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Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Pop and Fizz (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 7/21/2018 through 7/22/2018

Have you ever wondered what makes things fizz, pop or go boom? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we investigate chemistry by mixing concoctions that will blow your mind! (4+)
Baby Bloomers: Animal Adventures! (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 7/21/2018 through 7/28/2018

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!
General Admission (Thinkery)
From 7/21/2018 through 9/30/2018

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!
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 7/21/2018 through 10/28/2018

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 7/21/2018 through 10/28/2018

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!
Jul Camp: Once Upon a Design (Grd 3-5) at Magellan (Magellan International)
On 7/23/2018

Create and collaborate as you engineer innovative solutions to imaginative storybook problems. How would you escape from a tower? How can a gingerbread man cross a river? How will your hero save the day? Use science, technology, engineering, art and math to debunk magical myths and tell legendary tales. Let’s make “happily ever after” a reality!
Jul Camp: Once Upon a Design (Pre-K-K) at Magellan (Magellan International)
On 7/23/2018

Description: Once upon a time, there was a camp where you could team up with your favorite storybook characters while exploring STEAM concepts. Plant a beanstalk for Jack to climb, make a safe landing for Humpty Dumpty and design sturdy structures to protect the Three Little Pigs.

Jul Camp: Think Austin (Grd 3-5) at Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/23/2018

Design, problem solve and save the day! After exploring Austin’s history and geography, tackle creative challenges both large and small. Fix the Capitol’s dome, create a brand-new skyscraper to dot the city’s skyline, investigate the Hill Country’s famous bluebonnets and experience the hands-on science happening in our hometown
Jul Camp: Think Austin (Pre-K-K) at Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 7/23/2018

Let’s take it to the limit—the Austin “city” limits! Tackle a new Austin historic, cultural or natural landmark each day as we “travel” all around Austin. Build a sturdy bridge to cross Lake Austin, dig for the fossils of amazing animals that once roamed this land, and stay movin’ and groovin’ as we celebrate the city we love.
Baby Bloomers: Animal Adventures! (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 7/23/2018 through 7/30/2018

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!
Sensory Friendly Hours: July (Thinkery)
On 7/29/2018

Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. During Sensory Friendly Hours, Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other special needs to explore Thinkery with their families.

A typical visit to 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. Special hands-on activities will engage children of all ages and abilities.

Admissions are limited.
Aug Camp: Engineering w/Sound (Grd 3-5) Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/30/2018

Who’s ready to boogie? We are! Dive deep into the science of sound by creating vibrations in strings, membranes and speakers. Design some seriously wild and wacky instruments, and tinker with their variables to create cool new sounds. By the end of the week, you’ll use technology to engineer a brand-new instrument of your own design. Bravo!
Aug Camp: Medieval Minecraft (Grd 3-5) at NI (National Instruments)
On 7/30/2018

Hear ye, hear ye! Construct a castle fit for a king and queen, alternating between physical models of towers, bridges, thrones and siege machines and modeling them in MinecraftEdu with a limited amount of materials. Use your 3D-modeling skills (and teamwork, of course) to ward off wicked enemies and save your kingdom. It’s medieval madness!
Aug Camp: Up, Up and Away (Grd 3-5) at Emergent (Emergent Academy)
On 7/30/2018

Explore the science of flight and see if you have what it takes to achieve liftoff! Construct amazing aerodynamic contraptions that hover, spin and soar. Discover the four forces of flight as you build and test your very own flying machine. Team up to engineer launch-ready rockets, robotic rovers and cool space tools as you design and plan a colonial mission to Mars.
Aug Camp: Up, Up and Away (Pre-K-K) at Emergent (Emergent Academy)
On 7/30/2018

How do things float? What is Earth’s atmosphere made of? How do birds fly? Tackle age-appropriate physics concepts as we study the natural flight of birds, create gravity-defying projectiles and play games that keep us moving. Explore engineering and refine fine motor skills as you fly high in this fun camp!
Parents' Night Out: August (Thinkery)
On 8/3/2018

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!




Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Felt Food (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 8/4/2018 through 8/19/2018

What better way to practice hand sewing than by stitching up your favorite foods? Join us in this fun workshop where we make food to play with! (4+)
Baby Bloomers: Splash into Summer! (Sat) (Thinkery)
From 8/4/2018 through 8/25/2018

Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! This month we’ll soak up the sun while exploring all things summer!
Member Mornings (Thinkery)
From 8/5/2018 through 9/16/2018

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.
Aug Camp: Once Upon a Design (Grd 3-5) at Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 8/6/2018

Create and collaborate as you engineer innovative solutions to imaginative storybook problems. How would you escape from a tower? How can a gingerbread man cross a river? How will your hero save the day? Use science, technology, engineering, art and math to debunk magical myths and tell legendary tales. Let’s make “happily ever after” a reality
Aug Camp: Think Austin (Grd 1-2) at Emergent (Emergent Academy)
On 8/6/2018

