Thinkery

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Basic Information

Address: 1830 Simond Avenue Austin, TX 78723
Phone Number: 5124696200
Director: Andy Bell

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:30 am - 1 pm
Description:

Thinkery Field Trips provide a playful, hands-on experience for students, teachers, and chaperones to nurture creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills while building STEAM knowledge.

Our self-led field trips empower students and chaperones, letting them freely explore our galleries at their own pace in smaller, self-guided groups. Students engage more when exploring in these smaller groups rather than together as a whole class.

Galleries and activities are aligned to Texas Education Agency guidelines for Pre-K-5th grade.

Grade Levels:
Pre-K
K-5
Admission/Tickets: Sliding scale; see website for details
Registration: https://thinkeryaustin.org/field-trips/request-a-trip/
Food: No outside food or drink is allowed in the museum
Length of Visit: 90 minutes
Student/Staff Ratio: 5:1
Max. Group Number: 120
Exhibits: https://thinkeryaustin.org/exhibit/
Reservations Needed: Yes
Directions:

Please fill out this form to request a field trip: https://thinkeryaustin.org/field-trips/request-a-trip/

Our staff will contact you to confirm dates and times (based on availability) within two weeks. Reservations are not confirmed until the $25 reservation fee has been paid. This fee is non-refundable and is due immediately upon confirming your visit.

Before submitting your request, please check your school's calendar regarding bus blackout days, testing days, school holidays, and half days. When selecting date and time preferences for your visit, preferred visit dates, please consider approximate travel time from your school, as well as any guidelines your school may have regarding school bus departure and return times.

Nearby Attractions: Mueller Lake Park
Mission Statement:

We’re a STEAM engine to power kids’ imagination, creativity, and love of learning.

Thinkery is where Austin’s children and their families come to enjoy play-based, inquiry-rich, hands-on learning experiences. In 1983, a group of Austin parents and educators created a space to provide innovative new educational and cultural opportunities to local children. Over the next three decades and rooted deeply in its commitment to supporting a thriving Austin community, the Austin Children’s Museum would grow and evolve into Thinkery, which today offers 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activities for children and families to learn through play.

Through a variety of hands-on, interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) exhibits and programs, Thinkery encourages physical, emotional and cognitive development for young learners and fosters joyful curiosity for all ages. Our target ages are newborns through eleven years old, but our interactive experiences are designed to engage learners of all ages!