After our amazing Valentines lunch, we were off to the Thinkery for a fun-filled day.
The Thinkery is the new Austin Children’s Museum. We visited the museum once before when it was still at its 2nd Street location a couple of years ago. Last October, I mentioned to Dana that I wanted to take the kiddos back there since it had been such a long time since we visited. I found out later that the 2nd Street location was closed and the Thinkery would open up in December. We made plans and finally got to visit the museum at its’ new location.
We all had an amazing time exploring the new location. Both my one and four-year old had a blast. I was so glad I purchased tickets online ahead of time. When we arrived at 1PM, there was about seven families in line waiting to buy tickets. With our printed tickets in hand we were able to walk right in.
There were lots of fun exhibits for the kids to explore and a play structure for the kiddos to run around and get out some energy.
One of my favorite exhibit was the Light Lab.
Since it was Valentines Day, I had to make a red heart with the giant-sized “Lite-Brite”.
For both my kiddos, their favorite exhibit was the Currents Exhibit. I made sure to bring an extra set of clothes for them because these two cannot resist playing with water.
Monk made two Valentines cards in the Kitchen Lab. She really enjoyed the splatter art project. You had to take strawberry puree and squirt it onto a piece of paper that was inside of a salad spinner. Spin the salad spinner and you end up with splatter art.
Monkey and Squish also loved the farmer’s market in the Let’s Grow Exhibit. They enjoyed collecting eggs from the chicken coop, picking out veggies, weighing what they collected and pretending to cook.
We spent four hours there and only left because it was closing time. We all had a wonderful time and I look forward to visiting again soon.
1830 Simond Ave
Austin, Texas 78723
CLOSED MONDAY (except for Baby Bloomers)
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Community Night Wednesday 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Ages 0-23 months: FREE
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