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: 4th Annual Bricks & Blocks Bonanza
Friday, June 8 from 6–9 pm

Member Child: $11/Member Adult: $13
Non-Member Child: $13/Non Member Adult: $15


Calling all brick-building fans—our 4th Annual Bricks ‘n Blocks Bonanza is right up your alley! 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.

While the kids are enjoying stacking and building bricks, caregivers can enjoy a beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) from our cash bar. Build on, LEGO® enthusiasts.

Activities Led by Thinkery

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

Tiny Builders – Explore over-sized blocks in this area designated for ages 3 and under.

Chocolate Blocks – Make edible chocolate blocks.

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

Giant Jenga – Challenge a friend to a game of brick stacking precision.

Activities Led by Learning Fun 101

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

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

Mosaic Maker Station – Create a masterpiece using 1x1 LEGO® bricks.

Activities Led by Launch After School

Robot Coding – Roll around LEGO® obstacles while learning how the Sphero bot teaches JavaScript programming.

Activities Led by Gracie Barra South Austin

Jiu Jitsu – Learn moves fit for a Ninjago!

Activities Led by 4 Reelz School of Film

LEGO Movie Making – Bring LEGO® to life, just like in the movies!

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

Activities lead by Play-Well TEKnologies

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

Austin LEGO® City Build  If you had the chance to build our city, how would you design it?

Family Night - 3rd Annual Bricks & Blocks Bonanza

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.