Friday, July 6
Backyard and Beyond: Forest Friday. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Explore a nature-centric activity based on the weather and season. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Summer Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Enjoy an evening to explore the museum and Discovery Woods at night, during this summer celebration when food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry are accepted. Free. discoveryacton.org
Saturday, July 7
Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults and children must work together to follow clues around the grounds before collecting prizes. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, children 5 to 13 $6, ages under 5 free. fruitlands.org.
Families @ WAM Tour. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30-11 a.m. Explore the Worcester Art Museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour, as we enjoy stories and sharing observations. Free. worcesterart.org.
Exploring Science Together: Bugs. Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Take a closer look and explore the world of minuscule bugs, learn through hands-on activities, and create your own scientific equipment to study at home. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Register ahead. Members $10, nonmembers $20. hmnh.harvard.edu.
Beyond the Spectrum: Portrait Stories. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Come for this adventure in art, talk about portraits, create your own, and forge friendships during this time for youth on the Autism Spectrum. For ages 8 to 12. $9. mfa.org.
Make a Mess: Spray and Splatter. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Experiment with spraying, splatting, and dripping different types of paint to make a truly messy masterpiece. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
22nd New Bedford Folk Festival. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 Williams St., New Bedford. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Celebrate this two-day family-oriented festival offering continuous folk music, artists and artisans from across the country and globe, food, and more. Through Sunday. Prices vary, children under 12 free. newbedfordfolkfestival.com.
Arms + Armor Demonstrations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. A fun interactive program to learn all about different kinds of arms and armors used from figures including Roman soldiers and Medieval knights. Free. worcesterart.org.
Wrinkle in Time. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Watch as a young girl, her brother, and her friend join three magical beings to travel across the universe and rescue her father. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
The Lion King. Prudential Center, South Garden, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 6 p.m. Enjoy the Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival through children’s activities, giveaways, entertainment, and gather on the South Garden for a showing of the classic Disney animated feature. Free. prudentialcenter.com.
Sunday, July 8
Children’s Workshop: Matryoshka and Me. Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the Russian nesting dolls and the Russian folk tales ‘The Magic Turnip’ and ‘The Bun’ with the help of special matryoshka. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Register ahead. Free with admission. Adults $10, youth 3 and up $5, ages under 3 free. musuemofrussianicons.org.