Thanks for a super sweet season! Gingerbread Workshops will return in 2017—check back in October!

Creative families build with fresh gingerbread and sweet treats in a festive atmosphere. Each Gingerbread House Kit includes all your supplies: fresh gingerbread from La Mexicana Bakery, an assortment of candies and plenty of icing. After the workshop, all participants are welcome to explore Thinkery while their house dries in the Gingerbread Village. Finally, capture the fun by posing for a picture with your house at the Gingerbread Photo Booth.

   

From basic building to toddler designers and Candy Chemistry to Gingerbread Tech, there is a workshop for every family.

Choose your workshop:


These hour-long, educator-led workshops are appropriate for all ages and offer everything needed to build and decorate a charming gingerbread house. Each attendee must reserve a seat in the workshop and we recommend purchasing one Gingerbread House Kit for every 2-3 people.

When the building is complete, we will move your house to the Gingerbread Village where you can pick it up after playing in the museum. Don’t forget to snap a memory at the Gingerbread Photo Booth!

Tot Gingerbread Workshops are designed for families with children ages 5 and under. These hour-long workshops provide everything needed to construct and decorate an easy-to-build gingerbread house. Each attendee must reserve a seat in the workshop and we recommend purchasing one Gingerbread House Kit for every 2-3 people.

When the building is complete, we will move your house to the Gingerbread Village where you can pick it up after playing in the museum. Don’t forget to snap a memory at the Gingerbread Photo Booth!

Ages 8 & up join us in Space 8 for a 2.5-hour workshop that combines the science of circuitry with the art of making gingerbread houses. This twist on a classic incorporates lights and spinning parts with a cool winter theme! Participants are welcome to explore Thinkery and play with friends afterward.

When the building is complete, we will move your house to the Gingerbread Village where you can pick it up after playing in the museum. Don’t forget to snap a memory at the Gingerbread Photo Booth!

Ages 7 & up join us in Kitchen Lab for a 2.5-hour workshop as we make Gingerbread House decorating even sweeter!  Learn to make and use spun sugar, moldable marzipan and piping techniques to decorate your unique Gingerbread House. Participants will also make a delicious treat that can be used as decoration, holiday gift or something sweet to nibble on!

When the building is complete, we will move your house to the Gingerbread Village where you can pick it up after playing in the museum. Don’t forget to snap a memory at the Gingerbread Photo Booth!

Planning for Your Workshop

  • Children must be accompanied to workshops by a ticketed adult.
  • Plan to arrive at Thinkery 10 minutes before the start of your workshop.
  • Due to room capacity, each person who attends the workshop must reserve a space in the workshop by purchasing a ticket. Family members not attending the workshop must purchase general admission to enter the museum.
  • In addition to tickets, each group must purchase at least one gingerbread house. We recommend 2-3 people per house.
  • The Exclusive Workshop price includes ten Gingerbread House Kits. To reserve additional houses, email reservations@thinkeryaustin.org or call (512) 469-6201.
  • Completed houses will measure approximately 8” x 8” and are about 10” tall and is made with real, fresh gingerbread.
  • Families may explore the museum after their workshop for as long as they would like.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the workshop rooms during regular operating hours, except for Exclusive Gingerbread Workshops.
  • Outside entertainment vendors are not permitted in workshop.

Cancellation Policy

Traditional, Tot, Candy Chemistry & Tech Gingerbread Workshops
If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start or you fail to attend the event. Nonrefundable, pre-ordered houses will be made available for pick-up in the form of a DIY kit.

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.

Exclusive Gingerbread Workshops
If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 15 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $75 processing fee per party. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 15 days prior to the event start or you fail to attend the event. Nonrefundable, pre-ordered houses will be made available for pick-up in the form of a DIY kit.