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General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 8/28/2014 through 9/30/2014

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.
Family Night: End of Summer Celebration (Thinkery)
On 8/29/2014

As summer winds down, we are capping off the season with a family party! Join us for a uniquely curated after-hours Thinkery experience, including live music by The Que Pastas.

Make your own lunch bag in Innovators’ Workshop, learn healthy after-school snack recipes in Kitchen Lab and enjoy live music by Austin “kindie” rock band, The Que Pastas! We’ll turn down the evening with a special Storytime guest.

Food trucks—including Snap Kitchen—and a cash bar serving both adult and kid-friendly beverages will be available throughout the night.
Birthday Parties - Friday (Thinkery)
From 8/29/2014 through 12/19/2014

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: Sticky Saturday (Thinkery)
On 8/30/2014

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 - Weekend (Thinkery)
From 8/30/2014 through 2/7/2015

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.
Early Learners Workshop Series: Art Start Animals (Program Room 1)
On 9/2/2014

10 - 24 months

Paint with pudding, dive into dough and create crafts with cereal 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 center around different animals each week as we combine movement, music and making to help little ones start exploring art!

Every Tuesday at 10:45AM (September 2 - October 23)

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. Up to 2 extra child tickets may be purchased in addition to an adult/child pair.
Early Learners Workshop Series: Mini Makers Music (Program Room 1)
On 9/3/2014

28 months - 4 years

In a new class for our older twos we will be focusing on making and music! We’ll use our fine motor skills as we craft our own instruments each week, our gross motor skills as we move along to the beat and our active listening skills as we learn about how different instruments work. Be ready to count as we work on rhythm, work with friends exploring tempos and move as we groove to the beat of our very own instruments!

Every Wednesday at 9:45AM (September 3 - October 22)

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. Up to 2 extra child tickets may be purchased in addition to an adult/child pair.
Early Learners Workshop Series: Opposites (Program Room 1)
On 9/3/2014

14 - 32 months

Music and Movement will serve as a vehicle for parents and children to explore the world of Math and explore opposites! We will chant numbers along to a beat and hop into groups to show more and less. Each week will include a making project as we discover big and little, long and short, equal and unequal. This fun-filled class will keep everyone moving and grooving as they tap, clap and count together!

Every Wednesday at 10:45AM (September 3 - October 22)

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. Up to 2 extra child tickets may be purchased in addition to an adult/child pair.
Birthday Parties - Wednesday (Thinkery)
From 9/3/2014 through 12/17/2014

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.
Early Learners Workshop Series: En Español (Program Room 1)
On 9/4/2014

18 - 36 months

Talk tools! Hablar Herramientas! Come ready to move and make as we focus on exploring a different type of tool in both English y Español each week! We’ll look at different tools uncovering their jobs and exploring how we can use tools in fun, artistic and safe ways! This awesome adventure is designed to engage your little’s ones sense of wonder as they work on active listening, fine and gross motor skills.

Every Thursday at 9:45AM (September 4 - October 23)

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. Up to 2 extra child tickets may be purchased in addition to an adult/child pair.
Early Learners Workshop Series: Transportation (Program Room 1)
On 9/4/2014

6 - 14 months

Come to learn simple signs and songs as you and your little one explore multi-sensory experiences together! Each week we will engage in fun activities that invite us to experience new materials and interact with those around us while signing and singing about planes, trains, cars and trucks!

Every Thursday at 10:45AM (September 4 - October 23)

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. Up to 2 extra child tickets may be purchased in addition to an adult/child pair.
Thinkery21 (Thinkery)
On 9/4/2014

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.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter J (Thinkery)
From 9/6/2014 through 9/8/2014

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
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Intro to Natural Cleaning (Kitchen Lab)
From 9/6/2014 through 9/27/2014

Looking for a way to reduce your family’s carbon footprint? Explore natural ingredients that can be used in place of harsh chemicals that will leave your home smelling fresh and shining bright, while creating a safer environment for the entire family!

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 5 and up.
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
On 9/7/2014

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.
Spark Shop Workshop: Programming with Scratch (Spark Shop)
On 9/7/2014

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.
Scout Night - Home Scientists (Brownies) (Thinkery)
On 9/12/2014

Brownies will learn to recognize the impact science has on everyday life. Signature Thinkery activiteis designed for this badge will illustrate everyday science concepts such as static electricity, density, and chemical reactions. Brownies participating in this Thinkery Scout Night will be well on their way to a Home Scientist badge. All participating troops will receive at least one copy of supplementary Thinkery activity guides for the remaining steps toward earning the Home Scientist 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.
Early Learners Workshop: Tinkering with Trains (Spark Shop)
On 9/13/2014

Today we’ll take over spark shop to tinker with trains! Each adult/child pair will be led in creating a 3 car train they can take home to travel the tracks and learn how to make more train cars once they get home. In addition we’ll engage in movement, songs and stories to as we take in tons of information about trains.

Ages 3 - 5 years.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter K (Thinkery)
From 9/13/2014 through 9/15/2014

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: Making Preserves (Kitchen Lab)
From 9/13/2014 through 9/28/2014

The summer harvest can leave you wondering what to do with all your fruits and vegetables. Join Kitchen Lab to learn how canning can keep your cupboards stocked all year round!

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs.

Ages 5 and up.
Spark Shop Workshop: Succulent Planters (Spark Shop)
From 9/14/2014 through 9/27/2014

Use a hammer, hand saw, power drill, and measuring tools to build a planter box for succulents. Make a bonus tiny cork pot for succulent cuttings. After we construct our boxes, we’ll fill them with plants from East Side Succulents.

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.
Spark Shop Workshop: Intro to Machine Sewing (Spark Shop)
On 9/20/2014

Sew your own mug cozy and full sized pillow case! Learn how to use and maintain a sewing machine while following two simple patterns. No sewing experience necessary – come learn some great stitching tips and tricks!

This workshop is intended for adult/child pairs.

Ages 7 and up.
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter L (Thinkery)
From 9/20/2014 through 9/22/2014

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
Baby Bloomers: Exploring Letter M (Thinkery)
From 9/27/2014 through 9/29/2014

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
Family Game Night (Thinkery)
On 10/31/2014

Join a limited number of families for an exclusive evening of fun, educational games and festivities. Build your own board game in Innovators’ Workshop. Challenge another family to a match of giant-sized Chess, Checkers or Connect Four in Our Backyard. Play with your food and eat it, too, in Kitchen Lab. Plus, the entire museum will be open for fun and merriment.
Spark Club: Sewing (Spark Shop)
On 11/4/2014

Participate in this four part after-school program to learn about sewing and textiles. Participants will learn how to hand-sew and machine-sew, then have the opportunity to pattern and assemble their own design!

Spark Club is a unique opportunity for 8-13 year olds to take over Spark Shop after-school and participate in special, advanced activities that are geared for their age group. Although parents/guardians are welcome to attend, participants within this age span may attend the program without a parent/guardian. If a child plans to attend this program alone, an agreement form must be completed and submitted by the parent/guardian. Please access this form here.

https://thinkeryaustin.org/assets/parent-dropoff-agreement-form.pdf

This program is made possible by Cognizant’s Making the Future program.

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