This week you can explore woodland homes of faeries and gnomes, see a puppet show, explore the Texas Colorado River Rolling Exhibit, watch Wall-E in the park, and boogie with the family at a concert in Mueller.

Top 5 Austin Family Events to Check Out This Week:

Woodland Faerie Trail Opens @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Monday, May 16 – Friday, June 24, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
See this annual exhibit that features whimsical faerie homes and gardens crafted with natural materials such as twigs, bark, shells, rocks, etc. No special admission tickets are necessary to view the Woodland Faerie Trail. It is included with your General Admission to the Garden — $3 for non-Austin residents, $2 for Austinites, $1 for children and seniors.


Puppet Show: Little Red Riding Hood’s Basket of Goodies @ Round Rock Library
Wednesday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a free puppet show of Little Red Riding Hood’s Basket of Goodies. This takes the traditional folktale and gives it a library-friendly twist. The shows are best enjoyed by children ages 18 months through age 7, but there is one baby-friendly performance on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Click here for more showtimes.


The Mobile River’s 1st Birthday Party @ LCRA Red Bud Center
Thursday, May 19, 4 – 7 p.m.
This cutting-edge mobile museum brings a high-quality STEM field-trip experience to our Texas schools, and now the public can take a tour at this free event. Housed in a 42-foot trailer, this exhibit includes interactive models and electronic games that engage and inspire students to go out and make a difference in water conservation.


Movies in the Park: Wall-E @ Wooldridge Square Park
Thursday, May 19, 8:45 p.m. (rescheduled from prior date)
Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner for a fun and relaxing evening.


KUTX Live featuring Hard Proof & The Que Pastas @ Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater
Friday, May 19, 7 p.m.
KUTX presents a free, family-friendly music series featuring performances from the Que Pastas at 7 p.m. followed by Hard Proof at 7:45 p.m. Food trucks will be onsite. The event is free, and free parking is available in the Mueller garage, adjacent to the Thinkery.

KUTX Live at Mueller

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Have a fun week!