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:

Ready Set Summer - Baby Bloomers - 2

May - In the Sky

May - In the Sky

 

Member: $3

Non-Member: $5

 

This May we are looking upwards to new sky-high adventures! 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 create and test your own kite, or learn about clouds, and make your own sky inspired work of art!

 

Saturday, May 4 | Tickets 

Musical Story Time

 

Monday, May 6 | Tickets 

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

 

Saturday, May 11 | Tickets

Jenny Parrott is a favorite among our performers. This Austin-based musician plays both children’s songs and family-friendly songs. Jenny Parrott has a contagious giddiness and will get families up and dancing… and also make you ROAR like a dinosaur.

 

Monday, May 13 | Tickets 

Rankin Twins – These country singer-songwriters brighten our day! With joy and enthusiasm and a decent dose of silliness, the Rankin Twins deliver an engaging performance with original and classic children’s songs!

 

Saturday, May 18 | Tickets 

Chakra Kids Yoga – Will lead our tiniest guests through age-appropriate yoga postures. Join us for an invigorating flow and use your heightened senses to explore the museum!

 

Saturday, May 25 | Tickets 

Other Other Brothers –  Kids music and comedy act! Guests will delight at the theatrical elements this act employs, from balloon animals, giant puppets to giant props. The Other Other Brothers offer a performance as interactive, educational, and goofy as can be! Prepare to have fun and witness shenanigans!

 

 

June - Summer: Land & Sea

June - Summer: Land & Sea

 

Member: $3

Non-Member: $5

Tickets 

 

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.

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