Thinkery is Austin’s home for why and how.
It’s a place where science and families play side by side, where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It’s a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers – and it’s a heck of a good time!
Friday: Open for timed sessions 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday: Open for timed sessions 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday: Open for timed sessions 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. Learn about the pre-visit resources that are available, as well as details on accessible parking nearby, wheelchair availability and more!
Museum Pricing and Admission
- Age 0-23 months – FREE
- 24 months and up – $14
General Admission sessions run two hours, with 30 minutes in between to clean and reset galleries. You may check in up to 30 minutes prior to your ticketed session; no tickets will be sold within 30 minutes of a session’s scheduled end time.
Friday: 9 am-11 am | 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am-1:30 pm | 2 pm-4pm
Sunday: 9 am-11 am | 11:30 am-1:30 pm | 2 pm-4 pm
Thinkery Members enjoy FREE general admission year-round! Members also enjoy discounted admission to special programs, 10% off Thinkery Shop purchases, and more. Learn more and become a Member today!
- Standard admission (all ages) – $7
- Members (all ages) – $5
Baby Bloomers sessions are special programs reserved for guests with little ones age 36 months and younger. All guests must have tickets for Baby Bloomers. Learn more
Saturday: 9 am-11 am
Discounts and Benefits
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Thinkery is more than a museum; we’re a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of creative problem solvers. Learn more
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our visitors and staff is one of Thinkery’s top priorities. We’re working hard to ensure the museum remains a clean and healthy learning environment. Get the details
Thinkery Visitor Guidelines
Thinkery invites guests to engage in positive experiences that spark imagination and stimulate curiosity. To support positive visits, the Museum expects the following from all guests:
Read Thinkery’s Guidelines for Playful and Safe Exploration
Read Thinkery’s Rules & Policies FAQ
Health, Wellness & Cleaning Information
The Museum reserves the right to refuse admission, revoke Membership, control occupancy, or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by the management to be disorderly or fails to comply with this Code of Conduct.
at the Meredith Learning Lab
1830 Simond Ave.
Austin, TX 78723
Parking and Transportation
Parking is available at the McBee Street District Garage, with entrances off McBee Street and Robert Browning Street.
Thinkery provides up to three hours of free parking in the McBee Street District Garage during General Admission hours. Simply bring us your parking ticket, and we’ll validate it for you!
Please note, Thinkery cannot validate parking in the McBee Street District Garage for special events or programs occurring outside of General Admission operating hours.
Pay-by-phone, credit- and coin-operated metered street parking is also available around Mueller Lake Park. Please note, parking in the lot next to Mueller Lake Park or in the AMLI at Mueller parking garage will result in towing.
Bike parking is available near the main entrance of Thinkery.
Capital Metro offers some routes within walking distance of the Museum: 37, 135 and 350. Visit capmetro.org for the latest information!
Refund and Exchange Policies
General Admission tickets
Retail returns or exchanges
Plan your next trip to Thinkery
We have tons of fun and exciting things to do, updated on a regular basis. Check out what we have to offer and see if you can join us!