Private Parties at Thinkery
You and your guests will have the museum to yourselves to play, learn, and explore!
Reserve a private party today!
Thinkery is one of the most dynamic (and popular!) venues in Austin, providing play-based fun for kids and adults alike.
In addition to our regular general admission schedule, Thinkery offers evening rentals for groups to enjoy our STEAM-focused exhibits and activities with a limited guest list. These private, two-hour sessions are perfect for family events and celebrations, unique work retreats and team-building events, and more. We have three different private party options to suit your needs: main floor only, second floor only, or enjoy the entire museum to yourself!
Private parties are available most Wednesdays through Sundays (excluding July 4) from 6 pm to 8 pm. All dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Your event is not just fun for you and your guests! Your support helps Thinkery provide children and families access to exceptional learning experiences and programs, regardless of means. Hosting your private party at Thinkery helps fuel our mission to create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers!
Standard $650 | Member price: $600
The main floor encompasses several eclectic, interconnected galleries that focus on STEAM concepts, and is an ideal option for children ages 5 and up. Your guests will be free to explore all interior gallery spaces as well as our popular outdoor play area, Our Backyard. The main floor can accommodate up to 65 total guests with social distancing encouraged.
Standard $450 | Member price: $400
The second floor consists of two galleries geared toward younger visitors and is a perfect party option for kiddos age 0-5. This level also gives your group access to our Story Nook, which overlooks Mueller Lake Park. Our second floor can accommodate up to 45 guests total with social distancing encouraged.
Standard $1,000 | Member price: $900
This is the big one! Give your guests free rein of ALL our exciting galleries and exhibits, inside and out. This package can accommodate up to 100 guests, with plenty of space for safe social distancing at all times.
Health & Safety
Thinkery takes the safety of our guests and our staff very seriously. Our current health and safety protocols for both General Admission and Private Parties can be found here.
Food & Beverage
Thinkery currently does not allow food and beverages on the premises, as all guests must remain masked while indoors.
We want to help make your event as special as possible, and are happy to share information about local food and beverage partners who can provide exclusive offerings for your function.
Thinkery recommends your guests park in the McBee Parking Garage. Rates are $1/hour and your guests can pay easily as they exit the parking structure at the conclusion of your event.
Add-on options for your event!
Specially-priced favorites from our Thinkery Store – The play can continue for your guests with exclusive offerings from our Thinkery Store. We can craft the perfect goodie bag for hours of hands-on STEAM activities at home. We are delighted to extend special pricing consideration as a benefit of hosting your event with us.
Options include special Thinkery-made items like our popular Do/Make/Create Kits and Loom Kits…or leave the shopping up to us with age-appropriate Mystery Bags for the kiddos in your party! Specific item quantities may be limited, but the opportunity for fun never is!
Exclusive Membership Discount – Your private party can be the gift that keeps on giving! While onsite and for 7 days following your event, your guests will be able to purchase individual Memberships for their family to visit Thinkery for a full year – at a special discounted rate available only to them.
Membership is a wonderful way to support Thinkery’s mission while enjoying unlimited admission for the number of allotted guests and a whole host of exclusive benefits.
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