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RT @NASA: Fifty years ago, humans took their first steps on the Moon. The world watched as we made history. This week, you can watch us sa…
Join us on July 24 for Community Night Spotlight: Kindness Night at @ThinkeryATX. Come learn about many ways to spread kindness in your life and communities. Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome. Learn more at…
“Metamorphosis at the Museum: A Theatrical Adventure at Thinkery” is a unique and highly-interactive new way to explore Thinkery! Don’t miss it—Saturday, July 27 at 6pm!…
Beat the heat this summer as you splash, play and learn in Currents. Explore fun concepts of fluid dynamics and enjoy some aquatic investigation—no sunscreen required! Special thanks to The Goddard School for sponsoring our Currents exhibit this year!
We had a great time at Easy Tiger with @Studio512tv ’s Stephanie Gilbert, talking about “Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar” on July 18. Check it out!…
Remember to bring your donations for our food drive supporting @caritasofaustin. Make a difference this July for those in need! Bring in one non-perishable food item or personal care item get $2 off a General Admission ticket! Learn more:
RT @rwyckids: Our #RWYCkids learned about inertia, magnetic forces, earth tremors, tipping points, and much more through the interactive ha…
RT @Do512Family: On July 27th, head to @ThinkeryATX when @zachtheatre puts on a family-friendly, interactive show, Metamorphosis at the Mus…
Join us July 13 and 14 for Tinkering Take Homes: No Sew Tote Bag from 10 am to 1 pm! Create a reusable custom tote bag using fusible web! (Ages 4+)
Join us Monday, July 22 for our next Educators Workshop, “Makerspace 101” Learn how to use simple makerspace tools and create innovative #STEAM activities to bring back to your students this Fall! Sign up today to e a part of the maker movement!….
This Friday, it’s Parents’ Night Out from 5:30 to 10pm at #ThinkeryATX. That means fun STEAM activities and free pizza from Stella’s for the kids… while you enjoy an evening out on the town! Learn more:…
Join us tomorrow morning from 9am to noon as we explore movement during Baby Bloomers: Make It Go! Learn more:
Woo-hoo! Tomorrow is Member Morning! Enjoy early, Members-only access to exhibits and programming. It’s a great way to get more from your Membership!
#STEAMspotlight: On July 5, 1867 - Andrew Ellicott Douglass invented the #dendrochronology method that's used for tree-ring dating.
Happy #LGBTSTEMDAY! We’re celebrating diversity and inclusion on the Thinkery #blog. Check it out: @houseofstem @InterEngLGBT @OUTinSTEM @LGBTSTEM @500QueerSci #LGBTSTEMDay #LGBTQSTEMDay #LGBTQIASTEMDay
#STEAMspotlight: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. Happy birthday to the United States!
Happy #FourthofJuly! Thinkery (and all Thinkery Camps) will be CLOSED today in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We’ll reopen tomorrow morning at 10 am—see ya then!
#STEAMspotlight: Alfred Korzybski, born July 3, 1883, was a #scientist who formulated the theory of semantics.
Did someone say #icecream? WE DID—and we’re cooking up some frozen delights in #KitchenLab this June for National Ice Cream Month. Join us as we make tasty homemade treats! Learn more at
#STEAMspotlight: Born July 2, 1847, Marcel Bertrand was a French mine #engineer who founded tectonic #geology and formulated the orogenic wave theory of mountain-building.
“Metamorphosis at the Museum: A Theatrical Adventure at Thinkery” is a unique and highly-interactive new way to explore Thinkery! Don’t miss it—Saturday, July 27 at 6pm!…
#STEAMspotlight: On July 1, 1952, the trademark for Silly Putty was officially registered.
Just a reminder that Thinkery will be closed this Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday. That includes the museum AND all Thinkery Camps. We reopen Friday, July 5 at 10 am—see ya then!
Thinkery is partnering with @caritasofaustin for a Food Drive through July 24. Make a difference by donating food and select personal care products to those in need. Plus, for each donated item you’ll receive $2 off one General Admission ticket!
