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General Admission (Thinkery)
From 7/26/2017 through 8/31/2017

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!
Baby Bloomers: Splash into Summer 9-10am (Thinkery)
On 7/29/2017

Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! This month we’ll soak up the sun while exploring all things summer!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Cow Eye Dissection (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 7/29/2017 through 7/30/2017

Learn about your own anatomy by exploring an eyeball in this biology-focused Think Lab. You’ll dissect a cow eye and explore the science behind the incredible sense of sight! The cow eyes used are preserved in a solution safe and free of formalin odor.

Ages 4+
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 7/29/2017 through 10/29/2017

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 7/29/2017 through 10/29/2017

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!
Baby Bloomers: Splash into Summer (Thinkery)
On 7/31/2017

Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! This month we’ll soak up the sun while exploring all things summer!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Suminagashi Fabrics (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 8/5/2017 through 8/20/2017

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we learn about the ancient Japanese marbling technique of Suminagashi! We’ll blend floating inks in pools of water to create custom art pieces to take home.

Ages 4+
Baby Bloomers: Animal Adventures (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 8/5/2017 through 8/26/2017

Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! This summer, embark on an animal adventure with sensory activities and hands-on activities that will make your little one want to ROAR!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Member Mornings (Thinkery)
From 8/6/2017 through 9/17/2017

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.

Es como 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 8:30 am a 10:00 am exclusivamente para miembros. Sugerimos hacer reservaciones. Boletos limitados estarán disponibles en admisiones.
Illuminating Inventions-Aug-Camp-Grd3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 8/7/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 3rd-5th grade campers team up to create a thriving Renaissance city! Use creative problem solving skills to determine the tools needed to establish, protect and make history in your city. Wield potential and kinetic energy as you learn what makes a catapult work. Design, engineer and construct a Renaissance dome. Make your own mechanical theatre using simple materials and cam technology. And, of course, no Renaissance city would be complete without some quirky challenges—put your brain to the test as you design magnificent medieval mazes and collaborative scrolling backdrops.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Aug-Camp-PreK-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 8/7/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! Pre-K-K campers become the apprentice to a different inventor each day as we explore immersive stations and tackle hands-on design challenges. From Newton to Galileo to Gutenberg to Da Vinci, you’ll see science, technology, engineering art and mathematics through new eyes. Make colorful stained glass, engineer effective zip lines, explore outer space, create a digital newspaper, design your own submarine and more.
This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.

Baby Bloomers: Animal Adventures (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 8/7/2017 through 8/28/2017

Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! This summer, embark on an animal adventure with sensory activities and hands-on activities that will make your little one want to ROAR!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Space 8 Think Lab: Printmaking Galore! (4+) (Space 8)
From 8/12/2017 through 8/27/2017

Use familiar materials in unfamiliar ways to make unique prints, scribbles, and doodles. Pick your favorite and make your own printed keepsake.

Ages 4+
Program, Animate Create-Aug-Camp-Grd 3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 8/14/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. Check it out! Coding is cool with our 3rd-5th grade campers. Program and share your very own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids. Design and develop game controllers, program sensors and motors with Makey Makey and LEGO® WeDo. Work collaboratively to construct a group Rube Goldberg device. Sharpen your creative problem skills as you build your own cardboard arcade. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice techie, one thing is certain—you’ll love this camp. So, don’t just play games—make games!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Aug-Camp-Grd3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 8/14/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 3rd-5th grade campers light it up—one bulb at a time! After mastering the basics of circuitry, take your newfound knowledge to the next level and create sewn and paper circuits using unique conductive materials. Learn to use soldering irons, voltmeters and other hand tools as you construct your weeklong project—a super cool circuitry art piece.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Thinkery21: Come and Make It (21 & up only) (Thinkery)
On 8/24/2017

Obsessed with Pinterest? Down to DIY? Mad for making? Come one, come all—Thinkery21. Grab a cocktail (and a glue gun!) and enjoy an evening of making, tinkering, designing and drinking at—where else?—Thinkery!
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Tracking Termites (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 9/2/2017 through 9/17/2017

These natural recyclers do more than eat wood! We’ll explore how these colony creatures communicate without using words, while making some interesting art.

Ages 4+.
Baby Bloomers: Color Creations (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 9/2/2017 through 9/30/2017

There’s no place like Baby Bloomers! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we create colorful creations all month long.

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Parents' Night Out September (Thinkery)
On 9/8/2017

It’s a night out for you, but we think of it as kids’ night out at Thinkery! Enjoy a night out while the kids enjoy an exclusive night at Thinkery. Kids ages 4 and up will have the museum to themselves and live it up with pizza, hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) activities, exhibit exploration and MORE!



Space 8 Think Lab: Back to School Makershop (4+) (Space 8)
From 9/9/2017 through 9/24/2017

School is back! Join us in Space 8 as we learn how to make our own pencil and pen bags using scissors, felt, scissors and some simple stitching!

Ages 4+
Space 8 Think Lab: Back to School Makershop (8+) (Space 8)
From 9/9/2017 through 9/24/2017

School is back! Join us in Space 8 as we learn how to sew while making our own pencil bags.

Ages 8+
Baby Bloomers: Color Creations (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 9/11/2017 through 9/25/2017

There’s no place like Baby Bloomers! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we create colorful creations all month long.

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
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