Museum Day, fall fests and more family events, Sept. 21-28
Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine. Take a 25-minute ride on Thomas the Tank Engine. 8:30 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 29. $24. Austin Steam Train Association's Burnet Depot, 401 E. Jackson St. Burnet. austinsteamtrain.org/special-events/day-out-with-thomas
Touch a Truck Event. Many trucks plus live music, a barrel train ride, a petting zoo and more to support SAFE Alliance. 10 a.m. Saturday. $10-$5. Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th St. safeaustin.org
Saturday Morning Kids Live Concert. 9 a.m. Saturdays. This week: The Groundwork Music Orchestra, Saturday. The Hive, 10415 Old Manchaca Road. hiveaustin.com
Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Wander through a corn maze, go on a hayride, shoot corn cannons, bounce on a giant pumpkin bounce house and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Through Nov. 3. Saturdays and Sundays. Free, but pay for each activity and pumpkins, or get a $10 wristband for everything. Younger than 3 free. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. therobinsonfamilyfarm.com
Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin picking. 10 a.m. to 7 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, and Columbus Day. Saturday-Nov. 3. $15.95, extra for pumpkins, fishing pond, face painting and food. Younger than 3 free. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com
Sweet Berry Farm. Hayrides, corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Through-Nov. 10. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com
Fall Fest at the Farm. Corn maze, pig races, pony rides, a petting zoo, plus a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Wednesdays-Sundays, Through-Nov. 3. $16 a person. Kids younger than 2 free. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. Texas 29, Georgetown.
Austin Museum Day. Tour some of Austin’s most well-known and little-known museums for free Sunday. Museums also host special events such as a fossil, bone and more identification day at Texas Memorial Museum. Get the full list at austinmuseums.org.
Science Mill. Girl Scout Badge Day. Do activities and earn a badge based on your program level. Saturday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers, kids up to age 3 learn about exploring their senses in September, 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Art Start. Make art together. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20-Oct. 25. $8 per class. Customize Your Slime workshop for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, or 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21-Sunday. $8. Tinkering Take Homes for ages 4 and up. Create 3D Letters using a scroll saw. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday-Sept. 29. $6 for a kit. STEAM on the Spot: UT SEEK (Student Engineers Educating Kids) offers hands-on engineering activities. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Bullock Museum. Story time: Over the Moon. 10 a.m. Thursday. American Indian Heritage Day. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for school groups. 6-8 p.m. for the public. Friday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
The Williamson Museum. Hispanic Heritage History. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Chisholm Trail location. The Williamson Museum, 8 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock. williamsonmuseum.org
Toybrary Austin. Play dough time. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3. $7. Free Baby Play. 1 p.m. Tuesdays Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays. $10. Gardening for Kids. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $7. Date Night Child Care. 4-8 p.m. Saturdays. $25.Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Zach Theatre. "Jungalbook." An adaptation of the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling. For ages 5 and up. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 7-Nov. 10. $19-$43. Kleberg Theatre at Zach Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org
Zach Theatre. "Wake Up Brother Bear!" 4 p.m. Saturday. Explore the seasons with a pair of bear siblings. For the preschool set. $13. Whisenhunt stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
Pollyanna Theatre presents “How Miss Lady Bird Changed America.” The story of Lady Bird Johnson and wildflowers. For ages 7 and up. 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. $10.50 and up. LBJ Presidential Library and Museum atrium, 2313 Red River St. pollyannatheatrecompany.org
Austin Film Society. "Fast Color," a modern superhero movie about a comic book artist. 7 p.m. Monday. $5 for kids 17 and younger. Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org
Alamo Drafthouse.PBS Kids at the Alamo: "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood." 10 a.m. Sept. 7-8, Mueller. 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com
Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First Village free screenings."The Secret Life of Pets 2." 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First Village, 9301 Hog Eye Road. mlf.org
BookPeople.10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times.Hispanic Heritage, Tuesday. Banned Books, Wednesday. Whodunnit, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble Events: Baby & Me Storytime 11 a.m. Sundays."Silly Lullaby," Sunday. 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations: Demigod Day with "How I Met My Monster," Saturday. barnesandnoble.com
At the library
Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.
Pajama Storytime. 6 p.m. Tuesdays Windsor Park Branch, Tuesdays. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch. 6 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch. 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Homeschool D&D Club. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.
Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Mondays, St. John Branch.
Lego Lab. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Central Library. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Let's All Play Board Game Day. 3 p.m. Thursdays, St. John Branch.
Music & Movement. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch.
Just for Teens: Dev Launchers Coding Lab. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Central Library.
Just for Teens: Guitar and Bass Lab. 6 p.m. Mondays, Central Library.
Reading Unleashed. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Manchaca Road.
Early Literacy Playgroup. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Terrazas Branch.
Library GroovaRoo Dance! For babies and parents. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Twin Oaks Branch.
STEMulating Playground. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Ukulele Club. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Science Friday. 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.
Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday Twin Oaks Branch.
Family Crafting. 3 p.m. Saturday, Spicewood Springs Branch.