An event for all who {heart} the Thinkery!

VIP Cocktail Hour, 6 pm
General Registration 6:30 pm
Cocktails and Super Silent Auction, 6 – 7:30 pm
Dinner, 7:30 pm
Program and Live Auction, 8:30 pm
After-Party with Bob Schneider, 9:30 pm

Dress: “Austin” Black Tie (adjective: characterized by the wearing of formal evening clothes usually consisting of a tuxedo/dark suit for men and a formal dress for women but with that unique Austin twist

Parking: Valet parking is available through the JW Marriott.

The Thinkery has partnered with UBER to provide a special offer to first-time users. Use the promo code THINKERY to receive $20 off! Plus, UBER will donate $9 back to the Thinkery for each ride.

Alternate parking accomodations are available for IMAGINARIUM VIPs and will be provided in your invitations (arriving soon!).

What we do...

The Thinkery changes the way families learn and play. Our ground breaking approach leads the nation in a new way to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through facilitated, inquiry-based experiences. Each visit yields unique personal insights and cherished memories for more than 550,000 visitors each year.

Why we need you...

According to the most recent census data, almost 20% of Austinites live below poverty level. This is greater than the Texas average and almost 5% greater than the national average. Our Open Door Initiative provides free admission, program discounts, school tour stipends and scholarships for thousands of Texas families in need. This year alone, the Thinkery is committed to fundraising almost $1 million dollars to ensure this extraordinary experience is accessible to our entire community.

Who is impacted...

IMAGINARIUM proceeds directly impact our community, providing admission stipends for 21,000 students from Title I schools, free admission and programming for Community night which welcomes more than 25,000 parents and kids annually, free admission for more than 13,000 Military families, and thousands of dollars in camp scholarships.

Join us at IMAGINARIUM and open the door for Austin’s children!


Celebrate the Thinkery and all of Austin

Soon to be SOLD OUT! Only 5 tables left! 

You are invited to support this vital community resource for family fun and learning. Join us as a sponsor for IMAGINARIUM 2015 and open the door for Austin’s children.

Your sponsorship directly impacts the Austin community, bringing fun and learning to thousands of young, inspiring and thirsty minds that would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the Thinkery were it not for your generous philanthropy.

In appreciation of your generous support, all sponsors receive the following general benefits:

  • Recognition on thinkeryaustin.org and in the Thinkery’s Do + Make newsletter*
  • Invitations to all 2016 donor recognition events
  • Listing in the Thinkery Business Supporter Directory for one year
  • 10% discount on facility rentals
  • Clubhouse membership, guest passes and more! (See the adjacent list for details.)

Become a Sponsor


  • More than 15,000 Member and supporter households receive the Thinkery’s quarterly newsletter, Do + Make.
  • More than 13,000 Facebook fans, 2,200 Twitter followers and 1,400 Instagram friends follow the Thinkery.
  • The website, thinkeryaustin.org averages  40,000 unique visitors per month.

Questions? Please contact Adrienne Longenecker, Director of Development & Marketing at alongenecker@thinkeryaustin.org or 512.983.5979.


Visit the Auction Center

Great packages lead to exciting bidding wars – making both the silent and live auctions a thrilling part of IMAGINARIUM. And the fun isn’t just limited to event guests. Anyone, regardless of whether they attend IMAGINARIUM can win! Visit our Auction Center to buy raffle tickets, preview auction packages, and place bids prior to and during the event!

The first auction package is LIVE now! Visit the Auction Center and place your bid to win the Good Night package which includes stay in a JW Marriott Suite after IMAGINARIUM and hair/makeup services prior to the event. Good luck!



Tanya and Art Acevedo

Elizabeth and Christopher Bray


Hilary Bellm

Tiffany Norman

Laura Cesaro

Jessica Palvino

Kelly Dixon

Kala Ranganathan

Amanda Dudley

Kathleen See

Jennifer Fonseca

Chelsea Staires Sun

Erin Holman

Jerry Sun

Rachel Irvin

Jessica Taylor

Caitlin New

Colin Westmoreland



Whole Food Market strong



Dell Logo

Jensen and Danneel Ackles MFI Foundation
Elizabeth and Christopher Bray National Instruments
Kelly and Philip Dixon Team Ramirez, LLC
Enola Labs Carla Piñyero Sublett and Jeff Sublett
Susan Espinoza and Marc Piatkowski Chelsea and Jerry Sun
Rachel Irvin Milton Verret
 Krumholz Siegel Group of Wells Fargo Advisors



Tanya and Art Acevedo Lisa Lee and Rick Whitworth
Ashton Woods Homes Locke Lord LLP
Austin Radiological Association Adrienne Longenecker
Branscomb PC Ashley Matthews, Lender/Patten Law Firm
Mollie and Steve Butler Richard and Trisha McDonell
Capital One McGinnis Lochridge
Catellus Meryl and Alan Metni
Elizabeth Cates Melissa and Greg Morrow
CH2M Sharad Mudhol and Heather Millhone
Peter and Abigail Donovan Neiman Marcus
Emmis Austin Radio the number lab
EZCORP Randi Shade and Kayla Shell
Stacie and Craig Falls/Enclave Advisors LLC Lily and AJ Smullen
Falcon Structures Snap Kitchen
Lisa and Dan Graham Team Tvartin
Robert and Karen Harrell Under Armour Connected Fitness
H-E-B Nick and Linda van Bavel
 Independence Title Jennifer Walden, MD, PLLC
Kinsa Health Colin and Kerri Westmoreland
Jill and J.R. Kraft YMCA of Austin
Kathy and Jimmy Kull  Yvette and Yuen Yung



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 indaba republic-tequila-01  resignation silicon-labs-logo-red




McCarthy Print

Big Time Creatives

Floral Renaissance

A very special THANK YOU to our partners, the “Goodnight AUSTIN” team. The IMAGINARIUM 2015 theme is based upon “Goodnight AUSTIN – A bedtime book for all who {heart} Austin.”

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