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To create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.

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IRS EIN: 74-2288789
Website: http://www.thinkeryaustin.org
Email: tgrobelny@thinkeryaustin.org
Phone Number: 512-469-6232
Address: 1830 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723
In 2017, Thinkery raised more than $25,000 to #AmplifyTheFuture, and this year, we're thinking even bigger. #ThinkBIG with us in 2018-your support in helping us reach our $35,000 Amplify goal will ensure that our door is always open, and that our hands-on, play-based learning experiences are accessible to all.

How is Thinkery THINKING BIG? We are expanding our programming to serve, inspire and engage MORE of our community.

#ThinkBIG - Museums for All: Thinkery is the first Austin-area museum to join Museums for All, a national initiative that encourages families to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. In joining Museums for All, Thinkery invites all families with Electronic Benefits Transfer cards, WIC cards and MAP identification cards to show their card(s) to receive FREE General Admission. All families can now play and learn together at Thinkery-any time the museum is open. Our door is now truly open to ALL.

#ThinkBIG - Community Night Spotlight: In 2017, we launched our new Community Night Spotlight program, a monthly event that celebrates our community and explores diversity. Inclusion is one of Thinkery's key values, and we were thrilled to launch a program that promotes the rich diversity that makes Austin such an amazing place to live, play and learn. We kicked off the program with LGBTQ Pride Night, Hispanic Heritage Month, Disability Awareness Month and Native American Heritage Month, and we are excited to continue this special spotlight series in 2018.

#ThinkBIG - Camp Scholarships: In 2018, we are expanding our Thinkery Camp program to FIVE locations across Austin to better serve our campers and our community. Our hands-on, weeklong summer camps promote curiosity and inspire creative learning in Pre-K-5th grade campers. To make STEAM, robotics and programming accessible to all Austin-area campers, Thinkery offers discounted camp scholarships to families with demonstrated financial need.

You can make a BIG difference in our community. Your support on this community-wide day of giving will allow these programs to grow and thrive at Thinkery-and beyond. #ThinkBIG during #AmplifyATX, and help us equip the next generation of innovators and creative problem solvers with a gift to Thinkery.

And there's more!

Please note, Google Fiber has offered a $10,000 matching grant to be distributed among Education nonprofit organizations on Amplify Austin Day. As an Education nonprofit, Thinkery is eligible to receive matching funds on a pro-rated basis, based on our total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day. This will double the impact of your gift!

Impact Statement

Thinkery supports our community by exciting and engaging children in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through innovative and unique learning experiences. Our dynamic exhibits and programs help kids learn and refine their building, inventing and creative problem-solving skills. Families visit Thinkery from all over the world, as well as from all communities across Central Texas. Our museum and programs have gained national recognition, and we look forward to equipping and inspiring the next generation of creative problem solvers.

In FY1617, Thinkery welcomed more than 26,000 children and families during our weekly Community Night program, when admission to the museum is free and/or by donation. Additionally, Thinkery offered camp scholarships (95% discount) to 157 summer camps in 2017, totaling 13% of camp spots.

And we're excited to welcome even more children and families in 2018 through our participation in the Museums for All program. Thinkery invites all families with Electronic Benefits Transfer cards, WIC cards and MAP identification cards to show their card(s) to receive FREE General Admission.

Needs Statement

#ThinkBIG with us! Your support in helping us reach our $35,000 Amplify goal will ensure that our door is always open-and that our hands-on, play-based learning experiences are accessible to our community.
"Oh, wow. What a fantastic job is being done at the Thinkery. The kids in my family have an awesome time each and every time they visit. There is something new and exciting for them each time they attend. I would rather send my kids to the Thinkery than to any theme park. It is more fun to have a learning experience. Thank you for always wanting to step it up."

"I didn't know [Thinkery] was a place for my family. We can't wait to come back!"

"I sincerely want to thank you and Thinkery for providing a fun and high-quality summer camp."
Google Fiber has offered a $10,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating education organizations on Amplify Austin Day. These nonprofit organizations will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day.