Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. The museum offers hands-on activities and open gallery spaces for guests to explore in a safe environment. Our staff members will happily assist with any needs or questions during your visit. All resources are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What resources are available?

To assist with the planning and preparing for your visit we’ve created a few helpful resources. A social story is available to help prepare children for their visit to Thinkery and who/what to expect when they arrive.

Thinkery Floor Map

Thinkery’s Sensory Friendly Pre-Visit Guide – Primary Social Story

Thinkery’s Sensory Friendly Pre-Visit Guide – Intermediate Social Story

Is there accessible parking nearby?

Limited accessible metered street parking is available near Thinkery and at the McBee Street District Garage, with entrances off McBee Street and Robert Browning Street. Thinkery can provide up to three hours of free parking in the McBee Street District Garage during normal business operating hours. Bring us your parking ticket, and we’ll validate it for you.

Is Thinkery wheelchair accessible? Do you have wheelchairs available?

Thinkery is fully wheelchair accessible. Elevator access is available on both floors. A limited number of wheelchairs may be borrowed at the Admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are requested to leave a photo ID at Admissions while using museum wheelchairs.

Do you have sound-reducing earmuffs?

A limited number of sound-reducing earmuffs may be borrowed at the Admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are requested to leave a photo ID at Admissions while using museum earmuffs.

May I bring my service animal?

Service Animals are always welcome.

Do you have Sensory Friendly Hours?

During Sensory Friendly Hours, Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other special needs to explore Thinkery with their families. Please check the web calendar for our Sensory Friendly Hours.

I have another question. Who can I ask?

For more information, please email visitorservices@thinkeryaustin.org.