Get the entire family diving deep into art and science topics! Perfect for families with children ages 4 and up, each educator-led Think Lab is held in a small group setting for a focused and cooperative experience. Create and collaborate side by side as you explore complex processes, use real scientific tools and investigate using unique materials.

Explore workshops below:

November & January - Cupcake Geology

Cupcake Geology (Ages 4 and up), 1 hour, Kitchen Lab

Trying to "see" what is beneath the surface of the Earth is one of the core jobs of a geologist. Rather than digging up everything, geologists have a special technique to find out what is in the ground underneath them. Come be a geologist in this mystery sweet treat special and discover the art of core sampling.



Date                                       Time

Saturday, November 23         11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm

Sunday, November 24           11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm

Monday, November 25          11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm


Friday, January 3                   11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm

Saturday, January 4               11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm

Sunday, January 5                 11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm

Saturday, January 18            11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm

Sunday, January 19             11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm

Monday, January 20             11:00am or 1:00pm or 2:30pm


How is a Think Lab different from other activities at Thinkery?

These educator-led Think Labs provide an opportunity for families to engage in a deeper and more advanced learning experience as a group. Participants are provided the opportunity to take over a program space and engage with Thinkery staff in a more intimate setting.

What will we be doing during the Think Lab?

Most of our Think Labs build off of themes and concepts that are present throughout our museum and involve more advanced tools or more complex processes. During these Think Labs, families and groups will work together to learn a new skill or work on a project.

Who can attend?

Think Labs are designed for families with children ages 4 and up. All Think Labs require at least one accompanying adult to collaboratively work alongside their child.  Families with multiple children, please plan to have more than one adult join the experience. It’s more fun when everyone has a lab partner! For families with younger children, we recommend arranging for the other adult to play in a nearby gallery during the Think Lab.

How do I register for a Think Lab?

All participants, including adults, participating in the workshop are required to purchase tickets in advance either online or onsite at Reservations. Due to limited capacity, we sell based on available seats, which includes adults and additional children joining the workshop.

When should we arrive for our Think Lab?

We ask that our registered participants start lining up outside Kitchen Lab prior to the workshop start time. Please have tickets or receipt ready to present at check-in.

How is the price of a Think Lab determined?

The Think Lab price helps to offset the cost of providing a deeper and more intimate learning experience, which includes the use of a program space and a lower staff to participant ratio. The cost of materials is also factored into the price of the Think Lab.

Cancellations or Exchanges:

Cancellations made 15 or more business days before the start of your program will receive a full refund minus a processing fee. Thinkery reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Thinkery cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants. When possible, we allow a program participant to transfer to a different program if there are openings and the participant is the appropriate age. Two weeks’ notice is required.