Take the kids to "Dino-Adventures" featuring fossils, dinosaur skulls, velociraptor claws, plus live animals like monitor lizards and alligators. Be awed at a kid-friendly magic show; or take in an all-day family film festival.

Friday, February 18 

Family Fun. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 3-5 p.m. Drop-in for family games and activities. Games, building materials, and plenty of other activities provided for families of all ages. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Worcester Railers HC vs. Newfoundland Growlers. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Cheer on Central Massachusetts’s hometown team, as the Railers take on the Newfoundland Growlers in this family-friendly arena game. $15-35. dcucenter.com.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 8 p.m. Roald Dahl’s treasured tale comes to life in this Broadway touring production featuring wickedly delicious songs, costumes, characters, and staging. $40 and up. boston.broadway.com.

Saturday, February 19

Dino-Adventures: Fossil & Live Animal Show. Worcester Public Library: Tatnuck Branch, 1083 Pleasant St., Worcester. 10-11 a.m. Meet live animals such as monitor lizards, alligators, scorpions, birds, and snapping turtles, and see fossils, claws, and dino-centric materials. Free. mywpl.org.

MFA Playdates: Snow Globe. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:15-11 a.m. Bring your toddler and enjoy story-time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by artmaking taking inspiration from the wintry scenes outside and treasured snow globes we all love. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $25, youths 7 and up $10,m ages 6 and under free. mfa.org.

Abra “Kid” Abra. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 10:30 a.m. Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston winner Mike Bent brings his magic and tricks during this family-favorite presentation. Members $7; nonmember adults $10, ages 3 to 12 $8, ages under 3 free. regenttheatre.com.

WAM Stroller Tours. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a docent led guide through the museum, followed by an age-appropriate story and light refreshments. Recommended for ages up to 3 with caregivers and siblings. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, youths 4 and up $6, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix. TCAN: Center for the Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 11 a.m. From slapstick to skill, to tricks and flips, Johnny Peers brings his personality-plus canines to come tickle your funny bone. Adults $12, children $10. natickarts.org.

Tinytropolis. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Come visit the Mini City with a Big Future. Design, build, and explore a mini city constructed completely out of cardboard and creativity. Through Sunday. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Our Voices: Sharing Stories of Kindness and Families. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a story-time with soulful storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss as she reads from picture books highlighted in the ‘Our Voice’ exhibit. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.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 different kinds of arms and armor used by Roman soldiers, knights, and beyond. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, youths 4 and up $6, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.

Shen Yun. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Travel back to the magical world of ancient China as you experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance. $80-150.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Roald Dahl’s treasured tale comes to life in this Broadway touring production featuring wickedly delicious songs, costumes, characters, and staging. $40 and up. boston.broadway.com.

Happier Family Comedy Show. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 3-4 p.m. Enjoy this improv comedy show for the entire family to enjoy as creativity and acceptance flourish hand in hand with humor. Recommended for ages 5 to 12. Member adults $9, youths $4.50; nonmember adults $10, youths $5. carlemuseum.org.

Worcester Railers HC vs. Newfoundland Growlers. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Cheer on Central Massachusetts’s hometown team, as the Railers take on the Newfoundland Growlers in this family-friendly arena game. $15-35. dcucenter.com.

Motown Tribute. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 8 p.m. Leon Beal and Friends perform this installation of Motown’s best and most beloved hits. $25-35. regenttheatre.com.

Sunday, February 20 

lumina: Closing Day. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Step into an animated canvas of brilliant color and light, enjoy a day of hands-on exploration on the theme of light and imagery. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, youths 4 and up $6, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.

16th Annual Family Film Festival. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Join the Belmont World Film and WBUR for this all-day family film festival with performances of WBUR’s new podcast for kids and films capturing the imagination and spirit of children across the world. $6-50. regenttheatre.com.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Roald Dahl’s treasured tale comes to life in this Broadway touring production featuring wickedly delicious songs, costumes, characters, and staging. $40 and up. boston.broadway.com.

Shen Yun. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 2 p.m. Travel back to the magical world of ancient China as you experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance. $80-150.

All Newton Music School Performance. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-3 p.m. Join faculty from All Newton Music School as they perform a medley of music. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.