Gingerbread Guide 2017


Sorry, pumpkin spice. It’s not even October and we’ve only got one thing on our minds—gingerbread.

That’s right—our beloved Gingerbread Workshops are back! With five family-friendly, STEAM-focused Gingerbread Workshops offered this holiday season, there’s something fun and festive for all ages and interests.

This handy-dandy Gingerbread Guide is a helpful tool for finding the perfect workshop for your family. Take a look and book your workshop—these fill up quickly!

Traditional Gingerbread Workshops, 1 hour, all ages
Traditional Gingerbread Workshops celebrate creative families in a collaborative environment. These hourlong, educator-led workshops are appropriate for ALL ages and offer everything needed to build and decorate a charming gingerbread house.


Tot Gingerbread Workshops, 1 hour, ages 5 and under
Perfect for mini-makers! Tot Gingerbread Workshops are available for families with children ages 5 and under. These hourlong workshops feature easy-to-build houses and tot-friendly decorations.


Gingerbread Art & Architecture Workshops, 2.5 hours, ages 7 and up – NEW!
Warm up your young builder’s brain with a structural engineering challenge! Join us in Space 8 as we use Gingerbread in this super sweet introduction to architecture and design. Imagine how your building might be used and explore the strength of different sugary building supplies. Then, take inspiration from familiar Austin landmarks to design and draft the plans before constructing your very own creation!


Candy Chemistry Gingerbread Workshops, 2.5 hours, ages 7 and up – UPDATED!
Join us in Kitchen Lab as we make the season even sweeter! Learn to make and use cotton candy, colorful lollipops and chocolate pops to decorate your unique gingerbread house. Best of all, use your candy creations to decorate your own unique gingerbread house.


Private Gingerbread Workshops
Share this special winter tradition with your friends and family—reserve a Private Gingerbread Workshop! These exclusive workshops are perfect for large family gatherings, corporate events, parent meetups, scout groups, ugly sweater parties and more. There is limited availability for our Private Gingerbread Workshop offerings, so book early to secure your preferred spot.


Gingerbread Workshops are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at

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