Grown ups can enjoy an evening at Thinkery on their own. At Thinkery21 we close the museum to kids and let adults, ages 21 and up, eat, drink and mingle while experiencing innovative science and art.

Each evening explores a different topic, but all include a cash bar, special activities and delicious nibbles from Austin food trucks. Depending on each evening’s lineup, enjoy live performances by local artists and musicians, dive into a topic with inventive scientists and explore cutting-edge technology with programmers and designers.

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Upcoming Events

Thinkery21: Lights, Cameras, Cocktails!

Thursday, April 6, 7–10 pm

$17 Pre-Sale Member
$20 Pre-Sale General Public

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Coming soon to a Thinkery and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema near you…

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the art and science of movie magic at Thinkery21: Lights, Camera, Cocktails! Are you ready for your close-up? Channel your inner Princess Leia, Marty McFly or Regina George and dress up as your favorite film character. Head to Thinkery, where you’ll create your own animation, hone your stunt skills, make cinema sound effects and learn what makes popcorn go…pop!

Experience hands-on explorations, demonstrations and performances at Thinkery, then strut your stuff down the red carpet and check out the new Alamo Drafthouse Mueller and Barrel O’ Fun, featuring exclusive activities for this entertaining evening only.

Follow the spotlights to Thinkery and Alamo Drafthouse Mueller for Lights, Camera, Cocktails! on April 6!

Historic Movie HousesAustin History Center takes you on a tour of the movie houses and theaters that have enchanted and entertained Austinites since they debuted here in 1896.

Geology Facts vs. Movie Fictions – Could an earthquake really crumble a skyscraper as seen in “San Andreas?” Can you escape “The Princess Bride” “quicksand”? Find out with geologists from UT Jackson School of Geosciences.

Storm the Castle – Take aim and destroy Medieval-style with Thinkery’s 12-foot trebuchet.

Hollywood LightsMisc. Rentals showcases the science of spotlights.

Celeb-Bunny Impersonators – Hop over and dress up the bunny impersonators from Rose & Grace Mini Farm! Get a selfie with Anthony Hop-kins, Marilyn Bun-roe, Ro-bun Hood, Elvis Parsley or maybe Carrot Top.

Saving Celluloid – Learn how the Texas Archive of the Moving Image rescues Texas films and videotapes from decomposition by preserving, digitizing and making them available online.

More event details coming soon…

Please note: Thinkery21 is for adults 21+ only.

Thinkery21 Cancellation Policy: Thinkery will not issue a refund for the cost of the ticket if you are unable to attend the event. The Thinkery reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements.  If the Thinkery cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.