Who loves playing and learning new things at the same time? We certainly do!
Thinkery is the evolution of the Austin Children's Museum - it's a different name, but certainly just as fun!
Kids - here to get to spend the day doing, making, experiencing, experimenting, playing and creating. How does that sound!?
The whole family can enjoy this center, and it's a place for innovators and creative problem solvers. Did we mention it's a whole ton of fun!?
All of the exhibits at Thinkery play a vital role in developing creative problem solving in kids, through hands-on and very interactive play based on science, technology, engineering, art and math.
The exhibit galleries do revolve frequently, based around certain educational experiences curated by the staff, so you will be sure that each visit to Thinkery will bring you something new!
The exhibits really are for all ages too. The Let's Grow has a garden-themed space for infants and toddlers, where they can explore healthy living and food courses. There is also a fun story nook corner!
Spark Shop is perfect for those older kids and parents wanting to experiment (but not wanting to get that nice family garage dirty!) Families can use tools and materials provided to take on challenges, such as designing objects so they fly!
Thinkery also host a ton of summer camps, sleepovers, Early Learner events, workshops and of course, birthday parties! So check out all they have to offer if you just can't get enough of science!
Allow 1.5 - 3 hours for any visit.
Community Nights are held Wednesdays 5pm - 8pm, and Sundays 5pm -6pm. These times are donation only as they want to make sure the museum is affordable for everyone.
Snap Kitchen offers healthy and family-friendly meals and snacks for all visitors! YUM! There is also a vending machine, and you are more than welcome to bring your own food, but it must be consumed in the Snap Kitchen area.
Science is waiting for you at 1830 Simond Ave, in the grand Austin, Texas!
Parking is free! There is a parking garage to the north of the building on McBee St. Free street parking is also available (but don't park in the lot next to Mueller Lake Park!)
They are always encouraging education, and hold a number of camps, workshops and even sleepovers to extend the learning that the kids do during their time in the museum.
The Thinkery is of course accessible at the main entrance, and there is elevator access on both floors.
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There is a quiet room for nursing mothers on the 2nd floor. There are also changing stations inside the restrooms.
Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm / Weekends 10am - 6pm.
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