So much Seuss-ical fun to have this weekend, as parties are planned from Western Mass to Boston celebrating everyone's favorite rhyming author. Also on tap: a Winter Fest in Harvard, Maple Days in Sturbridge, and lots more!

Friday, March 1 

Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing as you move, make music, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.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 of the season either in the Discovery Woods or out on the adjacent conservation land. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

First Friday Night Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4-8 p.m. Explore the museum at night. Non-perishable food donations for gratefully accepted for surrounding community. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

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

Saturday, March 2 

Maple Days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30-4 p.m. Get a taste of the season, smell wood smoke and maple syrup, and enjoy tree tapping and sugaring. Free with admission. Adults $28, youths 4 and up $14, ages under 3 free. osv.org.

Check the House for Art. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10 a.m. Brian Friedland presents this multimedia program of participatory music making, discussion, collaborative activities and humor for the entire family to enjoy. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Adults $13.50, children $10.50. coolidge.org.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate beloved children’s author and Springfield native Dr. Seuss on his 115th birthday through an action packed day filled with art, science, decorations, meet-and-greets, and more. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths 3 and up $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.

Family Tour. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30 a.m. Explore the Museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour filled with facts, stories, and time together. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, youths 4-17 $6, ages under 3 free. worcesterart.org.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party. Worcester Public Library: Goddard Branch, 14 Richards St., Worcester. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday through stories, games, crafts, cake, and party favors. For ages 5 and under. Free. mywpl.org.

Beyond the Spectrum: Daring Design. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how artists use color, contrast, and composition to catch our attention before making our own boldly designed monoprints using water-based ink on Gelli plates. $9. mfa.org.

Read Across America at the Zoo. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Join Clifford the Big Red Dog, Big Joe the Storyteller, zookeeper chats, arts and crafts, and more to celebrate Read Across America. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16.95, youths 2 to 12 $11.95, ages under 2 free. zoonewengland.org.

The Yo-Yo People. TCAN: Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 11 a.m. Watch this three-time Guinness World Record Holder duo as they test the boundaries of what a yo-yo can do. Adults $12, children $10. natickarts.org.

Zumba Kids. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Kids and adults join in a short family friendly Zumba class utilizing dance styles for a fun workout. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $17, ages under one free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories, activities, and some of your favorite characters. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $17, ages under one free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Harvard Lions Winter Fest. Community Harvest Project, Prospect Hill Farm, 115 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 1-7 p.m. Enjoy a day of family friendly activities in the midst of late winter air, as we throw out winter blues and awaken the orchards. Free. thetrustees.org.

How to Train Your Dragon. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Relax at the library and watch this animated feature film following a young Viking and his unlikely friendship with a dragon. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Special Storytime with Leslea Newman. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Follow the story of Gittel and her mother as they are separated on their journey immigrating to America at Ellis Island. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

A Celtic Family Concert. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 3-4 p.m. Enjoy some toe-tapping Irish Music, songs, and stories celebrating Irish culture and history. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Sunday, March 3 

Maple Days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Get a taste of the season, smell wood smoke and maple syrup, and enjoy tree tapping and sugaring. Free with admission. Adults $28, youths 4 and up $14, ages under 3 free. osv.org.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Studio Ghibli creates a dazzling adventure about a young girl who discovers a flower that grants magical powers but only for one night. $6. coolidge.org.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories, activities, and some of your favorite characters. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $17, ages under one free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

First Sunday. Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union Sq., Clinton. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy free admission all day as you celebrate the first Sunday of the month. Free. museumofrussianicons.org.

Arms + Armor Demonstrations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11:30 & 2 p.m. A fun, interactive program where you can learn all about different kinds of arms and armor used by Roman soldiers, Medieval knights, and beyond. Free. worcesterart.org.

ARTfull Explorations. deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 1-3 p.m. Investigate new ideas and unique materials inspired by the Museum exhibitions. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, ages 12 and under free. deCordova.org.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Join Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians for an interactive program geared to young ones. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $17, ages under one free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.