Think Ahead: January 22–28


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

Sunday, January 22
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 creative Think Lab! Inspired by images of bright and beautiful bacteria, we’ll create unique designs using gels, paint and more.

Monday, January 23
Light It Up!, 9 am–12 pm, ages 0–3
Are you ready to Light It Up!, Austin? Let’s explore the wonder of light and shadow during Baby Bloomers! We’ll use our exhibits to experiment with the possibilities of light all month long. On Mondays, we’ll highlight our popular Light Lab. Come create a story with shadow puppets, cast magical shadows and design an abstract piece of art!

Photo credit: @sarahlucyivens.


Wednesday, January 25
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
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!

MAKE and DO at Community Night!

Friday, January 27
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 28
Light It Up!, 9–10 am, ages 0–3
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 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 and try something new or build on the previous week’s activities!

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

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.

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