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Five Austin Museum Day Recommendations
Back, tyranny of choice! Back, we say!
DAILY Arts  September 15, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...2) The Thinkery. Oh, don’t get us started on how Everything Good in This City Seems to Wind Up in Mueller (like that Alamo Drafthouse and Lick and L'oca d'oro and Torchy’s Tacos and H-E-B and so on – and a Kerbey Lane Cafe coming soon), but it’s true – and it’s especially true in the case of the Thinkery, with its family-friendly, interactive exhibitions of technology and more, with its community-promoting programs and ongoing celebration of what we’ve discovered about our world and what we can do with it..."

Designing a Smarter City
New weeklong event celebrates city's creative community
News Story  November 3, 2016, by Robyn Ross
"...The institute is collaborating on a project with the Fusebox Festival, Thinkery, John­son & Johnson, local artist Jennifer Chen­o­weth, and the developers of the thinkEAST project near Govalle Park. Their goal is to make thinkEAST – an affordable development geared toward artists – a catalyst for community health..."

Coming Attractions
The latest on Blue Starlite's big move, Drafthouse Mueller's opening day, and AFS Cinema's work in progress
Screens Story  March 9, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...After dark, the Barrel becomes the Bar o' Fun, and the same soda syrups become the base for bespoke cocktails, and egg cremes become mature flips. The programming will be family-centric, too: Taking advantage of the fact that their nearest neighbor is kids' museum the Thinkery, there will be screenings that tie the two buildings together..."

Essential History Museums and Cultural Spaces
Fun for everyone from history buffs to kids who like hands-on science
DAILY Chronolog  March 3, 2017
"...In addition to an impressive series of permanent multimedia exhibits tracking LBJ's presidency from the day JFK was assassinated to Johnson's departure from office, the museum hosts regular exhibitions which seek to illuminate aspects of American history during the 20th century, the office of the presidency, or the life and background of Johnson himself. The library also hosts speakers of national and international renown and major symposia, such as 2014's Civil Rights Summit, which included four presidents. [image-3] Thinkery..."

Wish List
Give 'Til It Helps 2014, Part 1
News Story  December 11, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...THINKERY 512/469-6200., › Wine and Champagne bottle corks (left over from your holiday celebrations!) › Purchase a Gift Membership for your loved ones › Hold an event at the Thinkery Environmental/Animals..."

Civics 101
News Column  October 16, 2014
"...ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon All adoption fees will be waived this weekend. Visit the Austin Animal Center from 11am-7pm; the Humane Society noon-7pm; or the Thinkery 10am-6pm..."

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2014 Concert Schedule
Arts Story  July 10, 2014
"...Storytime at the Thinkery: Peter & the Wolf..."

Picnic Perfect
Second annual Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair to celebrate local food
Food Story  March 28, 2014, by Anna Toon
"...A host of activities and cooking demonstrations are planned for the day, along with live music from Bob Appel and Alicia Adkins. Children can enjoy a children's puppet show about healthy eating from Funmi and Friends; crafts, movement exercises, and music activities from the Thinkery, Austin's new children's museum; and rainwater collection barrel painting presented by Whole Foods Market's Garden Grants to Schools program..."

SXKids: Rock Out With Your Kid Out
SXSW week party list tailored for your wee ones.
DAILY Chronolog  March 7, 2014, by Terry Ornelas Woodroffe
"...The Family Music Meltdown is gearing up to be the ultimate kiddo party. Family radio phenomenon, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child has teamed up with The Orange Wall Collective, Clamorhouse Kids and the Thinkery to bring a sweet lineup of performers that kids will love and grown folks can't help but (happily) dance along to..."

Identity Shift
Austin's art community spent 2012 making changes for a changing city
Arts Story  January 3, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...The Contemporary Austin and the Thinkery – two names that pretty much tell the story of the Austin arts scene in 2013...."

Let's All Go to the Movies
Skip the multiplex: Austin has a better idea
DAILY Screens  March 3, 2017
"...Slaughter) in Southwest Austin, and the brand-new, centrally located Alamo Mueller, the first local Drafthouse east of I-35. (Pro tip: If you're traveling with kids, this one's made for you: During the day there's a kid-friendly playroom called Barrel o' Fun – at night it turns into Bar o' Fun for those of us who are just kids at heart – and it's an easy walk to the nearby Austin's children's museum The Thinkery.)..."

Screen Shots
A miscellany of film news and events
Screens Column  February 16, 2017, by Josh Kupecki
"...The company has just named Katy Daiger Dial as its programming and promotions manager, and tickets should be on sale in the next couple of weeks. Expect a very family-friendly vibe for the new location, with cross-programming at the nearby Thinkery in the works..."

Ponytrap's Robots Pound Out a Promethean Waltz at the Paramount
How do husband and wife duo Hilary & Quentin make music with robots?
DAILY Arts  January 20, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...“And they read music,” Quentin tells me while Hilary hands out band stickers during their appearance at The Thinkery. “We don’t program the drums,” he says..."

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
DAILY Food  August 21, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• L'Oca D'Oro maestro Fiore Tedesco has signed a lease for the brick-and-mortar version of his business in the Mueller development near the Thinkery at 1900 Simond. He hopes to have the restaurant open in early 2016..."

Public Notice: Ora Houston's Nightmare
Night of the living acronyms
News Column  July 30, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6-8pm at The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.; Thursday, Aug..."

Public Notice: On the Waterfront
The latest MoPac expansion plan is only part of the problem
News Column  May 7, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...has selected L.A.-based CBRE | UCR, "the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm," as the exclusive retail leasing representatives for the long-awaited Aldrich Street town center district at the Mueller Development. Anchored by the Thinkery children's museum and the Mueller Lake Park amphitheatre, Aldrich Street will include a brand new Alamo Drafthouse, and "is envisioned to be the densest, most diverse part of Mueller that ties the community together," with groundbreaking for the new streetfront retail space scheduled for late 2015..."

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
DAILY Food  April 17, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• In anticipation of Lemonade Day Austin coming up on May 2, the Thinkery hosted a Best Tasting Lemonade contest on Saturday, April 11. We'd like to congratulate the following prize winners:..."

Public Notice
So much to do, so much Austin
News Column  March 26, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...Friday are the free Underserved Com­mun­ity Shows, taking place noon-5pm at Front Steps/ARCH, Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin, Rosedale School, the Thinkery, and the Program for Arts & Disabilities Art in the Park Festival at the Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. Friday evening, 6-10pm, are SoCo shows at Jo's Coffee, the Snack Bar, and St..."

Best of Austin – Thursday
BOA all day, erryday
Features Story  March 18, 2015
"...Nakatomi, Inc., Thinkery..."

Professor Dumpster Wanted a Dialogue – He Got One
Nora Ankrum responds to the bowtie backlash
DAILY News  March 11, 2015, by Nora Ankrum
"...A teacher’s attempt to engage the world creatively should probably be judged not by the aesthetic grace with which it appropriates touchstones from the cultural zeitgeist – it should be judged by its educational value. Masino writes that “it has been our great privilege to work directly with over 150 K-8 students via classroom visits, camps, and field trips and impact over 1,000 more via talks and fairs (TEDxYouth Austin 2015, Austin Energy Regional Science Fair 2015, Thinkery “Junk” exhibit 2014).” Although the team has taken great care to reach out to younger kids, the project appears to be popular among undergrads as well..."

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