Think Ahead: January 29–February 4

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

Sunday, January 29
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 30
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, February 1
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!

Saturday, February 4
Water Play!, 9–10 am, 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!

Think Ahead - Water Play!
Photo credit: @nataliemancusophoto.

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.

 

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