Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages… Circus science is coming to the Thinkery on Friday, Apr. 3! Kids will have a blast at the Thinkery’s next Family Night event, Under the Big Red Box, where you can enjoy this special after-hours party atmosphere from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Did you know some magic tricks involve simple math? Do you have the hand-eye coordination to be a juggler? How does regular sugar get turned into delicious, fluffy cotton candy? Discover the answers to these questions and explore the mysteries and wonders of the circus.

–> Check out all the fun activities:

  • Chemistry Circus with UT’s Fun with Chemistry Program – Explosions! Slime! Fire! Could there be a better way to learn about the fundamental principles of chemistry?
  • Sky Candy – East Austin studio offering kids and adult classes in the aerial and circus arts.
  • Hula Hoop performances and instruction by Hot Mess Circus Productions.
  • DIY Face Painting – Clown it up or be a ferocious lion? You decide!
  • Tiny Bikes “Tight Rope” Ride – Accomplished riders can test their balance on a silly-sized bike.
  • Homemade Cotton Candy Demos – Learn the science of candy floss.
  • Puppet Menagerie – Sew your own circus beast in Space 8, our new Maker Lab.
  • Rigged Carnival Games – Wonder why carnival games are so hard to win? Find out.
  • Plus, magic tricks, juggling, unicycling and more!


You can also enjoy a cash bar with snacks, kid-friendly drinks, beer and wine. Delicious local food will be available for purchase from:

  • Sugar Circus – Treats that will dazzle and amaze!
  • Evil Wiener – Classic American hot dogs presented in new and exciting ways.

–> Tickets:
You can purchase your tickets for Family Night at the Thinkery online here. Costs:

  • $15 Adult/Child
  • $13 Member Adult/Child
  • Free: Children under 2 years

–> Ticket Giveaway!
We have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away to one lucky Do512 Family reader! Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, Apr. 1. Enter below. Good luck!

Our giveaway is now closed and our winner has been notified. If you’d like to get tickets to this event, click here.