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.

Explore themes below:

Ready Set Summer - Baby Bloomers - 2

December - Winter Wonders!
Winter is here, and we’re ready to celebrate! This month we’ll explore all things winter during Baby Bloomers. We’ll create snowflakes, play with “snow” and explore winter wonders all month long!

Member: $3
Non-Member: $5  

  Buy Tickets - Mondays
  Buy Tickets - Saturdays   

 

Special Guests


Saturday, December 1 - Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: Venez Chater @ 9:30 am

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa  offers original music and movement classes carefully designed to introduce and reinforce French for little children and their caregivers through rich rhythms, fun props, silly games and many other surprises.

Monday, December 3 Miss Ariel @ 10:30 am

Miss Ariel is a local Austin children's musician performer who does a great job mixing the familiar preschool songs along with originals of her own. She gets the audience moving with shakers, scarves, and puppets. Come join us and sing along!

Saturday, December 8 Amy Pancake @ 9:30 am

Amy Pancake specializes in yoga for children and offers a variety of unique, child-focused yoga classes and training to people who love yoga and have a desire to share that love with children. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others and contributing what she can to the growing field of children’s

Monday, December 10 Music Together Music Forever @ 10:30 am

Music Together Music Forever gives youngsters and the adults that 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.

Saturday, December 15 Small Wonders Puppet Theater @ 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 17 Armstrong Community Music School @ 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 22 Mi Cas Es Tu Casa: MamaCanta @ 9:30 am

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa offers original music and movement classes carefully designed to introduce and reinforce Spanish for little children and their caregivers through rich rhythms, fun props, silly games and many other surprises.

Monday, December 24 – No Baby Bloomers. Register for a Gingerbread Workshop.

Saturday, December 29 - Small Wonders Puppet Theater @ 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 31 – No Baby Bloomers. Register for Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop & Bubble Wrap Stomp
January - Light It Up!

January - Light It Up!

This month we’ll explore the wonder of light and shadow. Watch your little one’s eyes light up as we tinker with lights, prisms, mirrors and more! Join us each week as we try something new or build on the previous week’s activities!

Member: $3

Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

  Buy Tickets - Mondays
  Buy Tickets - Saturdays 

Saturday, January 4 @ 9:30a – TBD

Monday, January 7 @ 10:30a - Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: MamaCanta offers original music and movement classes carefully designed to introduce and reinforce Spanish for little children and their caregivers through rich rhythms, fun props, silly games and many other surprises.

Saturday, January 12 @ 9:30a - TBD

Monday, January 14 @ 10:30a – Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-along guests.

Saturday, January 19 @ 9:30a – Jenny Parrott is a local musician that offers family-friendly songs while playing acoustic guitar.

Monday, January 21 – No Baby Bloomers. Register for an Early Learners Workshop instead!

Saturday, January 26 @ 9:30a - TBD

February – Boogie on Down!

February – Boogie on Down!

This month is all about music and movement! Each week, we’ll explore, tinker and even make instruments to move to the rhythm of the beat. Through song and dance, you and your little will be movin’ and groovin’ as you shake your silly’s out all month long!

Member: $3

Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

  Buy Tickets - Mondays
  Buy Tickets - Saturdays 

 

Saturday, February 2 @ 9:30a - TBD

Monday, February 4 @ 10:30a - Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-along guests.

Saturday, February 9 @ 9:30a- TBD

Monday, February 11 @ 10:30a- TBD

Saturday, February 15 @ 9:30a- TBD

Monday, February 18 – No Baby Bloomers. Register for an Early Learners Workshop instead!

Saturday, February 23 @ 9:30a- TBD

Monday, February 25 @ 10:30a - Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: MamaCanta offers original music and movement classes carefully designed to introduce and reinforce Spanish for little children and their caregivers through rich rhythms, fun props, silly games, and many other surprises.

March – Spring Has Sprung!

March – Spring Has Sprung!


This month we’ll awaken from our “winter slumber,” breathe in the fresh spring air and stretch our legs. Just like us, many plants and animals are also getting ready to come out and play. So, let’s learn and play together!

Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests
Saturday, March 2 @ 9:30a - TBD

Monday, March 4 @ 10:30a – Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-along guests.

Saturday, March 9 @ 9:30a – Suzuki Strings of Austin is a community of teachers, parents and students who embrace the Suzuki Method philosophy to nurture the development of the child.

Monday, March 11 @ 10:30a – Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: MamaCanta offers original music and movement classes carefully designed to introduce and reinforce Spanish for little children and their caregivers through rich rhythms, fun props, silly games and many other surprises.

Saturday, March 16 - TBD

Monday, March 18 – No Baby Bloomers.

Saturday, March 23 - TBD

Monday, March 25 - TBD

Saturday, March 30 @ 9:30a - Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: MamaCanta offers original music and movement classes carefully designed to introduce and reinforce Spanish for little children and their caregivers through rich rhythms, fun props, silly games, and many other surprises.