This week you can learn about Presidential history, check out a petting zoo storytime, see a free puppet show, find special activities for homeschoolers and watch ZACH Theatre’s new play for families! Here are the details of our top 5 picks for fun weekday family events in Austin.

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Top 5 Austin Family Events to Check Out This Week:

Free Admission @ LBJ Presidential Library & Museum
Monday, February 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate President’s Day at the LBJ Library! They will be offering free admission to all. The LBJ Presidential Library is one of thirteen Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Click here for info about the current exhibits.



Tiny Tails To You Storytime @ BookPeople
Wednesday, February 17, 10:30 a.m.
If you’re a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens, AND stories then you’re in luck! Friends from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin! What a wonderful way to make new friends.



The Selfish Gardner Puppet Show @ North Village Branch of the Austin Public Library
Wednesday, February 17, 3:30 p.m.
What happens when a band of native plants and insects gets a new neighbor who isn’t very friendly? Find out in this musical spin on the Oscar Wilde classic, The Selfish Giant. This puppet show debuts today and will tour branches of the Austin Public Library through April. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Free!



Homeschool Day @ The Bullock Museum
Thursday, February 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Museum admission is FREE for homeschool families today. Special Space Exploration activities activities are also planned, and discounted group rates are offered for IMAX films. To RSVP and to learn more, click here.



James and the Giant Peach @ ZACH Theatre
Friday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.
It’s opening night of ZACH Theatre’s newest children’s play! See Roald Dahl’s story come to life on stage in James and the Giant Peach — an energetic and whimsical musical adaptation for ages 5 and up. Travel with James and his insect pals on a journey of enormous proportions, bull of over sided personalities. Tickets are $24 for youth and $27 for adults, which you can purchase online here or by calling ZACH’s box office at 512-476-0541 x1.

James and the Giant Peach


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Have a fun week!