Thinkery

Science Museum
1830 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 469-6200
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • Great place for the kiddos & parents!! Lots of great activities, exhibits, & an awesome outdoor playground.
  • Parking near the entrance is tough, but there is a free parking garage on the north side of the building
  • 2.5 hours and still didn't see it all. Bring spare clothes as the water play options and art area could get messy if that's your kid (or you). Looking forward to returning!
  • Plenty of activities to keep the kiddos entertained. Staff was always present and constantly cleaning toys. Baby Boomers program on Saturday mornings is great for little ones.
  • Not as great at the Houston Children's Museum by any means. It's much smaller with less engaging activities. However, it's cheaper & if you need things to do with a kid it will occupy about an hour.
  • Come on community nights - Wed, 5-8 pm - much less crowded and more fun!!
  • Bring snacks and a shirt to change kids. Excited for this place but it's half as big as it should be so the space in which to eat is a few tables and a vending machine.
  • The lockers are $1. Just do it.
  • Bring extra clothes...I garantee your kids will get wet and the hand dryers take to long
  • The animation workshop was the girls favorite.
  • Fantastic place for the kids to explore - great combination of fun and learning. Be sure to check out the water experiments on the 2nd floor
  • Awesome children's museum & extremely interactive! I had a blast as a full grown adult
  • Great museum. If you have littler ones check out the baby bloomer hours.
  • My 2 year old has a blast exploring everything but his favorite is the giant water table. Bring an extra set of clothes!!
  • There are so many fun activities for kids of every age in the museum, my son loves it! And the neighborhood is awesome. Great area to spend time with your family!
  • Tons of hands on activities for young children (and their grown ups) to participate in!
  • What an awesome Kids Museum. I wish Dallas had an option like this one. My kids had a blast!
  • Honestly a little underwhelmed. Neat gadgets to be sure but folks had hyped this up like it was as cool as a KISS concert. And $10 a pop?!
  • It's a little overpriced so try to go on a discount day - check their website for days! Fun exhibits but will only last you about 4 hours.
  • Lots of fun areas for kids of every age to play

Nearby places

4550 Mueller Blvd (Simond and Aldrich)
1900 Aldrich St. Ste 150 (on the Paseo)
4515 Airport Blvd