Explore a cave, play with a giant robot and more family fun, Feb. 9-11

This is one of those jam-packed weekends for family fun in Austin. You’ll find special events at museums, plus many shows on local stages.

For your outdoor event planning purposes: It’s going to be a beautiful Friday and Saturday. Expect rain and cold on Sunday.

Here are more than 20 events for the family happening this weekend:

The Colossal Robotic Hand exhibit opens at the Hill Country Science Mill on Saturday.

  1. Wildflower Center: Austin Cave Fest. Celebrate caves and tour two of them. Children must have an adult. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
  2. Hill Country Science Mill. Colossal Robotic Hand Grand Opening. See the new exhibit of the 30-foot hand kids can operate. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
  3. Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Pipe Monsters. Make art inspired by the work of Carol Bove. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org
  4. Umlauf Sculpture Garden Family Day. Learn different forms of exercise as a family, plus make art. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. unmlaufsculture.org
  5. Kite Making Workshop. Get ready for Kite Fest, which is March 4. Free. 1 p.m. Saturday. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. austintexas.gov

    Aurora Lindsey, 7 and her father, Jake Lindsey made kites at the Austin Parks and Recreation annual kite workshop for kids on Saturday at Dove Springs Recreation Center. American-Statesman 2012

  6. “The Adventures of Enoughie (Las Aventuras de Enoughie).” This bilingual puppet show features lessons about kindness and is a collaboration between Zach Theatre, Teatro Vivo, Glass Half Full Theatre and the Kindness Campaign. 11 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Feb. 25. Austin Pride Family Performance Saturday. $14-$16. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. zachtheatre.org
  7. “Dark Girls.” Documentary screens as part of That’s My Face Film Series for young adults. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. carver-museum.org
  8. “The Wazir of Oz.” A Bollywood-style version with music by the Sacred Cowgirls. $12-$8. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
  9. Hands on History. Make Valentine’s Day cards like the 1920s. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday. The Williamson Museum. 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown.
  10. Thinkery. E-Wearables: Ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
  11. Alamo Drafthouse PBS Kids “Pinkalicious & Peterrific.” 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Slaughter Lane. 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17-18, Lakeline. drafthouse.com
  12. Faerie tea parties. Dress for the fairies and drink tea, eat mini cakes and go explore the fairy lands. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. Register online at austintexas.gov/parksonline.
  13. Hideout Theatre Presents: Improv for Cool Kids “Stories from Around the World.” Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org
  14. Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
  15. Toybrary. Play in Nature: 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
  16. Daddy and Me Playdate: Make valentines for Mommy. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $15. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

    Ollie Mae Barnet and Luna Santana play in the Light Lab at the Thinkery in Austin, TX. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2013

  17. Thinkery. Exploring Seasons: 9:45 a.m. (2-year-olds), 10:45 a.m. (3-year-olds) Fridays, through Feb. 23. $20 a class, $140 for the series. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
  18. Thinkery. Baby Bloomers: All about Senses. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. For birth to age 3. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
  19. Story time with Ben Clanton, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
  20. Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations:“Click, Clack, Moo. I Love You!”
  21. Express Yourself Through Media and Technology. Ages 8 and older. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. St. John’s Branch.
  22. Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.  Mornings with Moxie. 10 a.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.
  23. Teen Book Club.  “Allegedly.” 3 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.
  24. Friday Movie Matinee: “Beauty and the Beast.” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.
  25. Black History Month Film Series: “Red Tails.” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.
  26. Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads.

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