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1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723-4603
+1 512-469-6200
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Kids were having a good time

Both our kids enjoyed their time here. One is 6, the other one is 4. The intention of the kitchen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monique G
via mobile
Always a great experience!

We have gone several times and every time my kids find something else that they want to stay and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Avoca, Texas, United States
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids” (20 reviews)
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1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723-4603
+1 512-469-6200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both our kids enjoyed their time here. One is 6, the other one is 4. The intention of the kitchen upstairs (not grocery place) was somewhat unclear, so we skipped it. They have dedicated areas for infants and toddlers too in some areas. Nicely set...More

Thank Monique G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone several times and every time my kids find something else that they want to stay and play with forever! Mine are still young but I feel as though we will be able to enjoy the Thinkery for many more years.

Thank 32Shirley88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids, my wife & I had a blast at the Thinkery. There's enough here to keep one's minds occupied all day long as we learn new things.

Thank ganapathys2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a lot of the exhibits we were not able to figure out how to make them work and there was no one around to explain the concept. some exhibits were easy to figured and those are the ones the kids gravitate to, so sometimes you...More

Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kids loved to get soaked on these chilly days in Austin playing with the levers and pulleys. They really had a blast, although they all left with their socks wet. I strongly recommend becoming members, a family in two visits already starts saving on...More

Thank vmcalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to take my 2 years old boy there and he always have so much fun with the water room and the pretending cooking room. Nice place to learn and expand their abilities.

Thank Francis V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a cool place. There was so much to do...and not just any old stuff; educational, fun child driven projects. There was plenty of activities to keep them busy and entertained for the day. They were pleasantly tired by the time we left. It's...More

Thank 44ChuckB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take our 2 year old to the Thinkery due to bad weather. It was a really good experience, a little bit crowded but our kid really enjoyed it. There are 2 floors with different types of activities.

Thank Magala V
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Nice place to take the kids. Lots of different activities for everyone. Including an outdoor jungle gym.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Thinkery is a place where children can play with some smart toys and instruments. All the activities are just awesome. The children can do shopping in supermarkets, do some cooking in the kitchen or play with flying balloons. Everything is very realistic and beautiful.

Thank David A
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Shannon J
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Dambreaker | Reviewed this property |
Yes, three hours would be plenty sufficient.
Stu K
April 17, 2015|
Response from KPNEAustin | Reviewed this property |
9$ US for adults and kids...... little ones (little) free, and alittle off for seniors and military well worth it
March 22, 2015|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
Call them or check their website.