#STEAMSpotlight: Dale Messick’s "Brenda Starr, Reporter," the first popular cartoon strip created by a woman, first appeared on this date in 1940.
Light it up, #Austin! Build with light, freeze shadows and play with colors in Light Lab during Sensory Friendly Hours on July 28, from 8-10 am. Limited tickets are available, so reserve yours today.…
#STEAMSpotlight: Apple released the very first iPhone on June 29, 2007.
#STEAMSpotlight: Paul Broca, the French brain #surgeon and #anthropologist who first located the speech center of the brain, was born on this date in 1824.
Join us July 18 for #TwoScientistsWalkIntoABar, a fun new happy hour activity at ten locations around Austin! Check out which local bars will be hosting this fun, free science event near you!…
RT @LisdaceB: Maestra Granados was a bit strict with her students during story time @ThinkeryATX. I guess @Ms_Martin2018 should not be taki…
RT @LisdaceB: @BluebonnetLions students having a great time @ThinkeryATX
RT @LisdaceB: Muchas gracias @ThinkeryATX for your kindness and for all of the fun your establishment provides for the kids from @Bluebonne…
RT @LisdaceB: @CFELISD ACE students having a blast @ThinkeryATX
#STEAMSpotlight: The first color television was demonstrated in New York City on June 27, 1929.
Hey, #Austin, thanks for celebrating with us at #CommunityNightSpotlight: Asian/Pacific American Heritage! Next month we’ll be highlighting Kindness for #CommunityNightSpotlight. Click here to learn more:…
#STEAMSpotlight: Happy 63rd birthday to Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., the #doctor and former #astronaut who became the first African-American to walk in space in 1995. He was born June 26, 1956 in Temple, TX.
Looking for a creative, kid-friendly place to host a birthday party this summer? Birthday parties at Thinkery are always smash hit! Let’s party!…
#STEAMSpotlight: Robert Venturi (born June 25, 1925) was an American #architect who built the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, Wu Hall at Princeton and the Seattle Art Museum.
Meet Yuri and Lily, our awesome Korea West Interns who helped create and test a number of fun and interesting activities for Thinkery Summer Camps! Learn how you can be a Thinkery intern:
RT @Art_Studio_Lady: Thanks @ThinkeryATX for the awesome Makey Makey and Switch teacher training today! Loved it! #AISDProud art teacher 🎨…
#STEAMSpotlight: Born June 24, 1883, Victor Francis Hess was an Austrian-American #physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1936 for his discovery of cosmic rays.
If you’re in town for the holiday, sign your kids up for next week’s #ThinkeryCamp, Tinkering With Color! Visit to register now.…
#STEAMSpotlight: Arthur “Spud” Melin first patented the Hula-Hoop on June 23, 1964.
Join us tomorrow for #BabyBloomers, Summer: Land & Sea! Baby Bloomers is for ages 0-3 and runs ever Monday and Saturday morning. Learn more:
RT @InfyFoundation: Happy National Week of Making! This week we are celebrating the innovation, ingenuity and creativity of #Makers. Take a…
#STEAMSpotlight: Hanson Gregory invented the ring-shaped donut on this date in 1847. (Homer Simpson voice: “Mmmm. Donuts!”) #FOODDIY
#EdExchangeHighight: Thinkery teamed up with Ridgetop Elementary to help third graders create interactive poems using Makey Makey and Scratch 3. Thanks to @ DellEMCedu, @NIglobal and @Applied4Good for their support of #EdExchange!
#STEAMSpotlight: Born June 21, 1876, Willem Hendrik Keesom was a Dutch #physicist who became the first person to freeze helium gas into a solid.
It’s #NationalSelfieday…what better way to celebrate than to send us your amazing selfies from Thinkery? Let us know if you’ve got something to share. visit…
#STEAMSpotlight: Asteroid Eureka, a “Mars Trojan,” was first discovered on June 20, 1990.
