of Kandinsky! Join us as we construct art made of Jell-O and sponge paint Concentric Circles.
Baby Bloomers: Famous Artists, Salvador Dali (Thinkery)
On 5/28/2016

Put on your fanciest mustache and head to the Thinkery to explore green slime and melting clocks in the surreal world of Dali.
Spark Shop Workshop: Hydraulic Robots (Spark Shop)
From 5/28/2016 through 5/29/2016

Engineer a hydraulic bot from simple materials, in a sophisticated way! Learn the fundamentals of hydraulics and by making machines powered by water pressure.

Ages 4 - 7.
Thinkery21: Strength in Numbers (21 & up only) (Thinkery)
On 6/2/2016

At Thinkery, math is not a four letter word. From fractions in music to fractals in nature, come playfully explore how math shapes the world around us. Through games, puzzles and art, you’ll learn to derive the equation: You + Thinkery21 = Love
Early Learners Workshop: Things That Glow! (12-24) (Program Room 1)
On 6/4/2016

Join us as we turn off the lights and have fun with things that glow! Together, we’ll deepen our senses by investigating glittering slime and glowing foam. We’ll use sand and paint to create a different look and feel while exploring our world in the dark.

Ages 12 - 24 months.

Acompáñanos mientras apagamos las luces y tenemos un poco de diversión con cosas que brillan en la oscuridad. Juntos, profundizaremos nuestros sentidos al investigar espuma que brilla en la oscuridad. Usaremos arena y pintura para crear una nueva apariencia y sentir mientras exploramos nuestro mundo en la oscuridad.

Edades 12 - 24 meses.
Early Learners Workshop: Things That Glow! (24-36) (Program Room 1)
On 6/4/2016

Join us as we turn off the lights and have fun with things that glow! Together, we’ll deepen our senses by investigating glittering slime and glowing foam. We’ll use sand and paint to create a different look and feel while exploring our world in the dark.

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Dry Ice Cream (Kitchen Lab)
From 6/4/2016 through 6/5/2016

Looking for a way to keep cool during the Texas summer heat? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we explore how dry ice is used to make homemade frozen treats!

Ages 8 and up.

¿Quieres mantenerte fresco en este calor de Texas? ¡Ven al laboratorio de cocina para explorar como hielo seco es usado para hacer helados en casa!

Edades 8 y más.
Baby Bloomers: Famous Artists, Frida Kahlo (Thinkery)
From 6/4/2016 through 6/6/2016

Experience the bold and colorful world of Frida Kahlo at the Thinkery. Create beautiful Mexican flowers, weave with bright fabrics and use your senses in our Kahlo inspired sensory bins.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Dry Ice Sorbet (Kitchen Lab)
From 6/4/2016 through 6/19/2016

Explore how dry ice is used to make homemade frozen treats while investigating the properties of this cool material!

Ages 8+.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Instant Ice Cream (Kitchen Lab)
From 6/4/2016 through 6/19/2016

Making snacks into a fun activity is a great way to engage kids into trying new foods and experimenting with ones they already know. We’ll use some familiar ingredients to explore matter in a tasty way!

Ages 4 - 7.
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 6/5/2016 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.
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.
Spark Club: Goovy Graphics (Kitchen Lab)
On 6/8/2016

Explore the fundamentals of design as we tinker with creating our own images, logos and graphics.Participants will use software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and CAD programs to make their own graphics and fun designs. Then we’ll dive into experimenting with equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC mills to see how graphics can make their way onto everything from stickers to wood!
Space 8 Workshop: 3D Printing, Part 2 (Space 8)
From 6/11/2016 through 6/12/2016

Dive deeper into the world of 3D Printing by going further into 3D modeling and creating prints based on your own vector designs and drawings! Must take 3D Printing 1 to participate in this workshop.

Ages 8+.
Baby Bloomers: Famous Artists, Georgia O'Keeffe (Thinkery)
From 6/11/2016 through 6/13/2016

Create a garden and build a ladder to the moon, inspired by the diverse work of artist, Georgia O’Keeffe.
Space 8 Workshop: 3D Printed Art Bots (Space 8)
From 6/11/2016 through 6/26/2016

Use 3D printed pieces, recycled materials, motors, and buzzers to make your very own Arto Roboto! We’ll explore 3D printing and circuitry while making unique machines that scribble, draw, and paint!

Ages 8+.
Space 8 Workshop: Art Bots (Space 8)
From 6/11/2016 through 6/26/2016

Get a sneak peek into Space 8 while making your very own Arto Roboto. We’ll use 3D printed pieces and recycled materials to make unique bots that scribble and draw!

Ages 4 - 7.
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.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Let's Pickle (Kitchen Lab)
From 6/18/2016 through 6/19/2016

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

Ages 4 - 7.
Baby Bloomers: Famous Artists, Pablo Picasso (Thinkery)
From 6/18/2016 through 6/20/2016

Bring your pint sized Picasso to the Thinkery as we explore cubism, surrealism and Picasso’s blue period. Join us as we create shape collages and create amazing sensory sculptures!
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.
Spark Shop Workshop: Woodworking (Spark Shop)
From 6/25/2016 through 6/26/2016

Hammer down the basics of woodworking by learning effective and safe tool use and making a wooden keepsake!

Ages 4 - 7.

Aprende de la manera más efectiva y segura de usar herramientas mientras construyes un recuerdo de madera.

Edades 4 - 7 .
Baby Bloomers: Famous Artists, Andy Warhol (Thinkery)
From 6/25/2016 through 6/27/2016

Pop into the Thinkery as we end our exploration of famous artists with pop artist, Andy Warhol. We’ll stack colorful Campbell Soup cans and create Warhol inspired flower prints!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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