Thinkery strives to be an inclusive, friendly, inspiring space to learn for our entire community, including, but not limited to low-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

Wednesdays from 4–8 pm

Admission is by donation, with a suggested $1 dollar donation.

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.

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.

Community Night Spotlights

Community Night Spotlight: Black Heritage


Wednesday, February 20 from 4–8 pm


Admission is by donation, with a suggested $1 dollar donation.

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 February 20, join us for a playful evening in celebration of Black history, culture, art and scientific contributions, featuring hands-on activities and community presenters.  
More information on presenters and activities coming soon.
Community Night Spotlights - Past

LGBTQ Family Pride Night, August 16, 2017 & August 8, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month, September 27, 2017 & Setember 12, 2018

Disability Awareness, October 11, 2017

Native American Heritage Month, November 1, 2017

Black Heritage, February 27, 2018

Autism Awareness Month presented by Variety, April 18, 2018

Foster Care & Adoption Awareness, May 23, 2018

*Check back for dates of future Community Night Spotlight evenings and details.

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!