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

April - Spring Has Sprung

Smile, it’s spring! In April, we’ll awaken from our “winter slumber,” breathe in fresh spring air and stretch our legs as the outdoor weather becomes much more inviting. Just like us, many plants and animals are also getting ready to come out and play. So, let’s learn and play together!

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Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, April 28
Special Guest @ 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, April 30
Special Guest @ 10:30 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.

May - Away We Go

Things are looking up at Thinkery this May! Team up with your toddler for sky-high adventures as we explore fun things that take flight. What are you waiting for? Up, up and away we go!

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Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, May 5
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – 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, May 7
Special Guest @ 10:30 am – 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.

Saturday, May 12
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – Miss Ariel is a local Austin children's musician performer. She has a great program that is geared for the preschool set, but older children like it as well. 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, May 14
No Baby Bloomers. Museum closed for maintenance.

Saturday, May 19
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – The Rowena Project, a community geared towards movement and healing, invites you to come dance with your family! Whether you want to introduce family exercise time or need an active way to re-connect with your loved ones, their Family Dance Party blends quality time with the love of dance. 

Monday, May 21
Special Guest @ 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!

World of Wee will be joining us for small group part lullaby, part puppet show, part immersive performance. A one of a kind experience specially made for babies 0–18 months.

Three performances starting at 9:10 am, 10:10 am and 11:10 am—sign-ups will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the second floor of the museum during Baby Bloomers.

Saturday, May 26
Special Guest @ 9:30 am 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, May 28
No Baby Bloomers. Check out our Early Learners Workshop, Color Wonders, instead!

June - Under the Sea

Let’s plunge together and explore the world—under the sea! Join us in June as we dive deep into the world of underwater plants and animals. What better way to kick off summer—and make a splash!

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Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, June 2
Special Guest @ 9:30 am –
TuneBugz! Sing and dance along with our friends from TuneBugz! With developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, families and children will enjoy the pleasures of making music from their very own hands, hearts and voices.

Monday, June 4
Special Guest @ 10:30 am –
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.

Saturday, June 9
Special Guest @ 9:30 am –
The Rowena Project, a community geared towards movement and healing, invites you to come dance with your family! Whether you want to introduce family exercise time or need an active way to re-connect with your loved ones, their Family Dance Party blends quality time with the love of dance.

Monday, June 11
Special Guest @ 10:30 am –
French to Music brings you song-based, language learning fun! Come be amazed by how effortless and fun picking up basic French can be—join us while we sing and learn to familiar nursery rhyme tunes. The jingles will be in your head in no time!

Saturday, June 16
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – strong>Heartsong Music seeks to create a community of music-makers in a developmentally appropriate, engaging, and fun, participatory environment that nurtures music development in young children.

Monday, June 18
Special Guest @ 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, June 23
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – 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, June 25
Special Guest @ 10:30 am – Miss Ariel is a local Austin children's musician performer.  She has a great program that is geared for the preschool set, but older children like it as well.  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!

Saturday, June 30
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – 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. Our students play