Think Ahead: November 6–12

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

Sunday, November 6
Member Morning, 8:30–10 am, Members only

The first and third Sundays of each month, Thinkery Members enjoy exclusive, Members-only access to Thinkery exhibits and programming. Yep, that’s now twice a month. What can we say? We love our Members!

Tickets are limited and advance reservations are recommended. Not a Member? Join today!

Think Ahead - Thinkery Members
Are you a Thinkery Member? Join us November 6 from 8:30–10 am for exclusive, Members-only hours.

Owl Pellet Investigation, 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 4+
New month, new Think Labs! In Owl Pellet Investigation, explore our feathered friends and their diets in a hands-on investigation of owl pellets. It’ll be a hoot!

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Our November Think Labs are a hoot!

Monday, November 7
An Aviation Study: Away We Go!, 9 am–12 pm, ages 0–3
Up, up and away we go! Join us in November for sky-high Baby Bloomers adventures as we explore all things that take flight.

Sensory Friendly Hours, 2–6 pm, all ages
At Thinkery, we are committed to providing accessible experiences for ALL. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer our special Sensory Friendly Hours this Monday, November 7 from 2–6 pm. Pop by after school or spend the entire afternoon with us—we can’t wait!

In addition to designated quiet areas and downloadable resources, our galleries will be modified to reduce extra stimuli. We’re also limiting ticket sales to make the museum more comfortable for visitors with sensory sensitivities. Get your tickets today!

Think Ahead - Sensory Friendly Hours
Photo by Dustin Girouard.

Wednesday, November 9
Art Start: Nature as Our Canvas, 9:45 am, 12–24 months
Art Start: Nature as Our Canvas, 10:45 am, 36–48 months

Jump start your toddler’s learning! In Nature as Our Canvas, we’re stopping to smell the roses… and leaves… and dirt. We’re bringing the outdoors in and investigating using our senses.

Think Ahead - Nature as Our Canvas
We love this Member-submitted photo! 15-month-old Rose had a blast last week in our program for children ages 12–24 months.

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!

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Story time at Community Night!

Friday, November 11
Tinkering Tots: Make It Move!, 9:45 am, ages 24–36 months
Tinkering Tots: Make It Move!, 10:45 am, ages 36–48 months
Ever wonder what makes planes, trains, cars and bikes move? Find out in Tinkering Tots: Make It Move! Children ages 2–4 explore simple machines and discover how things move in this hands-on, fun-filled program.

Thinkery Member Holiday Celebration, 6 pm, Members only
Bring the whole family for an evening of shopping and celebrating at our holiday kickoff event for Thinkery Members. Enjoy special savings, book signings, collaborative family crafts, cookies, cocoa and more. Tickets are limited and reservations are recommended. RSVP as soon as possible!

Think Ahead - Thinkery Member Holiday Celebration
Another special event just for Thinkery Members!

Saturday, November 12
Away We Go, 9–10 am, ages 0–3
Up, up and away we go! Join us in November for sky-high Baby Bloomers adventures as we explore all things that take flight.

Storytelling with Ozobots, 11:15 am, ages 4+
Tinker with basic computer programming in a digital design challenge! Gain special access into Space 8, and learn how to code as you lead a tiny robot through a story you create.

NXT Mindstorms, 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 8+
Join us in Space 8 as we explore the fundamentals of computer programming with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotics! Along the way, we’ll dive into coding to see how we can teach our robots to draw unique patterns and scribbles.

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