Thinkery Volunteer Spotlight: Sintra

Thinkery Volunteer Spotlight: Sintra

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Yay, it’s time for another Thinkery Volunteer Spotlight! At Thinkery, we are so thankful for our volunteers—their time, service and commitment is crucial to the museum’s success. Here on the Thinkery blog, we love highlighting the fantastic work and contributions … Continued

Thinkery EdExchange: Interview with Maria Alverdi

Thinkery EdExchange: Interview with Maria Alverdi

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Written by Mallory Morris, Education Media Intern. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! During this special week, we’re thrilled to highlight one of the many amazing local educators we’ve met through our EdExchange program, Maria Alverdi. Tell us about yourself! Tell us about your background, education and interests. … Continued

Thinkery EdExchange: Interview with Daniela Willett

Thinkery EdExchange: Interview with Daniela Willett

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Written by Mallory Morris, Education Media Intern. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! During this special week, we’re thrilled to highlight one of the many amazing local educators we’ve met through our EdExchange program, Daniela Willett. Tell us about yourself! Tell us about your background, education and interests. … Continued

National Volunteer Week 2018

National Volunteer Week 2018

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There’s no doubt about it—we love our Thinkery volunteers, VolunTeens and interns! April 15–21 is National Volunteer Week, a weeklong celebration recognizing volunteer efforts and encouraging potential volunteers to seek out imaginative ways to engage their communities. We’d like to … Continued

#ClickForTheCause—And Help Thinkery Win $50,000!

#ClickForTheCause—And Help Thinkery Win $50,000!

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Thinkery is one of FIVE finalists competing in United Way’s $50,000 Click for the Cause contest. The contest kicks off Monday, April 9 and runs through the end of the month. Each week, Thinkery will be competing for a different … Continued

Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out

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Friday, May 11 from 5:30–10 pm Ages 4 and up (child must be potty-trained) Member: $40 for the first child/$20 for each additional sibling Non-Member: $45 for the first child/$25 for each additional sibling BUY TICKETS Parents’ Night Out is back! … Continued

Spring 2018 EdExchange – Session One

Spring 2018 EdExchange – Session One

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Written by Mallory Morris, Education Media Intern. Did you know Thinkery brings STEAM-focused learning experiences to classrooms across Austin? We do! Each fall, Thinkery provides hands-on professional development workshops to EdExchange program participants— and each spring, we spend six to eight … Continued

Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out

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Friday, March 23 from 5:30–10 pm Ages 4 and up (child must be potty-trained) Member: $40 for the first child/$20 for each additional sibling Non-Member: $45 for the first child/$25 for each additional sibling BUY TICKETS Parents’ Night Out is … Continued

Thinkery Volunteer Spotlight: Debe B.

Thinkery Volunteer Spotlight: Debe B.

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At Thinkery, we are so thankful for our volunteers—their time, service and commitment is crucial to Thinkery’s success. Here on the Thinkery blog, we love highlighting the fantastic work and contributions put forth by our incredible roster of volunteers, VolunTeens … Continued

#ThinkBIG during #AmplifyATX

#ThinkBIG during #AmplifyATX

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In 2017, Thinkery raised more than $25,000 to #AmplifyTheFuture, and this year, we’re thinking even bigger. Amplify Austin 2018 kicks off today (yes, TODAY!) at 6 pm, and we invite you to #ThinkBIG with us. Your support in helping us reach our $35,000 Amplify goal … Continued

Calling All (Future) Counselors-in-Training!

Calling All (Future) Counselors-in-Training!

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Help a kiddo build a structurally sound “moat” for their fairy tale castle. Rock out to some wacky instruments. Get medieval while helping campers build Minecraft skills. Does this sound right up your alley? Well, we’re looking for a few … Continued

#ThinkBIG – Thinkery Camps

#ThinkBIG – Thinkery Camps

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In 2017, Thinkery raised more than $25,000 to #AmplifyTheFuture, and this year, we’re thinking even bigger. Amplify Austin 2018 kicks off Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm, and we invite you to #ThinkBIG with us. Your support in helping us reach our $35,000 Amplify goal … Continued

#ThinkBIG – Community Night Spotlight

#ThinkBIG – Community Night Spotlight

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In 2017, Thinkery raised more than $25,000 to #AmplifyTheFuture, and this year, we’re thinking even bigger. Amplify Austin 2018 kicks off Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm, and we invite you to #ThinkBIG with us. Your support in helping us reach our $35,000 Amplify goal … Continued

#ThinkBIG – Museums for All

#ThinkBIG – Museums for All

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In 2017, Thinkery raised more than $25,000 to #AmplifyTheFuture, and this year, we’re thinking even bigger. Amplify Austin 2018 kicks off Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm, and we invite you to #ThinkBIG with us. Your support in helping us reach our $35,000 Amplify goal … Continued

Thinkery Camps 2018—Seven Innovative Themes!

Thinkery Camps 2018—Seven Innovative Themes!

