This weekend, you can join us at the Mondo Gallery for the TMNT Heroes in a Half Shell Family Day Party, meet Hello Kitty, explore an ocean-themed afternoon of science and music at the Back-to-School Science Splash Jam, or head to the Zilker Hillside Theatre for the last weekend of All Shook Up. Here’s our list of Top 10 Family Events…FamTopPicks-OnSite_header-1Other stuff:

Top Austin Family Weekend Events…

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— Take your dog-lovers to the Institution Theater at 1 p.m. for a fun filled hour of dog tricks, juggling, circus and unicycle tricks, puppets and even live music in the action-packed show The Wizard of Dogz. Tickets are $8 for kids and $10 for adults, available online here.

— Grab your hats and your boots! Head on down to the Cedar Park Rodeo at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park at 7:30 p.m. (tonight and tomorrow night). Rodeo events include bare back riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and mutton busting. A range of tickets are available online here for this action packed family entertainment!

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— Join us at Mondo Gallery this morning for a special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Family Party! The party officially runs from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for the public, but Do512 Family readers can get exclusive early entry starting at 9 a.m. just by RSVPing here! Your RSVP will also enter you in a raffle for a poster giveaway, too. At the party, you can see Mondo Gallery’s latest poster exhibit while enjoying TMNT-inspired treats, face painting, a photo booth and more fun activities!

— See the adorable Hello Kitty at the Toybrary today from 10:30 a.m. – 12 – p.m. Admission for a meet and greet with everyone’s favorite kitty is $10 per child.

— Visit El Mundo’s annual Back to School Fest at Delco Activity Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get some school supplies and learn about valuable community resources connected to education, health and wellness, nutrition, and more to get the school year started on the right track. Free event.

— Come hang (literally)! Enjoy a Family Fun Day outing at Crux Climbing Center from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. $5 climbing for kids offers a great way to introduce the entire family to the joys of climbing, and staff will be on deck to show you the ropes.

— Get Batty on Congress Bridge at the 14th Annual Bat Fest today from 4-11 p.m., and celebrate Austin’s amazing urban bat colony with two stages of live music with bands like Ghostland observatory, Dharma Kings, and Mike Jones. Also, don’t miss the Kids Bat Costume Contest! Kids ages 8 and under are free, general admission tickets are $20 at the gate.

— Tonight’s your last chance to see Elvis-inspired All Shook Up on the Zilker Hillside Theatre! This fun musical is free to attend, and starts at 8:15 p.m. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy an Austin summer tradition.

— Join the fun at the Scottish Rite Theater for Tumble’s Back-To-School Science Splash Jam at 4 p.m. for an awesome ocean-themed afternoon of science fun and music! It’s the perfect way to slide into the new school year. Tickets are $9; lap children are free.

— Enjoy an evening on the lawn of the Long Center at the free Austin Symphony Orchestra: Brass Concert. The fun kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs.

MORE: You can browse our full list of Top Picks for Weekend Events for even more listings!

Have a great weekend!

*Cover photo from Mondo Gallery