Think Labs

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.

Learn & read more about the workshops below:


 

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 and some simple stitching!

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


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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Kitchen Lab
Whisks & Wizards (Ages 4+), 1 hour

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we jump into the enchanted world of science!  Adults and children will work together to whip up some delicious treats inspired by the wonderful, mystical world of wizards. Please note, chocolate and dairy will be used.

Dates Times
Saturday, October 7 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 8 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Monday, October 9 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Saturday, October 21 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 22 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm


ON SALE SOON
Member Child/Adult: $6
Non-Member Child/Adult: $8

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.

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

Space 8
Costume Design (Ages 4+), 1 hour

It’s time to get super-stitched! Join us in Space 8 and learn the basics of sewing while designing your own unique costume components! Participants will have an opportunity to create their own spooky-inspired mask.

Dates Time
Saturday, October 14 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 15 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Saturday, October 28 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Saturday, October 29 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm


ON SALE SOON
Member Child/Adult: $6
Non-Member Child/Adult: $8

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.

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

Kitchen Lab
Owl Pellet Dissections (Ages 4+), 1 hour

Join us in Kitchen Lab as we pull apart the diets of owls by dissecting owl pellets!  Adults and children will work together to uncover what your particular owl ate, where it might be from, and gain insight into the work of Ornithology (the study of birds) in this hands-on class.

Dates Times
Saturday, November 4 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 5 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Saturday, November 18 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 19 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Monday, November 20 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm


ON SALE SOON
Member Child/Adult: $6
Non-Member Child/Adult: $8

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.

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

Your family will become digital directors and work with Thinkery’s robots. Together, you’ll code and program stage directions for your robot actor, create a stage with fantastic detail, and tell your story.

Dates Times
Saturday, November 11 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 12 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Friday, November 24 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Saturday, November 25 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 26 10:30 am or 12 pm or 2 pm or 3:30 pm


ON SALE SOON
Member Child/Adult: $6
Non-Member Child/Adult: $8

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.

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

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.