AUSTIN — The Austin Children’s Museum is about to go through a whirlwind of change.
Besides being moved to the Mueller area later this year, the museum will also be renamed the Thinkery.
Museum officials said Tuesday that the museum will be a hybrid of technology and science, where children and families will have a new experience each time they visit. The Thinkery will focus on ‘STEAM’ learning: science, technology, engineering, art and math, as well as healthy living.
The 40,000 square foot building will have unique exhibits with programs for kids six months to 11 years.
“After six years of planning and fundraising, our dream is finally becoming a reality thanks to the generous supporters who strongly believe in our mission to equip and inspire creative problem solvers,” said Executive Director of Austin Children’s Museum Mike Nellis.
The Austin Children’s Museum will close its Colorado Street doors on Sept. 1.
The Thinkery will open in Mueller on Dec. 7 with a grand opening celebration. Go here for more information.