A lot of schools have student holidays on Monday. That makes for a long weekend of keeping kids busy. You’re in luck. There are a lot of things happening in and around Austin for families this weekend. Here are a few ideas.
Texas Museum of Science & Technology Star Party. Every Friday in October, look at the stars in the parking lot. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.
Thinkery. Tinkering Tots: Make it Move. 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through Nov. 18. $20 a class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.
Wildflower Center. Bug Night Out! See the bugs come to life with your flashlight, plus hands-on activities. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Wildflower Center, 4801 LaCrosse Ave. wildflower.org.
Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Friday, Milwood Branch.
Boo at the Zoo. Dress up and enjoy the zoo with Halloween-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $15. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org
Austin Kiddie Limits. Hear kids music plus build things, make art and dance. Free for kids 10 and younger with parent with a wristband at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Zilker Park. aclfestival.com/kids.
Sweet Berry Farm fall fun. The Texas-shaped hay maze and smaller candy corn hay maze are open through Nov. 6. You can also find hay rides, pumpkin decorating, a train and more. Priced per event. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com.
Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Learn about corn, 9 a.m. Saturday. $4.50. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.
Contemporary Austin. Families Create! Tall Tales. Write a book with Austin Bat Cave. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Sandy Loker reads “Can I Sniff My Way To Heaven?” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.
Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Tek: The Modern Caveboy,” Saturday.
Saturday Movie Matinee, “Victor Frankenstein,” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.
Star Wars Reads Day. 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.
“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 16, 22-23 and 30. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.
Barton Hill Farms fall festival. Find a lot to do including the maze in the shape of Lonesome Dove, live music, pumpkin painting, train rides and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 13. $11 adults, $8 3-10 years old, free for children 2 and younger. $1 off online. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com.
Superhero capes for ages 4 and older. 11:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 22-23. $8 child, $8 adult. Sewn Circuits for ages 8 and up. Make light-up embroidery. 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday- Sunday and Oct. 22-23. $8child, $8 adult. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.
“The Arkansaw Bear.” 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday. Free, but reservations recommended. Austin Playhouse, 6001 Airport Blvd., South Entrance. www.austinplayhouse.com
Literature Live! “Mother Goose on the Loose.” 2 p.m. Sunday, Faulk Central Library.
Austin Ukestra Ukulele Group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Thinkery. The Thinkery is open on Monday, when it typically is closed except for Baby Bloomers. It’s the Great Pumpkin! Paint a pumpkin and look inside a pumpkin. 9:45 a.m. Monday for 1-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Monday for 2-year-olds ; 11:45 a.m. Monday for 3-year-olds, $20 one child and adult. Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Learn about corn, 9 a.m. Monday. $4.50. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.
Monstober: Frankenfigures. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
Felt Friends World Tour: Panda Pin. 5 p.m. Monday, Ruiz Branch.