Looking for things to do with your kids this weekend? See our calendar for Nov. 11-13

We’ve got some fun days ahead at our local museums, book stores and more.

Friday

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

Friday-Saturday

"Charlotte's Web" is at Zach Theatre through Dec. 3. Winnie Hsia from Sky Candy plays Charlotte. Kirk Tuck
“Charlotte’s Web” is at Zach Theatre through Dec. 3. Winnie Hsia from Sky Candy plays Charlotte. Kirk Tuck

“Whether the Weather.” Pollyanna Theatre Company presents this weather-inspired play for ages 18 months to 4 years. $6.50. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Saturday

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Learn about making things move. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $4.50. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Contemporary Austin. Families Create! Miffy’s Friends. Study rabbit sculpture “Miffy’s Fountains” and learn more about rabbits before making your own sculpture. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Texas Museum of Science & Technology.   20th Anniversary of the Tutankhamun Exhibition. The exhibit of 131 replicas of the pharoah’s possessions opens Saturday and will run for the next six months. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

BookPeople events. Bundy Renfro reads story time. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Meet the Maker. Different makers show you how they work. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, all locations. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Penguin Problems,” Saturday.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Austin Public Library Yarborough Branch.

Made With Code. 1 p.m. Saturday, Austin Public Library Cepeda Branch.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Kids Kraft. Make ecofriendly sculpture. $15. 9 a.m. Saturday for kindergarten-second grade; 11 a.m. 3-5 grade. Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org

Saturday and Sunday

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop opened its Willie Nelson-themed corn maze for the season. You ll find a pumpkin patch, farm animals, face painting, a 2,000-square-foot jumping pillow, a train and food from Cindy s Gone Hog Wild restaurant. Photos: Barton Hill Farms
It’s the last weekend for Barton Hill Farms’ fall festival. Barton Hill Farms

Thinkery.  Owl Pellets Investigation. For 4 and older. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8 child, $8 adult. NXT Mindstorms. For 8 and older. Play with Lego Mindstorms robots. 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8 child, $8 adult. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

“Charlotte’s Web.” Aerial artists Sky Candy bring the spider to life. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. Saturday. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Barton Hill Farms fall festival. Find a lot to do including the maze in the shape of Lonesome Dove, live music, pumpkin painting, train rides and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $11 adults, $8 3-10 years old, free for children 2 and younger. $1 off online. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

Sunday

Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden with her family where she prayed with a bronze statue of a nun. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden with her family where she prayed with a bronze statue of a nun. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Bullock Museum. Family Workshop. See the play “Stille Nacht,” about the rise of Nazism, and write about it. It’s all tied to the exhibit “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda.” For kids 10 and up. 1 p.m. Sunday. Science Thursdays. Hands-on activities from Central Texas Discover Engineering including boat races. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

BookPeople events. Betsy Devany reads “Lucy’s Lovey.” 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Family Day. Live music, yoga, stories and art-making. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org

 

 

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s