Friday, January 30, 2015

Two fun events this weekend!

Photo courtesy of Lara Gale
After some gorgeous sunny days this week, the weekend looks like it might be cold and wet... 

What a great time to put on a gorilla suit and run a few miles at the Austin Gorilla Run. 

Or to learn all about the weather at the free Weatherfest event at the Bolluck museum!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Foucault's Pendulum on UT Campus

I recently heard there was a Foucault's Pendulum on the UT Campus.  With two science loving boys and one science loving husband, I figured Christmas break was the perfect time to check it out!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Looking for a fun date night this weekend?

Thinkery 21 presents:  New Habits, New Hobbies
January 29th fron 7pm - 9pm

Explore the Thinkery’s permanent exhibits & activities in a setting exclusively for 21 & up, with music, drinks, & more!

Make and create with ATX Hackerspace, try some on-site fashionable projects with Austin School of Fashion Design, or visit the Kitchen Lab with a baking demo from I Knead That, “good baked goods using good ingredients”.   Discover Engineering will show you how to get hands-on with science and engineering in local classrooms and much more.

Tickets are $15, $20 onsite

Please note: Thinkery21 is for adults 21+ only. There will be a cash bar (please bring cash as there’s not an ATM on site).

Monday, January 5, 2015

Spring Break Trip to Big Bend

Looking for a great Spring Break Trip?  

Located a short six and a half hour drive from Austin, this is a great place to visit on a long weekend or short week!

We have traveled all over the US on our trips and hit many countries as well, but only last year did we discover the gem in our own back yard!  We saw things we had never seen before.  It was truly amazing and I recommend it for *everyone*!

Now is the time to start planning. 

Below are the details from our trip to Big Bend last year.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Minecraft fans, check this out!!

Minecraft has been a huge favorite for my boys over the last couple of years. Check out this special event held at the Thinkery:  The New Austin Children's Museum!

January 30, 2015 from 6pm - 8:30pm at the Thinkery

Thinkery is hosting a screening of the feature-length documentary that follows the young company, Mojang, over the course of its first year as it expanded across the world stage and into the homes of millions of gamers worldwide. 

The evening will also include interactive digital media experiences for children and families including video game programming and animation. A chiptunes demo will allow visitors to create synthesized 8-bit music using sound chips from vintage computers and video games.

Family Night is a uniquely curated after-hours Thinkery experience without the hustle and bustle of a daytime visit. Join us for an exclusive evening of fun, educational games, and festivities. Refreshments, including food, beer, wine and kid-friendly drinks, will be available onsite for purchase.

Tickets are $15. Two and under free.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Check out the list of Special Events this month!

Check here for a list of fun events occurring in January!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Wimberley Trail of Lights

Looking for a great holiday experience?  

Check out Wimberley's Trail of Lights. 

It opens the day after Thanksgiving and is lit through New Year's Eve, so there is plenty of time to catch it.  

My dad was in town visiting and wanted to see the Trail of Lights, but Zilker closed down before he got into town.  So, looking for another option, we stumbled into this gem!

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