Hours

Monday: Closed except for Baby Bloomers and other Special Programs.
*** SUMMER HOURS: The Thinkery will be open from 12 pm – 5 pm every Monday starting June 2nd through August 25th

Tuesday - Friday: 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday night between 5 pm – 6 pm admission is free

Community Night every Wednesday from 5 pm -8 pm (admission by donation)
NOTE: We are typically open from 12 pm – 5 pm on Monday AISD holidays (with the exception of the holiday closures below. Always check our Calendar which lists any changes in hours!)

Holiday Closures: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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.

Admission

Visitors: $9

Children 0-23 months: FREE

Seniors: $1 off

Military: $2 off per family member (up to 5 family members) (note: discount is not available online and must be purchased at Admissions)
***The Thinkery is pleased to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. Free admission will be offered to the nation’s active duty military personnel and up to five family members from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.***

Members enjoy FREE admission year round. Become a Member today!

We accept cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.)

NOTE: We encourage you to purchase timed tickets online (Chrome or Explorer recommended) before arriving to reduce wait time. Free timed tickets are available to Members.

Location


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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.

Parking

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. Please present your ticket at Admissions to have it validated.

Museum visitors should not park in the lot located next to Mueller Lake Park. This parking lot is intended for park visitors and is not regulated by the Thinkery. Violators may 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.