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General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 11/23/2014 through 12/31/2014

THE THINKERY is an evolution of the Austin Children’s Museum. It’s Austin’s sparkling new home for “why” and “how.” A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It’s a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it’s a heck of a good time.

Limited walk-up tickets will be made available.
Birthday Parties - Weekend (Thinkery)
From 11/23/2014 through 3/15/2015

Celebrate birthdays, special events, and team accomplishments with a private party at the Thinkery. Party goers will have private access to a room for 90 minutes, which includes one hour of hands-on, educator-led serious fun. Top your party off with unlimited free play and exploration in the museum after your celebration. Each party package offers age appropriate activities with popular themes and connections to the Thinkery exhibits.

You will be contacted by a Reservationist at least one month prior to your party to finalize theme and estimated attendance.
Baby Bloomers: Explore the Alphabet U (Thinkery)
On 11/24/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Birthday Parties - Wednesday (Thinkery)
From 11/26/2014 through 3/18/2015

Celebrate birthdays, special events, and team accomplishments with a private party at the Thinkery. Party goers will have private access to a room for 90 minutes, which includes one hour of hands-on, educator-led serious fun. Top your party off with unlimited free play and exploration in the museum after your celebration. Each party package offers age appropriate activities with popular themes and connections to the Thinkery exhibits.

You will be contacted by a Reservationist at least one month prior to your party to finalize theme and estimated attendance.
Gingerbread Tot Workshops (Program Room 1)
From 11/28/2014 through 12/24/2014

Gingerbread Tot workshops are for families with children ages 5 and under. These hour-long workshops feature pre-built houses and candy decorations sized for little makers. Workshop participants also have a chance to explore the Thinkery and play with friends.
Gingerbread Workshops (Thinkery)
From 11/28/2014 through 12/24/2014

Gingerbread workshops celebrate creative families in a fun and festive atmosphere. These hour-long workshops provide everything needed to build and decorate a gingerbread house to take home and enjoy. Workshop participants also have a chance to explore the Thinkery and play with friends.
Spark Shop Workshop: Programming with Scratch (Spark Shop)
On 11/29/2014

Have you ever wanted to create your own computer program? We’ll show you how! Join us in Spark Shop to learn Scratch, a children’s programming language developed by MIT. Bring a USB drive to take your programs home.

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. If you are in need of a ticket for an extra child, please contact the Thinkery Reservationist at 512-469-6201.

Ages 7 and up.
Baby Bloomers: Explore the Alphabet V (Thinkery)
From 11/29/2014 through 12/1/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sensory Friendly Hours (Thinkery)
On 11/30/2014

The Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. During Sensory Friendly Hours, the Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders to explore the Thinkery with their families. A typical visit to the Thinkery can be challenging for those who feel overwhelmed by large crowds and excessive stimuli. In acknowledgement of this, the galleries will be modified to reduce extra stimuli and ticket sales will be limited to reduce crowding. If you’ve never visited the Thinkery before, it may be helpful to explore the interactive guide (found on this event's main page) created by the Austin American Statesman. We are currently developing additional resources for families to utilize in advance of their visit.

The Thinkery typically serves children aged 0-11 years-old but all ages are welcome. If you think your older child would benefit from attending Sensory Friendly Day, please feel free to attend. Therapists are welcome to join your family or child, free of charge. Because the Thinkery provides a variety of experiences for all interests and abilities, we highly recommend that families bring along the whole family.
Art Start: Seasons and Weather 12/3 (Program Room 1)
On 12/3/2014

10 months - 24 months

Paint with pudding, dive into dough and create crafts while exploring new textures in this class inviting our youngest learners to get their hands dirty! Each week we will explore multi-sensory experiences that allow little ones to safely engage their artistic side by creating art out of edible materials. Our artistic explorations will be centered on seasons and weather each week as we combine movement, music and making to help little ones start exploring art! Although classes can be purchased individually we recommend registering for the series in full, as young children gain confidence and knowledge through repetition and practice of their new skills.

