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Thinkery

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Address: 1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723-4603
Phone Number:
+1 512-469-6200
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10:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Description:

Thinkery is an evolution of Austin Children's Museum. It's Austin's...

Thinkery is an evolution of Austin Children's Museum. It's Austin's sparkling new 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 your grandmother's museum!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 found that to be a good thing as it is doable. My children are able to make it to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 support. If you are a teacher looking for creative and innovative ideas for the classroom, it is a must see.

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Thank Kenneth L
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to get our granddaughter annual membership after we saw how much she liked doing the different stations, games and educational programs. Highly recommended!

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Thank Masayaka
East Lansing, Michigan
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My extended family convened here with 7 kids, ages 4 to 13, & we all had a fantastic time here. Upstairs, there was an activity on colors & seeing pictures & letters through various tints. We sat in the upstairs nook & read books. The water play was clean & hygenic, & it certainly helped to provide Crocs for the... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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307 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a unique place for kids - was there with 2 niece's 3-5. I had a ball but really designed for the 3-7 age range. Lots of build -explore areas.

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I took two 7 year olds here on a hot summer day and we stayed for 4 hours! It is so well planned out and suited the interests of wee ones and the early elementary boys with me. From electrical circuitry to water features, there is a vast set of choices for young ones.

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Thank Donna B
Smyrna, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

great way to spend a few hours away from the heat our children had a blast and well we had fun being kids also

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great way to spend the afternoon.There's a interactive room. Different family activities. Good place to spend all day.

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Thank ReneeModern
Austin, Texas, United States
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Had family visiting from out of town and they enjoyed it a lot. We spent almost all day there and they didn't want to leave to get lunch.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great way to spend the afternoon with the family exploring the different activities. The light room was a family favorite for us. The outdoor rope climb was also a lot of fun for the children.

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