RT @AVANCEAustin: This #ThankfulThursday goes out to @ThinkeryATX for their fantastic partnership and support of early childhood education.…
RT @stemedlabs: We had a blast yesterday @ThinkeryATX teaching about neural structure and function at the Fantastic Human Machine camp to s…
#STEAMSpotlight: Blaise Pascal (born June 19, 1623) was a brilliant #mathematician and #physicist who (among other things) invented the syringe, the hydraulic press and the first digital calculator and began developing the modern theory of probabilities.
Join us next Wednesday, June 26 for #CommunityNightSpotlight: Asian/Pacific Heritage! Enjoy traditional dances, music, and storytelling performances from local organizations as we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome.
RT @stemedlabs: Our summer workshop at @ThinkeryATX just started! We’ll be discussing neuronal anatomy for 3rd-5th graders at the Fantastic…
#STEAMSpotlight: William Lassell (born on June 18, 1799) was an English #astronomer who first discovered the moons of Uranus and Neptune.
Teachers—learn to be a kid again in our #EducatorWorkshops! Register for Designing with Makey Makey on Monday, June 24!…
RT @Megan_Ura: Playing the day away @ThinkeryATX #thinkeryatx
RT @InfyFoundation: Congrats again to the 10 #InfyMakers winners! Learn more about the organizations and their plans for their Infy Maker g…
#STEAMSpotlight: Happy 76th birthday to Burt Rutan, American aerospace #engineer who invented the Voyager aircraft, the first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling.
Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar. It might sound like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually an awesome opportunity to enjoy an informal chat with friendly local scientists over a beer! Details coming soon! #twoscientists #twoscientistswalkintoabar
#STEAMSpotlight: Born June 16, 1902, Barbara McClintock was a #geneticist who won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for her discovery of transposable genes.
Happy Father’s Day! Thank you to all the influential men in our lives—fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and more.
#STEAMSpotlight: Happy 87th birthday to Einar Enevoldson, the famed #aviator and former NASA test pilot. He was born on this date in 1932.
What does Pride mean to you? We sat down with our staff to find out what pride means to them!
#STEAMSpotlight: Born June 14, 1736, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb was a French #physicist and military #engineer who discovered Coulomb's Law, which describes electrostatic force of attraction and repulsion.
You can get a look at how tornadoes form in Thinkery’s new #EarthWindInspire exhibition! Fans simulate the airflow of a #thunderstorm, creating a miniature Tornado. Special thanks to our sponsors: @Applied4Good @siliconlab and @SteppingStoneTX
#STEAMSpotlight: Thomas Young (born June 13, 1773) was a British philologist and physician who established the wave theory of light.
Join us for Think Labs: Energy Transformations this Saturday and Sunday. Whether it’s cooking breakfast or flying an airplane, we use lots of energy every day. Explore where energy goes once it starts moving and how to transform it to do useful work!
#STEAMSpotlight: Born June 12, 1912, Eva Crane was a quantum #mathematician who later began intense, global study of bees. She founded the International Bee Research Association and served as the director from 1949 to 1983.
#EdExchangeHighight: Our EdExchnage program partnered with Overton’s Ms. Alverdi as her students explored shadow puppets and put on a showcase at the end of 8 weeks! Thinkery’s EdExchange program is generously supported by @Dell, @NIglobal and @Applied4Tech
#STEAMSpotlight: David B. Steinman (born June 11, 1886) was a noted structural #engineer and bridge designer. His work includes the famed Hudson and Triborough Bridges in New York.
We’re looking for photos and videos we can use to create a “scrapbook” for our upcoming anniversary bash in August! Let us know if you’ve got something to share; visit… for more details!
Our next Parents’ Night Out is THIS FRIDAY, June 14 from 5:30–10 pm! While you're out and about having me time, your kiddos will have Thinkery to themselves and can live it up with pizza, hands-on #STEAM activities, exhibit exploration and more. Ages 4+
#STEAMSpotlight: In 1869, a shipment of frozen Texas beef was processed and delivered by steamship in New Orleans. This marked the first time machine-frozen food was transported a significant distance in the U.S.
