This weekend, we can leave the house again! 20 things to do with the family Jan. 5-7

Hooray! We’re headed for a warm up this weekend with temps staying above freezing and even hitting 66 on Sunday. It’s going to be a great weekend to get out of the house, especially if you hunkered down over New Year’s week because of the cold blast.

Here are 20 things to check out with your kids this weekend:

  1. Austin Weather Fest. The Austin Meteorological Society explains the weather to you. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. annual.ametsoc.org
  2. Children’s Book Fair. Meet Peter Rabbit, Froggy and Ladybug Girl and hear stories. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

    From top left, Jennifer and Kevin Miller react as their daughter, Laurel, 4, center, takes part in an inertia game at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

  3. Bullock MuseumH-E-B Free First Sunday: Musical. Free family fun around the museum with the theme. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
  4. Neill-Cochran House Museum. Bright Ideas: The Light Bulb and the Electric Motor. Re-create an early lightbulb and motor. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org
  5. “The Muttcracker (Sweet).” Circus Chickendog re-enacts “The Nutcracker” with rescue dogs. 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. $35-$15. Vortex Theatre, 2307 Manor Road. chickendog.net

    Ollie Mae Barnet, 1, and Luna Santana, 2, play in the Light Lab at the grand opening of the Thinkery. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

  6. Thinkery. Petri Dish Art. Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
  7. Whole Foods Skating on the Plaza. Go ice skating 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 15. $10 per person. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. wholefoodsmarket.com
  8. Hideout Theatre Presents: Improv for Kids. Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org
  9. Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 10. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
  10. BookPeople story times. Paramount Theatre: “Go, Dog, Go.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
  11. Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Boogie on Down in January. 9 a.m. Saturday. For birth to age 3.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
  12. Thinkery. Art Start: Super Sculptors!  Exploring Seasons. 9:45 a.m. 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. 3-year-olds Fridays. $20 per class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
  13. Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “What Do You Do with a Chance?”

    Are you buckling up your baby correctly? Find out at a car seat check.  2007 Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman

  14. Car seat check. By Austin-Travis County EMS. 9 a.m. Friday, Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive. austintexas.gov
  15. Safe Baby Academy. With Austin-Travis County EMS. 9 a.m. Saturday. austintexas.gov
  16. Saturday Family Movie: “Despicable Me 3.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.
  17. Express Yourself through Media and Technology. For ages 8 and up. 1 p.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.
  18. Family Movie Matinee: “Alice in Wonderland,” the 1951 version. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.
  19. Reading with Bonnie. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch.
  20. Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.