What are you doing with your family this long Memorial Day weekend? We’ve got ideas

Kids learn to do woodworking at The Thinkery. Photo by  Hunter Douglas
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Kids learn to do woodworking at The Thinkery. Photo by Hunter Douglas

Ahh, summer is just around the corner. Kids in Austin Independent School District have a four day weekend, before heading back to school for three whole days next week. Bastrop does the same but ends next Wednesday. Round Rock has school on Friday, not on Monday and finishes next Thursday. Leander goes to school on Friday, not on Monday, but Tuesday-Friday next week. Hays will be in school Friday, not on Monday and finish on Wednesday. And lucky Eanes starts summer vacation on Friday.

Are you as confused as I am? Check

The new planetarium at the Texas Museum of Science & Technology will allow the museum to show different types of star shows as well as do star talks before.

See the new planetarium at  Texas Museum of Science & Technology. 

your district’s calendar before doing anything.

So, whether you have a three-day or a four-day holiday weekend or whether your kids are even old enough to go to school, we have ideas on what to do this weekend.

 

Friday

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars in the parking lot. 8-10 p.m. Friday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.

Barnes & Noble story time. “Chicken Lily,” 7 p.m. Friday, Round Rock.

Friday-Sunday

“The Wizard of Oz.” See it on stage. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Long Center, 700 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.

Friday-Monday

Family programs at Zilker Botanical Garden include fairy landscaping and tea parties, learning about pioneer days and exploring plants. Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden

Zilker Botanical Garden has a fairy trail
Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden

Zilker Botanical Garden Woodland Faerie Trail. Open through June 24. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Spring Road. zilkergarden.org.

Saturday

Science Saturday. Enjoy talks about science. 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.

Thinkery Baby Bloomers. For ages birth to 3. Learn about Salvador Dali. 9 a.m. Saturday $29 one adult and child. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

BookPeople story time. Monkeys and Gorillas, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Our Great Big Backyard.”

Read to Ella, the Reading Dog. Noon Saturday, Wells Branch Community Library.

 

Saturday-Sunday

Kids learn to do woodworking at The Thinkery. Photo by  Hunter Douglas

The Thinkery is open on Monday. Photo by Hunter Douglas

Thinkery workshops: Hydraulic Robots. For ages 4-7. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $29 one adult and child.

Monday

The Thinkery is open all day, but there’s no Baby Bloomers.  The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

And if you’re looking for more events this summer. Look for my monthly calendars. Find June’s here.


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