Check out our special promotion of buy 6 classes within a series and get the 7th one free!
Music, Movement, and Math: Shapes & Counting 12/3 (Program Room 1)
On 12/3/2014

14 months - 32 months

Music and Movement will serve as a vehicle for parents and children to explore the world of math! We will chant numbers along to a beat, tap out even and odd rhymes and hop into groups to show more and less. This fun-filled class will keep everyone moving and grooving as they tap, clap and count together! Each week we will explore a new subject within our theme. Although classes can be purchased individually we recommend registering for the series in full, as young children gain confidence and knowledge through repetition and practice of their new skills.

Check out our special promotion of buy 6 classes within a series and get the 7th one free!
Scout Night - Entertainment Technology (Juniors) (Thinkery)
On 12/4/2014

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 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 Detective badge.

Tickets can be purchased for Scout/Adult paris of for individual Scouts. Please follow your council's recommendations with regards to adult:child ratios at Scouting events.

In the "Additional Requirements" field, please provide your troop number.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Candle Making (Kitchen Lab)
On 12/6/2014

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

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs.

Ages 5 and up.
Baby Bloomers: Explore the Alphabet W (Thinkery)
From 12/6/2014 through 12/8/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 12/7/2014 through 1/4/2015

Your family can play side by side with science and enjoy all the great activities and innovative exhibits the Thinkery offers - before we open to the public. Beginning March 2, 2014, the Thinkery will open early the first Sunday of every month from 8:30AM-10AM exclusively for Members. Reservations are likely to sell out. To ensure your entry during Member-only hours, reserve your tickets in advance.

Limited walk-up tickets will be made available.
Art Start: Seasons and Weather 12/10 (Program Room 1)
On 12/10/2014

10 months - 24 months

Paint with pudding, dive into dough and create crafts while exploring new textures in this class inviting our youngest learners to get their hands dirty! Each week we will explore multi-sensory experiences that allow little ones to safely engage their artistic side by creating art out of edible materials. Our artistic explorations will be centered on seasons and weather each week as we combine movement, music and making to help little ones start exploring art! Although classes can be purchased individually we recommend registering for the series in full, as young children gain confidence and knowledge through repetition and practice of their new skills.

Check out our special promotion of buy 6 classes within a series and get the 7th one free!
Music, Movement, and Math: Shapes & Counting 12/10 (Program Room 1)
On 12/10/2014

14 months - 32 months

Music and Movement will serve as a vehicle for parents and children to explore the world of math! We will chant numbers along to a beat, tap out even and odd rhymes and hop into groups to show more and less. This fun-filled class will keep everyone moving and grooving as they tap, clap and count together! Each week we will explore a new subject within our theme. Although classes can be purchased individually we recommend registering for the series in full, as young children gain confidence and knowledge through repetition and practice of their new skills.

Check out our special promotion of buy 6 classes within a series and get the 7th one free!
Baby Bloomers: Explore the Alphabet X, Y, Z! (Thinkery)
From 12/13/2014 through 12/15/2014

The Thinkery will open exclusively for children ages 0-3. Discover the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with small children. Guided activities like Storytime, Sing-alongs, and Little Explorers Lab time are designed to engage our youngest visitors in fun learning and investigation. Enjoy special programming and performances specially designed for the youngest learners!

El Thinkery estará abierto exclusivamente para niños edades 0-3. Descubra las exhibiciones en un ambiente relajado con otras familias con niños pequeños. ¡ Disfrute de una programación especial y actuaciones especialmente diseñadas para los estudiantes más jóvenes!

All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Gingerbread Tech-shop (Kitchen Lab)
From 12/13/2014 through 12/20/2014

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

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. If you are in need of a ticket for an extra child, please contact the Thinkery Reservationist at 512-469-6201.

Ages 8 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: Introduction to Soldering (Spark Shop)
On 12/14/2014

Make your own blinking ornament in our soldering workshop. Become familiar with some circuitry basics and practice soldering in Spark Shop! No experience necessary.