June is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, so join us on Wednesday, June 26 for #CommunityNightSpotlight: Asian/Pacific American Heritage! Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome.
#STEAMSpotlight: Born June 9, 1836, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was Great Britain’s first female licensed physician and the first female member of the British Medical Association.
#STEAMSpotlight: Charlotte Angas Scott (born June 8, 1848) was a British #mathematician who led the development of American math education for women. She helped organize the American Mathematical Society and was the first head of the mathematics department at Bryn Mawr College.
We had a great time building together last night during our 5th Annual Bricks ‘n Blocks Bonanza at Thinkery! Thanks for building with us, Austin!
#STEAMSpotlight: Virginia Apgar (born June 7, 1909) was an obstetrics pioneer who developed the Apgar Newborn Scoring System, which became widely used to assess the health of newborns.
Hate using plastic bags? Make a cool, reusable bag during Tinkering Take Homes: No-Sew Tote Bag! (Ages 4+) Check it out this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 1 pm in Spark Shop!
RT @Do512Family: This weekend you can attend a brick-building party @ThinkeryATX, enjoy a free Pops Concert on the Zilker Hillside, a perfo…
#STEAMSpotlight: Born on June 6, 1886, Paul Dudley White was a heart specialist known as the “father of preventive cardiology.” #hearthealth
Currents is a great way to let your kiddos splash & play this summer—no sunscreen or water wings required! As they play, children also learn about the many ways water can move & change. Special thanks to our friends at The Goddard School for sponsoring Currents exhibit this year!
Don’t forget: Thinkery will CLOSE EARLY tomorrow (at 4:30 pm) to get ready for Family Night: 5th Annual Bricks & Blocks Bonanza. Tickets are still available for this fun, family-friendly evening that you won’t want to miss!
RT @ryansagare: @ThinkeryATX is a great place to go on Wednesday’s. Entrance is donation only. It’s open until 8! My daughter and I always…
#STEAMSpotlight: Ruth Benedict (born June 5, 1887) was an #anthropologist who taught at Columbia, and served as President of the American Anthropological Association.
Do you have a group of 10–60 kiddos looking to beat the heat this summer? Thinkery Summer Field Trips are perfect for your group! Field Trips applications are now open – but they’re going fast! Book your trip today! Visit….
#STEAMSpotlight: The Magellan space probe was launched on June 4, 1989. Built to study the planet Venus, Magellan was the first planetary spacecraft ever deployed from a shuttle in Earth orbit.
RT @Do512Family: We love hooking you up with freebies. Have you checked out our Win Stuff page lately? Enter for your chance at tickets @Th…
Yesterday was our first day of Camp and it was AMAZING! It’s never too late to sign up for #ThinkeryCamps! Are you ready to join the fun? Learn more at
#STEAMSpotlight: American surgeon and medical researcher Charles Richard Drew, a pioneer of blood plasma research, was born June 3, 1904.
Thinkery’s #EducatorWorkshops let teachers explore play-based learning techniques, learn about creating effective #STEAM activities and more. Join us Monday, June 24 for Designing with Makey Makey! Learn more at….
RT @JeremyJBravo: Thank you @ThinkeryATX for a great experience today with my little ones. “To create innovative learning experiences tha…
#STEAMSpotlight Born June 2, 1758, Cornelis Rudolphus Theodorus Krayenhoff was a Dutch physicist, hydraulic engineer, and cartographer known as an expert on electricity and ligntning.
Summer is here, let’s give a big cheer! This month during #BabyBloomers we’ll soak up the sun while exploring summer fun. #BabyBloomers runs every Monday and Saturday morning, and is for ages 0-3.
#STEAMSpotlight: Frank Whittle (born June 1, 1907) was an English RAF officer and #aviation pioneer famous for inventing the first working turbojet engine.
Give your kiddos extra time at the museum while you enjoy a night out on the town! Parents’ Night Out is coming up Friday, June 14. Snag your tickets before they sell out!…
#SteamSpotlight: On this date in 1884, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent for “flaked cereal,” which later became known as Corn Flakes.
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