We’re headed to a three-day weekend of rain on and off. While you might be planning that barbecue and pool party, here are a couple of things you can do to switch gears and go inside.
Hit a museum
Many museums will be open this weekend including Monday. Head to The Thinkery, the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City, the Bullock Museum and Texas Museum of Science & Technology, which are all open on Monday. The Blanton and the Contemporary Austin are only open on Saturday and Sunday.
Judo Bots, for ages 8 and older. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, $34 one adult and child. Baby Bloomers 9 a.m. Saturday with Dr. Seuss ABC. he Thinkery has special hours on Monday and will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Plant Lab dissects a flower for ages 8 and older, 2:30 p.m. Monday, $34 one adult and child. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
See some theater
A modern, bilingual Cinderella story. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. $15 adults, $12 children. Zach Theatre’s Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org.
A dystopian play that won the 2007 Kennedy Center Theatre for Youth Playwriting Award, for ages 6 and older. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m.. $12 adults, $8 children 12 and younger. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheatre.org.
Pick up a new book
Storytime BookPeople: Batty for BookKids story time, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
At the library: Sunday Movie Matinee. Watch “The Red Balloon.” 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Yarborough Branch.
Go see a movie
I can personally recommend for the late elementary, middle-school crowd “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Avengers 2.”
This is also a great time to pull out the board games, playing cards, Legos and crafts.
Let it rain
Or embrace the rain. Put on the boots, pull on the rain jackets and grab an umbrella. Jump in puzzles, make mud pies and then hose off outside before coming inside. It could be fun.