It should be a beautiful weekend for exploring Austin with your family. Try these family events:


Tinkering Tots: Build the City! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-old. $20 a class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Hampton Branch.

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Art Workshops: Shaping Spaces. 4 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch; 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.


Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study the garden this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Wildflower Center.  Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Contemporary Austin. Families Create! A-MAZE-Ing Paper. Find your way through a temporary maze and make three-dimensional paper art. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.

Build race cars and race them.
Hill Country Science Mill

Hill Country Science Mill. Dr. Kold’s Freezing Science Experiments. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Kite Workshop. Make a homemade kite to fly in the Zilker Kite Festival in March. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane.

TedXYouth@Austin. This year’s theme is Common Threads. Learn more about reality augmentation, exploring Mars and surviving Hollywood. Free for middle-schoolers and high-schoolers and teachers, $50 adults. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Westlake High School Performing Arts Center, 4100 Westbank Drive.

“Skippyjon Jones Snow What.” This twist on “Snow White” comes to life. $12-$15. Noon Saturday. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road.

BookPeople story time. Love is in the Air, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times at all locations: Valentine’s Day, Saturday.

Eat! A Feast in Four Courses: Soup and Salad. Noon Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Fix it Clinic. Bring your broken stuff and learn how to fix it. Noon Saturday, Austin Habitat for the Humanity ReStore.

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“Puff, the Magic Dragon.” You know the songs and the story. $12-$18. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, 25-26. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

Art Bots. Make recycled robots. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m. Saturday- Sunday and Feb. 25-26. $8. For ages 8 and up. 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 25-26. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Kids learn to build things at The Thinkery. Photo by Hunter Douglas


“The Ugly Duckling.” Lightwire Theater aka Dino Light tells the story in neon light. 2 p.m. Sunday. $17. Paramount, 713 Congress Ave.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Family Day. Make art, hear a story and more. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road.

PBS Kids at the Alamo Valentine’s Mix. 10:40 a.m. Sunday. Lakeline, 10 a.m. Sunday Slaughter Lane.

Austin Ukestra Ukulele Group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads.

Storybook Dance Making, 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads.