Think Ahead: January 15–21

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

Sunday, January 15
Member Morning, 8:30–10 am, Members only
The first and third Sundays of each month, Thinkery Members enjoy exclusive access to Thinkery exhibits and programming. On January 15, the City of Austin will be here with fun, informative programming for your family.

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 January 15 from 8:30–10 am for exclusive, Members-only hours.

Plush Pillows, 12:15 pm, ages 4–7
Let’s mix and match colors and patterns to make a soft, simple-stitch pillow! Gain access into Space 8 while exploring with needle and thread to stitch together your own keepsake.

Think Ahead - Think Labs
Get ready to design, sew and stitch in our new Space 8 Think Labs!

Digital Bling, 2:15 pm or 4:15 pm, ages 8+
Explore the basics of sewing while designing your own unique light-up bling! We’ll combine older and newer technologies by sewing with conductive thread to construct a working and wearable circuit. Watch your friends’ eyes light up as you light up your LED accessory.

Monday, January 16
Things That Glow, 9:45–10:30 am, ages 12–24 months
Things That Glow, 10:45–11:30 am, ages 24–36 months
Things That Glow, 11:45 am–12:30 pm, ages 36–48 months
Join us as we turn off the lights and explore things that glow! Together, we’ll deepen our senses by investigating materials that shimmer and shine in the dark

Think Ahead - Early Learners Workshops
Join us January 16 as we explore things that GLOW!

Plush Pillows, 12:15 pm, ages 4–7
Let’s mix and match colors and patterns to make a soft, simple-stitch pillow! Gain access into Space 8 while exploring with needle and thread to stitch together your own keepsake.

Digital Bling, 2:15 pm or 4:15 pm, ages 8+
Explore the basics of sewing while designing your own unique light-up bling! We’ll combine older and newer technologies by sewing with conductive thread to construct a working and wearable circuit. Watch your friends’ eyes light up as you light up your LED accessory.

Wednesday, January 18
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.

Little Thinkers Club - Art Start
Explore the artwork of famous female modern artists in Art Start: Modern Artists.

Community Night, 4–8 pm, all ages
MAKE and DO at Community Night! Every Wednesday, Thinkery stays open late for families to discover new ideas and learn together. Admission during Community Night is by donation, with a suggested $1 donation.

Think Ahead - Community Night
Admission during Community Night is by donation.

Friday, January 20
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.

Saturday, January 21
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!

Think Ahead - Light It Up!
Photo credit: @se4nosx.

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? Head to Kitchen Lab for this brand-new Think Lab! Inspired by images of bright and beautiful bacteria, we’ll create unique designs using gels, paint and more.

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