Baby Bloomers

Toddlers take over the museum during Baby Bloomers! Baby Bloomers is a specially designed program where the museum is open just for visitors ages 0–3 years and their families. Held Mondays (9 am–noon) and Saturdays (9–10 am), the program provides caregivers and early learners the opportunity to experience Thinkery together in an environment focused solely on them. Monthly themes and special guests engage our youngest visitors in fun, hands-on explorations and learning through play. In addition to story time and other guided experiences, free-play is encouraged in museum galleries that support the social, emotional and cognitive development of our earliest learners.

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.

Learn & read more about the program below:

 


Fall on the Farm!

Fall is finally here! This month, we’re kicking off the spookiest, kookiest season of them all with a fall-themed Baby Bloomers. What can we say? We feel like celebrating!

BUY TICKETS – MONDAYS
BUY TICKETS – SATURDAYS

Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, October 21
Special Guest @ 9:30 am The Rowena Project, a community geared towards movement and healing, invites you to come dance with your family!  Whether you want to introduce family exercise time or need an active way to re-connect with your loved ones, their Family Dance Party blends quality time with the love of dance.

Monday, October 23
Special Guest @ 10:30 am Staci Gray is an Austin-based children’s performer. Her sing-a-longs will get you dancing. Be sure to stick around for the grand finale—bubbles!

Saturday, October 28
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – The Rowena Project, a community geared towards movement and healing, invites you to come dance with your family!  Whether you want to introduce family exercise time or need an active way to re-connect with your loved ones, their Family Dance Party blends quality time with the love of dance.

Monday, October 30
Special Guest @ 10:30 am – Use your imagination, body, and voice to experience the world with ZACH Theatre. Explore the wild jungle, dive underwater, or fly in a hot air balloon. The sky is the limit when you use your imagination!

All About Shapes!

November is the perfect time to get into SHAPES! Early exposure to simple geometric shapes can greatly benefit children’s understanding of the world around them. Join us all month long as we wiggle, giggle and explore together!

BUY TICKETS – MONDAYS
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Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, November 4
Special Guest @ 9:30 am Small Wonders Puppet Theater is a traveling puppet theater designed to entertain children, young and old. Their shows are all original, interactive, musical reviews which encourage kids to get up and dance with the puppets!

Monday, November 6
Special Guest @ 10:30 am Mi Casa Es Tu Casa—Mi Casa Es Tu Casa offers bi-lingual music classes for children and their parents to introduce and reinforce Spanish through music, movement, and fun games. These parent-child classes are a great first step into bilingualism and multiculturalism for families of all backgrounds. Learn more at www.micasastucasa.com.

Saturday, November 11
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – Sing and dance along with our friends from TuneBugz! With developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, families and children will enjoy the pleasures of making music from their very own hands, hearts and voices.

Monday, November 13
Special Guest @ 10:30 am Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-a-long guests!

Saturday, November 18
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – Music Together Music Forever gives youngsters and the adults who love them a chance to enjoy their natural birthright as musical beings. You’ll wiggle, giggle and bond with your child as you make music together.

Monday, November 20
Special Guest @ 10:30 am and 11 am  Ballet Austin’s Creative Movement is an exciting and sensory-rich movement experience designed to gently introduce young children to dance while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create. Come join the fun!

Saturday, November 25
Special Guest @ 9:30 am Heartsong Music seeks to create a community of music-makers in a developmentally appropriate, engaging, fun and  participatory environment that nurtures music development in young children.

Monday, November 27
Special Guest @ 10:30 am – Staci Gray is an Austin-based children’s performer. Her sing-a-longs will get you dancing. Be sure to stick around for the grand finale—bubbles!

Winter Wonders!

Winter is here, and we’re ready to celebrate! This December, we’ll explore all things winter during Baby Bloomers. We’ll create snowflakes, practice sock “skating” and investigate winter wonders all month long!

BUY TICKETS – MONDAYS
BUY TICKETS – SATURDAYS

Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, December 2
Special Guest @ 9:30 am Small Wonders Puppet Theater is a traveling puppet theater designed to entertain children, young and old. Their shows are all original, interactive, musical reviews which encourage kids to get up and dance with the puppets!

Monday, December 4
Special Guest @ 10:30 am April & Amy Rankin—“Good things come in pairs!” April and Amy have become one of the most talked about new duos in contemporary country music.

Saturday, December 9
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – Sing and dance along with our friends from TuneBugz! With developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, families and children will enjoy the pleasures of making music from their very own hands, hearts and voices.

Monday, December 11
Special Guest @ 10:30 am Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-a-long guests!

Saturday, December 16
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – Music Together Music Forever gives youngsters and the adults who love them a chance to enjoy their natural birthright as musical beings. You’ll wiggle, giggle and bond with your child as you make music together.

Monday, December 18
Special Guest @ 10:30 am and 11 am  Ballet Austin’s Creative Movement is an exciting and sensory-rich movement experience designed to gently introduce young children to dance while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create. Come join the fun!

Saturday, December 23
Special Guest @ 9:30 am Small Wonders Puppet Theater is a traveling puppet theater designed to entertain children, young and old. Their shows are all original, interactive, musical reviews which encourage kids to get up and dance with the puppets!

Monday, December 25
No Baby Bloomers! Museum is closed.

Saturday, December 30
Special Guest @ 9:30 am TBD

For more Early Learners offerings: Early Learners Workshops | Little Thinkers Club