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 cooperative experience. Create and collaborate side by side as you explore complex processes, use real scientific tools and investigate using unique materials.

Learn & read more about the workshops below:


Kitchen Lab
Cow Eye Dissection (Ages 4+), 1 hour

Learn about your own anatomy by exploring an eyeball in this biology-focused Think Lab. Each adult/child pair will dissect a cow eye and explore the science behind the incredible sense of sight! The cow eyes used are preserved in a solution safe and free of formalin odor.

Dates Times
Saturday, July 29 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, July 30 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm


PURCHASE TICKETS
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
Suminagashi Fabrics (Ages 4+), 1 hour

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we learn about the ancient Japanese marbling technique of Suminagashi! We’ll blend floating inks in pools of water to create custom art pieces to take home.

Dates Times
Saturday, August 5 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, August 6 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Saturday, August 19 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, August 20 11:15 am or 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.

Space 8
Printmaking Galore (Ages 4+), 1 hour

Use familiar materials in unfamiliar ways to make unique prints, scribbles and doodles. Pick your favorite and make your own printed keepsake.

Each participant is invited to bring one pre-washed garment or fabric object (no larger than 8”-by-8”) to print on.

Dates Times
Saturday, August 12 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, August 13      11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Saturday, August 26 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, August 27 11:15 am or 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
Tracking Termites (Ages 4+), 1 hour

These natural recyclers do more than eat wood! We’ll explore how these colony creatures communicate without using words, while making some interesting art.

Dates Times
Saturday, September 2 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, September 3 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Monday, September 4 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Saturday, September 16 11:15 am or 1:15 pm or 3:15 pm
Sunday, September 17 11:15 am or 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.

Space 8
Back to School Makershop (Ages 4+), 1 hour

School is back! Join us in Space 8 as we learn how to make our own pencil and pen bags using scissors, felt, scissors and some simple stitching!

Dates Times
Saturday, September 9 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Sunday, September 10   11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Saturday, September 23 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Sunday, September 24 11:15 am or 1:15 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.

Back to School Makershop (Ages 8+), 1 hour

School is back! Join us in Space 8 as we learn how to sew while making our own pencil bags.

Each participant is invited to bring one pre-washed garment or fabric object (no larger than 8”-by-8”) to print on.

Dates Times
Saturday, September 9 3:15 pm 
Sunday, September 10      3:15 pm 
Saturday, September 23 3:15 pm 
Sunday, September 24 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 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.