Grown-ups get their own night at Thinkery! During Thinkery21, we close the museum to kids and let adults, ages 21 and up, eat, drink and mingle while experiencing innovative science and art.

Thinkery21: Summer Camp
Thursday, August 23, 7–10 pm


$22 Pre-Sale Member
$25 Pre-Sale General Public
$30 Walk up

Rise ‘n shine for Thinkery21: Summer Camp! Pitch your tent, pack your knapsack and hike on over for an adults-only evening that’ll be s’more fun than you can even imagine. Get ready to relive those days of summer camp—we’re talking scary stories around the campfire, friendship bracelets, bunking in a cabin and mess hall madness. Grab a cocktail and let's get camp-y, Austin!

Woodland Creatures Welcome! - Hold a hedgehog, snuggle a bunny, and selfie away with Tiny Tails to You's woodland creatures.

Happy Campers!   What can make you happier than infused samples of Tito’s Handmade Vodka?

S’more Treats - Gather round the ‘campfire’ to create s’mores with Halcyon.

They See Me Rowin’… Paddle like a pro alongside The Rowing Dock.

Pop It Like It’s Hot - String popcorn jewelry, a camp-y craft, with Cornucopia Popcorn.

Wish You Were Here!   Team up with Giddyup Post to design and send a postcard home, sharing all the fun you're having at camp!

Best Friends Forever It’s Arts & Crafts, camp style! Make and take your own BFF bling (friendship bracelets) and have fun doing string art with Lockhart Arts and Craft.

If the cabin’s a rockin’…Protect the natural environment...with condoms! Learn how with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Bust a Move! - Catch performances and improvise with instruments and creative movement alongside Corps Multiple.

This one time, at band camp…   Got what it takes to join the band? Find out with School of Rock Austin.

Buggin' Out - Sample camp delicacies...bugs! Exo brings the samples, you bring the appetite.

Hydration Station - Cool off from camp activities with an ice cold Waterloo Sparkling Water, and vote on your fave!

“Fort-itude”: Pair up with the City of Austin Park Rangers to test your fort building skills and learn about loose parts play.

More event details coming soon...

About Thinkery21

Thinkery21 is for adults 21+ only. Each evening explores a different topic, but all include a cash bar, special activities and delicious nibbles from local food trucks. Enjoy live performances by local artists and musicians, dive into a topic with inventive scientists, and explore cutting-edge technology with programmers and designers.

Click here to sign up for Thinkery21 updates.

Cancellation Policy

Thinkery will not issue a refund for the cost of the ticket if you are unable to 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.

Please note, Thinkery cannot validate parking in the McBee Street District Garage for special events or programs occurring outside of our General Admission operating hours.