Think Ahead: February 19–25

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

Sunday, February 19
Member Morning, 8:30–10 am, Members only
The first and third Sundays of each month, Thinkery Members enjoy exclusive, Members-only access to Thinkery exhibits and programming. Yep, that’s now twice a month. What can we say? We love our Members!

Tickets are limited and advance reservations are recommended. Not a Member? Join today!

Think Ahead - Member Morning
Are you a Thinkery Member? Join us for February 19 from 8:30–10 am for exclusive, Members-only hours.

Engineering Day, 10 am–2 pm
In celebration of National Engineers Week, we’re inviting Central Texas families to explore engineering through special programming on Sunday, February 19. From 10 am–2 pm, engineering professionals and students will lead engaging, hands-on activities around the museum—paper towers, cotton ball catapults and puff mobiles, to name a few.

Thanks to sponsorship from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and National Instruments, children under the age of 18 will receive FREE admission on February 19 from 10 am–2 pm. Please note, pre-sale tickets are not available for Engineering Day. Admission will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 am.

Engineering Day is sponsored by the Austin branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers and National Instruments.

Children under the age of 18 will receive FREE admission on February 19 from 10 am–2 pm.

Soap Making, 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 4+
Let’s combine art and science by mixing ingredients to make fragrant soap! Choose from oils, herbs and other natural ingredients to create your own aromatic combination, while exploring what’s gives them germ-busting properties.

Monday, February 20
Silly Science, 9:45–10:30 am, ages 12–24 months
Silly Science, 10:45–11:30 am, ages 24–36 months
Silly Science, 11:45 am–12:30 pm, ages 36–48 months
Let’s giggle our way through some fun and silly science. Together, we’ll use our senses to explore materials that bubble, foam and even change color!

Think Ahead - Silly Science
Let’s get silly!

Soap Making, 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 4+
We’ll offer our Soap Making Think Lab on Monday, too! We’ll combine art and science by mixing ingredients to make fragrant soap! Choose from oils, herbs and other natural ingredients to create your own aromatic combination, while exploring what’s gives them germ-busting properties.

Wednesday, February 22
Art Start: My Many Colored Days, 9:45 am, ages 12–24 months
Art Start: My Many Colored Days, 10:45 am, ages 24–36 months
Dr. Seuss wrote about feeling all different ways on many different days in his book, “My Many Colored Days.” Inspired by this book, we’ll explore emotions through color and sound. We’ll get creative while learning how to express ourselves!

Community Night, 4–8 pm, all ages
Every Wednesday, Thinkery stays open late so families can enjoy extended museum hours, exhibits and educational activities. In addition to extended hours from 4–8 pm, admission during Community Night is by donation—meaning families are able to pay what they can. The suggested donation is just $1!

Pop by our FREE #AmplifyTheFuture photo booth and snap a pic! Tell us how YOU will make a difference and amplify the future.

Friday, February 24
Tinkering Tots: Build the City, 9:45 am, 24–36 months
Tinkering Tots: Build the City, 10:45 am, 36–48 months
Let’s all become city planners as we look at what makes a bustling metropolis run. We will build bridges, make maps, light up our very own skyline by exploring circuit boards and more!

Think Ahead - Tinkering Tots
Let’s build a city!

Saturday, February 25
Water Play!, 9–10 am, ages 0–3
Splish, splash and explore the wonders of water in Water Play!, our hands-on Baby Bloomers series for your toddler. Together, we’ll make big bubbles, create color-changing concoctions and investigate materials that sink and float. Join the fun!

Think Ahead - Water Play
Join us each week to try something new or build on the previous week’s activities.

Art Bots, 11:15 am, ages 4+
Get a sneak peek into Space 8 while making an Arto Roboto. We’ll combine recycled materials with simple circuit building to make unique bots that scribble and draw!

Build art bots in Space 8!

Art Bots, 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 8+
Combine motors, switches and recycled materials to build an Arto Roboto. Tinker with variables like weight, length and speed to see what different motions and patterns your contraption creates!

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