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: Disabilities Awareness

Wednesday, November 20, 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 November 20 , join us for Community Night Spotlight: Disabilities Awareness. Explore the tools and technologies that empower people with disabilities to do amazing things and learn how you can welcome friends of all abilities. Local organizations dedicated to expanding awareness and serving the needs of people with disabilities will share their expertise, resources, and stories.
 
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.

 

To help us celebrate this event, we will have representatives from the following organizations joining us for an evening of hands-on activities, games, resources and performances: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, VELA, Art Spark Texas, Variety, the children’s charity of Texas, Half Helen, Hurley Piano, Joshua’s Stage, Texas Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Texas and Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center.

 
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!