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The countdown to Thinkery Camp is on—and we’re ready for our biggest and best camp season yet! From STEAM to robotics to programming, our seven summer camp themes are designed to inspire and engage campers in Pre-K–5th grades. Explore our SEVEN camp themes … Continued

#ThinkBIG, Austin!

#ThinkBIG, Austin!

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In 2017, Thinkery raised more than $25,000 to #AmplifyTheFuture, and this year, we’re thinking even bigger. Amplify Austin 2018 kicks off Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm, and we invite you to #ThinkBIG with us. Your support in helping us reach our … Continued

Thinkery Camps 2018—All Around Austin!

Thinkery Camps 2018—All Around Austin!

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You asked, we listened! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve expanded our Thinkery Camp program and will offer Thinkery Camps at five locations across Austin this summer. FIVE! Now, no matter where you live—there’s a Thinkery Camp in your neighborhood: Thinkery at the Meredith Learning Lab – … Continued

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Parents’ Night Out!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Parents’ Night Out!

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Parents’ Night Out in Mueller! Friday, February 16 from 5:30–10 pm Ages 4+ (child must be potty-trained) Member: $40 for the first child/$20 for each additional sibling Non-Member: $45 for the first child/$25 for … Continued

Thinkery VolunTeen Spotlight: Fall 2017

Thinkery VolunTeen Spotlight: Fall 2017

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We believe in our volunteers. We believe in their impact. We truly believe they make a difference. And that’s because they do—their time, service and commitment is crucial to Thinkery’s success.  Here on the Thinkery blog, we love highlighting the fantastic … Continued

Winter Wonderland – Early Learners

Winter Wonderland – Early Learners

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Written by Molly Strehl, Marketing Assistant. ‘Tis the season at the museum! We’ve got new and exciting ways to incorporate STEAM this winter—and we can’t wait for you to join us. This winter, inspire your toddler (and the child within … Continued

Wonder Women in STEAM: Trish Young Brown

Wonder Women in STEAM: Trish Young Brown

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Presented by Michael Best, Thinkery’s Wonder Women in STEAM series highlights local female movers, shakers and innovators in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Get to know this week’s Wonder Women in STEAM, Trish Young Brown! Patricia “Trish” Young Brown, … Continued

Thinkery EdExchange: A Fall Full of Fun and Learning

Thinkery EdExchange: A Fall Full of Fun and Learning

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Written by Brenda Lopez, Community Education Manager. “I’m going to put my Thinkery sticker where my heart is.” “Ms. Karen, I need help!” “Mr. Jesse, this is not working!” Those are just some of the comments I heard from students … Continued

Winter Wonderland – Baby Bloomers

Winter Wonderland – Baby Bloomers

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Written by Molly Strehl, Marketing Assistant. ‘Tis the season at the museum! We’ve got new and exciting ways to incorporate STEAM this winter—and we can’t wait for you to join us. Have you experienced Thinkery with your toddler yet? Baby … Continued

Winter Wonderland – Gingerbread Workshops

Winter Wonderland – Gingerbread Workshops

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Written by Molly Strehl, Marketing Assistant. ‘Tis the season at the museum! We’ve got new and exciting ways to incorporate STEAM into your holiday—and we can’t wait for you to join us. What better way to build tradition than by … Continued

Wonder Women in STEAM: Meredith Walker

Wonder Women in STEAM: Meredith Walker

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Presented by Michael Best, Thinkery’s Wonder Women in STEAM series highlights local female movers, shakers and innovators in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Get to know this week’s Wonder Women in STEAM, Meredith Walker! Meredith Walker is the Co-Founder … Continued

Journey #ToTheMoonAndBack on #GivingTuesday

Journey #ToTheMoonAndBack on #GivingTuesday

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Let’s travel #ToTheMoonAndBack on #GivingTuesday! This year has taken us on a truly incredible journey. We have traveled to #TheMoonAndBack to equip and inspire children of all ages and abilities, and we’re not done yet. Today is Giving Tuesday, and we invite you … Continued

Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out

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Friday, December 1 from 5:30–10 pm Ages 4 and up (child must be potty-trained) Member: $40 for the first child/$20 for each additional sibling Non-Member: $45 for the first child/$25 for each additional sibling BUY TICKETS In need of a … Continued

Wonder Women in STEAM: Cristal Glangchai

Wonder Women in STEAM: Cristal Glangchai

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Presented by Michael Best, Thinkery’s Wonder Women in STEAM series highlights local female movers, shakers and innovators in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Get to know this week’s Wonder Women in STEAM, Cristal Glangchai! Luz Cristal Glangchai, PhD is a … Continued

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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There’s no doubt about it—holiday shopping can be a huge hassle. But did you know there’s a one-stop-shop in Austin that’s always stocked with fun, unique and educational gifts for children of all ages? Yep, it’s the Thinkery Shop! If … Continued

#BeAPatron on Museum Store Sunday

#BeAPatron on Museum Store Sunday

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Looking to shop local this holiday season? #BeAPatron and support your local museums and cultural institutions on Museum Store Sunday! On Sunday, November 26, more than 400 museum stores representing 50 states, eight countries and three continents will offer relaxing, … Continued