Event Details

Grown ups can enjoy an evening at Thinkery on their own. At Thinkery21 we close the museum to kids and let adults, ages 21 and up, eat, drink and mingle while experiencing innovative science and art.

Each evening explores a different topic, but all include a cash bar, special activities and delicious nibbles from Austin food trucks. Depending on each evening’s lineup, enjoy live performances by local artists and musicians, dive into a topic with inventive scientists and explore cutting-edge technology with programmers and designers.

Upcoming Events

Thinkery21: Strength in Numbers

Thursday, June 2, 7-10 pm

$18 Pre-Sale Member
$20 Pre-Sale General Public
$25 Walk up


At Thinkery, math is not a four letter word. From fractions in music to fractals in nature, come playfully explore how math shapes the world around us. Through games, puzzles and art, you’ll learn to derive the equation: You + Thinkery21 = Love.

Classical Greeks Photoshopped – Math can make you more attractive. Join Dr. Alan Pizer of Texas State University for an historical overview of how artists used math to make human proportions more ideal than real.

Geometrical Bubbles – Ever seen a square “bubble”? Create amazing soap bubble surfaces, and explore their underlying geometry, with Southwestern University’s John Ross.

Glow Games – Skill, probability and simple addition can help you win free tickets to After Glow, IMAGINARIUM’s inaugural after party fundraiser benefiting Thinkery.

Space, Aliens & Astronomical Adventures – Join Drs. Jeffrey Silverman and Rachael Livermore of Astronomy on Tap ATX to learn about light years, the probability that we are not alone and more.

Get into the Groove – Join Go Dance and explore how hearing the numbered counts in music can enhance your experience and ability to look and feel good on the dance floor.

Happy Birthday to You & You &… – Join MathHappens.org in a celebration of the paradoxical and a chance to win a birthday gift.  Explore unexpected coincidences, physical and numerical paradoxes, strange election results and a proof that 64=65.

Tricky Triangles – Play around with puzzle pieces to prove the Pythagorean theorem (a2+b2=c2) with Dr. Pedro Morales of UT Mathematics & Dr. Jennifer Mann of MTCA.

Guess-a-MoleUT Council of Graduate Chemists use a guessing game to demonstrate Avogadro’s number. Guess correctly and win a prize.

Math in Music – Use teamwork and timing to make beautiful music with Southwestern University Math Club.

Strong Shapes – Wooden dowels + rubber bands + your creativity = giant structures + fun shapes.

Mind Blowing Shapes – Create your own Möbius strip and play with Klein bottles – shapes that will make you question reality.

Bar Tricks – Joe Hanson of It’s Okay to Be Smart will teach you how to scam your friends using simple math and card tricks.

Melted Math – Dive deep into the world of 3D printing with our Makerbot Replicator! Tinker with geometric shapes and tessellating patterns to design a file for your own 3D print.

Get Foxy (or Go Batty) with Polygons – Experiment with paper to uncover how 2D shapes can turn into 3D objects and make your own 3D fox or bat mask.

Music from Texas Pro DJ all night long!

More event details coming soon…

*Special Thanks to Dr. Fumiko Futamura*


Please note: Thinkery21 is for adults 21+ only. There will be a cash bar (please bring cash as there’s not an ATM on site).

Thinkery21 Cancellation Policy: The Thinkery will not issue a refund for the cost of the ticket if you are unable to attend the event. The Thinkery reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements.  If the Thinkery cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.