Hi, how are you? Ready for some Austin-inspired antics? Thought so! Engineer machines to help you build sky-high structures, draw inspiration from local artists and create a colorful graffiti wall, and explore some of Austin’s most awe-inspiring scientific and cultural innovations.
Aug Camp: Think Austin (Grd 3-5) at Emergent (Emergent Academy)
On 8/6/2018

Design, problem solve and save the day! After exploring Austin’s history and geography, tackle creative challenges both large and small. Fix the Capitol’s dome, create a brand-new skyscraper to dot the city’s skyline, investigate the Hill Country’s famous bluebonnets and experience the hands-on science happening in our hometown.
Aug Camp: Think Austin (Pre-K-K) at Emergent (Emergent Academy)
On 8/6/2018

.Let’s take it to the limit—the Austin “city” limits! Tackle a new Austin historic, cultural or natural landmark each day as we “travel” all around Austin. Build a sturdy bridge to cross Lake Austin, dig for the fossils of amazing animals that once roamed this land, and stay movin’ and groovin’ as we celebrate the city we love.
Baby Bloomers: Splash into Summer! (Mon) (Thinkery)
From 8/6/2018 through 8/27/2018

Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! This month we’ll soak up the sun while exploring all things summer!
Design Process and Thinking (Educators only) (Thinkery)
On 8/7/2018

How do you help children generate ideas and turn them into designs? In this workshop, we will dive into the design process, design thinking, and design challenges. Activities will model student-led discovery, ideation techniques, and facilitating design-based activities with your students.
Mechanics and Movement (Educators only) (Thinkery)
On 8/8/2018

Think about your favorite machine— how does it work? What classifies as a machine? Every day we interact with all types of machines, from small to big and simple to complex. Learn about contraptions and movement through a simple machines challenge, building an automaton, and creating puppets.
Electricity and Circuits (Educators only) (Thinkery)
On 8/9/2018

How does electricity flow? How do you create a closed circuit? Explore circuit blocks and learn how to use electricity to create novel products.
Aug Camp: Engineering w/Sound (Grd 1-2) Emergent (Emergent Academy)
On 8/13/2018

Get ready to tinker, make and play! Construct musical instruments and explore the components of an orchestra. Build an ensemble that tells stories—starting with percussion, moving to wind instruments, then string. Star in your own one-person band as we explore waves, vibration and pitch. What are you waiting for? Let’s use technology to make some music!
Aug Camp: Engineering w/Sound (Grd 3-5) Emergent (Emergent Academy)
On 8/13/2018

Who’s ready to boogie? We are! Dive deep into the science of sound by creating vibrations in strings, membranes and speakers. Design some seriously wild and wacky instruments, and tinker with their variables to create cool new sounds. By the end of the week, you’ll use technology to engineer a brand-new instrument of your own design. Bravo!
Aug Camp: Engineering w/Sound (Pre-K-K) Emergent (Emergent Academy)
On 8/13/2018

Calling all mini-music makers! Are you ready to explore the music and science of sound? Design and dance as we spend the week investigating physics, art and rhythm of sound through hands-on, play-based learning. There’s no doubt about it—from symphony to cacophony, this camp’s going to be a blast.
Aug Camp: Medieval Minecraft (Grd 1-2) at Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 8/13/2018

Design and engineer your very own medieval village, complete with houses, shops, castles and walls. Team up to create a coat of arms, make strong moats and build collaboratively in MinecraftEdu’s virtual playground. Movement activities, design challenges and a weeklong quest will help you sharpen your Minecraft skills—and survive the Dark Ages!
Aug Camp: Secret Agent Robot (Grd 3-5) at NI (National Instruments)
On 8/13/2018

TOP SECRET: Team up to program your secret agent sidekick—a MINDSTORMS® EV3 robot—to help you tackle challenges you’ll face throughout your weeklong mission. Develop digital literacy skills while designing and programming your robot to maneuver mysterious mazes, crack cryptic codes and collect enigmatic clues. Are you ready, recruits? This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1…
Aug Camp: Up, Up and Away (Grd 1-2) at Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 8/13/2018

Pack your bags! We’re traveling through time and exploring the exciting history of airborne travel. From early hot air balloons to futuristic rocket ships, you’ll navigate your way through the challenges, successes and surprises faced by fearless trailblazers in aviation history. Test out their techniques as you design and develop creations that can glide through the sky.
Aug Camp: Up, Up and Away (Grd 3-5) at Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 8/13/2018

Explore the science of flight and see if you have what it takes to achieve liftoff! Construct amazing aerodynamic contraptions that hover, spin and soar. Discover the four forces of flight as you build and test your very own flying machine. Team up to engineer launch-ready rockets, robotic rovers and cool space tools as you design and plan a colonial mission to Mars.
Thinkery21: Summer Camp (21+) (Thinkery)
On 8/23/2018

Rise ‘n shine for Thinkery21: Summer Camp! Pitch your tent, pack your knapsack and hike on over for an adults-only evening that’ll be s’more fun than you can even imagine. Get ready to relive those days of summer camp—we’re talking scary stories around the campfire, friendship bracelets, bunking in a cabin and mess hall madness. Grab a cocktail and let's get camp-y, Austin!
Parents' Night Out: September (Thinkery)
On 9/28/2018

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!




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