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

November - Get into Shapes

November is the perfect time to get into SHAPES!

Early exposure to simple geometric shapes can greatly benefit children’s understanding of the world around them. Join us all month long as we wiggle, giggle and explore together while blending art, movement, and math by getting into SHAPES!

Join us Monday and Saturday mornings with special guests including Mi Casa Es Tu Casa, Small Wonders Puppets, Amy Pancake, TuneBugz! and Zumbini!

 

Member: $3

Non-Member: $5

 

  Buy Tickets - Mondays

  Buy Tickets - Saturdays 

 

 

Special Guests

Saturday, November 3 Amy Pancake @ 9:30 am

Amy Pancake specializes in yoga for children and offers a variety of unique, child-focused yoga classes and training 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, November 5 Mi Cas Es Tu Casa: MamaCanta @ 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.

Saturday, November 10 – Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: Venez Chater @ 9:30 am

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa offers original music and movement classes carefully designed to introduce and reinforce French for little children and their caregivers through rich rhythms, fun props, silly games and many other surprises.

Monday, November 12 Tunebugz! @ 10:30 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.

 

Saturday, November 17 – Small Wonders Puppet Theater @ 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, November 19 - No Baby Bloomers. Register for an Early Learners Workshop.

 

Saturday, November 24 – Zumbini @ 9:30 am 

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, November 26 Staci Gray @ 10:30 am

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!

December - Winter Wonders!

Winter is here, and we’re ready to celebrate! This month we’ll explore all things winter during Baby Bloomers. We’ll create snowflakes, play with “snow” and explore winter wonders all month long!

Member: $3

Non-Member: $5

 

  Buy Tickets - Mondays

  Buy Tickets - Saturdays 

 

 

Special Guests

Saturday, December 1 - Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: Venez Chater @ 9:30 am

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa  offers original music and movement classes carefully designed to introduce and reinforce French for little children and their caregivers through rich rhythms, fun props, silly games and many other surprises.

Monday, December 3 Miss Ariel @ 10:30 am

Miss Ariel is a local Austin children's musician performer who does a great job mixing the familiar preschool songs along with originals of her own. She gets the audience moving with shakers, scarves, and puppets. Come join us and sing along!

Saturday, December 8 Amy Pancake @ 9:30 am

Amy Pancake specializes in yoga for children and offers a variety of unique, child-focused yoga classes and training 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

Monday, December 10 Music Together Music Forever @ 10:30 am

Music Together Music Forever gives youngsters and the adults that love them a chance to enjoy their natural birthright as musical beings. You'll wiggle, giggle and bond with your child as you make music together.

Saturday, December 15 Small Wonders Puppet Theater @ 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, December 17 Armstrong Community Music School @ 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, December 22 Mi Cas Es Tu Casa: MamaCanta @ 9:30 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.

Monday, December 24 – No Baby Bloomers. Register for a Gingerbread Workshop.

Saturday, December 29 - Small Wonders Puppet Theater @ 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