Friday, March 2

Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Join our favorite professional musician and educator, Miss Bernadette, as we move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $12.50, children under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

First Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Join us for this evening of exploring the Museum campus, while we collect non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry, and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Free. discoveryacton.org.

Shopkins Live! Shop It Up. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 6 p.m. Join the first theatrical production based on America's No. 1 toy brand, immersing audiences in the world of Shopville using custom-designed theatrical costumes, creative characters, and outstanding music, songs, dances, and displays. $35-45. thehanovertheatre.org.

Stars Over Springfield. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Join members of the Springfield Star Club for skygazing in the Science Museum's observatory, or a planetarium show if overcast. $3. springfieldmuseums.org.

Saturday, March 3

Celebration Weekend for the NEW Discovery Museum. 177 Main St., Acton. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The new museum is ready! Play, explore, and learn in the expanded, completely renovated, ADA-compliant new building! New STEAM (science-technology-engineering-art-math) experiences and reimagined visitor favorite exhibits related to Water, Air, Inventing & Tinkering, Sound, Early Learning, Simple Machines, Imaginary Play, Building & Engineering, and more await you. A hands-on activity will be offered in the new classroom space from 11 a.m.-2 p. m. Children 12 and under will be admitted free all weekend.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ring in Dr. Seuss's 114th birthday, during a day filled with wacky, fun, crazy, and sometimes delicious activities spread throughout the day from crafting to magic to stories to decorating. Free with admission. Adults $25, youth ages 3 to 17 $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.

My Neighbor Totoro. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Watch what is often regarded as one of the best children's films ever created, as Hayao Miyazaki's watercolor ode to childhood imagination delights and exhilarates its audience. Through Sunday. Adults $9, children $7. coolidge.org.

Families @ WAM Tour. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30-11 a.m. Explore the Worcester Art Museum galleries during this docent-guided discovery tour. Free. worcesterart.org.

Beyond the Spectrum: Point of View. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 am.-12:30 p.m. Join us as we look at artworks by M.C. Escher, Pablo Picasso, and others who have taken a twisty take on the world around them, before making our own works during this adventure in art for children on the autism spectrum. For ages 8 to 12. $9. mfa.org.

WeeMuse: Art Lab. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday during this special Art Lab exploring 'Bartholomew and the Ooblek', as we look at the intersection of art and science. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $13, youth ages 4 and up $6, ages under 4 free. berkshiremuseum.org.

Arms + Armor Demonstrations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Join this fun interactive program and learn all about the kinds of arms and armor used by Roman soldiers, Medieval knights, and more. Free. worcesterart.org.

Wooden Eggs: Drop-In Craft. Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. 12-4 p.m. Have fun decorating wooden eggs to add to your Easter basket, to give as gifts, or to house in your home. Through Sunday. Free with admission. Adults $10, youths ages 3 and up $5, children under 3 free. museumofrussianicons.org.

Kid's Opening Costume Party. Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd., Concord. 2-4 p.m. Put on your favorite costume or outfit and bring your grownups to the Concord Museum for a kid-friendly opening of Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town, featuring games, crafts, and snacks. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $10, youth ages 6 and up $5, ages under 6 free. concordmuseum.org.

Sunday, March 4

Celebration Weekend for the NEW Discovery Museum. 177 Main St., Acton. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The new museum is ready! Play, explore, and learn in the expanded, completely renovated, ADA-compliant new building! New STEAM (science-technology-engineering-art-math) experiences and reimagined visitor favorite exhibits related to Water, Air, Inventing & Tinkering, Sound, Early Learning, Simple Machines, Imaginary Play, Building & Engineering, and more await you. A hands-on activity will be offered in the new classroom space from 11 a.m.-2 p. m. Children 12 and under will be admitted free all weekend.

Nature and Nurture with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Come and explore the great outdoors, as we sing songs, take a nature walk, read a story or make a craft. For ages 2 to 4. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $12.50, children under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Peter and the Wolf Free Family Concert. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Worcester. 3 p.m. Join the Worcester Chamber Music Society during their annual free family concert performing Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf following a little boy who, with the help of a bird, a duck, and a cat, outsmart a big, bad wolf. Free. worcesterchambermusic.org.