Think Ahead: February 5–11

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

Sunday, February 5
Member Morning, 8–10 am, Members only
The first and third Sundays of each month, Thinkery Members enjoy exclusive access to Thinkery exhibits and programming. On February 5, our friends from City of Austin Office of Sustainability will pop by to discuss community gardens and sustainable foods, and Neighbors Emergency Clinic will host a hands-on teddy bear clinic. Bring the older kiddos, too—Space 8 will be open for children ages 8 and up. Come experiment with paper making!

Oh, and did we mention there will be surprises, snacks and delicious High Brew Coffee? Don’t miss out! Tickets are limited and advance reservations are required. Not a Member? Join today!

Think Ahead - Member Morning
Member Mornings are the first and third Sundays of each month.

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 6
Water Play!, 9 am–12 pm, ages 0–3
In February, we’re highlighting Currents and invite you to splish, splash and explore the wonders of water. Join us each week to try something new or build on the previous week’s activities!

Splish, splash and explore the wonders of water!

Wednesday, February 8
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!

Think Ahead - Little Thinkers Club
Express yourself in our brand-new Little Thinkers Club series.

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!

Think Ahead - Community Night
MAKE and DO at Community Night!

Friday, February 10
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 11
Water Play!, 9–10 am, ages 0–3
Splish, splash and explore the wonders of water in Water Play!, our brand-new, 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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