Things to do in Austin: The Thinkery

1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723

The Thinkery is possibly one of the most entertaining places for adults–er…. we mean, children– to visit. There are rotating exhibits to keep you enthralled so if you are an Austinite make sure you don’t let too much time pass before you schedule to revisit. Their newest program, Earth, Wind, Inspire is sure to get the science geek in all of us out. Not only does the Thinkery have a huge, two-level array of things do do, this Austin favorite also has a host of fun special events. And get this: The Thinkery holds a Parents Night Out. Yes. That’s right. You drop the rugrats off, and then you go have fun exploring Mueller.

The next Parents’ Night Out is planned for Friday, July 12. A Childrens’ exclusive evening at the Thinkery is appropriate for kiddos aged four and up who are potty trained. During the evening, they can live it up with a delicious pizza dinner, some educational and fun hands-on STEAM activities, as well as some exploration around the museum.

The Thinkery has put together some ideas for your night out, so you don’t even have to do the work of investigating where to go or what to do in Austin. Below are some special benefits offered by the community of Mueller during the Parents’ Night Out evening.

Stella Public House Mueller: 1905 Aldrich St, Austin, TX 78723. Get 20% off of your meal. Make sure to mention that you’re with the Thinkery Parents’ Night Out! Stella’s specializes in farm to table pizza and an excellent craft beer selection.

Lick Honest Ice Creams – Incredible and unique flavors, this ice cream parlor is not your average stop. Receive 25% off ice cream floats on July 12th!

BD Riley’s: 1905 Aldrich St Suite 130, Austin, TX 78723. This Irish pub offers craft beer and a “proper Guinness pour” for the stout lover. Try the French Dip! Ask for 10% off your meal as a participant of the Thinkery’s evening.

Colleen’s Kitchen: 1911 Aldrich St #100, Austin, TX 78723. This is a favorite of the Maverick’s. A self-described “homey eatery” (which we agree!), Colleen’s is family owned and operated by Ashley and Sean Fric. These folks do it right, and they believe that “good times, like good food and drinks, should be shared.” Give it a try and get 10% off your meal.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: 1911 Aldrich St #120, Austin, TX 78723. Fancy a show? If you are visiting and have never had the pleasure of chowing down on some legit grub while you watch a new movie, then you have been missing out! The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers locations throughout Austin. Enjoy a full menu selection as well as adult refreshments while you kick back and enjoy the program. Parents participating on July 12th can receive free popcorn or two cookies at any location.

Contigo: 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723. Get 10% off your meal. Enjoy springtime specials on a gorgeous patio. Contigo offers farm-fresh Texas fare meets and refreshing seasonal cocktails.

Halcyon: 1905 Aldrich St Suite 110 Suite 110, Austin, TX 78723. Halcyon offers great coffee and tea as well as beer and wine to quench your thirst whatever that looks like. They have locations in Austin on 4th street as well as in Mueller. Enjoy free s’mores with the purchase of two beverages at the Mueller location for Parents’ Night Out.

L’Oca d’Oro– Receive 10% off your meal. To make a reservation, call (737) 212–1876

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