A beautiful weekend to explore STEM and more family events, Feb. 24-26

Ellie Arntson, Iliana Casati, and Mia Jones explore as part of the UT Girls Day 2015, a free event for K-8 students held on the Cockrell School of Engineering and Natural Sciences complexes on on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The program includes Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival.

Ellie Arntson, Iliana Casati, and Mia Jones explore as part of the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and Girl Day STEM Festival in 2015. University of Texas

Friday

Tinkering Tots: Build the City! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through March 31. $20 a class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Friday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Literature Live! Presents: “Little Bo Peep.” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Hampton Branch.

Friday and Saturday

Art Workshops: Shaping Spaces. 4 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch; 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Saturday

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and Girl Day STEM Festival. Become an engineer for the day. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station. girlday.utexas.edu

Hill Country Science Mill Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Additional Hands-on activities to try. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study the garden this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Wildflower Center. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Kite Workshop. Make a homemade kite to fly in the Zilker Kite Festival in March. Free. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive.

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Science Saturday: Ancient Tech. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

BookPeople events. Natalie Grigson reads “Just Call Me Is.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Story times. I Can Do Anything, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Caption: LEGO(r) minifigure Batman (voiced by WILL ARNETT) in the 3D computer animated adventure "The LEGO(r) Batman Movie," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment. A Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Celebrate “The Lego Batman Movie” at Barnes & Noble. 
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Barnes & Noble Events: “The Lego Batman Movie Event,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunset Valley, Round Rock. Saturday story times at all locations: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, Saturday.

Eat! A Feast in Four Courses: Dessert. Noon, Saturday, University Hills Branch.

 

Saturday and Sunday

“Puff, the Magic Dragon.” You know the songs and the story. $12-$18. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

“Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play!” The Mo Willems story comes to the stage. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Art Bots. Make recycled robots. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. For ages 8 and up. 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Sunday

Perler Bead Palooza, 3 p.m. Sunday, Faulk Central Library.