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:

June - Instant Ice Cream

Kitchen Lab

Instant Ice Cream (Ages 4+), 1 hour

June 2, June 3, June 16, June 17, June 30, July 1 — all workshops offered at 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm

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Member Child/Adult: $6
Non-Member Child/Adult: $8

Looking for a way to keep cool during the Texas summer heat? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we explore how we can make homemade frozen treats!

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! There must be an adult accompanying children in any Think Lab. There is a minimum of a 1:4 ratio, meaning that for every 4 children attending there needs to be 1 adult accompanying them. However, we aim for a 1:1 ratio so that each child has an adult partner to work alongside.

Holidays are a popular time at Thinkery. We recommend visitors pre-purchase Think Lab tickets online or in person to guarantee a space in the program.

Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

July - Pop and Fizz

Kitchen Lab

Pop and Fizz (Ages 4+), 1 hour

July 7, July 8, July 21, July 22* — all workshops offered at 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm

Member Child/Adult: $6
Non-Member Child/Adult: $8

Have you ever wondered what makes things fizz, pop or go boom? Join us in Kitchen Lab as we investigate chemistry by mixing concoctions that will blow your mind!

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! There must be an adult accompanying children in any Think Lab. There is a minimum of a 1:4 ratio, meaning that for every 4 children attending there needs to be 1 adult accompanying them. However, we aim for a 1:1 ratio so that each child has an adult partner to work alongside.

Holidays are a popular time at Thinkery. We recommend visitors pre-purchase Think Lab tickets online or in person to guarantee a space in the program.

Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

August - Felt Food

Kitchen Lab

Felt Food (Ages 4+), 1 hour

August 4, August 5, August 18, August 19* — all workshops offered at 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm

Member Child/Adult: $6
Non-Member Child/Adult: $8

What better way to practice hand sewing than by stitching up your favorite foods? Join us in this fun workshop where we make food to play with!

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! There must be an adult accompanying children in any Think Lab. There is a minimum of a 1:4 ratio, meaning that for every 4 children attending there needs to be 1 adult accompanying them. However, we aim for a 1:1 ratio so that each child has an adult partner to work alongside.

Holidays are a popular time at Thinkery. We recommend visitors pre-purchase Think Lab tickets online or in person to guarantee a space in the program.

Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

September - Slime Time

Kitchen Lab
Slime Time (Ages 4+), 1 hour

Sept 1, Sept 2, Sept 3, Sept 15, Sept 16, Sept 29, Sept 30* — all workshops offered at 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm

Member Child/Adult: $6
Non-Member Child/Adult: $8

What oozes between your fingers, but doesn’t stick to your skin? What acts like a liquid, but at times looks like a solid? If you guessed slime, you are correct! Join us in Kitchen Lab as we explore ooey-gooey chemistry with slime!

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! There must be an adult accompanying children in any Think Lab. There is a minimum of a 1:4 ratio, meaning that for every 4 children attending there needs to be 1 adult accompanying them. However, we aim for a 1:1 ratio so that each child has an adult partner to work alongside.

Holidays are a popular time at Thinkery. We recommend visitors pre-purchase Think Lab tickets online or in person to guarantee a space in the program.

Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

FAQ

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

These educator-led Think Labs provide an opportunity for visitors to engage in a deeper and more advanced learning experience. 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, but 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.

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.

Who can attend?

Think Labs are designed for children ages 4–7 and 8 and older, with their adult. There must be an adult accompanying children in any Think Lab. There is a minimum of a 1:4 ratio, meaning that for every 4 children attending there needs to be 1 adult accompanying them. However, we aim for a 1:1 ratio so that each child has an adult partner to work alongside. Children who do not meet the ages for Think Labs will not be able to come into the program spaces. It is highly recommended that families with children of multiple ages plan to have more than one adult chaperone during their museum visit.

Think Lab Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us prior to event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or do not attend the event.

Thinkery reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If Thinkery cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.