This weekend, go to a kite-making workshop, pop into Engineering Day at Thinkery, watch the Scottish Rite Theatre’s new production, Rap Unzel, or enjoy a Chinese New Year celebration. Here’s our list of Top 10 Family Events…FamTopPicks-OnSite_header-1Other stuff:

Top Austin Family Weekend Events…

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— Check out Hopscotch: Light & Sound, a new interactive experience in North Austin (6100 Airport Blvd.) that showcases 13 unique installations that use light and sound to engage visitors. Tickets are $23 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 4-12, and free for kids 3 and under. Great for a family afternoon outing — or for a date night, especially since it’s 18 and up after 7 p.m.
— Have a day-after-Valentine’s date night! Thinkery has got you covered with the Parents’ Night Out today from  5:30 – 10 p.m. Drop the kids off for a night at the museum with hands-on activities, exhibit exploration, and more. Advance tickets required. For members, your first child ticket is $40 and $20 for each additional sibling. Prices are $45 and $25 respectively for non-members.

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Bright Horizons is celebrating their one year anniversary in Westlake with a Birthday Party & Joe McDermott Concert today from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will be story telling, card making, and a Movement Matters Zone for dancing. Free event!

— It’s Engineering Week at Thinkery, and this Saturday is the big Engineering Day event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Chocked full of all kinds of activities and and challenges for kids of all ages, including a Move Studio, Spark Shop, a Story Nook. (Click here for the schedule.) Activities are free with regular museum admission.

— Join The Hive for an awesome Valentine’s Party at 10 a.m. with music from Staci Gray, cookie decorating, and Valentines crafts great for all ages. $10 for kids ages 2 & up; little ones under age 2 are free.

— The Science Mill is celebrating the Grand Opening of their beautiful new 1000 sq. foot Aquaponics Greenhouse. You’ll get to walk into a living, working ecosystem to learn how fish, plants, and microbes work together to create good food. Events throughout the day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities, demos, and speakers are included with regular admission.

— Fly high this weekend with your own homemade kite! The City of Austin is sponsoring a Kite Making workshop at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center from 1-3 p.m. The free event is open to all ages and will have games and a bounce house, as well.

Ring in the Chinese New Year at the Chinatown Center this weekend. Sunday’s agenda includes Monsoon Dance Austin, Choreopop, and Texas Wushu. The event is 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., admission is free and open to all ages.

Rap Unzel is a new musical take on the classic Rapunzel story presented at the Scottish Rite Theater. This is a show for all ages, celebrating self-care, hair, and #BlackBoyJoy. Shows are every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Kids under 2 get in free, tickets for kids under 12 are $10, and adult tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

— Teens can make magic with fellow Harry Potter fans at 2 p.m. at the Austin Central Library! At the Platform Nine and Teen Quarters event, teens can discuss the latest news from J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Bring an item from your own Potter collection to share with everyone and experience a new activity every month, from games to trivia to crafts and more! Free.


WAIT, THERE’S MUCH MORE: You can browse our full list of Top Picks for Weekend Events for even more listings.

Have a great weekend!