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Baby Bloomers: Earth Day Celebration (Thinkery)
From 4/19/2014 through 4/21/2014

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.
General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 4/19/2014 through 9/21/2014

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.
Homeschool Workshop: Programming in Scratch (Program Room 3)
On 4/24/2014

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

For Ages 7 and up with a homeschool educator.
Spark Shop Workshop: Faerie Houses & Insect Hotels (Spark Shop)
On 4/26/2014

Celebrate Earth Month with the Thinkery as we design and decorate a Faerie Fort, Hidden Hideaway, or Pirate Palace. Join area artist Kristi Hayner as she walks us through her process of creating backyard mansions out of recycled and found materials. Each child/adult pair will collaborate on an abode of their own

This workshop is intended for adult/child pairs.

Ages 5 and up.
Baby Bloomers: Raindrops and Rainbows (Thinkery)
From 4/26/2014 through 4/28/2014

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.
Birthday Parties - Friday (Thinkery)
From 5/2/2014 through 6/6/2014

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.
Birthday Parties - Weekend (Thinkery)
From 5/3/2014 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.
Members Only Hours: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
On 5/4/2014

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.
Early Learners Workshop Series: Exploring Español (Program Room 2)
On 5/6/2014

12 - 36 months

Adults and children learn Spanish through songs, games, storytelling and hands-on STEAM activities. Each week participants will engage in fun activities that invite them to experience new materials and engage in an immersive exploration of the Spanish language. The Exploring Español workshop is a partnership between Young People’s Workshop (www.YPWkids.com) and The Thinkery.

Every Tuesday at 10:45AM (May 6 - June 24)

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs.
Early Learners Workshop: H-E-B (Kitchen Lab)
From 5/6/2014 through 6/3/2014

This month join Chef George in making delicious kabobs with seasonal vegetables and a tasty teriyaki sauce! Afterwards , we’ll get moving with a visit from H-E-Buddy!

Ages 3 - 6. All snacks will have alternative ingredients and/or the ability to avoid certain ingredients in case an allergy exists.
Early Learners Workshop Series: Music Move Math (Program Room 2)
On 5/7/2014

18 - 36 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. Each week will include a making project with moving pieces. This fun-filled class will keep everyone moving and grooving as they tap, clap and count together!

Every Wednesday at 10:45AM (May 7 - June 25)

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: Sing Sign Explore (Program Room 2)
On 5/7/2014

6 - 18 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 some of our favorite sea creatures and beach toys.

Every Wednesday at 9:45AM (May 7 - June 25)

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 5/7/2014 through 8/27/2014

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.
Early Learners Workshop Series: Art Start (Program Room 2)
On 5/8/2014

9 - 22 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 a different color each week as we combine movement, music and making to help little ones start exploring art!

Every Thursday at 10:45AM (May 8 - June 26)

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: Tinkering Tots Dig (Program Room 2)
On 5/8/2014

18 - 36 months

Design a Dinosaur, Talk about T-Rex and Find out how to make a Flying Pterodactyl as you Build and Bond alongside your little learner! Each week we will engage with a variety of materials and sing songs as we explore the world of dinosaurs. This dynamic adventure is designed to engage your little one's sense of wonder as they work on active listening, fine and gross motor skills.

Every Thursday at 9:45AM (May 8 - June 26)

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)
From 5/8/2014 through 8/28/2014

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.
Spark Shop Workshop: Hula Hoop Making (Spark Shop)
On 5/10/2014

Hooper extraordinaire, Laura Scarborough of Hoop Circle, will teach everyone how to make their own hoop and how to hula with the best of ‘em! Join us in Spark Shop to learn how to cut tubing, construct a hoop, and decorate it with tape. The professional quality hoops we’ll be making are great for exuberance and exercise.

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.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: H-E-B (Kitchen Lab)
From 5/10/2014 through 6/14/2014

Summer is on its way and Chef Thomas is ready to share his version of summer “sushi” snacks! We’ll practice the technique of making rolls with simple ingredients like seasonal fruits and vegetables, tasty spreads and more!

Ages 5 and up. All snacks will have alternative ingredients and/or the ability to avoid certain ingredients in case an allergy exists. No raw fish or any meats will be used in the recipes.
Homeschool Day (Thinkery)
From 5/12/2014 through 9/29/2014

The Thinkery invites our Home School friends to come play and explore in the museum on a day dedicated just for them. In addition to special access to all of our galleries, home school students and their adults will have a chance to learn more about educational offerings from the Thinkery.

Limited walk-up tickets will be made available.
Kitchen Lab Workshop: Inside the Eye (Kitchen Lab)
On 5/17/2014

This workshop cuts right into exploring the anatomy of an eyeball. Partcipants will dissect their own cow eyeball and follow the path that leads to the incredible sense of light!

