Baby Bloomers

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.

Learn & read more about the program below:

 


Boogie on Down!

January is all about music and movement! Each week, we’ll use instruments and our bodies to move to the rhythm of the beat. Through song and dance, get movin’ and groovin’, as we shake our “sillies” out all month long!

BUY TICKETS – MONDAYS
BUY TICKETS – SATURDAYS
Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, January 20
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – 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, January 22
Special Guest @ 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!

Saturday, January 27
Special Guest @ 9:30 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!

Monday, January 29
Special Guest @ 10:30 am ZACH Theatre invites guests to use their imaginations, bodies, and voices to experience the world through performance. The sky is the limit when you ignite your imagination and engage the community.

All About Senses!

February is the perfect time to explore our SENSES! Early exposure to sensory activities fosters exploration and naturally encourages children to use scientific processes while they play, create and investigate. Join us as we explore sight, sound, smell and touch all month long!

BUY TICKETS – MONDAYS
BUY TICKETS – SATURDAYS
Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, February 3
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, February 5
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, February 10
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – 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, February 12
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, February 17
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – Music Together Music Forever gives youngsters and the adults who 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.

Monday, February 19
No Baby Bloomers! Register for our Little Builders workshop instead.

Saturday, February 24
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – Suzuki Strings of Austin is a community of teachers, parents and students who embrace a philosophy to nurture the development of the child through music education. Through the study of music, children’s senses of creativity and expression are encouraged and shared.

Monday, February 26
Special Guest @ 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!

Light It Up!

Join us as we explore the wonder of light and shadow! All month long we’ll use our exhibits to experiment with the possibilities of light. On Mondays, we’ll highlight our very popular Light Lab and invite you to explore alongside us. On Saturdays, we’ll relocate our Mini Maker Lab to the second floor and watch your little one’s eyes light up as we tinker with flashlights, prisms, mirrors and more! Join us each week to try something new or build on the previous week’s activities!

ON SALE SOON – MONDAYS
ON SALE SOON – SATURDAYS
Member: $3
Non-Member: $5

Special Guests

Saturday, March 3
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, March 5
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, March 10
Special Guest @ 9:30 am – 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, March 12
No Baby Bloomers! Museum is open for General Admission from 12–5 pm.

Saturday, March 17
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, March 19
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.

Saturday, March 24
Special Guest @ 9:30 am 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, March 26
Special Guest @ 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!

Saturday, March 31
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.

For more Early Learners offerings: Early Learners Workshops | Little Thinkers Club