Plan your Memorial Day weekend with the kids with our calendar

Parents, it’s going to be a long weekend. And hot, with highs in the upper 90s. If you’re going outside, don’t forget your sunscreen and your bug spray.

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We have a few ideas of how to keep kids having fun in and around Austin this weekend. Don’t forget: Sometime this weekend, try to remind your children what Memorial Day is really about — not hot dogs and hamburgers, but soldiers who gave their lives.

FRIDAY

Tween Anime Club: “Wolf Children.” 3 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros Celebration. 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch. 10 a.m. Saturday, Milwood Branch.

Kids Create: Engineering Challenge. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.

Enjoy the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

SATURDAY

Wildflower Center. Nature Nets. Explore creatures in the creek with a net. Noon Saturday. $15 each parent/child. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

BookPeople 10:30 a.m. story times: Elephant and Piggie, Wednesday; Baby Signs, Wednesday; Modern First Library, Saturday; BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturdays, story times at all locations: An Elephant & Piggie Story time.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers: Away We Go. Learn about things that take flight. 9 a.m. Saturdays. For birth to age 3. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

“Goodnight Moon” is in its final weekend at Zach Theatre. Kirk Tuck

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Zach Theatre presents “Goodnight Moon.” The classic children’s book comes to the stage. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$24. Kleberg Stage, 1421 Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

The Woodland Faerie Trail is back at Zilker Botanical Garden. Zilker Botanical Garden

SATURDAY-MONDAY

Thinkery. Birdhouses. Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Science Mill. Fun with Chemistry. Scavenger Hunt. Become a code-breaking secret agent. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Monday Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Woodland Faerie Trail. See fairy houses on this trail. Saturday-Aug. 10. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org

MONDAY

Thinkery. Early Learners: Color Wonders. Mix colors and make portraits. 9:30 a.m. Monday, age 1, 10:30 a.m. age 2, 11:30 a.m. age 3. $20. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org