For ages 0-36 months
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.
Watch Me Grow!
|The world around us is beginning to bloom. Let’s explore the joys of springtime together. Breathe the fresh air as life sprouts up in this new, joyful season! |
Join us for Story Time at 8:30 am & 9:30 am for Spring themed songs & stories!
Bright Butterflies: Enjoy a rainbow of colors as the sun shines through transparent butterfly wings and other spring shapes! Build your little one’s vocabulary as you discuss what you see together!
Sensory Search! Encourage your little one to use their eyes, ears, and hands to explore springtime sensory bottles.
Busy Bees! Stack magnetic bees, watch them spin, make them topple. Explore cause and effect together!
Welcome to the Pond: We’re transforming our water exhibit into a pretend pond! Count lily pads and search for frogs together. Experiment with cause and effect while you and your little ones try to balance a turtle on a lily pad!
Bug Toss! Calling all early entomologists! Challenge your little ones’ gross motor skills as you try to catch bean bag bugs together!
Join us at 9 am for Parachute Play!
Welcome to the flower market! Encourage little ones to use their imagination to create colorful bouquets of flowers. Engaging in dramatic play builds social skills like communication and empathy!
Spring Cleaning: Help us clean out our chicken coop! Model cleaning habits with your little one with our child-sized cleaning supplies.
Let’s Grow: Magnet Wall
Plant a Garden! Dig deep in search of bugs and plant flowers in a garden-themed sensory bin. Develop fine motor skills using tweezers to pick up insects and spark early STEAM learning by using real tools like trowels and magnifying glasses!
Light it up! Get a close look at flowers and other natural materials at the light table. Turn the knobs to change the color as you and your little one experiment with color theory and serious play!
Our Backyard (Outside)
Bubble Boogie! Celebrate the warm spring weather by chasing and popping bubbles in Our Backyard!
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the
City of Austin Economic Development Department
Plan your next trip to Thinkery
Learn more about the new Thinkery experience and review Thinkery’s health and safety information.