Celebrate Grand Opening of Austin’s Toy Joy at Thinkery’s 40th Birthday Bash on December 10th

Austin non-profit and children’s museum, Thinkery and Austin’s 35-year-old iconic toy store, Toy Joy®, is celebrating “Thinkery’s 40th Birthday Bash,” on December 10, 2023. The Birthday Bash Celebration will be open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission to Thinkery from 3 – 5 p.m. as part of Thinkery’s Community Hours.

Kicking off at 11am, the “Playful Parade” will include a lively procession throughout the museum and special opportunities to play such as a toy race, pop up party games, and other festive birthday maker activities during the day. To catch this portion of the celebration and other attractions before 3 p.m., attendees can purchase general admission tickets to Thinkery here. The first 50 people to make a purchase at Toy Joy @ Thinkery will also receive a special gift.

Located in the museum at 1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723, Toy Joy recently announced its newest location at Thinkery. Both Toy Joy and Thinkery share a passion to make learning joyful. Toy Joy @ Thinkery will be open during Thinkery General Admission hours. Guests can shop the store without a ticket to visit Thinkery. Thinkery Members will receive 10% off purchase at all Toy Joy locations, with the exception of their location in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Additionally, Toy Joy @ Thinkery will be selling a selection of toys specially curated by the Toy Joy team to highlight items and brands that resonate with Thinkery’s programming while still maintaining the quirkiness of Toy Joy’s identity. Some examples include BRIO train sets that pair with Thinkery’s enormous BRIO play table in the museum’s foyer, Lite Brites and plasma balls inspired by the Thinkery Light Lab, and craft kits from brands like Djeco and Klutz and art supplies from Ooly, a nod to the museum’s Spark Shop which is all about creation.

The Toy Joy team is also especially excited to have expanded further into baby and toddler toys from Tender Leaf Toys, who make high quality sustainably sourced wooden toys, many of which mirror the experience in Thinkery’s Fresh! Farmer’s Market.

To learn more and visit Thinkery please visit: https://thinkeryaustin.org/visit-us/. To learn more about Toy Joy and locations please visit https://www.toyjoy.com/.


Source: Thinkery, Toy Joy