Thinkery is an evolution of the Austin Children's Museum. Hashtag your experience #ThinkeryATX!
#STEAMspotlight: Happy Birthday to Yayoi Kusama! The Japanese #contemporary artist is also a sculptor, painter and creator with credits in film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts.
Moon photos from the 1960s were actually developed IN SPACE. Find out how:
Parents’ Night Out is next Friday from 5:30 pm–10 pm! Parents can enjoy an evening out in Mueller while kiddos ages 4 and up have the museum to themselves to explore and create. Get tickets now:
Join us Wednesday, April 24 from 5 – 7 pm for Community Night: Healthy Hearts. Thinkery is teaming up with Dell Children’s Medical Center and local community partners for an evening dedicated to all the things that keep our hearts healthy, both physically and emotionally.
#STEAMspotlight: Happy birthday, @Twitter. You’re officially a teenager! The site was founded on this date in 2006.
Artists Instagram themselves surrounded by their work: #artvsartist
Spring is finally here! Come splash and celebrate with us in Currents! Have fun in open-ended aquatic investigations as kids explore concepts of fluid dynamics. Special thanks to The Goddard School for sponsoring our Currents exhibit this year!
#STEAMspotlight: Marie Ellenrieder (born March 20, 1791) was a German #painter best known for her portraits and religious paintings.
From a single cell to a newt, this microscopic time-lapse video is remarkable:
Little Thinkers Club returns next week, with “Art Start” beginning Wednesday, March 27! Each week, children ages 1 through 4 create their own art while exploring different materials, media and artists.Visit for more details.
RT @nathant13: Had a blast with this little ham today at the @ThinkeryATX 😎🧡 #CashTheCurious #TuckerTribeATX @ Thinkery…
19.#STEAMspotlight: Spring Forward! On March 19, 1918 the U.S. Congress established time zones and approved the
River of stars flowing past earth, stargaze here:
#VolunteerSpotlight: Meet Mareena, our helpful Intern who created and tested fun and interesting activities for Thinkery events like Summer Camp and Family Night. Learn all about the what types of internship are available at Thinkery:
#STEAMspotlight: James J. Andrews was a professor of mathematics who specialized in knot theory, topology, and group theory. He was born on this date in 1930.
ARIV electric bicycle is now available to order:
Get super-excited for Thinkery21: Superpowers! Join us April 4 from 7 - 10 pm to learn about science-based scenarios in which people can exhibit strength, telepathy, shape-shifting and all the superpowers you’ve always wished you had. Get tickets at
#STEAMspotlight: Norbert Rillieux (born March 17, 1806) was an American #inventor and one of the earliest chemical #engineers.
New @Nasa interactive website traces space back to you:
#STEAMspotlight: Born on March 16, 1750, Caroline Herschel was the first woman #astronomer to discover a #comet.
2020 Tokyo Olympic medals will be made entirely from recycled electronics:
Today is opening day for Rodeo Austin, and Thinkery is excited to be a part of it! Join us at the Fairgrounds now through March 30 for an exclusive sneak preview of Earth, Wind, Inspire! You'll find us in the General Store, just east of the Show Barn!
#STEAMspotlight: E. Donnall Thomas (born March 15, 1920) was the co-winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work in transplanting bone marrow between patients.
Nicholas Rougeux delights in interpreting data visually:
Join us all next week in Spark Shop for Tinkering Take Homes: Light Boxes. Use what you know about how electricity flows to create unique projection art and build a radiant keepsake! Seats are available every day from March 18 through the 22!
#STEAMspotlight: Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first US woman to become a #dentist, was born on this date in 1833.
Its National #ChildrensCraftDay! It’s a day to bring awareness of crafting to children—what better place to celebrate than #SparkShop? Come create colorful works of art, take apart toys or build!
RT @InfyFoundation: The #InfyMakers Award will help @ThinkeryATX create new making-based projects for school groups at their museum’s maker…
#STEAMspotlight: Jane Delano, who founded the American Red Cross Nursing Service, was born on March 13, 1862.
The portable speaker made from 100% plastic waste:
Spring Break is NEXT WEEK, so if you’re interested in Thinkery’s Spring Break Camps, now’s the time! There are just a handful of spaces left! Visit and register today.
#STEAMspotlight: Wally Schirra Jr. (born March 12, 1923) was the only #astronaut to fly Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.
