Learn more about Thinkery’s mission, vision, and core values.
We’re a STEAM engine to power kids’ imagination, creativity, and love of learning.
Thinkery is where Austin’s children and their families come to enjoy play-based, inquiry-rich, hands-on learning experiences. Thinkery offers 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activities designed to let children and families learn through play.
Through a variety of hands-on, interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) exhibits and programs, Thinkery encourages physical, emotional and cognitive development for young learners and fosters joyful curiosity for all ages. Our target ages are newborns through eleven years old, but our interactive experiences are designed to engage learners of all ages!
Thinkery strives to be an inclusive, friendly, inspiring space to learn for our entire community, regardless of income, mental/physical abilities, ethnicity, nationality, race, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity or family status.
To create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.
A creative community with a passion for lifelong learning and discovery.
Our Key Values
We will be INCLUSIVE by making every facet relevant and accessible to all.
We will promote EXCELLENCE as a dynamic standard for which we serve at the very best of our ability.
We will amplify RESPECT by treating people with honor and dignity.
We will spark INNOVATION by embracing risk and seeing failure as lessons learned.
We will encourage PLAYFULNESS with the confidence to let go and enjoy.
We will foster COOPERATION by working together to form a collaborative best.
We will unleash CREATIVITY by exploring the path between what is and what can be imagined.
As a nonprofit organization, Thinkery’s mission relies on the generous support of Members, businesses, and people like YOU. By providing accessible experiences to underserved and underrepresented audiences, Thinkery broadens its ability to equip and inspire children throughout Central Texas. LEARN MORE
What we do
Thinkery is funded through a combination of philanthropic gifts and earned income. Additionally, the museum is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Plan your next trip to Thinkery
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