This is one of those jam-packed weekends for family fun in Austin. You’ll find special events at museums, plus many shows on local stages.
For your outdoor event planning purposes: It’s going to be a beautiful Friday and Saturday. Expect rain and cold on Sunday.
Here are more than 20 events for the family happening this weekend:
- Wildflower Center: Austin Cave Fest. Celebrate caves and tour two of them. Children must have an adult. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
- Hill Country Science Mill. Colossal Robotic Hand Grand Opening. See the new exhibit of the 30-foot hand kids can operate. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
- Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Pipe Monsters. Make art inspired by the work of Carol Bove. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden Family Day. Learn different forms of exercise as a family, plus make art. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. unmlaufsculture.org
- Kite Making Workshop. Get ready for Kite Fest, which is March 4. Free. 1 p.m. Saturday. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. austintexas.gov
- “The Adventures of Enoughie (Las Aventuras de Enoughie).” This bilingual puppet show features lessons about kindness and is a collaboration between Zach Theatre, Teatro Vivo, Glass Half Full Theatre and the Kindness Campaign. 11 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Feb. 25. Austin Pride Family Performance Saturday. $14-$16. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. zachtheatre.org
- “Dark Girls.” Documentary screens as part of That’s My Face Film Series for young adults. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. carver-museum.org
- “The Wazir of Oz.” A Bollywood-style version with music by the Sacred Cowgirls. $12-$8. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
- Hands on History. Make Valentine’s Day cards like the 1920s. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday. The Williamson Museum. 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown.
- Thinkery. E-Wearables: Ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
- Alamo Drafthouse PBS Kids “Pinkalicious & Peterrific.” 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Slaughter Lane. 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17-18, Lakeline. drafthouse.com
- Faerie tea parties. Dress for the fairies and drink tea, eat mini cakes and go explore the fairy lands. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. Register online at austintexas.gov/parksonline.
- Hideout Theatre Presents: Improv for Cool Kids “Stories from Around the World.” Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org
- Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
- Toybrary. Play in Nature: 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
- Daddy and Me Playdate: Make valentines for Mommy. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $15. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
- Thinkery. Exploring Seasons: 9:45 a.m. (2-year-olds), 10:45 a.m. (3-year-olds) Fridays, through Feb. 23. $20 a class, $140 for the series. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
- Thinkery. Baby Bloomers: All about Senses. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. For birth to age 3. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
- Story time with Ben Clanton, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
- Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations:“Click, Clack, Moo. I Love You!”
- Express Yourself Through Media and Technology. Ages 8 and older. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. St. John’s Branch.
- Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch. Mornings with Moxie. 10 a.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.
- Teen Book Club. “Allegedly.” 3 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.
- Friday Movie Matinee: “Beauty and the Beast.” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.
- Black History Month Film Series: “Red Tails.” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.
- Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads.