Event Details

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: Inheritance Hunt – The Tequila Fortune

Thursday, October 27, 7–10 pm

$36 Pre-Sale Member
$40 Pre-Sale General Public

Limited Capacity
Ticket includes 1 Drink Ticket + 1 Republic Tequila Tasting


A cryptic invitation arrives in the mail—you’ve been invited to an event that may change your life. An eccentric millionaire is seeking an inheritor for her vast fortune made in the tequila business. To ensure her heir is deserving of the prize, Ruby Rica has created a series of puzzles to reveal the code to her safety deposit box.

Should you and your friends prove clever enough to crack the code, you may claim your prize—a chance to win a bottle of Republic Tequila and two tickets to an upcoming Thinkery21. Fail to unlock the box by 10 pm and she will bequeath the fortune to her miniature horse.

Due to this Thinkery21‘s limited capacity, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance of the October 27 event.

While we can’t reveal everything, activities will include:

Republic Tequila – Can your palate find the clues to why Republic Tequila’s Plata is so herbal, spicy and sweet?

The Seventh Room – A cast of improv-trained actors armed with riddles, back-stories and cryptic clues help guide participants through puzzles.

Austin Panic Room – Locked in a room, you will have 10 minutes to solve a series of puzzles and escape with a clue.

Minis and Friends – Pet super cute miniature horses – a.k.a. your tiny competition for the inheritance.

UT Jackson School of Geosciences – Step back in geologic time to reveal clues hidden on the Moon’s cratered surface.   

Puzzled Pint Austin – Riddle your way to a clue provided by Puzzled Pints, a FREE monthly, casual, social puzzle solving event. 

Drone Recon – Join Thinkery’s EdExchange alumni to use DroneBlocks to locate clues hidden up high. 

Frida Fun – Join artMEAT for an interactive exploration of the millionaire’s favorite artist and friend, Frida Kahlo. 

Texas Professional DJ – Spinning tunes all night.

Whole Foods Market Food Truck – No mystery here. They will be on hand serving tasty, natural and organic eats.

More event details coming soon…


Please note: Thinkery21 is for adults 21+ only. There will be a cash bar (please bring cash as there’s not an ATM on site).

Thinkery21 Cancellation Policy: The 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.