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: TEXAS

Thursday, May 18, 7–10 pm

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


Boots. Bluebonnets. Ice-cold beer. We could go on and on, but we’ll cut to the chase—Texas is best. (Obviously.) That’s why we’re partnerin’ with makers and innovators from across the Lone Star State and throwin’ a big ol’ Texas-style shindig.

Slap on a cowboy hat, slip on your two-steppin’ shoes and join us Thursday, May 18 for Thinkery21: TEXAS—an examination and exploration of current and historical Texas art, culture, science, social issues and more. This ain’t our first rodeo, but it’s definitely our most Texan. See y’all there!

The Queens of Texas – Austin International Drag Foundation Inc. presents Texan divas Selena and Beyoncé.

Vodka Fusions – Sample classic Lone Star State flavors with Tito’s Handmade Vodka infused with peach & ginger and lemon & jalapeño.

BrisketU – Learn all of the tips and skills of smoking the perfect Texas-style brisket—and take your first step toward becoming a Certified Backyard Pitmaster with BrisketU!

HAY, girl – Rustle up a selfie with the miniature horses of Variety’s – Peaceable Kingdom and learn how you too can empower Texas children with special needs.

How Sweet It Is…  Sample Texas Tea and vote on your fave flav!

Boot Scootin’ – These boots are made for line dancing with Go Dance Studio.

Piñata Destroyer – There’s more than one way to crack a piñata!

Texas Match ‘Em – Test your sleuthing skills in a hands-on trivia game with artifacts from the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Destination: TX – Play artist Gonzalo Alvarez’s video game, Borders, which challenges players to survive the harsh conditions of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mum’s the Word – The secret’s out—homecoming mums are a strange Texas tradition. Make your own with Austin Creative Reuse.

The Talk of Texas UT’s Texas English Linguistics Lab is fixin’ to teach y’all how to talk “Texan.”

Caring for Texas Kids – A federal judge recently ruled Texas’ foster care system is broken. While the state legislature works out how to fix it, learn who our foster kids are and how to support them with The Heart Gallery of Central Texas, SAFE and Fostering Hope Austin.

Densi-Tea – Sugar in your tea? Not all agree, but we can agree this exploration of density is pretty sweet.

Texas Tunes – Texas Pro DJ will spin your Texas favorites all night long.

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.