Holiday Gift Guide 2018


Holiday Gift Guide:

Tis the season for holiday shopping. Beat the lines (and the stress) this winter by doing something fun and different!  Thinkery Store is stocked with fun, creative and educational gifts for children of all ages. If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your kiddos, look no further. Check out our hand-picked list of Top Toys sure to surprise and delight the little ones on your list this holiday season.

Plus, everything you buy in the Thinkery Store directly supports fun and learning in the museum, and enriching the Thinkery experience for all of our guests.  Think of it as a “bonus gift” to every child in our community!

This year’s Top Five toy recommendations are:



Perfect for: Little Builders

HexActly engages creativity and imagination while strengthening fine motor and spatial skills.  Create towers, flowers and snowflakes, or use the included challenges to invent and explore.  Hexagons are considered one of the fundamental building blocks of the natural world.  You’ll see them everywhere around you!  HexActly lets kids build with them, too. Ages 3+



Perfect for: LEGO Lovers

Light Stax have become one of our favorite parts of Thinkery’s Light Lab and now you can bring them home.  Interactive Lego/Duplo compatible stacking blocks that light up as you complete the circuit.  Explore conductive electricity and building through open-ended play.  Larger blocks for ages 3+ and smaller blocks for ages 6+.



Perfect for: Early Engineers

Children who enjoy Thinkery’s Ready Set Roll exhibit will LOVE this.  The Bamboo Builder Marble Run is a sustainable, eco-friendly product that’s compatible with many other sets. Building marble runs encourages early engineering and three-dimensional thinking skills, promotes visual and cognitive thinking processes and builds a strong STEAM foundation. Most importantly, it’s lots of fun! Ages 4+



Perfect for: Coding Kiddos

This little robot pairs hands-on, screen-free coding with advanced features that can challenge and grow with you.  Botley teaches the basics of coding through active play while promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Botley comes with an easy-to-use remote programmer, 40 coding cards, and coding starter guide.  Ages 5+



Perfect for: Mini Machine Masters

Engineer your own playtime fun with the help of this open-ended building set.  Instructions for different machines are included or you can build STEAM skills and critical thinking as you create your own designs through trial and error. Each set also works with other Gears toys, allowing for even greater possibilities.  Age 5+



Bonus: Gingerbread Workshops! It’s a great gift idea for tots, teens, and every age in-between.  Bring your family to make some memories this holiday season. We offer three great workshops for you and your little candy creators. Check out which workshop best suits your group and register today!

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