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:

3D printing in Space 8 Makers Lab


Kitchen Lab
Get Pumped! (Ages 4 and up), 1 hour, Kitchen Lab

Explore the Circulatory System by discovering what our blood is made up of, conducting experiments to determine the different types of blood, and create an entire circulatory system replica to see how blood moves through our bodies each day!

Dates Times
Saturday, April 1 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, April 2  11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Friday, April 14   11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Saturday, April 15 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, April 16 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Saturday, April 29  11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, April 30  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
Seed Surprises (Ages 4 and up), 1 hour, Space 8

Learn about local plant life and liven up your home, neighborhood, or city with plants grown from your own seed spreading devices. We’ll make shareable, throwable, growable packages of local seeds to beautify any landscape near you!

Dates Times
Saturday, April 8  11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Sunday, April 9 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Saturday, April 22 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Sunday, April 23 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.

Biomes in a Bottle (Ages 8 and up), 1 hour, Space 8

Have you ever wondered how a minuscule seed can become a tower of green? Become a budding biologist and engineer your own slice of life—in a bottle!

Dates Times
Saturday, April 8 3:15 pm
Sunday, April 9  3:15 pm
Saturday, April 22 3:15 pm
Sunday, April 23 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
Decoding DNA (Ages 4 and up), 1 hour, Kitchen Lab

Come explore the basis of all life as we know it, DNA! During this Think Lab you will make your own hands-on representation of a DNA strand which we will then use to investigate and uncover the different roles of DNA, while decoding the patterns that make you, you!

Dates Times
Saturday, May 6 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, May 7  11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Saturday, May 20 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, May 21 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
Programmable Possibilities (Ages 4 and up), 1 hour, Space 8

Hello, World! Using objects made from everyday materials like cardboard, paper and tape, join us as we tinker and manipulate a digital program all without typing a single stroke.

Dates Times
Saturday, May 13 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Sunday, May 14 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Friday, May 26  11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Saturday, May 27 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Sunday, May 28 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Monday, May 29 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.

Mechanical Wonders (Ages 8+), 1 hour, Space 8

How does pushing down on a bicycle pedal cause you to move forward? We’ll explore how different motions can be transformed into another by tinkering with simple mechanism. Together, we’ll build cardboard machines that change your body’s energy into movement!

Dates Times
Saturday, May 13 3:15 pm
Sunday, May 14 3:15 pm
Friday, May 26  3:15 pm
Saturday, May 27 3:15 pm
Sunday, May 28 3:15 pm
Monday, May 29 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
Sharks’ Sixth Sense (Ages 4 and up), 1 hour, Kitchen Lab

Sharks have the amazing ability to sense electromagnetic waves that are given off by their prey. In this Think Lab, we will be diving into what exactly those invisible waves are and how sharks can use them to their advantage.

Dates Times
Saturday, June 3 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, June 4 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Saturday, June 17 11:15am or 1:15pm or 3:15pm
Sunday, June 18 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
Shark Tank (Ages 4 and up), 1 hour, Space 8

Have you ever wondered why fish do not float or sink to the bottom of ocean? Join us in Space 8 to create your own model shark and use it to test out how sharks and other sea-life control their buoyancy.

Dates Times
Saturday, June 10 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Sunday, June 11            11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Saturday, June 24 11:15 am or 1:15 pm
Sunday, June 25 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.

Build a Better Boat (Ages 8+), 1 hour, Space 8

Take a splash into the field of biomimetics [bi·o·mi·met·ics] and explore how scientists are inspired by nature to create innovative products while designing, building, and testing your own model boat! You might not need a bigger boat, but you can always make it better.

Dates Times
Saturday, June 10 3:15 pm
Sunday, June 11           3:15 pm
Saturday, June 24 3:15 pm
Sunday, June 25 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.