It’s hot. Head inside this weekend for family fun, June 16-18

“Whether the Weather” from Pollyanna Theatre Company.

We’re probably going to see our first 100-degree day Saturday (if not before). This is a perfect weekend to find the cool of the museum, movie theater and library. If you do head outdoors, bring plenty of drinking water and wear your sunscreen, hats and shades.



Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Blanton Museum. Deeper Dives. Ages 8-12. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday.  Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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

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

Austin Opera Presents: Onsite Opera.3 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.

Camp Bluebonnet. Read books that could win the Bluebonnet Award. For grades 3-6. 1 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.


“Whether the Weather.” Pollyanna Theatre Company presents this play for children 18 months to 5 years old based on a British nursery rhyme about the weather. 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday. $6.50. AT&T Conference Room in the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.


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

Jonah Bobo stars in Columbia Pictures’ “Zathura: A Space Adventure.” Columbia Pictures

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp.  “Zathura.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. 10 a.m. Friday, 10:25 a.m. Saturday, 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. “Sing.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Mueller. $1-$5 donation. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.” 2 p.m. Friday, 9:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Village. 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Mueller.  Check online for future showings.


Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about the sea all month long. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

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

Carver Museum. Juneteen. Music, food, games and more. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Daddy and Me Superhero Day. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101.

From left, Soe Naing, Mee Reh and Boe Meh, siblings from Thailand, make beaded creations at one of the art tables during World Refugee Day at the Bullock Museum. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Bullock Museum. World Refugee Day. Celebrate different cultures. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” 1 p.m. Saturday. $10-$6. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave.

BookPeople events. Summer Kickoff Party. Get excited about reading this summer. Noon Saturday. “Wizard of Oz.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch.

Saturday Family Movie: “Pete’s Dragon,” Noon Saturday, Carver Branch; “Captain America: Civil War.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

That’s so Fandom: Manga/Anime Drawing Workshop. 2 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.


Thinkery. Shark Tank. For 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

“Cars 3” Family Party. 9 a.m. Sunday. Lakeline.  10 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane.

Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, left, and Armie Hammer voiced by Jackson Storm in a scene from “Cars 3.” Disney-Pixar


Hill Country Science Mill. Battle Bot Challenge. Challenge dad to a Flipper-Bot match or test your skills in the Sumo-Bot ring. Free with admission. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.


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

Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Camp Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Sundays. Faulk Central Library.


Hey Lollies Present: “Iris Saves the Land of Black and White.” 3 p.m. Sunday, Manchaca Road Branch.



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 She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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