Thinkery has announced that the museum will be closed to the public, effective immediately, through at least Sunday, March 22. This closure is in response to the growing concern related to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis.
The closure extends to all programming, events, and Spring Break Camps, as well as regular operating hours.
“Thinkery takes the health and well-being of our community seriously,” said Patricia Young Brown, Thinkery’s Chief Operating Officer. “As a hands-on learning environment that caters to children and families, we’re committed to operating in a responsible way that promotes a healthy community and adheres to the best advice of public health officials at the local, state, and national levels.”
The decision followed the confirmation earlier this morning that two presumed-positive COVID-19 test results have been reported in Austin/Travis County. Thinkery’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors voted to close the museum effective immediately for the safety of both visitors and staff.
“We truly regret the impact that closing the museum may have on our Members and guests,” Young Brown said. “However, we feel this is ultimately in the best interest of not just our museum family, but the entire Austin community as well.”