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.
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.
Explore themes below:
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!
Monday, March 4 at 10:30 am
Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-along guests.
Saturday, March 9 at 9:30 am | TICKETS
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 at 10:30 am | TICKETS
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 | TICKETS - TBD
Monday, March 18 – No Baby Bloomers (AISD Spring Break)
Saturday, March 23, 9:30 am | TICKETS
Small Wonders Puppet Theatre - Enjoy a creative performance by our favorite local puppeteer. 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, March 25, 10:00-11:30am | TICKETS
Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo - Is there a better way to celebrate Spring than by meeting snuggly animals like guinea pigs, bunnies, chicks, and hedgehogs!? We think not! Join us and our favorite party animals for a “hands-on” learning experience. Discover more at https://www.tinytailstoyou.com/
Saturday, March 30 @ 9:30 am | TICKETS
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.
April- All About Animals
Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! This April, embark on an animal adventure with sensory activities and hands-on activities that will make your little one want to ROAR! Join us as we chirp, oink, and moo while using our senses to explore and identify different animals and the sounds they make. We will use our imaginations to create colorful art inspired by animals both large and small. In Move Studio, we will unleash our inner downward- facing dog and leaping frog. Last, but not least, we will take a closer look at teeny-tiny creatures at Micro Eye and then head over to Animation Station to create a stop action movie using animals found on the farm.
May - In the Sky
This May we are looking upwards to new sky-high adventures! Have a toddler-friendly exploration of our newest exhibition, Earth, Wind, Inspire! Make observations, hypotheses, and experiments around Thinkery. Discover more about things that can take flight that we might see in the sky! Each Baby Bloomers we will have new hands-on activities, come and see what is new! Join us to will create and test your own kite or learn about clouds and make a sky inspired work of art!
June - Summer: Land & Sea
Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! Soak up the sun while exploring all things summer. Imagine the sun shining down as we capture our shadow at the Frozen Shadow Wall. Create a beach scene at the Light Peg Wall by shaping beach balls, waves, sand castles and more. Cool off from the summer heat, while exploring items that sink and float in Currents. Imagine we are surfing a giant wave, a crab scuffling on a sandy shore, or a dolphin diving deep into the ocean, or move your body like a creepy crawly hermit crab. Last, but not least, awaken the senses at our summer inspired sensory bin.