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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August - Color Creations!

Color Creations!

 

There’s no place like Baby Bloomers, our weekly toddler takeover of Thinkery! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we create colorful creations all month long.

 

Member: $3

Non-Member: $5

Tickets 

 

 

Special Guests

Saturday, August 3

Chakra Kids Yoga specializes in yoga for children and offers a variety of unique, child-focused yoga trainings to people who love yoga and have a desire to share that love with children. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with others, and contributing what they can to the growing field of children’s yoga.

 

Monday, August 5

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

 

Saturday, August 10

Small Wonders Puppet Theatre 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, August 12

Amy & April Rankin “Good things come in pairs!” April and Amy have become one of the most talked about new duos in contemporary country music.

 

Saturday, August 17

TBA

 

Monday, August 19

Music with Miss Ariel is a local Austin children’s musician performer. She has a great program that is geared for youngsters. Miss Ariel does a great job mixing the familiar preschool songs along.

with her original songs, and activities with shakers, scarves and puppets. Come join us and sing along!

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Toybrary is Austin’s very own lending library for TOYS! Join our friends as we explore toys that go. Explore a selection of color themed toddler toys.

 

Saturday, August 24

TBA

 

Monday, August 26

Tiny Tails to You provides cuteness overload! Tiny Tails brings sweet creatures like chicks, bunnies, hedgehogs and guinea pigs for our toddlers to meet. Come meet some of our favorite fuzzy and feathered friends!

 

Saturday, August 31

TBA

September - Exploring our Senses!

Exploring our Senses!

 

There’s no place like Baby Bloomers, our weekly toddler takeover of Thinkery! How do we perceive and experience the world around us? Let’s find out together! Join us this month to touch, look and hear our way through Thinkery. We’ll wiggle, giggle and more through playful sensory experiences that engage our senses.

 

Special Guests

Monday, September 2 – NO BABY BLOOMERS! We will be offering Early Learners Workshops, space is limited, please register early!

 

Saturday, September 7

Hey Lolly! Laura Freeman’s rainbowlicious, puddle-stomping, monster-marching kids' music will get you dancing!  Her original album Color Wheel Cartwheel was recognized by Parenting Magazine as a baby must-have.  She plays solo or with her band, The Hey Lolly Band. www.heylollyproductions.org

 

 

Monday, September 9th

Chakra Kids Yoga specializes in yoga for children and offers a variety of unique, child-focused yoga trainings to people who love yoga and have a desire to share that love with children. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with others, and contributing what they can to the growing field of children’s yoga.

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

 

Saturday, September 14

Small Wonders Puppet Theatre 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, September 16

Amy and April Rankin - “Good things come in pairs!” April and Amy have become one of the most talked about new duos in contemporary country music.

 

Saturday, September 21

TBA

 

Monday, September 23

TBA

 

Saturday, September 28

Music with Miss Ariel is a local Austin children’s musician performer. She has a great program that is geared for youngsters. Miss Ariel does a great job mixing the familiar preschool songs along with her original songs, and activities with shakers, scarves and puppets. Come join us and sing along!

 

Monday, September 30

TBA

 

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.