7 kid-friendly events during Austin’s spring break

Between plays, petting zoos, and bug safaris, there are plenty of ways to keep the kiddos busy next week.

The Round Rock Public Library

Check out the brand new Round Rock Public Library at next week’s Mad Science event.

Photo courtesy City of Round Rock

It may have snuck up on you, but next week is spring break for AISD, Round Rock ISD, UT Austin, and other local school districts.

If you’re searching for ways to keep the kiddos busy, look no further. Here are seven family-friendly events taking place in Austin next week.

Pippi Longstocking | Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 12 | Times vary | Austin Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W. 18th St., Austin | $15-$20 | Catch up with 9-year-old Pippi’s antics at this kid-friendly show.

Family Day | Sunday, March 12 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden, 605 Azie Morton Rd., Austin | Free | Stop by for a “sculpture search,” crafts, live music, and locally made treats.

Mad Science at the Library | Monday, March 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Round Rock Public Library, 200 E. Liberty Ave., Round Rock | Free | Tune into two science shows catered toward children age 5 and older.

A field of wildflowers at Zilker Botanical Garden

Is there anything more beautiful than Zilker Botanical Garden in the spring?

Photo by ATXtoday

Dino Days | Tuesday, March 14 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin | Free | Little ones can find fossils, participate in a scavenger hunt, go on a “bug safari,” and learn from experts at the garden.

Third Thursdays | Thursday, March 16 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave., Austin | Free with admission | This Women’s History Month-themed event includes a James Webb telescope simulation and a panel with NASA employees.

Field of Light Silent Disco | Friday, March 17 | Times vary | Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin | $20-$140 | Meander through 28,000 glowing orbs to the sound of curated playlist or a guided audio tour.

Garden Party | Sunday, March 19 | 2-5 p.m. | The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd., Austin | Free | Help community members replant a nationally certified butterfly sanctuary, and stay later for live music, a petting zoo, and butterfly-inspired arts and crafts.