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A Grandma Win

I gave my granddaughter and her mom and dad a family subscription last year and renewed it this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Wonderful for Children - needs good docents to make it useful for teens

We were there on a rainy Sunday - so the place was packed! none the less, they got the line handled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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...more
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All reviews children's museum water room older kids hands on activities water play change of clothes interactive activities all ages great for young kids family membership fun place for kids year olds different areas parking garage rainy day couple of hours a lot of fun
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I gave my granddaughter and her mom and dad a family subscription last year and renewed it this year. We all love going, especially my 3-year-old granddaughter. Great, creative play of all descriptions. A lovely day out.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a rainy Sunday - so the place was packed! none the less, they got the line handled promptly and we got our 20 month old inside easily - LOTS of parking for strollers - great! The water park area on 2nd...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely place to take your kid and go. So many things for all ages infants to 10 years old. Each child find their interest and can spend hours there

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shrutis1989
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 5 yr old to the museum and he had a blast. This place does not have a cafeteria and none of the restaurant around the Thinkery have lunch option. Almost all of them serve brunch until 4:00 PM! Plan ahead, carry snacks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RK81
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Nice place to take kids, great park across street, parking can be difficult unless you pay, memberships available which for a family is recouped after first visit,

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Arlene M
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We went when school was out (holiday week) and it was crazy-busy! We noticed some uncovered power outlets in areas where very young children were playing/learning. There were many hand-sanitizer stations, although I never saw anyone using one. If you go upstairs to the water...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ninjagimp
Reviewed November 26, 2018

The Thinkery is a great place to take kids on a day off from school and can keep kids engaged for hours. If you are going with multiple kids of a wide age range, you may need more than one adult as the place is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SadieInAustin
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Took my nephew here and he loved it. There were enough hands on activities to keep us all engaged. There are different areas - both indoor and out if your child needs a bit of quiet time or physical release.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Willemijn I
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We went with a 4 year old who had been there many times before. Nonetheless she had a great time playing in the ball room, the lights room, the water room, the food room (they have other names), and listening to stories in the story...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aolisi
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend for little ones. Very creative and hands on with lots of different areas for kids. Seems like 3+ is optimal.

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 15, 2018|
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Response from LJMK1 | Reviewed this property |
A wide variety of ages with a great water table and colored blocks/ lights area younger kids love. My 2 year old grandson enjoyed it.
September 27, 2018|
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Response from docwhiteaustin | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Outdoor lot north of museum near lake and playground. Indoor garage about one block south near Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Dambreaker | Reviewed this property |
Yes, three hours would be plenty sufficient.