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Thinkery

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent place!

We went on a Thursday afternoon, it was busy but not too much. Most staff was very interacting with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
961michaelab
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Skyline View, Pennsylvania
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Great opportunity to learn and experience for kids (and Grandparents too!)

A well done science and learning center. Very interactive and kid friendly. Even adults can learn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
americanrascal
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LaGrange, Georgia
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Thursday afternoon, it was busy but not too much. Most staff was very interacting with the kids. Lots of hands on stuff to do, all very clean and in great shape. Best age is pre-k , kindergarten and early elementary. Late...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well done science and learning center. Very interactive and kid friendly. Even adults can learn from its numerous exhibits

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the thinkery. We will definitely be back. They have many exhibits for the little ones. Be sure to bring an extra change of clothes. They have a water area that most kids love to splash and play. We will be back.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

I took the kids there whike visiting family in Austin. Good place for toddlers but my 7 year old daughter said " I think I am too old for this place. " I have to laugh. My 9 year old son was ok, but I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Janet0728
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

We were in town and met friends with a family pass here - all of the kiddos loved it! They ranged from almost 3 to 8 years old. The littlest loved the water play area and the market/shop area. The big kids loved the rocket/plane...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TCU_2003
Reviewed August 6, 2019

So much fun. The grandkids had a great time in all areas of the childrens museum. Will definitely go again next time in Austin

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mimiingeside
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in Austin briefly on a Wednesday and so I decided to take my two girls, 2 & 3 years old here. Surprisingly, they have a community day on Wednesday’s after 4PM so our admission was FREE! How awesome! There were so many different...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank estherremm
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

This is a great children’s museum! We visited on a Saturday morning with our ten month old for their “baby bloomers” activities and it was wonderful! It was so nice to be able to explore the museum a bit without older kids around and our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mafels
Reviewed July 6, 2019

This is such a great place! My daughter and I volunteered at the summer camps and found them to be well organized and well run. All children seemed to have a blast. Amazing hand-on exhibits and things to play on/with. I only wish it has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lori D
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Clean and fun place for “hands on” learning. Nice selection of activities for little ones. Buy a season pass and go on off days.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Meander601916
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.
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Katydid2Austin
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.
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ShannonJ161
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Dambreaker | Reviewed this property |
Yes, three hours would be plenty sufficient.
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