The best birthday parties in Austin are at Thinkery! Your party crew will enjoy nonstop fun, discovery and learning with full access to museum exhibits, a private party room and options for hands-on, educator-led activities. Celebrate your child’s special day at Thinkery!

Thinkery Birthday Parties take place Saturdays at 10 am, 1 pm & 4 pm and Sundays at 1 pm.

Choose your party option below:

Birthday Parties in Austin - Thinkery Birthdays


Deluxe Birthday Party

Members: $265
Non-Members: $295

Take your party to the next level with our Deluxe Birthday Party option! Kick your party off with self-guided activities to entertain guests as they gather in the room, then experience an exclusive 45–60 minute educator-led activity designed to make for a memorable party. Additionally, each participating child leaves with a FREE pass to return to Thinkery. What a cool party favor!

  • Two-hour Private Birthday Party Room
  • Thinkery birthday t-shirt for the birthday child
  • All party decorations (bunting, tablecloths, birthday sign, photo opportunity backdrop), as well as a cart for your gifts
  • Exclusive Thinkery Evite invitation
  • Unlimited free play in the museum is included with your party! Guests can arrive (and play!) up to one hour prior to your party (pending museum hours).
  • 45–60 minute educator-led activity
  • 15 participating children* maximum (including the birthday child)
  • Maximum of 35 people total (Per fire code capacity—to book additional space, reserve your party with our reservations team.)
  • Self-guided activities to get the party started as guest arrive
  • One party educator
  • One party support staff
  • Guest favor: One FREE pass to return to Thinkery for the
    birthday child and participating children** guests

THEMES

Mini Masterpieces – Ages 0–4

15 participating children maximum (including the birthday child)

Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression as we explore abstract art. Each child creates two canvas art pieces to take home.

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Pig Party – Ages 0–4

15 participating children maximum (including the birthday child)

This toddler focused hands-on party will have your guests wee, wee, weeing all the way home! Educator-led activities begin with story time and then guests explore pig-related activities with kinetic sand and we even make pigs fly!

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Marble Run – Ages 5 & up

15 participating children maximum (including the birthday child)

Design a rolling ball sculpture! Working in pairs or small groups, participants build a ball run with conduit, funnels, tracks, bumpers, dowels, and other materials on a pegboard wall.

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Scribble Bot – Ages 5 & up

15 participating children maximum (including the birthday child)

Build a robot that draws a crazy piece of art. Using a motor, battery and recyclable materials this motorized contraption made by participants moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path.

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For information on our payment, cancellation and schedule change policy, please visit our Birthday Party FAQ.

*For children ages five and six, adult participation is required on a minimum of 1:3 ratio. Adult participation is always welcomed and encouraged for all ages.

**Thinkery will provide up to three hours of free parking in the McBee Street District Garage for you and your guests. Bring us your parking ticket when you check in, and we’ll validate it for you! Please note, parking in the lot next to Mueller Lake Park, or in the AMLI at Mueller parking garage will result in towing.

phone-icon-smallTo book your party, call the Reservations Desk at 512.469.6201 (between 9 am–3 pm Monday through Friday)

Private Birthday Party Room

Members: $195
Non-Members: $225

Keep it simple and create a home base for your birthday party. For two hours, Thinkery will provide you with a Private Birthday Party Room that includes tables, chairs, buntings and table coverings. Additionally, a birthday party coordinator will be available to assist with questions and—here’s the best part—handle all of the cleanup.

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  • Two-hour Private Birthday Party Room
  • Thinkery birthday t-shirt for the birthday child
  • All party decorations (bunting, tablecloths, birthday sign, photo
    opportunity backdrop), as well as a cart for your gifts
  • Exclusive Thinkery Evite invitation
  • Unlimited free play in the museum is included with your party! Guests can arrive (and play!) up to one hour prior to your party (pending museum hours).
  • One party support staff
  • Maximum of 35 people total (Per fire code capacity—to book additional space, reserve your party with our reservations team.)
  • Party Add-On DIY Activities available for an additional cost
Outside entertainment vendors are not permitted. Parents are welcome to bring their own activities— parents are responsible for setting up and running their activities.

For information on our payment, cancellation and schedule change policy please visit our Birthday Party FAQ.

*Thinkery membership benefits are non-transferable. Birthday party discounts are only available to the Thinkery membership cardholders and their immediate family.

**”Participating children” is defined as any child (Member or Non-Member) under the age of 18 attending the birthday party and are guests using materials in the educator-led activities.

***Thinkery will provide up to three hours of free parking in the McBee Street District Garage for you and your guests. Bring us your parking ticket when you check in, and we’ll validate it for you! Please note, parking in the lot next to Mueller Lake Park, or in the AMLI at Mueller parking garage will result in towing.

phone-icon-smallTo book your party, call the Reservations Desk at 512.469.6201 (between 9 am–3 pm Monday through Friday)

Add-On DIY Activities – $25 per activity

Add on some birthday party fun! Entertain and engage your Private Birthday Party Room guests with one of our hands-on, self-guided activities. Our add-on options can be reserved and paid for on the day of the party or by phone.

Giant LEGOs® Ball Run (recommended ages 0–4)

Using over-sized rubber LEGOs®, balls and tubes guests design super cool ball race tracks.

Carnival Games (recommended ages 5 & up)

Step right up to some classic games of skill…or is it luck? Guests test their odds at ring toss, bean bag toss, go fishing for colorful ducks and test their memory with a matching duck game. No prizes are included with the set.

Trains & Tracks (recommended ages 3 & up)

Get your party rollin’ with a DIY wooden train set. Inspired by Thinkery’s popular train table, guests use wooden tracks and trains to design their own birthday party railroad.

LEGO® Race Cars (recommended ages 5 & up)

Using LEGO® bricks and wheels, guests build, test and redesign race cars before sending them on a wild ride.

LEGO® Mosaic Art (recommended ages 5 & up)

Guests create a mini-mosaic using a template or design their own, then pose for a photo with their creation before taking it apart to make a new design.


Add-On Cupcakes – $25 per dozen

Let us take care of the cake with gourmet cupcakes from Bribery Bakery! For $25, we’ll deliver 12 cupcakes, including six chocolate with chocolate buttercream frosting and six vanilla with vanilla buttercream frosting—and all are covered in fun party sprinkles. Half-a-dozen for either flavor can be added for $12.50. You can order and pre-pay for your cupcakes up to the Wednesday prior to your party. To order your cupcakes, call us at 512.469.6201.


Special Offer – 15% off Bribery Bakery Birthday Cakes

Looking for a personalized gourmet cake option? Bribery Bakery has a sweet treat for you! Bribery will offer 15% off personalized birthday cakes for birthday parties hosted at Thinkery. Oh, and pickup is super easy—just pop into Bribery at Mueller, located next door to Thinkery, on your way to the party! To order, go to briberybakery.com or give ’em a call at either location: Mueller – 512.297.2720 or Wells Branch – 512.531.9832.


Add-On Birthday T-shirts – $12.99 per shirt

Your birthday child gets one t-shirt FREE from us! But, if you’d also like your guests to rock an exclusive Thinkery birthday tee, they’re available in sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5/6T, Youth Extra Small, Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large and Youth Extra Large.


Party Themes


Mini Masterpieces Party

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Scribblebots Party

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Marble Run Party

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Pig Party

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Party Add-On Activities


Lego Ball Run

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Carnival Games

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Trains

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Lego Mosaics

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Lego Race Cars

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And more…


 

Bribery Cupcakes

Birthday T-shirt

Birthday Mural Wall

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Decorated Party Room

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