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Thinkery, Austin

(4.1/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This was an OK place, for it to be a last minute decision. It didn't have to many things for kids to do. The top level is NOTHING but water, it was nice but one of the pieces splash water on you. It e...  more »
  • The Thinkery is a great place to take your kids on a rainy day, cold day, or just if you want to add some education to your day! This is not the largest children's museum I have been in, but have foun...  more »
  • My daughter teaches first grade in AISD and these folks provide great resources for education. Whether visiting as an individual, family or group this place is a great facility and derserving of your ...  more »
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  • Our two year old loves this place enough that we got a membership. They are pretty lax about who we bring, which is great. The exhibits are kept organized, as well. I do wish they mixed things up more, as it gets boring for parents. Also, had a run in with a snotty employee about food, which would have been fine (I'm a rule follower), but she kept harping after I took the snack away from my kid and he was crying in my face. Also, there were no signs posted about it, so I didn't know about the food not allowed in that area. It was pretty annoying, but not a deal breaker. Half the time we don't make it in, though, because the park across the way is really fun for him.
  • Great place for kids to learn and explore. During the busiest hours it can be a little much for smaller kids (0-3), but as long as you're not there during peak hours there is plenty space for them to play. Our favorite area is the water area on the second floor. Also, don't miss the Adult Nights, which are a blast as well!
  • We have a great time Everytime! We try to go as often as possible. My kids absolutely blossom at the Thinkery. I'm always so impressed by how many ppl are there yet I've never seen a dirty nursing room or bathroom.
  • We had our child's birthday party here. What an experience! The staffers made the activities fun and engaging and the room was the perfect size for our party. All the kids who attended had a great time, and we went home with a tired kid. Win-win.
  • The Thinkery is amazing! I grew up going to the old location so I was sad to see it move but it's great! I go with my friends kids all the time! 24 months and under get in free and an annual pass for 4 is only $95!