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.

 

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December - Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

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!

 

 

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Special Guest

Monday, December 2

Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-along guests.

 

Saturday, December 7

tuneBugz! offer high-quality, research-based music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers all over Austin.  They plant seeds of musical growth so that Austin's children have access to the very best community-based music and movement education as they grow.

 

Monday, December 9

Otis Other -  Besides being a member of everyone’s other favorite children’s band, The Other Other Brothers, Otis also teaches music around Austin, writes and recites children’s poetry, and is a Montessori certifies elementary teacher. Shows include songs, jokes, poems and interactive learning!”

 

Saturday, December 14

Chakra Kids Yoga specializes in yoga for children and offers a variety of unique, child-focused yoga classes and trainings to people who love yoga and have a desire to share that love with children.

 

Monday, December 16

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.

 

Saturday,  December  21

Small Wonders Puppet Theatre is a contemporary puppetry theater dedicated to the promotion of the entertainment, education, and happiness of audiences young and old. Small Wonders' repertoire of shows includes stories with universal themes as well as shows with universal appeal.

 

Monday, December 23: AISD Holiday - No Baby Bloomers

 

Saturday, December 28

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 30: AISD Holiday - No Baby Bloomers

 

January - Light It Up

Light It Up

Join us as we explore the wonder of light and shadow! All month long we’ll use our exhibits to experiment with the possibilities of light. On Mondays, we’ll highlight our very popular Light Lab and invite you to explore alongside us. On Saturdays, we’ll relocate to the second floor and watch your little one’s eyes light up as we tinker with flashlights, prisms, mirrors and more! Join us each week to try something new or build on the previous week’s activities!

 

 

Special Guest

Saturday, January 4

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

 

Monday, January 6

No Baby Bloomers, Please check out our Early Learners Workshop!

 

Saturday, January 11

Hana Bird is a professional opera singer slash renaissance woman! Her Baby Bloomers sets include children’s classics as well as a host of engaging and entertaining original numbers for children.

 

Monday, January 13
Otis Other:   Besides being a member of everyone’s other favorite children’s band, The Other Other Brothers, Otis also teaches music around Austin, writes and recites children’s poetry, and is a Montessori certifies elementary teacher. Shows include songs, jokes, poems and interactive learning!

Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-along guests.

 

Saturday, January 18

Hana Bird is a professional opera singer slash renaissance woman! Her Baby Bloomers sets include children’s classics as well as a host of engaging and entertaining original numbers for children.

 

Monday, January 20

No Baby Bloomers, Please Check our our Early Learners Workshop!

 

Saturday, January 25

Jenny Parrott engages guests of all ages! Using classic sing-a-longs and family friendly originals, Jenny Parrott encourages us to get down and boogie, and roar like a dinosaur!

 

Monday, January 27

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. They will encourage your little to dance and sing along!

Cancellations or Exchanges:

Cancellations made 15 or more business days before the start of your program will receive a full refund minus a processing fee. Refunds cannot be made 2-weeks before the start of the program. Participants may not make up or receive a refund for missed programs. Thinkery reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If Thinkery cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants. When possible, we allow a program participant to transfer to a different program if there are openings and the participant is the appropriate age. Two weeks’ notice is required.

Baby Bloomers is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.