Bricks and Blocks Bonanza. We know you love to build things, and the Thinkery lets you do that at various stations with Legos and Duplos as well as Jenga and more. All ages. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $13-$15. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Bubblepalooza. Who doesn’t love bubbles? This free event is all about making bubbles, plus there’s live music. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Domain Northside Kids. Come to the lawn at the Domain Northside for activities for kids 18 months to 6 years old. Free. This month the theme is Camped, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Reservations required. domainnorthside.com.
Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park. This year the concerts move from the Symphony Square to the Austin Central Library. A different musician plays each week with a different theme. "Trolls" and April & Amy, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. It’s now free! Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. austinsymphony.org
Toybrary Austin music events. Music class with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Bullock Museum.Free First Sunday events around the theme Rodeo. Workshop: Rodeo Leather Craft. Try it out for yourself. Noon Saturday. Yippee Yay! The rodeo exhibit comes to life with trick roping. 2 p.m. Sunday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Contemporary Austin. Families Create:For the Birds. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. Each month has a theme, and every week there are special performances. In June, it’s all about what’s Under the Sea. $5. Instant Ice Cream workshop, for ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.thinkeryaustin.org
Science Mill. Solar Art. Make art using the sun. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Book People events. Stephanie Garber reads "Legendary," 6 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. story times every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.Proud to Be Me, Tuesday; Milly McSilly, Wednesday; Ramadan, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. "Incredibles 2: Sweet Dreams, Jack-Jack."barnesandnoble.com
Animals and nature
The Austin Humane Society Summer Kids Series! The Austin Humane Society offers events throughout the summer for children. Story times for children 8 and younger: 10 a.m. Tuesday. Tail talks animal question session for children 8 and older: 2 p.m. Tuesday. Teddy Bear Surgery: 1 p.m. Saturday. Free, but you must register, AustinHumaneSociety.org, 512-646-7387. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.
Wildflower Center.Nature Nights at 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays. This week: Outdoor Recreation. Free. You also can find hands-on programs for preschoolers through its Sprouts program, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and during the Nature Play Hour, 10 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Zilker Botanical Garden opens its Woodland Faerie Trail now through Aug. 10. The trail is full of homes people have created for the fairies. Reserve your spot online at and on austintexas.gov/parksonline. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org
Animals at the Austin Public Library.Welcome to Jurassic World for teens. 1 p.m. Monday, Central Library. Visit with a Park Ranger, 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch. Crowe’s Nest Farm, 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch. Dinosaur George, 3 p.m. Sunday, Central Library. library.austintexas.gov
"The Little Mermaid." 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org
Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Sunday, Saturday. $6. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
Paramount Summer Movie Classics. Show your kids all the great films you or your parents grew up on. "The Wizard of Oz," 1 p.m. Sunday; "Back to the Future," 3:15 p.m. Sunday; "Labyrinth," 7 p.m. Tuesday. $6-$12. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. "How to Train Your Dragon," 10 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Lakeline. "Trolls," 10 a.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. "The Neverending Story," 10:30 a.m. Friday, Mueller. 10:15 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Slaughter Lane. "The Lego Movie," 10:30 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday, Mueller. 10:25 a.m. Friday, 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. Special sensory-friendly viewings: "How to Train Your Dragon," 10 a.m. Tuesday, Lakeline. drafthouse.com
Flix Jr. Flix offers $2 children’s movies at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. This week: "How to Train Your Dragon." 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock. flixbrewhouse.com
Regal Summer Movie Express. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Westgate Stadium 11 and Gateway Stadium 16. This week: "The Iron Giant," and "Curious George." Tickets are $1. regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse. Offers $1 movies 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday at Round Rock 8. This week: "Boss Baby." cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse
That’s My Face, Youth and Young Adult Film Series. "A Strike and An Uprising (In Texas)," 6:30 p.m. Friday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov
At the Library:
Free Play Gaming. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Carver Branch.
Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library.
Teen Videogame Free Play. 2 p.m. Friday, Central Library.
Lego Lab. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch; 3:30 p.m. Friday, Hampton Branch.
Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Monday, Dove Springs Recreation Center; 11 a.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.