Think Ahead: January 1–7

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

Sunday, January 1 (General Admission from 12–5 pm)
Museum opens late. 
Please note, there will not be a Member Morning. We figured everyone would want to sleep in!

Monday, January 2
A Snowy Day, 9:45–10:30 am, ages 12–24 months
A Snowy Day, 10:45–11:30 am, ages 24–36 months
A Snowy Day, 11:45 am–12:30 pm, ages 36–48 months
Want to play with snow while staying warm and dry? Join us for a fun exploration that takes our imaginations to a winter wonderland. Together, we’ll play with “snow,” dance like snowflakes, make snow globe keepsakes and more!

Think Ahead - Early Learners Workshop
Use your imagination in our hands-on Early Learners Workshop, A Snowy Day!

Wednesday, January 4
Art Start: Modern Artists, 9:45 am, ages 12–24 months
Art Start: Modern Artists, 10:45 am, ages 24–36 months
Let’s explore famous artists by investigating their work! We’ll study modern female artists like Yayoi Kusama, Alma Thomas and Georgia O’Keeffe—and let their use of lines, color and shape inspire our own works of art.

Explore the artwork of famous female modern artists in Art Start: Modern Artists.
Explore the artwork of famous female modern artists in Art Start: Modern Artists.

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
That’s right, we’re open until 8 pm every Wednesday!

Friday, January 6
Tinkering Tots: Soundscape, 9:45 am, 24–36 months
Tinkering Tots: Soundscape, 10:45 am, 36–48 months
Let’s play with natural and recycled materials to create sound in unexpected ways! We’ll explore volume, rhythm and acoustics as we create the narrative to our sound story.

Think Ahead - Sounscape!
Let’s create a soundscape together!

Saturday, January 7
Light it Up!, 9–10 am, ages 0–3
As we kick off a new year, let’s explore the wonder of light and shadow! We’ll use our exhibits to experiment with the possibilities of light all month long. On Mondays, we’ll highlight our very popular Light Lab and invite you to explore alongside us. On Saturdays, we’ll relocate our Mini Maker Lab to the second floor where you can watch your little one’s eyes light up as we tinker with flashlights, prisms, mirrors and more! Join us each week to try something new or build on the previous week’s activities!

Baby Bloomers - Light it Up!
Photo credit: Johnny Glanzer.

Petri Dish Art, 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 4+
Ever wonder how a petri dish could become an art canvas? Inspired by images of bright and beautiful bacteria, we’ll create unique designs using gels, paint and more!

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