The Thinkery is a space for children to explore and learn through play. The museum offers a variety of exhibits, from the "Inventing with Robots" exhibit that allows kids to build their robots to the "Minecraft" exhibit where visitors can create in-game buildings. In addition, Thinkery Austin has an outdoor playground and garden area where kids can run around and enjoy nature. If the educational exhibits are not enough to keep kids entertained, Thinkery also has a café where parents can enjoy coffee while their children play.
One-of-a-kind exhibits are one of the many reasons why Thinkery Austin is a great place for children. Whether you're looking to get your kids interested in science or just want an educational day out, the Thinkery has something for everyone!
A short history of the museum
The Thinkery is a museum for children that opened in 2002. The museum has five floors of interactive exhibits that teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to kids between the ages of 0-12 years old. The brainchild behind the idea was Laura Bush who wanted her daughter Jenna to have somewhere fun to play while she attended UT Austin. The museum is a non-profit organization and they encourage learning through play by creating a fun environment for children to explore.
Tips for your visit to the Thinkery
- First, you need to bring cash just in case you end up buying something.
- Secondly, wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you will be on your feet for hours.
- Finally, if the kids are hungry bring snacks otherwise, they can eat at The Thinkery's café!
The Thinkery is an amazing place to take children of all ages with interactive exhibits like a water room, climbing wall, and lots of hands-on science exhibits.
You can learn more about visiting The Thinkery at their website: http://www.thinkeryaustin.org/ or call them at +15124696200
The museum is open every day from Tuesday-Sunday and offers free admission for all visitors on Sunday afternoons. It's best to call ahead if you plan on visiting because of high traffic during weekends.
How to get to the Thinkery?
The Thinkery is located in the town of Austin, Texas at 1830 Simond Avenue. If you taking public transport, take the number #20 bus from downtown Austin. The Thinkery is located across South Congress Ave from Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and near Jo's Coffee Shop. If you're taking a car, there are multiple parking options in our area to choose from: street meters or paid lots at Whole Foods Market and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
The Thinkery is an innovative, educational museum created specifically for children. Our goal? To inspire creativity in kids through science-based play activities. The Thinkery has over 60 hands-on exhibits, a theater, and an art studio where children can discover the world through play.