During Member Mornings, Thinkery Members enjoy exclusive early access to exhibits and programming. The next one is THIS Sunday, March 17 from 8:30 am—10 am! See you there!
#STEAMspotlight Happy Birthday to Griselda Pollock, the famed visual theorist, cultural analyst, and influential voice in feminist theory and gender studies.
A van down by the river? Take a tour of this amazing mobile maker studio:
Breathe in the fresh spring air and stretch our legs at #BabyBloomers: Spring has Sprung. Join us this morning from 9 am– noon with our special guest Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo!
#STEAMspotlight: On March 10, 1948, Herbert H. Hoover became the first civilian pilot to break the sound barrier, reaching a speed of Mach 1.065.
Leonardo da Vinci’s celebrated in new UK stamps:
Join us next weekend in Kitchen Lab for Think Labs: Pollution Solution. Through creative play, you’ll design and build a model neighborhood while exploring ways to reduce flooding and water pollution. Recommended for ages 4+.
#STEAMspotlight On March 9, 1822, Charles M. Graham was issued the first U.S. patent for artificial teeth.
How do ocean currents work? @TED_ED teaches us how:
Thinkery is excited to be a part of this year's Rodeo Austin, March 16—30. Join us for an exclusive sneak preview of our new Earth, Wind, Inspire exhibition that opens in May! You'll find us in the General Store, just east of the Show Barn!
#STEAMspotlight: Joseph Lee (born March 8, 1862) was a social worker, author, and philanthropist who is known as the “founder of the playground movement.”
A new robot science museum that will build itself!
Join us Thursday, April 4 for Thinkery21: SuperPowers! Mutant, mystic, or Mad Scientist—you’re invited to assemble for an evening of fun, festive cocktails and fantastic costumes. Tickets are on-sale now; visit for more details. #superpowers #thinkery21
Happy International Women’s Day! We would like to thank all the amazing women who work here at Thinkery! #Thankyou #internationalwomensday
#STEAMspotlight: Henry Draper (born March 7, 1837) was a doctor and early astrophotographer who photographed the moon and Jupiter.
Join us this weekend from 10 am - 1 pm for Tinkering Take Homes: Light Boxes. Use what you know about how electricity flows to create unique projection art, and build a radiant keepsake that keeps shining even after the workshop ends. Space is limited, so get there early!
Thinkery’s new online ticketing platform is live! It’s easier than ever to search upcoming events and special programs, sign up for Camps, reserve tickets or renew your Membership. Visit and click the “Buy Tickets” button to get started!
RT @UTWEP: #WomeninSTEM event at @ThinkeryATX tonight. Gumdrop domes and #UTGirlDay stickers and fun.
Thank you for joining us last night!
#STEAMspotlight: German #chemist Felix Hoffmann patented aspirin on this date in 1899.
Check out photographs of global indigenous cultures by British photographer Jimmy Nelson:
Save the date, parents: Thinkery’s next Parents’ Night Out is Friday, March 29 from 5:30-10 pm! Enjoy a night on the town while kiddos ages 4+ experience an exclusive evening at Thinkery. Learn more at…
RT @PFCatx: Check out the time lapse of the @ThinkeryATX installation!…
RT @co_lab_makers: Last night’s event at @co_lab_makers was a celebration of community, diversity, & empowerment! #womenintech #makersofcol…
#STEAMspotlight: Lynn Margulis (born March 5, 1938) was an evolutionary #theorist, #biologist, science author and educator who developed symbiotic theory of cell development.
A new view on historical paintings that is pixel perfect:
Be one of the first to play YPIS AT HOME! The home version launches at SXSW 2019, but you can play it before the official debut! RSVP for FREE game sessions at 2 pm or 4 pm, or the after-hours event this Saturday night! Learn more at…
Join us TOMORROW NIGHT from 4—8 pm for Community Night Spotlight: Women in STEAM! Enjoy hands-on activities and presentations from a variety of community partners, so you can explore how women are changing the game throughout Central Texas—and the world!
Our Camp Manager, Charles joined Stephanie to make some Frankentoys and talk about Thinkery’s Spring Break and Summer Camps on @Studio512tv Check out the video:
Hey did you see Thinkery on @Studio512tv? We shared fun activities for you and your family:
RT @raisingaustin: Check this out the next time you're @ThinkeryATX… @austin360 @statesman @PFCATX…
#STEAMspotlight: A little trivia “phone a friend”—Alexander Graham Bell, the legendary #inventor of the telephone, was born on March 3, 1847.