Tickets are sold as adult/child pairs. Ages 8 and up. Preserved specimen and dissection tools will be used.
Spark Shop Workshop: Beginner Coding with Hatch (Spark Shop)
On 5/17/2014

Join Hatch After School (powered by MakerSquare) for a beginner coding workshop for Austin youth. In this class, students will cover two areas: computational thinking with iPad games and remixing their first website using Mozilla's X-Ray Goggles.

This workshop is intended for children only (not adult/child pairs).

Ages 10 and up.
Far and Wide (A) (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/9/2014

June 9 - June 13, half day camp (A.M.)

Together we will turn our eyes to the farthest stars in the universe and dive into the deepest depths of the sea as we explore all the wonders of the world.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

Far and Wide (B) (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 3)
On 6/9/2014

June 9 - June 13, half day camp (A.M.)

Together we will turn our eyes to the farthest stars in the universe and dive into the deepest depths of the sea as we explore all the wonders of the world.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

Far and Wide (P.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/9/2014

June 9 - June 13, half day camp (P.M.)

Together we will turn our eyes to the farthest stars in the universe and dive into the deepest depths of the sea as we explore all the wonders of the world.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

Far and Wide July (P.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/9/2014

July 21 - July 25, half day camp (P.M.)*

Together we will turn our eyes to the farthest stars in the universe and dive into the deepest depths of the sea as we explore all the wonders of the world.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

*Click the green square in June. This event is in fact July 21 - July 25. This is a calendar error.

Lions, Tigers and Robots - Camp - Grades 1-2 (National Instruments)
On 6/9/2014

June 9 - June 13, full day camp*

Join the team of digital zookeepers and robot wranglers as we explore the animal world in a whole new way. Build and program a robot to slither like a snake. Design and create a robotic dolphin that can echolocate to find fish. Campers will learn how to program sensors, motors and robots to create their own robotic animal. Come on this safari adventure with us!

Full day camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Passport Adventures - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 6/9/2014

June 9 - June 13, full day camp

Join us for a journey around the World! In this camp you’ll visit a new continent every day as we discover what makes our World so unique.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Time Travelers June - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 6/9/2014

June 9 - June 13, full day camp

Jump in the time machine as we travel back in time to learn about amazing scientists and inventors and recreate their discoveries and contraptions.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Engineer It (B) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 6/16/2014

June 16 - June 20, full day camp

Design, invent, and build with us as we begin to understand the many important creations. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Engineer Works (Girls) - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 6/16/2014

June 16 - June 20, full day camp

Gather in teams to tackle real-world challenges, all while honing creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. This is a full day onsite camp with several field trips. This session of Engineer Works is a special camp that is only open to girls finishing third through fifth grade.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Lions, Tigers and Robots June- Camp - Grades 1-2 (National Instruments)
On 6/16/2014

June 16 - June 20, full day camp*

Join the team of digital zookeepers and robot wranglers as we explore the animal world in a whole new way. Build and program a robot to slither like a snake. Design and create a robotic dolphin that can echolocate to find fish. Campers will learn how to program sensors, motors and robots to create their own robotic animal. Come on this safari adventure with us!

Full day camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Toy Design (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/16/2014

June 16 - June 20, half day camp (A.M.)

Learn about the design and invention of many classic and creative toys, while creating some of your own new favorite toys.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Messy M. June (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 3)
On 6/23/2014

June 23 - June 27, half day camp (A.M.)

Art is creation! Place your hands in some paint and mix colors like a pro as we learn about famous artist and the tools and methods they utilize to make masterpieces.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Messy Masterpieces (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/23/2014

June 23 - June 27, half day camp (A.M.)

Art is creation! Place your hands in some paint and mix colors like a pro as we learn about famous artist and the tools and methods they utilize to make masterpieces.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
smART June - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 6/23/2014

June 23 - June 27, full day camp

Emerging artists will love creating masterful works of art while exploring the science involved in artistic processes. This camp is so popular we created two sessions (A and B). Be sure to register for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Can You Dig It? (Prorated) - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 6/30/2014

June 30 - July 3, full day camp

Explore the world beneath our feet as we dig into paleontology and the ancient stories that the earth can tell us.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

Please note that this camp is prorated because it runs only Monday through Thursday, due to the 4th of July holiday.
Dino Mania (A.M.) (Pro) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 6/30/2014

June 30 - July 3, half day camp (A.M.)

