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2022 Thinkery Austin Coupons and Discounts for Austin’s Children’s Museum
During the summer and school breaks, I’m always trying to find fun, inexpensive things to do with the family.
Hey Austinites, we have a new children’s museum. The Thinkery is a “place where science and families play side by side”. We still haven’t been out to the new Austin Children’s Museum. Before we go, I thought I would look for some Thinkery coupons and discounts.
What is the Thinkery?
Visit the Thinkery Austin for Free!
The Thinkery has an open door program that has different options for free museum access.
- Community Nights on Wednesdays from 5-8 pm, admission is by donation
- Free museum passes for clients of nonprofit social service agencies
- Subsidized admissions for families with financial hardships
- A sliding scale for Title I public schools for museum field trip rates
- Spring break and summer camp scholarships
- Discounted facility rental rates for nonprofit and community-based groups
Museums for All
Thinkery is proud to participate in Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Association of Children’s Museums’ Museums for All program!
Thinkery invites all families with Texas Electronic Benefits Transfer (Lone Star /SNAP), WIC, STAR, CHIP, Medicaid, MAP/MAP BASIC, and tribal identification cards to show their card(s) to receive FREE General Admission or Baby Bloomers tickets. (Special programs and events excluded.)
Thinkery Ticket Prices 2022
Here are the prices for tickets at the Thinkery. The Thinkery is free for kids ages 0 -23 months. Otherwise, the cost is $14 per person.
During Baby Bloomers (reserved for guests with little ones age 36 months and younger), standard admission is $7 for non-members and $5 for members.
The price for school fields trips is a $25 non-refundable reservation fee, $10 each for additional chaperones (more than 1:5) and siblings. It looks like the regular price applies for each student. Chaperones are free with the 1:5 ratio.
For summer field trips, there’s a $25 non-refundable reservation fee, and then $3–$7.00 per student (Scholarships available for Title I campuses and must be applied for on the Field Trip Request Form).
Military and First Responders Discounts
Get $2 off per family member, up to five family members. First Responders include police officers, firefighters, and EMT workers. Thinkery’s military and first responder discounts are available online Proof of ID is required.
Thinkery Membership Prices and Benefits
Thinkery members get free general admission, discounts, and invitations to special events. In addition, members get access to member-only events and special days (the first and third Sundays of each month 8:30-10:00 am).
Parent Plus (2 guests) – $75
Family (4 guests) – $115
Premier Family (6 guests) – $165
and there are more membership packages to choose from.
More Austin, Cheap Fun
For more ways to save money on fun things to do in Austin, look into getting a Pogo Pass.
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Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
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