Looking ahead to June: Things to do with your family in Austin

I’ve spent the morning finding all kinds of neat things to do in Austin in June with kids. Keep this list handy when “I’m bored!” hits.

Museums

Jude Kozakiewicz, 3, paints a picture at the Blanton's WorkLab on in 2014. Art supplies are provided for children of all ages to create, paint, draw, design, and doodle. Julia Robinson/ for American-Statesman

Jude Kozakiewicz, 3, paints a picture at the Blanton’s WorkLab on in 2014. Art supplies are provided for children of all ages to create, paint, draw, design, and doodle.
Julia Robinson/ for American-Statesman

Wildflower Center. Nature Nights. The free weekly program at the Wildflower Center explores a different topic each week. The power of fire, June 9; life cycles of plants and animals, June 16; pollinationors like bees and butterflies, June 23, and predators like birds of prey and snakes, June 30. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Family Cave Tour. Explore what’s under the Wildflower Center. For kids 10-16. 9:30 a.m. June 18. International Mud Day. Play with mud all day. June 25. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Blanton Museum of Art. Explore art and make art. 3ft Deep art program for ages 3-5, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, June 14-28; Artists and Authors for ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, June 16-30; and Deeper Dives for ages 8-12, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays, June 17-22; or play in the WorkLab, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays June 15-27. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org.

Bullock Museum. Free First Sunday. Celebrate the museum’s anniversary. Noon-5 p.m. June 5. Tasting Kitchen. Try different foods from local purveyors. Noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. Summer Free Family Film Series: “The AristoCats.” 2 p.m. June 11. “Ratatouille,” June 25. World Refugee Day. Celebrate our diversity with hands-on activities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Workshops: Instant Ice Cream. For kids 4-7. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. June 4, 5, 18, 19. $8 per person. Dry Ice Sorbet. For kids 8 and older. 3:15 p.m. June 4, 5, 18, 19. $8 per person. Art Bots. For kids 4-7. 12:15 p.m. June 11, 12, 25, 26. $8 per person. 3D Printed Art Bots.For ages 8 and older. 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. June 11, 12, 25 and 26. $8 per person. Early Learners Workshops: Things that Glow! For ages 1-2. 9:45 a.m. June 4 and for ages 2-3, 10:45 a.m. June 4. $20 child and adult. Baby Bloomers for ages birth to 3. Frida Kahlo. 9 a.m. June 4 and 6. Georgia O’Keeffe. 9 a.m. June 11 and 13. Pablo Picasso. 9 a.m. June 18 and 20. Andy Warhol. 9 a.m. June 25 and 27. $4.50. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Family Day. Make art, hear stories and do yoga. Free. June 12. Kids Kraft program on Saturday afternoons for kids kindergarten through second grade. Blue-Prints, 10 a.m. June 4, and Crossing Lines, 10 a.m.m June 18. $15. umlaufsculpture.org.

Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria for Families Create! Explore Lost and Found items, go on a scavenger hunt and meet a pet detective. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11.Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Every Friday in June, look at the stars in the parking lot. 8-10 p.m. June 3, 10, 17 and 24. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.

Theater

Luke Keyes, of Austin Oddities was on hand to help kids and grown-ups in the art of super large bubble making much to the delight of his ever growing audience. Laguna Gloria Contemporary Art Museum holds a Second Saturdays Family Activity Day and today the theme was bubble making with loads of activities and demonstrations for kids of all ages Saturday afternoon October 10, 2015. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Luke Keyes, of Austin Oddities was on hand to help kids and grown-ups in the art of super large bubble making much to the delight of his ever growing audience. Laguna Gloria Contemporary Art Museum holds a Families Create! Day every month.
RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

“Cowboy in the Kitchen.” Pollyanna Theatre Company presents this story of a cook who is planning a birthday surprise for a musician. For children ages 2-4. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. June 11, 14-18. $6.50. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. pollyannatheatrecompany.org

Movies

Paramount Theatre Classic Film Series. “Space Jam,” 2 p.m. June 5; “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II,” 3:45 p.m. June 5; “Dumbo,” 1 p.m. June 12; “A Little Princess,” 1 p.m. June 18; and “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” 1 p.m. June 26. $10 adults, $5 kids. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

The Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 11 a.m. June 3-9, Lakeline; 10 a.m. June 24-30, Slaughter Lane; “The Iron Giant,” 11 a.m. June 10, 12:30 p.m. June 11, 10 a.m. June 12-16, Lakeline; 10:30 a.m. June 24-26, 11 a.m. June 27-30, South Lamar; “Curious George,” 10 a.m. June 3-9, Slaughter Lane; 10:30 a.m. June 10-12, 11 a.m. June 13-16, South Lamar; 11 a.m. June 24-30, Lakeline; “Clash of the Titans,” 11 a.m. June 4 and noon June 5, Ritz; “A League of their Own,” 10:30 a.m. June 3-5, 11 a.m. June 6-9, South Lamar. PBS Kids at the Alamo: “Nature Cat.” 11 a.m. June 11, Lakeline. Reserve tickets for $1-$3 donation online. drafthouse.com.

Regal Summer Movie Express 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Westgate Stadium 11. “The Lego Movie” and “Max,” June 7-8; “Goosbumps” and “The Iron Giant,” June 14-15; “Pan” and “The Smurfs 2,” June 21-22; “Despicable Me 2,” and “Home,” June 28-29. Tickets are $1. regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse offer $1 movies Monday through Thursdays at Round Rock 8 and Cedar Park. “Paddington,” June 6-9; “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip,” June 13-16; “Peanuts,” June 20-23; “Pan,” June 27-30. and cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse

Flix Jr. Flix ofers $2 children’s movies. “Shrek,” June 1; “Ponyo,” June 8;”The Sandlot,” June 15; “The Peanuts Movie,” Juen 22; and “The Iron Giant,” June 29. flixbrewhouse.com

Deep Eddy Splash Party. “The Force Awakens,” 8 p.m. June 25. Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Ave.

Events

Austin-based children's performer Ms. Staci Gray entertains at a room packed with kids and their parents as they try to burst bubbles during story time at Book People. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin-based children’s performer Ms. Staci Gray entertains at a room packed with kids and their parents as they try to burst bubbles during story time at Book People. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Bubblepalooza. Explore all things bubbles in this interactive event. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4. The Long Center, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

RED Arena Round-Up. Family fun and an inclusive rodeo play day with a petting zoo, bounce houses and mini horses. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4. Free. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. redarena.org

Zilker Botanical Garden Woodland Faerie Trail. Open through June 24. Special Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight June 17-19. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Spring Road. zilkergarden.org.

Children’s Day Art Park. Hear local musicians: Sara Hickman, June 8; Beto and the Fairlanes, June 15; The Hey Lollies, June 22; Joe McDermott, June 29; and make art and try musical instruments. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 50 cents a kid. Symphony Square Amphitheatre, 1101 Red River St. www.austinsymphony.org

Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park. Hear the symphony sections play. 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Strings, June 5; Woodwinds, June 12; Big Band, June 19; and Brass, June 26. Long Center City Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Drive. www.austinsymphony.org

Summer Carnival. Play games and get the first 10 tickets free. 2 p.m. June 24, Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive.

Books

BookPeople Events: “Secrets & Second Chances,” Young Adult author panel, 7 p.m. June 20.

Barnes & Noble Events: Summer Reading Triathlon Opening Ceremony. 11 a.m. June 4, all locations. B-Fest Teen Book Festival. various times June 10-12, all locations. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” story time, 11 a.m. June 11, all locations. Father’s Day story time, 11 a.m. June 18, all locations. “Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery” story time, 11 a.m. June 25, all locations. “Meet Biscuit!” noon June 25, Hill Country Galleria. Other story times: “Pinkalicious,” 11 a.m. June 1, Lakeline; “I Need My Monster,” 11 a.m. June 8, Lakeline; Jon Klassen, 11 a.m. June 15, Lakeline; “Pete the Cat,” 11 a.m. June 22, Lakeline; “”Curious George,” 11 a.m. June 29; “You’re Doing That in the Talent Show?,” 7 p.m. June 3, Round Rock; “Wolf Camp,” 11 p.m. June 7, Round Rock; “Bears Makes the Best Reading Buddies,” 7 p.m. June 10, Round Rock; “Herman’s Vacation,” 11 a.m. June 14, Round Rock; “Thunder Boy Jr.,” 7 p.m. June 17, Round Rock; “Follow Me!” 11 a.m. June 21, Round Rock; “Chimpanzees for Tea!” 7 p.m. June 24, Round Rock; “Whose Story is this, Anyway?” 11 a.m. June 28, Round Rock.

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