***Special Holiday Hours!***
Due to private events and the holidays, the Thinkery will have some closures/early closures on the following days:
During the holidays, we ARE open on AISD Monday holidays December 22 & 29 from 10 am – 5 pm (no Baby Bloomers those days). Our Web Calendar will always have special hours listed.
Monday: Closed except for Baby Bloomers and other Special Programs.
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Community Night every Wednesday from 4 – 8 pm (admission by donation)
NOTE: We are typically open from 12 – 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, Monday 11 am – 2 pm.
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)
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.
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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.
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.
Museum visitors should not use the parking lot across the street at Mueller Lake Park. That parking lot is intended for park visitors only and is not regulated by the Thinkery. 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.
Capital Metro offers some routes within walking distance of the Museum: 37, 135 and 350. Visit capmetro.org for the latest information.