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Thinkery, Austin

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • So many cool hands on applications of science. A lot of fun. Probably best for elementary age, but all ages can find some enjoyment. Free parking at the garage! 
  • Every time I go, they have something new that catches my children's attention. This is really a place you must visit if you have children, I promise they will love it and you may even want to get a me...  read more »
  • My 4 year old daughter spent like 4 hours without getting bored. The place is suitable for children of all ages; it encourages kids to understand daily physics through easy scientific experiments. The...  read more »
  • So many great things to do for all ages! Was great for my 5yr old son & 8 yr old daughter. We had about 2 hours there & wished we had 2 more hours so we could do everything!
  • My son really enjoyed this place! The outdoor area is neat and the area where the kids get to play with water was also entertaining. They provide aprons as well, so your child does not get soaked! It is a great fun and learning experience.
  • amazing experience for kiddos! Great for all ages of kids, the exhibits are built so everyone has something to do. It is a wonderful experience-based learning museum. Definitely recommend.
  • Ever since they build Thinkery here in Austin I was curious to go inside and see.. I never really did but my younger sibling went on a school trip here. A few weeks latter I decided to do some community hours because it was summer and I wanted to do something new so what better place than Thinkey! I loved volunteering there as a CIT. The staff is SO nice! Everyone is treated like family and I really like that. As for the museum itself, it gets a little crowded but it's so much fun to play with the stuff. Really enjoy it!
  • There is a lot of stuff for kids to do here. Different sections of the building are dedicated to different types of science and play. The first floor has a lot of science/physics-based experiments/free play areas. There's also a nice-sized outdoor playscape for the kids to burn up all that energy. There's also a few tables just inside of this available for eating a snack. The only food is available in a couple vending machines, but it seems to be fine to bring your own food and eat it there. Upstairs has a large water-based play area (be prepared to at least get damp). They do provide some aprons for the kids to wear, but when it's really busy they can run out. There is also a grocery play area and a workout area with mats and some large foam pieces for kids to stack up, crawl through, etc. There is also a real kitchen area and some other rooms for specific learning/building events my kids aren't old enough to do yet. Overall a great place to take the kids and spend just a few hours or an entire day. Adults aren't let in without kids. Exceptions are made for family/adult friends of kids also visiting, and supposedly they'll hold onto your driver's license while you visit in an attempt to keep it kid-safe.
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