Pumpkin patches are back and more family fun this weekend, Sept. 22-24

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend. Time to get out there and enjoy something new in the world of family events.

 

Friday

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop has a 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.
Photos: Barton Hill Farms

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Thinkery. Little Thinkers Club. Get Into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays, through Oct. 27. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.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

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Museum reopening. The museum reopens and reveals two new exhibitions: “The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drugs: Costs and Consequences,” and “Leonardo da Vinci’s Machines in Motion” as well as a revamped “Timewalk” dinosaur and fossil exhibition. Friday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.

“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” with Chase Brewer as Peter and Leslie Ann Leal as Lucy is a Zach Theatre through Feb. 10. Kirk Tuck

Friday-Sunday

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale.  7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Saturday. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

Saturday

Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays.  Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Learn about colors. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $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

Second Annual Austin Skipathon. Skip around Mueller Lake Park while helping Foster Angels of Central Texas. $25 per person, free for children younger than 5. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. austinskipathon.com

Youth Football Clinic. For ages 5-10. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Free. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Runberg Lane. austintexas.gov

Museum Day Live! Museums connected to the Smithsonian will be open for free on Saturday. You can get a ticket and see which museums are free at smithsonian.com/museumday

“The Selfish Giant” is at Austin Playhouse.

Austin Playhouse presents “The Selfish Giant.” Austin Playhouse adapts this Oscar Wilde story of a giant that builds a wall to keep children out. Noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Pick your price. Austin Playhouse at Austin Community College’s Highland Campus, 6001 Airport Blvd., South Entrance. austinplayhouse.com

BookPeople events. Patrick Ness reads “Release.” 6 p.m. Saturday. Paige Britt reads “Why Am I Me?” 2 p.m. Saturday. Story times: Illustrator Spotlight. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Jason Gallaher reads “Whobert Whover, Owl Detective,” 11 a.m. Saturday, Arboretum. 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations:  “Big Words for Little Geniuses.”

Saturday and Sunday

Thinkery. Back to School Makershop. Make your own pencil bag. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. For ages 8 and up. 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 8. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Go through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29. Free, but pay for each activities and pumpkins. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. therobinsonfamilyfarm.com

Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin picking. 10 a.m.-8 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 5. $14, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

 


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