Thinkery strives to be an inclusive, friendly, inspiring space to learn for our entire community, regardless of income, mental/physical abilities, ethnicity, nationality, race, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity or family status. By providing accessible experiences to underserved and underrepresented audiences, the museum broadens its ability to equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. We’re able to reach these goals through our community outreach programs, supported by the annual gifts of the Thinkery Clubhouse and our Open Door Initiative.

Community Nights

Community Nights

Wednesdays from 4–8 pm

Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome!

MAKE and DO together at Community Night! Every Wednesday, Thinkery stays open late for families to discover new ideas and learn together. Enjoy the exhibits and educational programs facilitated by staff.

 

There is no pre-registration for admission.

In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all guests, Thinkery has a set number of visitors that can be allowed into the museum at any one time. Guests will be admitted on a first-come, first served basis.

 

Bilingual Storytime Wednesdays at 6 pm*

Bilingual Storytime fosters early literacy through the presentation of themed stories, songs, and activities.

*Time subject to change during Community Night Spotlight evenings.

In order to make your Community Night visit enjoyable, please observe the following:

Stay in close proximity to your child.

Shoes are required at all times with the exception of Bloom.

We cannot guarantee admission for Groups traveling by bus or with more than 10 students for Community Nights.

Community Night Spotlights

Community Night Spotlight: Native American Heritage

Wednesday, October 23, 4-8 pm

 

Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome!

 

During Community Night Spotlight evenings, Thinkery shines a light on a unique aspect of the rich diversity that makes Austin such an amazing place to live, play and learn with educational activities facilitated by staff and special community presenters.

 

On October 23, join us for a playful evening in celebration of the histories, cultures, and the artistic and scientific contributions of individuals and families of Native American heritage.

 

Thinkery strives to be an inclusive, friendly, inspiring space to learn for the entire community, regardless of financial status, mental/physical abilities, ethnicity, nationality, race, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity or family status.

Open Door Initiative

Maintaining affordable access for everyone is a top priority for Thinkery. Each year, our Open Door Initiative provides subsidized admissions, camp scholarships and group tours to thousands of children and families with limited financial resources. Learn more!