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Blanton docent Gary Kattner, right, reads a book for (left to right) Mandy Kutz, and daughter Effie, 3, Cate Bowman, 3, and mother Jillian Bontke Bowman during a Storytime Tour in the Blantan Museum of Art.

Learn about birds of prey and more Austin family events, July 20-26

Nature Nights.5-8 p.m. Thursday. Free. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.Learn about birds of prey and play in the new Family Garden and throughout the grounds. This is the last one of the summer.Pollyanna Theatre Co.’s “Peter & the Piper.”Peter marches to the beat of his ...

The Austin Symphony Woodwind Quartet performs at Children’s Day Art Park at Symphony Square.

‘Peter & the Piper’ and more Austin family events, July 13-19

Pollyanna Theatre Co.’s “Peter & the Piper.” 2 p.m. Sunday, Saturday and July 20; 4 p.m. Saturday. $7.75-$9.75. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.Peter marches to the beat of his own drummer, yet gets made fun of when he doesn’t enjoy the same music as everyone else.Family Day at ...

Blanton docent Gary Kattner, right, reads a book for Mandy Kutz, left, and daughter Effie, 3, Cate Bowman, 3, and mother Jillian Bontke Bowman during a Storytime Tour in the Blanton Museum of Art.

Make music in the park and more family events, July 6-12

“Oklahoma!” The Zilker Summer Musical takes us north, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays beginning Friday through Aug. 16. Free, but donations welcome. $5 parking. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2301 Barton Springs Road. zilker.org. Children’s Day Art Park. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. 50 cents. ...

“Space Jam” featuring Michael Jordan and Daffy Duck will be shown at Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club this week.

Become an engineer and more family events, June 29-July 5.

Spark Club.5 p.m.-7 p.m. every Wednesday. 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.Ages 8-13 can take over the Spark Shop in this free engineering program at the Thinkery. And for the younger kiddos, check out the bilingual story time at 6 p.m. Wednesday. For ages birth to 3, Baby Bloomers discover stars 9 ...

The Bullock Texas State History Museum will offer star-filled activities from the McDonald Observatory, as well as Girlstart and the Austin Astronomical Society.

A starry day and more family events, Sunday-June 28

Starry Extravaganza. Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. 512-936-4649, thestoryoftexas.com. Explore the night’s sky even though the sun is out with activities from Girlstart, McDonald Observatory and the Austin Astronomical Society. For ages 5 and older. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live. See dinosaur puppets come ...

Singer Gina Chavez will perform for kids at various library locations this summer.

Learn about dinosaurs and more family events Sunday-June 21

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. Wednesday and June 22, 7 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Saturday, and noon June 22. $18-$59. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.See dinosaur puppets come to life in this show that offers audience participation. Think a wild ...

At the Go Fish! program, families and groups can learn how to fish from the type of equipment, to how to cast, to state rules about keeping the fish, to what kind of bait to use.

Get close to nature and other family fun for June 8-June 14

Nature Nights.5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Free. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.The popular family program returns for the summer, but this year it will be in the new Family Garden. Learn about plants and go on a scavenger hunt as well as explore a plant petting ...

Fruits and vegetables for sale at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, which ends the season Saturday.

Scientists say you really can get kids to like veggies

Having trouble getting the kiddos to eat their vegetables at dinner time? Well apparently you really can teach children to like the healthy stuff, and the key is starting early.  "A team from the University of Leeds gave artichoke puree to more than 330 children and it said that two in five of ...

Barnes & Noble locations will be reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” this week.

Free movies return and more family events, June 1-7

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club.Free. Various locations and times. alamodrafthouse.com.Watch free movies all summer long at Slaughter Lane, Village and Lakeline. This week, see “Curious George,” 9:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Slaughter Lane; “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’houle,” 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Village; “Mary Poppins,” 9:45 a.m. ...

Kay Robertson, wife of Phil Robertson, in “Duck Dynasty,” will read “D is for Duck Calls” at Barnes & Noble Arboretum on Sunday.

Sing along to ‘Sound of Music’ and other family events, May 25-31

“Sound of Music” Singalong.$15. 7 p.m. Saturday. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. www.austintheatre.org.If your kids don’t know “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” or that raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are a few of Maria’s favorite things, then it’s time they do. Enjoy the majesty of ...

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