Thinkery’s Visitor Tips


Thinkery is always looking for ways to make things more convenient and more enjoyable for our guests, especially during busy times.  Whether it’s your first trip to Thinkery or you’re a longtime member, here are a few suggestions for improving your upcoming visit.


For faster, easier check-ins, remember to have your membership card ready or print out your tickets before you visit.

Have questions during your museum visit? Look for the energetic staffers in the red shirts! These are Thinkers who are stationed throughout the galleries to ensure you have an amazing time.

Explore together: you and your little one will get the best learning experience when you play together

Unsure about how an Exhibit works? Our Thinkers and STEAM Educators are happy to show you! We want to help you get the most out of your time in the museum.

Want to know about what programs are scheduled during your visit? Check our online Events Calendar for complete details about all upcoming events and hours.

The museum is always busiest early in the day, with School Programs every Monday – Friday. Kiddos taking part in school programs will have Thinkery Stickers on. Visit after 1 pm if you want to avoid the crowds.

Does your little one need some quiet time away from the other visitors? Step into our Quiet Room located on the second floor. You may also want to check out sensory bags at Admissions, which include headphones, sunglasses and a toy. Finally, Thinkery offers Sensory Friendly Hours several times a year.

Every Wednesday is Community Night, where we are open late (until 8 pm) and admission is by donation.

Have a little one ages 0-3 years? Join us on Monday and Saturday mornings for Baby Bloomers, a special program designed specifically for toddlers.

Once you’re done in the museum, don’t forget that Mueller Park is right across the street. With a playground, a lovely lake with lots of walking paths and yummy food trucks, it’s a great way to close out your visit to Thinkery!

Bonus: Do you have visitor tips you’d like to share? You can offer up your own tips in the comments on how to make the most out of a trip to Thinkery.


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