Ages 7 and up.
Art Start: Seasons and Weather 12/17 (Program Room 1)
On 12/17/2014

10 months - 24 months

Paint with pudding, dive into dough and create crafts while exploring new textures in this class inviting our youngest learners to get their hands dirty! Each week we will explore multi-sensory experiences that allow little ones to safely engage their artistic side by creating art out of edible materials. Our artistic explorations will be centered on seasons and weather each week as we combine movement, music and making to help little ones start exploring art! Although classes can be purchased individually we recommend registering for the series in full, as young children gain confidence and knowledge through repetition and practice of their new skills.

Check out our special promotion of buy 6 classes within a series and get the 7th one free!
Music, Movement, and Math: Shapes & Counting 12/17 (Program Room 1)
On 12/17/2014

14 months - 32 months

Music and Movement will serve as a vehicle for parents and children to explore the world of math! We will chant numbers along to a beat, tap out even and odd rhymes and hop into groups to show more and less. This fun-filled class will keep everyone moving and grooving as they tap, clap and count together! Each week we will explore a new subject within our theme. Although classes can be purchased individually we recommend registering for the series in full, as young children gain confidence and knowledge through repetition and practice of their new skills.

Check out our special promotion of buy 6 classes within a series and get the 7th one free!
Spark Shop Workshop: Circuit Cards (Spark Shop)
On 12/19/2014

Join us in Spark shop to explore with circuitry basics by making an interactive card! With some simple tools and a little imagination you’ll create a one of a kind card that will light up, make noise and definitely leave others smiling! No experience necessary.).

Ages 7 and up.
Birthday Parties - Friday (Thinkery)
From 12/19/2014 through 3/20/2015

Celebrate birthdays, special events, and team accomplishments with a private party at the Thinkery. Party goers will have private access to a room for 90 minutes, which includes one hour of hands-on, educator-led serious fun. Top your party off with unlimited free play and exploration in the museum after your celebration. Each party package offers age appropriate activities with popular themes and connections to the Thinkery exhibits.

You will be contacted by a Reservationist at least one month prior to your party to finalize theme and estimated attendance.
Scout Night - Clover's Petal & Household Elf (Thinkery)
On 1/16/2015

Daisies will learn about natural resources in this exciting Thinkery Scout Night. Thinkery signature activities will teach Daisies to identify natural resources and think of ways they can be conserved. Daisies who participate in all activities during this Thinkery Scout Night will meet the requirements to earn their Clover Petal.

Brownies will learn about reducing, reusing and recycling to be kind to the environment. They will also learn about natural cleaning products and ways to keep the air clean. Brownies participating in this Scout Night will be well on their way to a Household Elf badge. All participating Brownies will receive at least one copy of supplementary Thinkery activity guides for the remaining steps toward earning the Household Elf badge.

Tickets can be purchased for Scout/Adult paris of for individual Scouts. Please follow your council's recommendations with regards to adult:child ratios at Scouting events.

In the "Additional Requirements" field, please provide your troop number.
Thinkery21 (Thinkery)
On 1/29/2015

Visit the Thinkery after hours for an evening exclusively for adults 21 and up. Experience innovative exhibits, live demonstrations, hands-on activities and more, depending on each night’s program. Grab a drink and mingle with makers, scientists, artists, and other interesting folks.

Cash bar, all visitors must show ID to enter.
Scout Night - Clover's Petal & Making Games (Thinkery)
On 2/6/2015

Daisies will learn about natural resources in this exciting Thinkery Scout Night. Thinkery signature activities will teach Daisies to identify natural resources and think of ways they can be conserved. Daisies who participate in all activities during this Thinkery Scout Night will meet the requirements to earn their Clover Petal.

Brownies will get their game on in this exciting Scout Night. Thinkery facilitators will assist scouts as they invent their own games. Scouts will design a scavenger hunt, create a party game and make a mystery game to be played as group. Brownies participating in this Thinkery Scout Night will be well on their way to Making Games badge. All participating troops will receive at least one copy of supplementary Thinkery activity guides for the remaining steps toward earning the Making Games badge.

Tickets can be purchased for Scout/Adult paris of for individual Scouts. Please follow your council's recommendations with regards to adult:child ratios at Scouting events.

In the "Additional Requirements" field, please provide your troop number.
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