Looking ahead: So much fun stuff to do this weekend with kids

OK, so last week I warned you that it was going to rain on Saturday and it was the most gorgeous day without a cloud in the sky. This week, I have to say the same thing, according to the National Weather Service. So, let’s hope that my magic works and no rain falls our way on Saturday.

Here are some great things to do this weekend:


Texas Museum of Science & Technology Star Party. Every Friday in September, look at the stars in the parking lot. 8-10 p.m. Friday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.


The Austin Zoo puts on Boo at the Zoo next month. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
The Austin Zoo will have hands-on activities on Saturday all about conservation. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin Zoo Conservation Day. Celebrate the zoo’s 26th anniversary with activities and demonstrations from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin Astronomical Society, Travis Audubon, The Natural Gardener, TreeFolks, Travis County Master Gardeners, Horned Lizard Conservation Society, Millberg Farms, Two Hives Honey, Austin EcoNetwork, Texas Master Naturalists, 4-H Central and Girl Scouts. The first 200 visitors to Conservation Day will receive a free packet of native heritage flower or vegetable plant seeds from Seed Savers and Native American Seed. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Learn about Enchanted Rock, 9 a.m. Monday; the Johnson Space Center, 9 a.m. Saturday. $4.50.

“Jamie Doesn’t Want to Take a Bath” from Pollyanna Theatre. 9 a.m. Saturday. Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St. $6.50. pollyannatheatrecompany.org.

BookPeople. The Dark Knight story time, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin, the Boy Wonder) rely on their wits and their Batmobile to keep the streets of Gotham City safe in "Batman."
Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin, the Boy Wonder) keep the streets of Gotham City safe in “Batman.” It’s all about Batman on Saturday at Barnes & Nobel locations. 

Barnes & Noble Events: Batman Day. 2 p.m. Saturday, all locations. Phil Bildner reads “Rookie of the Year,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Round Rock. 11 am. Saturday story times at all locations: “Curious George,” Saturday. Read the story of how Phil Bildner was uninvited from speaking at the Round Rock Independent School District, here. 

Made with Code. 1 p.m. Saturday, Southeast Branch, Austin Public Library.


Thinkery. Suminagashi Fabrics for kids 4 and older. Create Japanese marbled fabric. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8 child, $8 adult. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.


Austin Museum Day. Find many free museums, both the tried and true and the unusual, with special hands-on activities. Sunday. Free. austinmuseums.org.

Waller Creek Conservancy Sunday Funday. Crafts from Austin Creative Art Center, Austin Art Garage, Imagination Playground, Quick Draw Photo Booth and more. Entertainment Hey Lolly puppet show, Hideout Theater Improve and the Peterson Brothers. Plus food trucks and free frozen treats for the first 100 kids. 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Palm Park, 711 E. Third St. wallercreek.org

BookPeople. Rafi Mittlefehldt reads “It Looks Like This,” 3 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Perler Bead Palooza. 2 p.m. Sunday, Faulk Central Library.

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