What’s on tap for this weekend? Rain, but also these Austin family events, April 20-22

I’m not going to lie. This Earth Day weekend will be a wet one. The biggest storms will hit on Saturday. Check outdoor event websites in advance to see if they are still happening or if they’ve been canceled or postponed.

Fingers crossed, we’ll still be able to celebrate the butterflies, enjoy nature, run an obstacle course and more.

Emily Ann Theatre is celebrating the Butterfly Festival in April.

Check out these family events:

Science Mill. Earth Day Butterfly Bonanza. Learn more about butterflies. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Butterfly Festival. Games, crafts and live butterfly release. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

LBJ Library Block Party. Celebrate the opening day of “Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports.” Play basketball, live music, food trucks and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St. lbjlibrary.org

Urban Air Adventure Park Grand Opening. The first 100 people in get free jumping for the rest of 2018. The park includes trampolines, dodge ball courts, airbag drop zones, slam dunk zone, tumbling track, indoor playground, obstacle course and more. 10 a.m. Saturday. 13201 RM N. 620, Cedar Park. urbanairtrampolinepark.com/cedar-park-tx/.

Austin Nature & Science Center. Austin’s Nature Day Nature and Art. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Free. Austin Nature & Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive. austintexas.gov/ansc

Kids Obstacle Challenge. Run through a touring obstacle course including a rope swing into a giant mud pit, climb cargo nets and army crawl through obstacles. Parents run free with kids admission. $32-$66. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. kidsobstaclechallenge.com

Sherwood Forest Faire is open on the weekends.

Sherwood Forest Faire. Travel back in time to merry ol’ England with this fair. 10 a.m. to dusk, Saturday and Sunday. $12-$22. 1883 Old U.S. 20, McDade. sherwoodforestfaire.com

Monster Jam. Seriously big trucks crush other trucks. 7 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. $20-37. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com

“Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote.” Pancho Rabbit goes through a dangerous journey with little help from his guide. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8-$12. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. $3 adults, $1 children. scottishritetheater.org

Wildflower Center. Afternoon Explorers: Wild About Wildflowers. For ages 6-10. $15 one child and adult. 3:30 p.m. Friday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Zach Theatre presents “Goodnight Moon.” The classic children’s book comes to the stage. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 27. $18-$24. Kleberg Stage, 1421 Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Alamo Drafthouse. PBS Kids: Explore the Outdoors.” 10:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Mueller. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. drafthouse.com

Totally Cool Totally Art Teen Art Exhibition. Through April 26. Free. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov

Thinkery. Decoding DNA. Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Thinkery. Namaste and Play: Sense-ational: 9:45 a.m. (2-year-olds), 10:45 a.m. (3-year-olds), Fridays, through May 11. $20 a class, $140 for the series. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers: Spring has Sprung. Learn about light. 9 a.m. Saturdays. For birth to age 3. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

 

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Preschool program. 10 a.m. ridays. Free with admission. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Wildflower Center. Nature Play Hour. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Free with admission to the gardens. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

BookPeople 10:30 a.m. storytimes: Mrs. Purple Urple, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturdays, story times at all locations: “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth”

Half Price Books. Donate a book and get a free cape for Earth Day. The first 50 kids who donate a new or gently used children’s book at any Half Price Books will get a free superhero cape on Sunday. halfpricebooks.com

 

Express Yourself with social media. 1 p.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.

“Anansi and the Golden Box of Stories.” 1 p.m. Saturday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

 


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