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Thinkery, Austin

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Children’s 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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TripAdvisor
  • The Thinkery is a big win for preschoolers and young elementary age kids. Time flies because it's so much fun. I love that it's set up in small distinct play areas so it's easy to keep your eyes on yo...  more »
  • We have been to other childrens museums but this place is in really good condition with lots of things to do. I was a bit skeptical because it seems small but there are so many different areas to expl...  more »
  • We were visiting Austin for a family wedding and had a free day with our 4yo - so we tried out The Thinkery. I'm so glad we did! We were there almost 4 hours and could have been there ALL day. We had ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I am a nanny for twin boys, one of which has significant disabilities due to Cerebral Palsy. Overall, I like the Thinkery a lot and think that they bring great educational components to the city. I also like Baby Bloomers where it is 3 and under only on Monday mornings. However, I do wish there were some areas at least that were more suitable for those children with handicaps who aren't able to reach high and low to interact with the different activities. The front door doesn't even have an automatic feature. Hopefully they will update the facility in this respect.
  • Great place for children to enrich there little minds. Would give it 5 stars except didn't really like the time compressed guided part. My child didn't even have enough time to get the full experience of the activity.
  • I frequently take a kiddo I nanny for and he loves this place! There are so many different activities for children to do and we rarely get to everything on our visits. It's a great place for entertainment and learning for children; and sometimes adults too! 😉