Spring Break is just around the corner! If you’re still wondering what to do to keep the kids entertained, engaged and having fun, take a look at the great camps offered at the Thinkery. Kids in pre-K through 5th grade can pack their days with playful, creative learning experiences and hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Thinkery Spring Break Camp is held March 12-16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the museum’s Mueller location, and registration is happening now!

Campers are divided by age groups in order to provide the most developmentally appropriate environment for them to learn, grow and play. Naturally, as campers get older they tackle more complex challenges and materials. The three groups include: pre-K & kindergarten, 1st & 2nd graders, and 3rd – 5th graders. Pre-K and Kinder students can choose to attend either a part day session or full day.

Take a look at the exciting camp themes offered during Spring Break:

  • Pre-K & K: Tackle a new Austin historic, cultural or natural landmark each day as we “travel” all around Austin. Build a sturdy bridge to cross Lake Austin, dig for the fossils of amazing animals that once roamed this land, and stay movin’ and groovin’ as we celebrate the city we love.
  • 1st & 2nd: Engineer machines to help you build sky-high structures, draw inspiration from local artists and create a colorful graffiti wall, and explore some of Austin’s most awe-inspiring scientific and cultural innovations.
  • 3rd – 5th: Design, problem solve and save the day! After exploring Austin’s history and geography, tackle creative challenges both large and small. Fix the Capitol’s dome, create a brand-new skyscraper to dot the city’s skyline, investigate the Hill Country’s famous bluebonnets and experience the hands-on science happening in our hometown.

Thinkery Camp is also offered throughout the summer — now at 5 different locations — and you can click here to view the list of themes offered in June, July and August.

–> Registration: You can sign up for Spring Break Thinkery Camp online here or by calling Thinkery Reservations at (512) 469-6201. Prices vary per camp (from $270 – $435) but are discounted for Members. For more info, please visit the Thinkery website and check out their camp FAQ.

–> Giveaway: Our friends at the Thinkery would like to give away a free camp registration to a lucky Do512 Family reader. Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best family events in Austin each week.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to Dan for winning our random drawing!