From museums to nature, check out the weekend family events in Austin


It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Austin. Get out and explore nature or check out a museum with your family, or try one of these family friendly events:

Saturday

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Learn about colors. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Austin Playhouse presents “The Selfish Giant.” Austin Playhouse adapts this Oscar Wilde story of a giant that builds a wall to keep children out. Noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Pick your price. Austin Playhouse at Austin Community College’s Highland Campus, 6001 Airport Blvd., South Entrance. austinplayhouse.com

Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Fit Kids Fest. Enjoy free activities such as trampolines, family workouts, yoga, climbing wall, cooking demonstrations, garden starter kits and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Free. City Terrace, Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. 10th Year Anniversary. Open house and family activities, 4-6 p.m. Saturday; grand opening performance on the plaza, 6 p.m. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. austintexas.gov

“Trolls” with a black-light party. 8:15 p.m. Saturday. $25 a car, plus admission for more than 2 people. Blue Starlight Mini Urban Drive-in. 12419 Lowden Lane. bluestarlitedrivein.com

Austin Playhouse presents “The Selfish Giant.” Austin Playhouse adapts this Oscar Wilde story of a giant that builds a wall to keep children out. Noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Pick your price. Austin Playhouse at Austin Community College’s Highland Campus, 6001 Airport Blvd., South Entrance. austinplayhouse.com

BookPeople Story time: Hats Off. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations: “Princesses Wear Pants.”

Saturday-Sunday

Decoding DNA. Extract DNA from fruit and vegetables. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

Sunday

Austin Museum Day. Local museums will be free this day, and many of them will have special events and hands-on activities. Sunday. austinmuseums.org

Austin Film Society Sunday School. “Donkey Skin.” Catherine Deneuve stars in this fable. $9. Noon. Sunday. Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org

BookPeople events. Madeline Smoot and Jessica Lee Anderson read “The Monsters Hiding in Your Closet” and “Uncertain Summer.” 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com



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