Think Ahead: August 21–27

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Think ahead! Here’s what’s happening this week at Thinkery. Come join the fun!

Sunday, August 21
Tracking Termites, 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 4+
Take a break from back-to-school shopping and hit up a Think Lab! On August 21, we’re tracking termites in Kitchen Lab. Yes, TERMITES. These little critters do so much more than just eat wood. Come explore their teeny-tiny world while making really cool creature art.

Think Labs - Tracking Termites
Take a look at the tiny world of termites in Tracking Termites.

Monday, August 22
All Around Austin: Lady Bird Wildflower Center, 9 am–12 pm, ages 0–3
Stop and smell the wildflowers at Baby Bloomers! Our All Around Austin “tour” of Austin-area favorites brings us to the beloved Lady Bird Wildflower Center. Explore Texas native plants and pond life—all without ever leaving Thinkery.

Baby Bloomers - All Around Austin - Lady Bird Wildflower Center
Explore the flora and fauna of the Lady Bird Wildflower Center at Baby Bloomers.

Wednesday, August 24
Community Night
, 4–8 pm, all ages
It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for Community Night! Every Wednesday from 4–8 pm, admission to the museum is by donation—meaning you’re able to pay what you can. Families love reading books to Bacchus, a certified therapy dog, in Story Nook.

Community Night at Thinkery
Read a book to Bacchus in Story Nook.

Thursday, August 25
Thinkery21: Transformations
, 7–10 pm, ages 21+
Sorry, kids, this one’s just for mom and dad. (And for those without kids, too!) Our popular adults-only, after-hours program, Thinkery21, returns with Transformations on August 25. Come with an open mind, and don’t be afraid to transform the way you look at the world.

Thinkery21: Transformations
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! Turn and face the strange at Thinkery21: Transformations.

Saturday, August 27
All Around Austin: University of Texas
, 9–10 am, ages 0–3

We’re wrapping up our Austin adventure with an imaginary trip to the University of Texas at Austin. Build towers, whip up Blanton-inspired art and learn what it means to be a Longhorn. Hook ‘em at Baby Bloomers!

Simple Stitches, 12:15 pm, ages 4–7
Get a sneak peek into Space 8 in this super fun Think Lab. Design, stitch and sew your very own stuffed animal while tackling sewing basics and playing around with polymer fabrics. What kind of creature will you create?

Think Lab - Space 8 - Simple Stitches
Get your stitch on in Space 8.

Polymer Wearables, 2:15 pm or 4:15 pm, ages 8+
Create your own polymer wearables! Experiment with needlework and sewing machines, and use polymer fabric and unfamiliar materials to create customized designs. Get your stitch on!

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