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Find extra family events at Austin museums and more this spring break

Nicole Villalpando
Rodeo Austin is going on for the next two weeks. [American-Statesman 2011]


St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy Celtic culture, from food to drums. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. $16.

Rodeo Austin. See the animals, watch the cowboys at work, go on carnival rides and more. 10 a.m. to concert end, through March 30. $8-$5 fairground tickets; $20-$175 rodeo tickets. 9100 Decker Lake Road.

SXSW Gaming Expo. Explore new games, play in tournaments and more. $25-$49. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. During spring break week, head to the Wildflower Center for Carts in the Garden with ready-made activities. 1-2 p.m. Monday-Friday in the Family Garden. What a Hoot! Learn about owls. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Bullock Museum.Spring Break at the Bullock 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Explore a different topic each day: Bird's Eye View, Monday; Shapes & Symbols, Tuesday; Creative America, Wednesday; History Detectives, Thursday; Fly High, Friday. Science Thursday. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

Science Mill.Spring Break Week. Science Mill adds special activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Thinkery.Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 talk about spring in March. 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Pollution Solution Think Lab. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. $8. Tinkering Take Homes. Make light boxes. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Saturday. $6. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Toybrary Austin. Meet Elmo. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. $12. Foam Party. 10:30 a.m Wednesday. $12. Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $10. Gardening Classes. 10:30 a.m. Thursday. $7. Orange Party. 10:30 a.m. Friday. Sensory-Friendly Fun with Joshua's Stage. 10:30 a.m. Friday. $12. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturday. $25. 2001 Justin Lane.


Pollyanna Theatre Company: "Everything Is Round." Explore shapes with Circle and Square in this production for the very young. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. $7.25. Carver Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St.


Alamo Drafthouse. Kids Camp: "Matilda." 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Lakeline and Mueller.


BookPeople. Events:Starla Michelle Halfmann reads "Alphabet Kingdom." 2 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. story times:Once Upon a Storytime, Monday. Armstrong Community Music School. Tuesday. Tiny Tails Petting Zoo. Wednesday. Luchador Legends, Thursday. Music with Miss Ariel, Friday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble. Events: Escape This Bookstore! Solve puzzles and riddles and more. 2 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. Saturday story times: "Little Blue Truck's Springtime," Saturday.


Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Southeast Branch.

Lego Lab. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Central Library. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Branch. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Crafternoon. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch. 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch. 10:15 a.m. Friday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Video Game Coding Workshop. 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Branch.

Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library.

Homeschool D&D Club for ages 9-18. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Central Library.

Literature Live! Presents: "Tiger Woman." 11 a.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch. 2 p.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Art Smart Storytime: "Rain." 11 a.m. Wednesday, University Hills Branch.

Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.

NBTween Graphic Novel Book Club:"Wed Wabbit." 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Early Learner Playtime. 10 a.m. Friday, Central Library.

Platform Nine & Teen Quarters "Harry Potter" Meeting. 2 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.

Sunday Afternoon Matinee: "Penguins of Madagascar." 3 p.m. Sunday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Master Builder Monday. 2 p.m. Monday, St. John Branch.

Teen Book Club: "A Tyranny of Petticoats." 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

Night Crafters. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Friday Movie Matinee: "Stuart Little." 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

Just for Teens: APL Industries. 6 p.m. Friday, Central Library.

Tech Familia AI Inteligencia. 11 a.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.