Plan the ultimate stress-free birthday party for your child at the Thinkery! Not only will your little ones love the awesome festivities hosted at Austin’s favorite museum for children, but you can let the staff there take care of all that party prep. No need to clean your home, worry about weather conditions, or book entertainment. The Thinkery will handle it for you.

We personally love the Thinkery as a pace to play and explore science themes, launch rockets, go shopping in a pretend farmer’s market, enjoy water play, painting, crafts and much more. But in addition having full access to museum exhibits, party guests will have a private room and lots of options for hands-on, educator-led activities.

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When you opt for a Deluxe Birthday Party, your special event kicks off with self-guided activities to entertain guests as they gather in the room, then you can experience a 45–60 minute educator-led activity (your choice of themes, noted below). Additionally, each participating child leaves with a free pass to return to Thinkery.

Deluxe party packages allow for up to 35 guests (15 participating children) and includes a two-hour private birthday party room, all party decorations, special t-shirt for the birthday child, party educators and support staff. A party costs $265 for for Members and $295 for non-Members, which you can book online here.

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What’s even better is that you can pick a theme that fits your child’s interests. Choose from the following (including three new themes!):

NEW Party Themes:

  • Birthday Boogie – Ages 0–4
    Dance on down to Thinkery for a party all about movement and dancing! Partygoers will clap, stomp and boogie to active story time, parachute play, instrument exploration and dancing with—everyone’s favorite—bubbles!
  • Sing-Along Science – Ages 4 & up
    Warm up your vocals and take the stage as we pair karaoke with engaging and exciting activities involving sound. When not “taking the stage” with song, partygoers play with sound and even make their own DIY-instrument!
  • Art-rageous – Ages 5 & up
    Art is fun at any age! Grab a paint brush and join us for abstract art, color exploration and some art-rageously fun projects. Have a blast, get creative and make a mess—and don’t worry, we’ll handle cleanup.

More Themes:

  • Mini Masterpieces – Ages 0–4
    Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression as we explore abstract art. Each child creates two canvas art pieces to take home.
  • Pig Party – Ages 0–4
    This toddler focused hands-on party will have your guests wee, wee, weeing all the way home! Educator-led activities begin with story time and then guests explore pig-related activities with kinetic sand and we even make pigs fly!
  • Marble Madness – Ages 5 & up
    Design a rolling ball sculpture! Working in pairs or small groups, participants build a ball run with conduit, funnels, tracks, bumpers, dowels, and other materials on a pegboard wall.
  • Scribble Bot – Ages 5 & up
    Build a robot that draws a crazy piece of art. Using a motor, battery and recyclable materials this motorized contraption made by participants moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path.

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To book any of the parties listed above, simply call the Reservations Desk at 512- 469-6201 (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or visit the party page of the Thinkery website.

If you wish to simply reserve a party room (without guided activities) you can do so for $195/Members or $225/Non-members.

No matter what option you choose, we hope your child has a memorable birthday party!