Join us for #BabyBloomers: Spring has Sprung every Monday and Saturday morning! Like many plants and animals, we’ll shake off our “winter slumber,” breathe the fresh spring air and stretch our legs. Let’s learn and play together!
Tune in to #KNVA this Tuesday morning to see Thinkery featured on @Studio512tv. Stephanie Gerry from @KXAN_News will be hanging out in #SparkShop and learning all about our upcoming Spring Break camps, #Thinkery21 and more!
#STEAMspotlight: Happy birthday to Dr. Mark Dean (born 1957), noted American #inventor and computer #engineer.
Parisian wall art: 311 different ways to say “I Love You”:
Join us today and tomorrow in Kitchen Lab for Think Labs: Pollution Solution. Through creative play, you’ll design and build a model neighborhood while exploring ways to reduce flooding and water pollution. Recommended for ages 4+.
#STEAMspotlight Selfies are older than you realize. Robert Cornelius (born March 1, 1809) was an American photographer credited with the first US self-portrait photograph—a daguerreotype taken in 1839.
Cute puppet film that encourages kindness, see the video here:
There are less than SEVEN HOURS left to support Thinkery as part of #AmplifyATX. Donations of all sizes are appreciated -- and will be matched, dollar-for-dollar! Give now:……
It’s #AmplifyATX—and Thinkery needs your support! Donate now to help us launch our brand new exhibition “Earth, Wind, Inspire” this May! But please hurry: #AmplifyATX ends TONIGHT at 6 pm! Donate now at…
#STEAMSpotlight: Dr. Steven Chu, who co-won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1997 and later served as U.S. Secretary of Energy, was born February 28, 1948.
#AmplifyATX has begun! Show your support for Thinkery and help us launch our brand-new exhibition, Earth, Wind, Inspire! But hurry: #AmplifyATX ends Friday night at 6 pm! Donate now at…
#STEAMSpotlight: Alice Hamilton (born February 27, 1869) was a physician, research scientist, and author who was the first woman appointed to the faculty at Harvard.
Looking for fun and easy tips for your next visit? Check out the Thinkery Blog for your best visitor tips for an amazing trip to the museum.
#AmplifyATX kicks off tomorrow at 6 pm…and Thinkery needs your support to launch a brand-new exhibition this May! Learn more and schedule your donation at…
RT @Massad_Class: Patton fifth graders are practicing collaboration, problem solving, and design thinking during our Zip Line Rescue design…
#STEAMSpotlight: Dorothy Whipple (born February 26, 1893) was an acclaimed #writer in the mid-20th century, best known for a number of popular children’s books
Join us Wednesday, March 6 from 4 – 8 pm as we host Community Night Spotlight: Women in STEAM. Don’t miss an empowering evening that highlights the iconic figures and modern-day women at the leading edge of science, technology, engineering, art and math!
#STEAMSpotlight: Ever heard the adage “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”? That’s the work of famed #author and #nutritionist Adelle Davis, born on this date in 1904.
50-year-old forestry experiment—check out the results:
#StaffSpotlight: Meet Brenda Lopez, our School and Gallery Education manager. Brenda oversees all the programing for our school and educator programs. Check out what creative school programs Brenda has been working on:
#STEAMSpotlight: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was born on this date in 1955.
Why do we send robots to space? @NASA explains:
Playing with light and color in #LightLab (Thanks to @mrsheatherhandy for the picture!)
#STEAMSpotlight: W. E. B. Du Bois (born February 23, 1868) was a famed sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and author.
Join us tomorrow 10 am—1 pm for Tinkering Take Homes: Light Boxes. Use what you know about how electricity flows to create unique projection art. Build a radiant keepsake that keeps on shining even after the workshop ends! Space is limited so get there early!
RT @GEARUPAustinISD: Had a great meeting about @ThinkeryATX teen programs over CIT program opportunities! Be a STEAM ambassador this summer…
#STEAMSpotlight: “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin (born February 22, 1962) was an Australian #biologist, #zoologist, and nature TV show host.
Today is “Ask Me!” Friday and we want to hear from you! Got a question about Thinkery and what we do? Tweet it in the comments below!
RT @TexasLonghorns: Loved spending time with the future Longhorns in our community at @ThinkeryATX! #HookEm🤘
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