Do512 Family is happy to announce a new series we have cooked up with the lovely people from Bright Horizons, a leading provider of early education and preschool, employer-sponsored childcare, back-up care, educational advisory services and other work/life solutions. They have five locations in the Austin metro area, including a brand new center in Round Rock. Bright Horizons encourages families to get out and learn together, so we came up with the Learning in Austin Series, which will feature places and events in Austin where you and your kids can learn and grow!

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The Long Center presents a totally unique opportunity to experience an art installation like nothing else you have experienced. Architects of Air is back in Austin with their latest gem in luminarium design: Miracoco. Visitors walk through an inflated structure made of vinyl with geometric features reminiscent of a kaleidoscope. It will be up on the West Lawn outside The Long Center every day from Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 2 from 11 am – 5 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 5 pm on weekends.

Architects of Air

Architects of Air are a group of artists who create fantastical structures out of vinyl. These structures use light, colored vinyl and geometry to create a one-of-a-kind exhibit that is inflated, allowing people to walk through it. Visitors feel calmed, rejuvenated, and a little fuzzy as they mosey through. It’s a unique experience that’s difficult to explain, read our review of last year’s exhibit to see what we mean.

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Advance tickets will not be available, they will only be sold on site for same day viewings for $10/person, children 2 and under are free. The Long Center is offering priority access to the best days and time slots if you become a Long Center Annual Member or Subscriber.

When advance tickets for Architects of Air become available you’ll be the first to know! Click here for more info on how to subscribe and get 10 percent off regular ticket prices. Or, you can try your luck and show up to purchase tickets on site.

However you decide to get your tickets, plan to stand in line on the West Lawn for long periods of time. Come prepared for that. Wherever there is entertainment on the West Lawn, food and drinks are never too far away. Come prepared for that as well.

Here are the showtimes for your planning purposes:

Friday, Jan. 24 – 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Jan. 25 – 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Jan. 26 – 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 28 – 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 29 – 11 am – 5 pm
Thursday, Jan. 30 – 11 am – 5 pm
Friday, Jan. 31 – 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Feb. 1 – 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Feb. 2 – 10 am – 5 pm

Bring your families out and experience something awesome for the first time together. This will be an amazing opportunity to show kids that art has no boundaries, and will encourage them to use their imagination. This may be the first time your kids have ever hear the words “interactive art exhibit”, show them what that means at Miracoco. See some beautiful pictures of Miracoco here.