Come play with us! Enjoy a night of playful exploration with thematic activities during Family Night, Thinkery’s exclusive after-hours event for families.

Family Night – Halloween Hootenanny

Saturday, October 26 from 6-9 pm



Member Child/Adult: $14

Standard Child/Adult: $16

(FREE for children 0–23 months)


Celebrate Halloween, Thinkery-style. Dress in your Halloween best and make this fall celebration spellbindingly fun for all!  Enjoy a variety of spooky, gross and silly hands-on STEAM activities for kids and adults as you enjoy this holiday spooktacular.


Event Activities:

Mummy Wrapping- How fast can you turn a friend or family member into a mummy? Use fabric strips and a timer to find out!


Spider Climber– What makes a spider a spider? Explore our 8-legged friends in Thinkery’s Climber exhibit.


Let’s SCREAM For Ice Cream! – Help yourself to a sample and see what curious flavors Lick Honest Ice Creams has in store!


Costume Parade – Stomp like a monster, stagger like a zombie. However you move, you’ll have a great time showing off your costumes in a group parade.


Pumpkin-drumkin - Explore circuitry and watch pumpkins come to life with this special drum set.


Spooky Tunes – Learn how to play some new Halloween themed songs at Thinkery’s Tube Tunes station!


Corridor of Secrets – Crawl through Thinkery’s annual hall of mystery using UV flashlights to search for hidden messages.






Ticketed one-time program:

Tickets sold for one-time programs are nonrefundable.


About Family Night

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.

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.

Please note, Thinkery cannot validate parking in the McBee Street District Garage for special events or programs occurring outside of our General Admission operating hours.