Kick off school vacation with a fun-filled weekend. Celebrate the Lunar New Year at a Lantern Festival in Leominster, be awed by the Harlem Globetrotters in Lowell, or sample Jamaican food and jam out to live music at a Bob Marley birthday bash in Worcester.

Friday, February 15 

Learning Spanish Circle Time. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-10:30 a.m. Learn new words, phrases, songs, and a story in Spanish. For ages 3 to 5. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity based on the weather and season. Explore the outdoors either in the Discovery Woods or adjacent conservation land. Designed for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Preschool Story and Nature Hour: Dinosaurs. Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an hour of nature-themed fun with a story, craft, and walk throughout the sanctuary. For ages 2.5 to 5. Register ahead. Member children $3, nonmember children $4, adults free. massaudubon.org.

Materials Play. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11-11:30 a.m. Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $9, youths $6. carlemuseum.org.

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 7 p.m. Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and his pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic. Price varies. ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, February 16 

Digame Un Cuento: Spanish Storytime for Spanish Speakers. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy this special story time in Spanish for native Spanish speakers. For ages 3 to 5. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Preschool Story Hour: The Snow Show. Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. 10-11 a.m. Bring your favorite adult for a thematic hour of a story, an activity, and a naturalist-led walk. For ages 3 to 5. Register ahead. Member children $3, nonmember children $4. massaudubon.org.

MFA Playdates: Texture Time. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:15-11 a.m. Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by artmaking, as we explore the textures that surround us. Recommended for ages 4 and younger. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $25, youths 7 and up $10, ages under 7 free. mfa.org.

Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour. deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Explore the Sculpture park through a fun, snowshoe guided tour. For ages 8 and up. Weather contingent. Member adults $15, youths 8 to 15 $12; nonmember adults $25, youths 8 to 15 $20. Equipment $12. deCordova.org.

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 11 a.m.; 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and his pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic. Price varies. ticketmaster.com.

National Engineers Week: Bird Feeders. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Design your own bird feeder and hang it around the Discovery Woods or bring it home for the feathered friends in your backyard. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

The Nature of My Backyard. Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. 1 p.m. Get introduced to some common animals we share space with, featuring live animals and fascinating creatures. For ages 2.5 and older. Register ahead. Member adults $6, children $4; nonmember adults $8, children $6. massaudubon.org.

Bob Marley Birthday Bash. Worcester Public Library: Main Branch, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester. 1-5 p.m. Celebrate the life and music of Robert Nesta Marley with live music, Jamaican food, a documentary, and more. Free. mywpl.org.

Saturday Storytime. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 2-2:45 p.m. Take a break from the outdoor winter fun and gather together and relax indoors with seasonal stories of history and nature. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $5, ages under 5 free. fruitlands.org.

Happier Family Comedy Club. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 3 p.m. Let your creative flourishes loose during this family-oriented professional improv comedy performance. Recommended for ages 5 to 12. Member adults $9, youths $4.50; nonmember adults $10, youths $5. carlemuseum.org.

Sunday, February 17 

The Great Muppet Caper. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Investigative reporters Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are out to crack the case in this song-filled, star-studded extravaganza directed by Jim Henson. Adults $9.50, children $7.50. coolidge.org.

National Engineers Week: Bird Feeders. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Design your own bird feeder and hang it around the Discovery Woods or bring it home for the feathered friends in your backyard. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston. 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and his pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic. Price varies. ticketmaster.com.

Harlem Globetrotters - Fan Powered World Tour. Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell. 2 p.m. An electrifying show put on by some of the most talented athletes, and the chance to see the Flying Globies, an amazing acrobatic trampoline dunk team. With a Magic Pass, fans can get unprecedented access to the Gloetrotters before the game, to learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take pictures on the court. Tickets start at $27. tsongascenter.com 

Lantern Festival Celebration. Leominster Public Library 30 West St., Leominster. 2-4 p.m. Join us to create your own paper lantern as we celebrate the Lunar Calendar, New Year’s Lantern Festival. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.