Locally owned since 1994...

... when two science teachers, armed with little more than a simple business plan and a healthy dose of optimism, opened Thinker Toys eight blocks from where we still live today. That first shop was tiny, less than a tenth the size of our current digs.

We knew we wanted to be a "destination" for parents and kids, an out-of-the-ordinary, hands-on store with great service, outstanding toys and a fun vibe. We’ve worked hard and a little bit smart and had our share of luck along the way. It’s been over two decades of steady success selling terrific toys - and hopefully making our community a little happier along the way.

Thanks to our customers, we have been able to do things we didn’t anticipate. We donate to nearly 100 schools and nonprofits each year. And we’re able to pay our employees a composite hourly wage that exceeds $15 (July, 2016).

We try to be part of the solution. Thanks for giving us that opportunity. We are forever grateful, and we’ll try every day to exceed your expectations - and to be that whimsical place that delights the inner child in all of us.