Monday: Closed after 12pm. Open at 9 am – 12pm for Baby Bloomers and other Special Programs only.

Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm

Community Night: every Wednesday from 4 pm – 8 pm (admission by donation)

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve Day 10 am – 1 pm & New Years Day 12 pm – 5 pm

Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Building Closed Saturday, December 5 for Private Event.

Please check our Calendar for Early Closures.

NOTE: We are typically open from 10 – 5 pm on Monday AISD holidays (with the exception of the holiday closures below. Always check our Calendar which lists any changes in hours!) Museum hours occasionally change due to special events. Check the Calendar or call us at (512) 469-6200 to confirm hours.

Snap Kitchen Hours

We are excited to partner with Snap Kitchen to offer healthy, family-friendly meal and snack options to Thinkery Members and visitors. They are currently open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am- 5 pm, Monday 11 am – 2 pm.


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at the Meredith Learning Lab
1830 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723

Note: Please make sure your Thinkery directions lead you to the Mueller complex and not the old downtown Austin Children’s Museum. Google Maps has occasionally given wrong directions, and we are working with Google to remedy this issue as soon as possible. Apologies for any technical difficulties.


Thinkery offers visitors free parking in the Mueller Town Center garage located north of the museum on McBee Street. Currently the garage is not charging a fee. When they begin charging, the Thinkery will waive the fee by validating your parking ticket.

Free street parking is also available. Do not park in the lot next to Mueller Lake Park, or the AMLI at Mueller parking garage. The Thinkery does not control parking in those lot and violators will be towed.

Bike parking is available near the main entrance of the Thinkery.

Group tour buses must unload and load students at the group entrance on east side of the museum.

Public Transportation

Capital Metro offers some routes within walking distance of the Museum:  37, 135 and 350. Visit capmetro.org for the latest information.


Want to donate supplies?

Our Innovators’ Workshop galleries will gladly take your recyclable materials. Please drop them in the donation bin, behind the building, during regular business hours (Tuesday – Sunday).
Donations should be clean and safe. Examples: toilet/paper towel rolls, paper egg cartons, clean plastic cups, old electronics, craft supplies, cardboard, old toys, fabric, etc.