Enjoy a night of playful exploration with thematic activities at Thinkery’s exclusive after-hours event for families.

Each Family Night explores a different topic, but all include access to Thinkery’s exhibits and a cash bar with snacks, kid-friendly drinks, beer and wine. Depending on each evening’s lineup, you can enjoy entertaining performances, play educational games, tinker with Austin makers, learn from local scientists or explore cutting-edge technology.

Come play with us!

3rd Annual Bricks & Blocks Bonanza

Friday, June 9 from 6–9 pm

$13 Member Adult/$11 Member Child
$15 Non-Member Adult/$13 Non-Member Child
FREE: Children 0–23 months


Calling all brick-building fans! Thinkery’s 3rd Annual Bricks & Blocks Bonanza is designed for brick-building enthusiasts. Snap those blocks together and explore art, physics and engineering with brick-building experts. Join us for a fun, family-friendly evening of creating with LEGO®, Duplo® and other blocks.

Take a break from building and enjoy FREE burgers generously donated by Hat Creek Burger Company and FREE ice cream from Lick!

Thinkery is partnering with some amazing local organizations to bring you the ultimate night of brick fun. The evening’s line up includes:

Stations led by Thinkery

Ninjago Bounce House – Try out your Spinjitzu moves in the air!

LEGO® “Fire” Walk – Walk shoeless across our LEGO® path to win a prize.

LEGO® Jewelry – Use real drills to create some LEGO® bling.

Who is Master Wu? – Challenge adults to a game of “Name That Minifig!”

…and more!

Stations led by Learning Fun 101

Imagination Station – Let your creative juices flow as you construct whatever your heart desires.

Spin Art – Motor + marker + LEGO® bricks = awesome works of art.

Stations led by Snapology

LEGO® Grand Prix – How fast can you go? Design a car and race it down a track.

Marble Mania – Make a marvelous marble maze.

Stations led by Play-Well TEKnologies

Monorail Joust – Engineer your best monorail car to knock your opponent’s bot off the track.

Stations led by 4 Reelz School of Film

LEGO Stop Motion Animation  Bring LEGOs® to life, just like the movies!

Free Build Challenge – Assemble LEGO® sets together as a team.

Stations led by Gracie Barra South Austin

Jiu Jitsu – Learn some super cool moves—fit for a Ninjago!

Stations led by Paramount Academy for the Arts and Science in a Suitcase

Sumobot Challenge – Design a powerful robot and push your opponent out of the ring!

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Family Night Cancellation Policy: Thinkery will not issue a refund for the cost of the ticket if you are unable to attend the event. Thinkery reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements.  If Thinkery cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.