Sometimes, we host special events that take place at—where else?—Thinkery! Check out our web calendar to stay up-to-date with Thinkery events, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

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Educators' Night

Educators' Night

Thursday, October 17, 6–8:00 pm.



Mix, mingle and kick off the 2019–20 school year at Thinkery Educators’ Night in collaboration with Austin Museum Partnership.

Educators’ Night features opportunities for educators to play in our galleries, connect with colleagues, discover other local museums, and learn more about our hands-on, STEAM-focused educational programs and resources.

Wear your school spirit and come ready to play! School teachers, administrative staff, and informal educators are all welcome to attend this FREE event. Ready for refreshments, door prizes, and tons of fun?






Parking near Thinkery is available at the McBee Street District Garage, with entrances off McBee Street and Robert Browning Street. Please note, Thinkery cannot validate parking in the McBee Street District Garage for special events or programs occurring outside of our General Admission operating hours, including Educators’ Night.


Pay-by-phone, credit- and coin-operated metered street parking is also available around Mueller Lake Park.

22nd Annual Austin Museum Day

22nd Annual Austin Museum Day

September 22
10 am - 5 pm

Thinkery will be offering FREE admission for Museum Day.


The 22nd Annual Austin Museum Day is a free celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, and science. More than forty museums in central Texas will welcome visitors with special programming, including guided exhibition tours, hands-on activities, and more, for visitors of all ages. Thinkery will have STEAM Activities, and Think Labs during this event!


Visit Austin Museum Partnership for a list of participating museums. Pick up the Austin Chronicle the week of Museum Day for our special insert with complete information about each museum!


Guests may experience a longer wait time due to lines.

Please note that re-entry is not permitted on Museum day.

*Express member entry will not be available on Museum Day.