As a VENUE: Host an event…

Reserve a private party today! A Unique Austin Venue: Thinkery is one of the most dynamic (and popular!) venues in Austin, providing play-based fun for kids and adults alike. Thinkery offers a one-of-a-kind setting for your next * social gathering * corporate event, or * wedding. Located in Mueller, Thinkery’s sprawling 40,000-square-foot facility is a singular part of the Austin landscape and an unforgettable venue for a variety of group events. Rental package options are customized to fit your needs. Also, The best * birthday parties in Austin are at Thinkery!
Your party crew will enjoy nonstop fun, discovery and learning with full access to museum exhibits, a private party room and options for hands-on, educator-led activities. Three distinctive spaces are available:

Main Floor:

The main floor encompasses several eclectic, interconnected galleries that focus on STEAM concepts, and is an ideal option for children ages 5 and up. Your guests will be free to explore all interior gallery spaces as well as our popular outdoor play area, Our Backyard. The main floor can accommodate up to 65 total guests with social distancing encouraged.

Second Floor/Upstairs:

The second floor consists of two galleries geared toward younger visitors and is a perfect party option for kiddos age 0-5. This level also gives your group access to our Story Nook, which overlooks Mueller Lake Park. Our second floor can accommodate up to 45 guests total with social distancing encouraged.

Entire Museum:

This is the big one! Give your guests free rein of ALL our exciting galleries and exhibits, inside and out. This package can accommodate up to 100 guests, with plenty of space for safe social distancing at all times. 

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As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts:

Thinkery Store: Browse our curated collection of STEAM-focused toys and gifts for adults and children of all ages. Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: * Thinkery Products * Early Learning * Ginger-bread Kits * Toys Under $10 * Activity Kits * Art and Imagination * Puzzles and Games * Play with Building * Play with Water * Play with Light, and * Books.

THINKERY GIFT CERTIFICATES: Looking for a the perfect gift for a kiddo or family in the Austin area? With a Thinkery Gift Certificate, they can purchase tickets, a Thinkery Membership, or apply it toward Thinkery Camp and other programs.

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Be a DONOR: Show that you care…

It’s our mission to create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. We can’t do it without you. Families throughout Central Texas know and love Thinkery. We’re a STEAM engine to power kids’ imagination, creativity, and lifelong love of learning. What you may not know is how much more there is to our mission—and what we contribute to the larger community. Thinkery is more than a children’s museum and STEAM learning center. It is a 501(c)(3), private nonprofit organization; last year we served more than 460,000 children and their grown-ups.
Thinkery works to deliver better access and new opportunities for children and families throughout Austin, regardless of means. We are a professional development and networking resource for local educators and childcare providers. We provide special programs dedicated to early learners and resources for new parents. We help researchers study how parents and play can guide children to learn in new ways. Thinkery is a vital part of — and a trusted hub for — the entire Austin community. We partner with hundreds of local nonprofits and community organizations each year on a variety of initiatives and events.


Membership levels include: Parent Plus * Family * Premier Family * Premier Grandparent, and * Premier Plus. Gift Memberships: Give a full year of learning and play! The gift of Thinkery Membership is both useful and fun. It’s easy to give, easy to activate, and fits any size family or group!


Support Us Today: Your generosity will allow us to continue developing safe, hands-on STEAM resources for local children, during this time when the need is so pressing. We cannot do it without you—especially now. Thank you for your support. Please stay well, and keep on playing and learning!

  • Donations at specified amounts are designated and you may customize your gifts.
  • Annual Supporters: Thinkery’s mission is to create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. We seek to serve children and families throughout Central Texas, regardless of means. This work is only possible thanks to the generous support of our donors and in-kind contributors.

Corporate Partnership: Sponsorships can support the areas of greatest need at Thinkery, specific programs or community engagement initiatives, or new exhibits coming to the museum. We’re delighted to recognize your partnership in a way that’s meaningful to you. Our team will work with you to develop a recognition package that includes marketing and co-promotional campaigns, signage and program-based alignment recognition opportunities, and employee engagement events that are volunteer-driven, family focused, or skill-development oriented. We’d welcome the chance to share what we’re working on this season and learn a bit more about what’s important to your organization. Let’s work together to ensure every child throughout Central Texas has access to play-based STEAM education!

Volunteer: Thinkery loves working with volunteers, and we believe in our volunteers’ ideas and impact. Volunteers enhance our ability to deliver quality programs and visitor experiences. Thank you for offering to share your time, talent and enthusiasm! Volunteer Opportunities include: INDIVIDUAL * GROUPGUEST PRESENTER. Why Volunteer? As a Thinkery volunteer, you can…

  • Be part of a creative, collaborative community that celebrates curiosity and discovery.
  • Meet dedicated volunteers and staff who share your commitment to creating innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.
  • Have the opportunity to apply for a variety of short and long-term positions that match your interests, talents, and schedule.
  • Receive training and gain new skills.
  • Have a seriously fun time!

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1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723, USA

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