What are you doing with the kids this Labor Day weekend? Sept. 1-4
It’s a long weekend in Central Texas, and because it’s a holiday weekend, our calendar might not be as full with events. Never worry.
This would be a perfect weekend to check out our Top 25 Best Playgrounds. It will be sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the low 90s all weekend.
If you do go, don’t forget to bring the mosquito repellent. Hurricane Harvey brought a lot of destruction throughout Texas as well as the mosquitoes.
And, if you have family in town from an evacuated area of Texas, they can go to Catch Air’s two locations and get in free.
Here are some events happening:
Enjoy the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org
Toybrary Austin. Unicorn Party. Believe in unicorns and celebrate them. 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Saturday. $10. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Wildflower Center. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Learn about colors. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Saturdays (Not happening on Monday this week.). Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
BookPeople. Story time: New Books. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations: “Uni the Unicorn” and “Dream Come True,” Saturday.
“Library Live.” Free concert. 2 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.
Saturday Family Movie, “Smurfs: Lost Village.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.
Hill Country Science Mill. Scavenger Hunt. Explore the museum’s newest exhibits including the Incredible Ball Machine, the fossil dig and the Axolotl salamanders. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
From top left, Jennifer and Kevin Miller react as their daughter, Laurel, 4, center, takes part in an inertia game at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Big Don Kid Show. It’s a hip-hop storytelling show. 10 a.m. Sunday, Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St.
Neill-Cochran House Museum. History Lab: Make It Yourself. Make whirligigs, pinwheels or buzzers. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org
Thinkery. Building Biology. Learn about synthetic biology with scientists as a family. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday. Free with admission. Little Builders. 9:30 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 3-year-olds. Monday. $20. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org