For ages 0-36 months
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With the community in Stage 5, we have suspended the Baby Bloomers program until further notice. We regret any inconvenience. LEARN MORE
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Toddlers take over the museum during
Baby Bloomers is a special program during which the museum is open exclusively for visitors ages 0–3 years and their families.
Now being offered on Saturday mornings from 8 – 10 am. Baby Bloomers provides caregivers and early learners the chance to experience Thinkery together in an environment focused solely on them.
For the health and safety of our guests, we are limiting capacity and will host the program on the second floor only. Activities are intended to be self-guided and promote safe distancing amongst guests. We will host two Story Times and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of our earliest learners.
Enjoy open-ended explorations and
learning through play.
|Explore the sights and sounds of wintry wonders with your little one! Dig in sensory bins of snow and ice, chase bobbing polar bears in the north pole, frolic with floating penguins in the south, and develop hand-eye coordination with a playful snowball toss!|
Story Nook – Join us for Story Time at 8:30 am & 9:30 am for winter-themed songs & stories!
Bloom – Sensory Snow Globe – Shake up a sensory snow globe and watch the flurries fall! Encourage vocabulary development and language skills by describing what you see you!
Currents –Great glaciers! – Arctic animals are frozen in ice! Can you and your little one rescue them? Use tools to scrape and warm water to melt as you explore cause and effect together!
Polar Plunge! – Pretend you’re in the north pole and chase polar bears as they bob in the water! Practice hand-eye coordination as you reach for each bear or apply to count
Move! Studio – SNOWBALL TOSS! – Bond with your little one and challenge their gross motor skills and hand-eye by tossing and catching indoor snowballs!
Join us at 9 am for Parachute Play!
Let’s Grow! – Sensory snow! – Scoop and squeeze instant indoor snow! Feeling different textures like sloshy snow encourages fine motor development and offers the opportunity to build vocabulary together!
Snowball station! – Use snow molds to create shapes with kinetic sand! Sand provides sensory stimulation and the calming effect supports mindfulness and social-emotional development.
Let’s Grow: Magnet Wall
Penguin Pairs – Help the penguins find their partners by matching shapes and colors!
Snow People Party – Build a snow person together with your little one. Change the nose, mouth, and eyes to show different emotions. Chatting with your little one about how they’re feeling builds mindfulness and prosocial skills!
Our Backyard (Outside) – Penguins on Parade! – Pretend you’re at the south pole and pursue penguins as they bob in the water! Practice gross motor skills as you toss penguin beach balls and stretch your imagination as you waddle into the penguin party!
Cozy Beverage Café – Engage in dramatic play with your little one! Drizzle peppermint on a pretend mocha or order hot cocoa from a baby barista! Dramatic play is a great tool for language development and can strengthen the bond between you & your child!
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the
City of Austin Economic Development Department
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