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Thinkery, Austin

4.2
#5 of 16 in Museums in Austin
Children’s Museum Museum
Thinkery is Austin’s home for “why” and “how.” 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.
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  • Not a lot for the kids to do, won't be going back. The outside playground was nice but the sun was too strong and not very good for the kids.  more »
  • My kids have outgrown this children's museum. If your children are 7 or younger, they'll enjoy it. Also, go on a day when the weather is nice since the playground is a favorite spot for children.  more »
  • Place is not very big, Mai's food is very small. Is appropriate when people carried them where kids kill Userboxes/Time in the future, but if the far outsiders come here you'll comparison Userboxes/Time for free
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  • I have a 1 and 4 year old and we love visiting the Thinkery. They have plenty to do for a wide range of ages. My one year old loves the Baby Bloomers and the Light Lab. My 4 year old really enjoys the water room upstairs, the rope playground outside and the wind activities in the Spark Shop. Afterwards, we stop at Lick Honest Ice Creams around the corner (SO GOOD). Tips: Thinkery will validate your parking for the garage around the corner for up to 3 hours! Also, get the annual membership because it's worth EVERY penny!
  • I love science museums of all kinds, but the Thinkery is of my favourite sort: interactive science museums. They have all manner of exciting exhibits for kids (and adults) to learn nifty science things. Add to that the fact they update the exhibits from time to time, and it becomes a great trip almost anytime. One of the coolest things they do is include science projects done by local youth whenever possible. Plus, they have little workshops to focus on specific things for kids and families to learn and do together.
  • Awesome place for toddlers and young kids. We took our 1 & 6 year olds here this past weekend and we had a blast. The price is a bit on the high side (2 adults+2kids=$30). It certainly has enough activities to make a full day out of the trip. Pro tip: take a change of clothes for the kids as they have room where they will get splash and wet. Definitely recommended as a family outing.
  • This is a great place for kids to explore and have fun, with areas for different developmental ages. There is an outdoor area for climbing and plenty of indoor play/learning activities. There are also wet areas for hands-on water activities. They also have story time with singing and movement. There is also a park/playground across the Thinkery that is fun for kids.
  • This is a place of marvel, discovery, and joy like no other. So many all-hands-on, fun, super mentally-stimulating exhibits for kids and adults alike. You won't want to leave. When you finally have to, you'll want to come back again and again.

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