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Namaste and Play: Amazing Animals! (24-36mo) (Program Room 1)
From 11/17/2017 through 12/15/2017

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Team up with your tot to investigate and explore amazing animals though sensory activities, hands-on art projects and animal-inspired toddler yoga. Now, who’s ready to create some downward-facing dogs, froggy hops and cat cows? We are!

Ages 24-36 months.


Namaste and Play: Amazing Animals! (36-48mo) (Program Room 1)
From 11/17/2017 through 12/15/2017

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Team up with your tot to investigate and explore amazing animals though sensory activities, hands-on art projects and animal-inspired toddler yoga. Now, who’s ready to create some downward-facing dogs, froggy hops and cat cows? We are!

Ages 24-36 months.


General Admission (Thinkery)
From 11/17/2017 through 1/1/2018

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!
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Owl Pellet Investigate (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 11/18/2017 through 11/20/2017

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we pull apart the diets of owls by dissecting owl pellets! Adults and children will work together to uncover what your particular owl ate, where it might be from, and gain insight into the work of Ornithology (the study of birds) in this hands-on class.

Ages 4+.
Baby Bloomers: All About Shapes (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 11/18/2017 through 11/25/2017

November is the perfect time to get into SHAPES! Early exposure to simple geometric shapes can greatly benefit children’s understanding of the world around them. Join us all month long as we wiggle, giggle and explore together!


Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 11/18/2017 through 2/25/2018

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 11/18/2017 through 2/25/2018

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!
Member Mornings (Thinkery)
From 11/19/2017 through 12/17/2017

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.
Early Learners Wkshp: Colorful Creations (12-24) (Program Room 1)
On 11/20/2017

There’s no place like Thinkery! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we explore the spectacular color spectrum and use our sense of sight to investigate and identify different colors. We’ll mix colors to create new ones, practice creative movement and paint vibrant portraits. It’s colorful fun for everyone!

Ages 12-24 months.
Early Learners Wkshp: Colorful Creations (24-36) (Program Room 1)
On 11/20/2017

There’s no place like Thinkery! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we explore the spectacular color spectrum and use our sense of sight to investigate and identify different colors. We’ll mix colors to create new ones, practice creative movement and paint vibrant portraits. It’s colorful fun for everyone!

Ages 24-36 months.
Early Learners Wkshp: Colorful Creations (36-48) (Program Room 1)
On 11/20/2017

There’s no place like Thinkery! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we explore the spectacular color spectrum and use our sense of sight to investigate and identify different colors. We’ll mix colors to create new ones, practice creative movement and paint vibrant portraits. It’s colorful fun for everyone!

Ages 36-48 months.
Space 8 Think Lab: Storytelling with Ozobots (4+) (Space 8)
From 11/24/2017 through 11/26/2017

Your family will become digital directors and work with Thinkery's robots. Together you’ll code and program stage directions for your robot actor, create a stage with fantastic detail, and tell your story.

Ages 4+
Baby Bloomers: All about Shapes (Mon) (Thinkery)
On 11/27/2017

November is the perfect time to get into SHAPES! Early exposure to simple geometric shapes can greatly benefit children’s understanding of the world around them. Join us all month long as we wiggle, giggle and explore together!


Art Start: Nature as our Canvas! (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 11/29/2017 through 12/13/2017

Step outside and look around, isn’t nature beautiful? Join us at Thinkery as we create unique art using natural and found materials. We’ll bring the outdoors in and investigate using our senses. Together, we’ll discover ways to reimagine rocks, dirt, leaves and flowers!

Ages 12 - 24 months.
Art Start: Nature as our Canvas! (24-36 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 11/29/2017 through 12/13/2017

Step outside and look around, isn’t nature beautiful? Join us at Thinkery as we create unique art using natural and found materials. We’ll bring the outdoors in and investigate using our senses. Together, we’ll discover ways to reimagine rocks, dirt, leaves and flowers!

Ages 24-36 months.
Parents' Night Out December (Thinkery)
On 12/1/2017

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!



Baby Bloomers: Winter Wonders (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 12/2/2017 through 12/30/2017

Winter is here, and we’re ready to celebrate! This December, we’ll explore all things winter during Baby Bloomers. We’ll create snowflakes, practice sock “skating” and explore winter wonders all month long!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Baby Bloomers: Winter Wonders (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 12/4/2017 through 12/18/2017

Winter is here, and we’re ready to celebrate! This December, we’ll explore all things winter during Baby Bloomers. We’ll create snowflakes, practice sock “skating” and explore winter wonders all month long!



Private Gingerbread Workshop (Program Room 4)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/23/2017

Reserve a Private Gingerbread Workshop with real gingerbread for your masterpieces and all the candy fixings to create your winter wonderlands. There is limited availability for our Private Workshop offerings, so book early to get your preferred spot!

-Educator-led Gingerbread Workshop for up to 36 participants
-Two-hour long private room rental (includes workshop time)
-Families may explore the museum after their workshop for as long as they would like
-Food and drink allowed in the workshop rooms
Candy Chemistry Workshops (7+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/24/2017

Join us in Kitchen Lab for a 2.5-hour workshop as we make Gingerbread House decorating even sweeter! Learn to make and use spun sugar, moldable marzipan and piping techniques to decorate your unique Gingerbread House. Participants will also make a delicious treat that can be used as decoration, holiday gift or something sweet to nibble on throughout the winter!
When the building is complete, we will move your house to the Gingerbread Village where you can pick it up after playing in the museum. Don’t forget to snap a memory at the Gingerbread Photo Booth!


Ages 7+.
Gingerbread Architect Workshops (7+) (Space 8)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/24/2017

Warm up your young builder’s brain with a structural engineering challenge. Imagine how your building might be used and explore the strength of different sugary building supplies. Then, take inspiration from familiar Austin landmarks to design and draft the plans before constructing your very own creation!

When the building is complete, we will move your house to the Gingerbread Village where you can pick it up after playing in the museum. Don’t forget to snap a memory at the Gingerbread Photo Booth!

Ages 7+.
TOT Gingerbread Workshops (Program Room 1)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/24/2017

Perfect for mini-makers! Tot Gingerbread Workshops are available for families with children ages 5 and under. These hour-long workshops feature easy-to-build houses and tot-friendly decorations.
Traditional Gingerbread Workshops (Program Room 3)
From 12/9/2017 through 12/24/2017

Traditional Gingerbread Workshops celebrate creative families in a collaborative environment. These hour-long, educator-led workshops are appropriate for all ages and offer everything needed to build and decorate a charming gingerbread house.
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