Think Ahead: October 23–29

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

Sunday, October 23
Superhero Capes, 11:15 am, ages 4+
It’s time to get super-stitched! Gain special access into Space 8, and learn the basics of sewing while designing your own unique superhero capes!

Think Ahead - Superhero Capes
Wanna add some flair to your Halloween costume? Sew your own superhero cape!

Sewn Circuits, 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 8+
Perfect for pre-Halloween fun! Join us in Space 8 as we stitch together the basics of circuitry and embroidery while creating light-up Trick or Treat bags.

Monday, October 24
It’s Harvest Time!, 9 am–12 pm, ages 0–3
When the harvest moon is high in the sky, it’s time to bring in the harvest. In this fall-focused Baby Bloomers program, we’ll learn the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, work on color matching and find out how we can eat a vegetable rainbow!

Think Ahead - It's Harvest Time
What does a vegetable rainbow taste like? Find out in this fun Baby Bloomers program!

Wednesday, October 26
Art Start: Nature as Our Canvas, 9:45 am, ages 12–24 months
Art Start: Nature as Our Canvas, 10:45 am, ages 24–36 months
Little Thinkers Club
jump starts your toddler’s learning by introducing them to hands-on, age-appropriate STEAM concepts. In Nature as Our Canvas, we’re bringing the outdoors in and investigating using our senses.

Think Ahead: Art Start
Stop to smell the roses… and leaves… and dirt.

Community Night, 4–8 pm, all ages
It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for Community Night! Every Wednesday from 4–8 pm, admission to the museum is by donation—meaning you’re able to pay what you can. Families love reading books to Bacchus, a certified therapy dog, in Story Nook.

Community Night at Thinkery
Read a book to Bacchus in Story Nook.

Thursday, October 27
Thinkery21: Inheritance Hunt – The Tequila Fortune, 7–10 pm, ages 21+
Sorry, kids, this one’s just for mom and dad. (And for those without kids, too!) Our popular adults-only, after-hours program, Thinkery21, returns with Inheritance Hunt – The Tequila Fortune on October 27. We’re turning the entire museum into a giant, interactive puzzle that you (yes, YOU) have to solve. Come play with miniature horses, sip tasty tequila and have a blast!

Think Ahead: Thinkery21
At Thinkery21, we close the museum to kids and let adults, ages 21 and up, eat, drink and mingle while experiencing innovative science and art.

Friday, October 28
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? Want to build a pulley, wedge, wheel and axle? In Make It Move!, children ages 2–4 explore simple machines and discover how things move!

Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny, 6–9 pm, all ages
Break in your Halloween costume a few days early! Our annual Halloween Hootenanny is a fun-filled, family-friendly evening of spooky science. Featuring exploding pumpkins, magical potions and more, this fall celebration is a can’t-miss, must-attend event for your family.

Think Ahead: Family Night
Break in your Halloween costume a few days early at Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny!

Saturday, October 29
Five Little Pumpkins, 9–10 am, ages 0–3
Let’s roll into the pumpkin patch and explore all-things pumpkin! We’ll make a pumpkin erupt like an orange volcano, get messy sorting through pumpkin seeds and paint a beautiful mini-pumpkin—just in time for Halloween.

Think Ahead - Five Little Pumpkins
It’s a pumpkin party!

Whisks and Wizards, 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm, ages 4+
Halloween is almost here! Celebrate the spirit of the season in Whisks and Wizards! We’re exploring the culinary world of witches and wizards and mixing up tasty treats. Expecto delicious!

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we explore the culinary world of witches and wizards. Yum!
Join us in Kitchen Lab as we explore the culinary world of witches and wizards. Yum!

 

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