Explore nature this weekend and other Austin family events, Feb. 3-5

It should be a nice weekend, with a chance of rain on Sunday morning, but highs will be in the 60s on Saturday and 70s on Sunday.

Check out these fun family events:

Enjoy the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Enjoy the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Friday

Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Lego Lab. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch; 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch; 11 a.m. Friday, Milwood Branch.

Art Workshops: Shaping Spaces. 4 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch.

Saturday

Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study the garden this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Father Daughter Dance. 6 p.m. Saturday, Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st St.

Free Heart Screenings for Student Athletes. Get screened for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday. Heart Hospital of Austin, 3801 N. Lamar Blvd. Free, but must make an appointment at StDavids.com/youngheart.

Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Families Down Under Cave Tour. 9:30 a.m. Saturday. $10-$15. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

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

Disney Reads Day story time. 11 a.m. Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations.

Art Workshops: Shaping Spaces. 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Saturday Family Movie: “The Secret Life of Pets.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.

In 'The Secret Life of Pets,' Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down when his owner brings home a mutt named Duke.

In ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down when his owner brings home a mutt named Duke.

Saturday-Sunday

The Thing in Grandma’s Closet.” Pollyanna Theater presents this story of two siblings finding something mysterious in their grandmother’s closet. Best for third- to fifth-graders. 2 p.m. Sunday. $10.50-$13.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Puff, the Magic Dragon.” You know the songs and the story. $12-$18. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays and Saturdays through Feb. 26. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Soap Making. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Bryce Hohertz, 7, of Dripping Springs, and his brother Cole, 5, look through spectroscopes to observe the spectrum of light at WeatherFest at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, February 7, 2016. The event, which is part of the museum's Free First Sunday program, featured hands-on science experiments and weather-related educational programs. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Bryce Hohertz, 7, of Dripping Springs, and his brother Cole, 5, look through spectroscopes to observe the spectrum of light at WeatherFest at the Bullock Texas State History Museum last year. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sunday

H-E-B Free First Sunday: Weather Fest. Learn how weather is made, ask a meteorologist your weather questions, catch a cloud in a jar with GirlStart and more. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Sunday Funday: The Pop-Up Book. Make what was considered multimedia before the tablet. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Neill-Cochran House, 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org


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