This week, you can watch the latest Star Wars film for free at the library, learn about fossils with the Paleontological Society of Austin, explore astronomy at the GirlStart mini-planetarium, hear live music at Unplugged at the Grove, and close out the week with tons of LEGO fun at the Thinkery Family Night.

Top 5 Austin Family Events to Check Out This Week:

Weeknight Cinema – Star Wars: The Force Awakens @ North Village Library
Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.
Take your Star Wars fans to the library for a free movie night. See BB8, Rey, Kylo Ren, and all the new characters in this latest Star Wars film. (Take note that this film is rated PG-13.)


Discovery: Fossils @ Laura’s Library
Wednesday, April 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Join Erich Rose from the Paleontological Society of Austin for talk on fossils through time and fossils around the Austin area. Touch-table specimens will be available as well. Free for all ages.


Photo from the Paleontological Society of Austin Facebook page

Starry Nights @ GirlStart STEM Studio Mini-Planetarium
Thursday, April 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Girlstart’s STEM Studio and Mini-Planetarium is a unique space for families to explore astronomy! Starry Nights include hands-on activities for all ages. You can stop by any time between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This month’s activities include building & testing a catapult satellite launcher to orbit the moon, exploring 8 moon phases using Oreo cookies, and more.   RSVP here.


KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove featuring Sweet SpiritShady Grove
Thursday, April 7, 8 p.m.
 Take advantage of living in the Live Music Capital of the World! Tonight is the kick off to the 23rd year of KGSR’s series of free concerts at Shady Grove with music from Sweet Spirit. You can enjoy live music in a family-friendly environment on Thursdays from now throughout the summer. Click here to view the full schedule.


2nd Annual Bricks & Blocks Bonanza @ Thinkery
April 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Thinkery invites LEGO®-lovers to unite for an epic night of building, art, engineering, food and tons of fun at this exclusive after-hours Family Night party. Tickets are $13 for a member adult/$15 non-member; $11 for a member Child/$13 non-member; Free for children under 2 years. Click here to purchase tickets. Feeling lucky? We’ve got 4 tickets to give away. Click here to enter.

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Have a fun week!