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: Come & Make It

Thursday, August 24, 7–10 pm

$22 Pre-Sale Member
$25 Pre-Sale General Public


Obsessed with Pinterest? Down to DIY? Mad for making? Come one, come all—Thinkery21: Come & Make It is Thursday, August 24 from 7–10 pm. Grab a cocktail (and a glue gun!) and enjoy an evening of making, tinkering, designing and drinking at—where else?—Thinkery!

Furry Treats – Austin Humane Society will bring some adorable, adoptable furry friends to Come & Make It—you’ll bring the snuggles and cuddles, of course. Make treats and toys to give to your new four-legged friends, too!

Make Sweet, Sweet Music – Karaoke like a star with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Barrel O’ Fun.

Mmmm…Chocolate  Join forces with SRSLY Chocolate to make—you guessed it—chocolate.

Beer, Wine, Cheese and Pickling—Oh My! – Learn the art of homebrewing with the team from Austin Homebrew Supply, and enjoy delicious samples of beer, wine, cheese and pickles.

Lord of the Swords – Experience the wonder of Bronze Age technology by learning to sand cast a bronze sword with Sword Casting Guy 

Lasers Make It Awesome – Uh, yes, they do. Coast over to Lasers Make It Awesome for a custom laser-made coaster.

What’s Cookin’, Good Lookin’? – Increase your Texas cooking cred by mastering salsa and tortilla making with Common Threads.

Metal Therapy  Transform a penny into a design that makes “cents” to you by rolling, drilling and hammering with Creative Side | Jewelry Academy of Austin.

Illuminating Origami – Get ready for Creek Show 2017 with the Waller Creek Conservancy and Murray Legge Architecture by creating your own light-based art piece.

Glow For It – Silkscreen a glow-in-the-dark patch alongside Other Worlds Austin.

Come & Disassemble It – Get the breakdown as you break apart household electronics and items with ATX Hackerspace

We’re All Booked – Sew a book by hand, decorate and letterpress print with Austin Book Arts Center.

Nailed It! – Eh, more like failed it. Check out a gallery of Pinterest fails. 

Meme Team – Create a meme of your very own!

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.