Think Labs

Think Labs are for families with children ages 4 & up!

Get the entire family diving deep into art and science topics! Each educator-led Think Lab is held in a small group setting for a focused and collaborative experience. Explore complex processes, use real scientific tools and create with unique materials, the whole family will be learning.

Learn & read more about the workshops below:

3D printing in Space 8 Makers Lab


Kitchen Lab
Soap Making (Ages 4+), 1 hour, Kitchen Lab

Let’s combine art & science by mixing ingredients to make fragrant soap. Choose from oils, herbs and other natural ingredients to create your own aromatic combination, while exploring what’s gives them germ-busting properties.

Dates Times
Saturday, February 18 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, February 19 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Monday, February 20 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW
Member Child: $6
Member Adult: $6
Non-Member Child: $8
Non-Member Adult: $8

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

Space 8
Art Bots (Ages 4+), 1 hour, Space 8

Get a sneak peek into Space 8 while making an Arto Roboto. We’ll combine recycled materials with simple circuit building to make unique bots that scribble and draw!

Dates Times
Saturday, February 25 11:15 am
Sunday, February 26 11:15 am

 

REGISTER NOW
Member Child: $6
Member Adult: $6
Non-Member Child: $8
Non-Member Adult: $8

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

Art Bots (Ages 8+), 1 hour, Space 8

Combine motors, switches and recycled materials to build an Arto Roboto. Tinker with variables like weight, length and speed to see what different motions and patterns your contraption creates!

Dates Times
Saturday, February 25 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, February 26 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm

 

REGISTER NOW
Member Child: $6
Member Adult: $6
Non-Member Child: $8
Non-Member Adult: $8

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

Kitchen Lab
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Egg Planters and Truffula Trees (Ages 4+), 1 hour, Kitchen Lab

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday this year by recreating some interesting objects from his wonderful and imaginative books!

Dates Times
Saturday, March 4 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, March 5 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Saturday, March 18 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, March 19 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW
Member Child: $6
Member Adult: $6
Non-Member Child: $8
Non-Member Adult: $8

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

Space 8
Storytelling with Ozobots (Ages 4+), 1 hour, Space 8

Tinker with basic computer programming in a digital design challenge! Gain special access into Space 8, and learn how to code as you lead a tiny robot through a story you create.

Dates Times
Saturday, March 11 11:15 am
Sunday, March 12 11:15 am
Monday, March 13 11:15 am
Saturday, March 25 11:15 am
Sunday, March 26 11:15 am

 

REGISTER NOW
Member Child: $6
Member Adult: $6
Non-Member Child: $8
Non-Member Adult: $8

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

Stop Motion Animation (Ages 8+), 1 hour, Space 8

Got a story you want to tell? Let’s create it together using 2D and 3D objects and then watch it all come together in an animation created by you!

Dates Times
Saturday, March 11 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, March 12 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Monday, March 13 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Saturday, March 25 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, March 26 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm

 

REGISTER NOW
Member Child: $6
Member Adult: $6
Non-Member Child: $8
Non-Member Adult: $8

Please make sure to reserve both Adult and Child tickets for your Think Lab! Think Lab price does not include General Admission, General Admission tickets are required for museum entry.

Think Lab 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 that 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 multiples 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.