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Thinkery

1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723-4603
+1 512-469-6200
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Not adequate for a one year old

The Thinkery was not what we expected. Very small and not too much to do for my one year old son... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Chrystal G
via mobile
1 year old had a blast!

The day was bright, but chilly, so we needed an indoor play date with our favorite 1 year-old. I... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Wyndee H
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San Antonio, Texas
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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“water room” (20 reviews)
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1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723-4603
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+1 512-469-6200
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

The Thinkery was not what we expected. Very small and not too much to do for my one year old son. Definitely not worth the price to get In, much less the membership.

Thank Chrystal G
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The day was bright, but chilly, so we needed an indoor play date with our favorite 1 year-old. I was unsure that a children’s museum would keep a child so young engaged, but I was as delighted as she was at every turn. The options...More

Thank Wyndee H
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Spent a little over 2 hours with a 2-1/2 year old . Very engaging. Really enjoyed the water play both upstairs and in the outdoor area. Food market area was also a hit, as was the room with ramps and tracks for balls to see...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We have taken our 1 and a half year old here twice and she had a lot of fun. It can get a little crowded, but isn't too bad if you go during the week. Also, a great deal if you get a membership for...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The thinkery is great for kids of all ages. Lots of interactive exhibits and special activities each month. Also the neighborhood it is in has a lot of great places to eat drink and hang out. There is even a new park being built.

Thank ManyBones
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

My kids liked doing the water room and reading. To many kids not being watched by parents and knocking other kids out of the way.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We are able to visit the Thinkery with my 2 year old grandson on a quick visit in Austin. There were so many areas to explore however we stayed in the area geared toward toddler age. We only stayed a couple of hours but this...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

A perfect way to spend a day, whether it rains all day long or is way too hot to be outside. If you have an offspring 2-13 years old, I bet they will have a blast. Whether they like to climb, splash in the water,...More

1  Thank Lucie_tx
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Excellent childrens museum, originally started by Michael Dell for his own children. Lots of activities for 4-8 year olds, and a special morning set aside for those 3 and under. Bring an extra shirt if your child, grandchild loves water play (mine got wet even...More

Thank Missy_Robbins
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We were in Austin for a few days with our granddaughters and family and we took them there. One is 2 and the other is 5. This was a great place for both of them. It's all hands on and there is a bunch of...More

Thank NancySF
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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.
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Stu K
April 17, 2015|
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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
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March 22, 2015|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
Call them or check their website.
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