Friday, January 10
Story Music Fun. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10-10:45 a.m. A fun-filled music story-time singing songs, playing instruments, listening, and moving. Recommended for ages 4 and under. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Winter Song Fest with Jennie Mack. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-11 a.m. A Winter Songfest with songs and movement celebrating the season from sledding down hills, drinking hot chocolate, and making snowmen. Recommended for ages 3-5. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.
Puppet Playtime. Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Enjoy free play, sing-a-longs, interactive stories, imagination games, and other activities during this cheerful family-friendly puppet-filled morning. $10. puppetshowplace.org.
Open Book, Open Play. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an interactive story-time in the Reading Library, followed by time to move, play, and explore art materials. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.
Backyard and Beyond: Winter Scavenger Hunt. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-3 p.m. Look closely and experiment with some of the most interesting textures found in the Discovery Woods as we make discoveries through our winter wonderland. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
The EcoTarium Presents: Touchable Tales. Worcester Public Library: Frances Perkins Branch, 470 West Boylston St., Worcester. 4-4:45 p.m. Learn about animal adaptations by exploring how different animals use their tails for survival through storybook reading, touchable pets, and other natural history bio-facts with a live animal visit. Recommended for ages 6 and under. Free. mywpl.org.
Railers vs. Thunder. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Come enjoy as the Worcester Railers take on the Adirondack Thunder during this family-friendly hockey event. $15+. dcucenter.com.
Saturday, January 11
Sensory Friendly Saturday. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 9-11 a.m. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum will open early, with some exhibits modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities to experience what these Museums have to offer. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths 3-17 $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.
Bob The Magic Guy. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 10:30 a.m. Be blown away during this mesmerizing and entertaining magic show for the entire family to enjoy. Adults $12, ages 3-12 $10, ages under 3 free. regenttheatre.com.
Stacey Peasley Band. TCAN: Center for the Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 11 a.m. Enjoy this lively act that engages kids and creates memorable and fun sing-along songs, as Stacey Peasley and her band brings their energy, charm, and fun for the entire family to enjoy. Adults $12, children $10. natickarts.org.
Icy Investigations. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Experiment with different types of salt and watercolors to explore the unique characteristics of ice. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
WAM Arms & Armor Presentations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. An interactive program learning all about different kinds of arms and armor including those used by Roman soldiers, Medieval knights, and beyond. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $18, youths 4-17 $8, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.
Kamishibai Storytelling. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 12:15 p.m. Enjoy this traditional method of storytelling in Japan using a set of story picture cards in a small wooden stage as we celebrate the Japanese Year of the Mouse. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.
Winter Walk Around. Whittier Farms. 90 Douglas Rd., Sutton. 1, 2 & 3 p.m. Fight cabin fever with a staff guided walk around the farm. Free. facebook.com.
Kids Candy Workshop. Hebert Candies, 574 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury. 1-2 p.m. Kids will make two chocolate crafts then take a trip through the famous ice cream sundae bar. For ages 5 and up. $10.95 per participant. Reservations required - email firstname.lastname@example.org. facebook.com.
Little Women Story Time. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 2-2:45 p.m. Sink into some favorite excerpts as museum staff read aloud from Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel ‘Little Women.’ Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $5, ages under 5 free. fruitlands.org.
Especially for Me: Free Autism-Friendly Evening. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., 5-8 p.m. Explore the accessible Discovery Museum during this evening event for families with members on the autism spectrum, with dinner provided. Register ahead. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Full Moon Owl Prowl. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 6:30-8:30 p.m. See who-who-who might be out and about in the dark winter woods during this family friendly guided Owl Prowl. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Register ahead. Members $9, nonmembers $15, children free. fruitlands.org.
Worcester Railers: Star Wars Night. DCU Center, 51 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Join the Worcester Railers and Newfoundland Growlers during this hockey match on Star Wars Night. $15+. dcucenter.com.
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Cuba’s most prodigious young musicians come together during this sensational showcase bridging contemporary and traditional Cuban music. $28-58. berklee.edu/events.
Sunday, January 12
Sensory-Friendly Sunday. USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown. 9-10 a.m. Learn about the incredible history of America’s Ship of State in a quieter setting without loud sounds or flashing lights. Register ahead. Donations appreciated. usscm.org.
ARTfull Explorations. deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 1-3 p.m. Explore deCordova with the whole family as we and investigate new ideas and unique materials inspired by the themes and artists on view. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14, ages under 13 free. deCordova.org.
Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-3 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the family during this performance by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Railers vs. Royals. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 3:05 p.m. Come enjoy as the Worcester Railers take on the Reading Royals during this family-friendly hockey event. $15+. dcucenter.com.