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

July - Animal Adventures

Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! This Summer embark on an animal adventure with sensory activities and hands-on activities that will make your little one want to ROAR!

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Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Monday, July 2 April & Amy at 10:30a

 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, July 7 French to Music at 9:30a

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!

Monday, July 9 Zumbini at 10:30a

The Zumbini® program is a child-focused journey into the world of music, movement, and dance, and the natural response music provokes in both children and adults. A Zumbini® class is a celebration of the power of music to enhance our lives, stimulate learning, inspire dance and movement, and strengthen the bond between parent and child.

Saturday, July 14 Amy Pancake at 9:30a

Amy Pancake 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. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others and contributing what she can to the growing field of children’s yoga.

Monday, July 16 Armstrong Community Music School at 10:30a

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

Saturday, July 21 Zumbini at 9:30a

The Zumbini® program is a child-focused journey into the world of music, movement, and dance, and the natural response music provokes in both children and adults. A Zumbini® class is a celebration of the power of music to enhance our lives, stimulate learning, inspire dance and movement, and strengthen the bond between parent and child.

Monday, July 23 Mi Casa Es Tu Casa

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.

Saturday, July 28 Miss Ariel

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, July 30 Small Wonders Puppet Theater

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!

August - Splash into Summer
Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! This month we’ll soak up the sun while exploring all things summer! BUY TICKETS – MONDAYS BUY TICKETS – SATURDAYS Member: $3 Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, August 4 French to Music at 9:30a 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! Monday, August 6 April & Amy at 10:30a 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, August 11 Miss Ariel at 9:30a 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, August 13 Staci Gray at 10:30a Staci Gray is an Austin-based children’s performer. Her sing-a-longs will get you dancing. Be sure to stick around for the grand finale—bubbles! Saturday, August 18 Heartsong at 9:30a 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, August 20 Armstrong Community Music School at 10:30a Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-a-long guests! Saturday, August 25 Amy Pancake at 9:30a Amy Pancake 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. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others and contributing what she can to the growing field of children’s yoga. Monday, August 27 Small Wonders Puppet Theater at 10:30a 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
September - Color Creations
There’s no place like Baby Bloomers! Join us somewhere over the rainbow as we create colorful creations all month long!

Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests


Saturday, September 1 Tunebugz at 9:30a
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, September 3 French to Music at 10:30a
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, September 8 Miss Ariel at 9:30a
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, September 10 Staci Gray at 10:30a
Staci Gray is an Austin-based children’s performer. Her sing-a-longs will get you dancing. Be sure to stick around for the grand finale—bubbles!

Saturday, September 15 Suzuki Strings of Austin at 9:30a
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, September 17 Armstrong Community Music School at 10:30a
Armstrong Community Music School provides quality early childhood music education—and they’re one of Baby Bloomers’ favorite sing-a-long guests!

Saturday, September 22 The Rowena Project at 9:30a
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, September 24 Mi Casa Es Tu Casa at 10:30a
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.

Saturday, September 29 Small Wonders Puppet Theater at 9:30a
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!