Beautiful sunny, weekend for family fun, June 9-11

Contemporary Art Museum’s Families Create event is Saturday at Laguna Gloria.


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

Toybrary Austin. African Safari. Elizabeth Kahura brings Africa to the Toybrary. 10:30 a.m. Friday. $10. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101.

Tween STEAM: Makey Makey Madness. 3 p.m. Friday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Camp Bluebonnet. Read books that could win the Bluebonnet Award. For grades 3-6. 1 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road.

Pirate and Princess Party. 2 p.m. Friday, Terrazas Branch.

You are the Artist: Watercolor and Scratch Art. 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.

Friday Night Movie Matinee: “Jurassic World.” 3 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.


Woodland Faerie Trail. See fairy houses on this trail. Through July 30. Free with admission. Plus Moonlight Faerie Trail. 8-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $6. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp. “Sing.” 10 a.m. Friday, Village. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.” 9:25 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline, 9:30 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Slaughter Lane. “Matilda.”  10 a.m. Saturday Mueller and 8:45 a.m Sunday, Village $1-$5 donation.

Zilker Botanical Garden will have a moonlight fairy trail this weekend as well as the trail during the day. 
Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden


Summer Free Film Series: “Alice in Wonderland.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about the sea all month long. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Hill Country Science Mill. Trash to Treasure. Learn how to make art out of your toys, household items and recyclables with artist McKay Otto. Ages 8 and up. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Free by reserve your spot at Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Exploradores Del Arte. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.

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

Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101.

BookPeople events. Kayla Olson: “The Sandcastle Empire.” 5 p.m. Saturday. Story times: Father Knows Best. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble story time. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” 11 a.m. Saturday all locations.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch.

Saturday Family Movie: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Noon Saturday, Carver Branch.

Kayla Olson will be at BookPeople.


Build a Better Boat. For ages 4 up. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday. $8. For ages 8 and up. 3:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Alamo Drafthouse PBS Kids: “Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion.” Noon Saturday and Sunday, Lakeline.

Arcade Night. 6 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.


“Clockwork Stories.” Flying Theater Machine presents this kids’ improv where you build a time machine. 2 p.m. Sundays through June 18. $5. The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave.

Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Camp Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Sundays. Faulk Central Library.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Family Day. 10-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road.

Austin Ukestra, ukulele group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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