Saturday, August 11
11th Annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival. Broad Meadow Brook Conservation and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy educational fun where butterflies fly free in their natural habitats, with workshops, performances, live caterpillars, butterfly art, face painting, activities, food, and more. Members $5, nonmembers $6, ages under 2 free. massaudubon.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 you hear fun fact, stories, and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Free. worcesterart.org.
Second-Saturday Storytelling. Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m. Connect with family and friends at the ICA Watershed through the art of storytelling. Look, listen, and participate while making connections to artworks through movement, music, poetry and readings. Recommended for ages 3 to 8. Free. icaboston.org.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Enjoy as YSP Pre-Teen presents this fantastic adaption of the story of transformation and tolerance, based and adapted from the Disney animated movie and original Broadway production. $12. thehanovertheatre.org.
STEAM and a Story: Fairy Houses. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-3 p.m. Enjoy a story about fairies before designing your own fairy house using a variety of materials and your imagination. For kids entering grades K through 2. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Especially for Me: Free Autism-Friendly Evening. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 5-8 p.m. Come explore the new Discovery Museum building and Discovery Woods, during this special evening especially for families with members on the Autism Spectrum, with dinner provided. Register ahead. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Sunday, August 12
Yoga in the Park for Kids. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 10:30-11 a.m. Get moving as a family, as teacher lead this kid-friendly yoga session in the sculpture park. For ages 3 to 12 with caregiver. Register ahead. Member children free, nonmember children $5, adults free. deCordova.org.
MAKEmobile. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 1-3 p.m. Take your imagination for a spin with activities that explore artistic and material processes through amusing prompts and challenges. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, ages 12 and under free. deCordova.org.
Family Film Festival: The Little Mermaid. Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 6 p.m. Join Magic 106.7 during this outdoor showing of the Disney animated flick The Little Mermaid, with entertainment, children’s activities, and giveaways. Free. prudentialcenter.com.
Perseids Meteor Shower: Family Hike. Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 310 Argilla Rd., Ipswich. 10 p.m. Enjoy a late-night stargazing adventure for the whole family. Experience one of the main celestial events of the summer with a hike, s’mores, and lemonade around a bonfire. Register ahead. Member adults $9, children $6; nonmember adults $15, children $10. thetrustees.org.