Travel back to a prehistoric time with tons of activities, stories, songs, skill-builders and games centered on the ancient creatures you love.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

Please note that this camp is prorated and only runs Monday through Thursday because of the 4th of July holiday.
Rocky Science (B) (Prorated) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 6/30/2014

June 30 - July 3, full day camp

Investigate how geology, paleontology, and sustainability rocks, as we excavate the treasures of ages past

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

Please note that this camp is prorated because it runs only Monday through Thursday, due to the 4th of July holiday.
Awesome Animal Adaptations July- Camp - Grades 3-5 (National Instruments)
On 7/7/2014

July 7 - July 11, full day camp

Budding biologists will study amazing animal adaptations from all around the world in this all new class. Why do frogs start out as tadpoles? How do bats forage for food in total darkness? Learn about a shrimp 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!

Full day offsite camp hosted at National Instruments (11500 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759). Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select July session.
Explore Y. W. (B) (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 3)
On 7/7/2014

July 7 - July 11, half day camp (A.M.)*

Ants, snot, sound waves, and light, we are surrounded by so many incredible things each day. Together we will take a closer look at all our senses can explore.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. Pre K children must be 4 years old by the firt day of camp.

Science of Sports July - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 7/7/2014

July 7 - July 11, full day camp*

In the ball that bounces and the gymnast that flips, all facets of science control the games we enjoy. Join us as we learn about and play the sports we hold dear. This camp is so popular we created two sessions (A and B). Be sure to register for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select July session.
Big and Small July (P.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 7/14/2014

March July 14 - July 18, half day camp (P.M.)

Come and investigate all the far extremes of the world, as we peer into the largest machines and magnify down into the nano-scale.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

Secret Scientists July - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 7/14/2014

July 14 - July 18, full day camp

Discover the secret science used every day in Austin! You’ll experiment with sound, color, food science and machines as we explore what makes Austin so unique!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Passport Adventures July - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 7/21/2014

July 21 - July 25, full day camp

Join us for a journey around the World! In this camp you’ll visit a new continent every day as we discover what makes our World so unique.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Time Travelers - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 7/21/2014

July 21 - July 25, full day camp

Jump in the time machine as we travel back in time to learn about amazing scientists and inventors and recreate their discoveries and contraptions.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Engineer Works July - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 3)
On 7/28/2014

July 28 - August 1, full day camp*

Gather in teams to tackle real-world challenges, all while honing creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select July session.
Toy Design July (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 3)
On 7/28/2014

July 28 - August 1, half day camp (A.M.)

Learn about the design and invention of many classic and creative toys, while creating some of your own new favorite toys.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Art and Science (B) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 8/4/2014

August 4 - August 8, full day camp

Every artist utilizes chemistry, biology, engineering, physics, and math. Create new art as we explore the science behind the colors. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
smART - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 8/4/2014

August 4 - August 8, full day camp

Emerging artists will love creating masterful works of art while exploring the science involved in artistic processes.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.
Can You Dig It? August - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 3)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, full day camp*

Explore the world beneath our feet as we dig into paleontology and the ancient stories that the earth can tell us. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Dino Mania (A) (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, half day camp (A.M.)*

Travel back to a prehistoric time with tons of activities, stories, songs, skill-builders and games centered on the ancient creatures you love.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Dino Mania (B) (A.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 4)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, half day camp (A.M.)*

Travel back to a prehistoric time with tons of activities, stories, songs, skill-builders and games centered on the ancient creatures you love.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Dino Mania (P.M.) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/11/2014

August 11 - August 15, half day camp (P.M.)*

Travel back to a prehistoric time with tons of activities, stories, songs, skill-builders and games centered on the ancient creatures you love.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Explore Y. W. August (PM) - Camp - Grades Pre-K-K (Program Room 1)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, half day camp (P.M.)*

Ants, snot, sound waves, and light, we are surrounded by so many incredible things each day. Together we will take a closer look at all our senses can explore.

Half day onsite camp. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed. PreK children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! (A) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 2)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, full day camp*

Start your engines as we explore all things that can go, from the fastest machines to the human body. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! (B) - Camp - Grades 1-2 (Program Room 3)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, full day camp*

Start your engines as we explore all things that can go, from the fastest machines to the human body. This camp is so popular, we are hosting two sessions (A and B) with identical curriculums. Be sure to sign up for the same session as your friends!

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
Science of Sports - Camp - Grades 3-5 (Program Room 4)
On 8/18/2014

August 18 - August 22, full day camp*

In the ball that bounces and the gymnast that flips, all facets of science control the games we enjoy. Join us as we learn about and play the sports we hold dear.

Full day onsite camp with several field trips. Grade applies to the year in school the child has just completed.

*Use arrows to find and select August session.
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