Engage students with fun, hands-on exploration and STEAM activities.
Thinkery is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
We will remain closed for general admission until further notice.
Any group traveling by bus or with more than 10 students must schedule a visit in advance.
We cannot guarantee admission for groups without reservations.
Reserve your visit by submitting a request form.
Play with a purpose!
Thinkery Field Trips provide a playful, hands-on experience for students, teachers, and chaperones to nurture creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills while building STEAM knowledge.
Our self-led field trips empower students and chaperones, letting them freely explore our galleries at their own pace in smaller, self-guided groups. Students engage more when exploring in these smaller groups rather than together as a whole class. Students enjoy additional hands-on interactions through Thinkery-facilitated activities during their visit.
Galleries and activities are aligned to Texas Education Agency guidelines for Pre-K–5th grade. A typical field trip is 2.5 hours, though teachers may choose the time they prefer to leave.
Ready to schedule your Thinkery Field Trip? Click the “Request a Field Trip” button below. Or, to learn more about pricing, scheduling, pre-visit resources and more, click the “Details & Resources” button.
Thinkery is funded through a combination of philanthropic gifts and earned income. Additionally, the museum is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Interested in an at-home option for camp?
Our new Thinkery Camp At Home is a flexible, at-home option for campers from Pre-K through 5th grade.