Enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend with these family events, May 26-29

The Woodland Faerie Trail opens this weekend at Zilker Botanical Garden. Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden


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

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

Tinkering Tots: Mini Music Makers! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through Friday. $20 a class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org



Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about spring on Saturday. 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

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

Family Night Out with Staci Gray. 5:30 p.m. Saturday. $10 per child. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101. toybraryaustin.com

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

Barnes & Noble story times 11 a.m. at all locations: “Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie,” Saturday.


Thinkery. Programmable Possibilities. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 a.m. Saturday-Monday. $8. Mechanical Wonders. For ages 8 up. 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Monday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Woodland Faerie Trail. See fairy houses on this trail. Through July 30. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.


“Clockwork Stories.” Flying Theater Machine presents this kids’ improv where you build a time machine. 2 p.m. Sundays through June 18. $5. The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.com

Share Your Stories. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.


Namaste and Play. It’s yoga, art and movement all together. 9:45 a.m. Monday for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. Monday for 2-year-olds, 11:45 a.m. Monday for 3-year-olds. $20.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.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.

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