The Thinkery

The Thinkery is the premier place for students and scouts fifth grade and under to ask “why” and “how”- and find answers! School groups can come for a guided tour around the museum, and 4th- and 5th-graders can have a hands-on program in the Maker Lab, where they will create a paper circuit card. hands- and minds-on focused trip in the Maker Lab, where they will create a paper circuit card. Scouts can come for the afternoon, or take over the Thinkery for the night. They will learn about the everyday science of things like static electricity, and have the opportunity to invent games like scavenger hunts, mysteries, and party games. 

Contact Info
Address: 1830 Simond Ave., Austin, TX 78723. Travis County. Tel: 512-469-6200. Email: dmacleod@thinkeryaustin.org. Website: www.thinkeryaustin.org. Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-5PM, Sat. & Sun. 10AM-6PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, STEM.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Children's Museum Lesson Plan

Gravity, robotics, health and fitness, culture, engineering, environment, and art are just a few of the educational topics that young students can learn about and experiment with at children’s museums. Children’s museums provide hands-on, colorful, interactive exhibits that help young students learn about a variety of topics.... Continue