Friday, January 17

Pajama Drive Kickoff Story and Craft. Leominster Public Library, 30 West ST., Leominster. 10-11 a.m. Read some bedtime stories, make a “stained glass” night light craft, and enjoy the library all in our pajamas, as we collect unused pajamas for children in the community. 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.

Materials Play. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11-11:30 a.m. Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers and their caregivers in the Art Studio. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Waterless Snow Globes. Worcester Public Library: Frances Perkins Branch, 470 West Boylston St., Worcester. 4-5 p.m. Make and decorate an easy waterless snow globe and create a winter scene from our imaginations. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Register ahead. Free. mywpl.org.

Block Party. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 6-8 p.m. Experience an awesome Block Party with music, dance, games, art, and more, all at the Museum. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $1, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

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Saturday, January 18 

Spark Your Imagination. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Experience a day of hands-on STEM activities, developed by the Smithsonian and hosted by Spark!Lab. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths 3-17 $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.

MFA Playdates: Sculpture. 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 art making inspired by the sculptures throughout the museum. Recommended for ages 4 and under. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $25, youths 7-17 $10, ages under 7 free. mfa.org.

Charismatic Comedy Magic. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 10:30 a.m. Top notch illusions and comedy combine for this interactive one-of-a-kind magic show. Adults $12, children 3-12 $10, ages under 2 free. regenttheatre.com.

WAM Artful Play. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enjoy a story in the galleries, hands-on activity, a special tour for families, and juice and snacks. Recommended for ages up to 5. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $18, youths 4-17 $8, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.

Tinkering with Toys: Build-a-Track. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Race, vroom, and whiz on toy tracks of your own design using recycled and repurposed materials to engineer cars and raceways. 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.

Malden Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Jenkins Auditorium, Malden High School, 77 Salem St., Malden. 1-4 p.m. Celebrate the Year of the Mouse with this annual Lunar New Year celebration featuring a lion dance, rice dough sculptures, New Year couplets, lantern riddles, a Lunar New Year Stamp release ceremony, arts and crafts, and more. Free. chinesecultureconnection.org.

Abominable. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Enjoy this animated family feature film following a cuddly Abominable snowman. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Critter Day: Wingmasters. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Get up close and personal with hawks and owls and learn about the amazing adaptations that allow them to be successful hunters. ASL Interpreted. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Happier Family Comedy Show. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 3-4 p.m. Enjoy this family-friendly, improv show featuring audience participation fit for all ages. Member adults $9, youths $4.50; nonmember adults $10, youths $5. carlemuseum.org.

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Sunday, January 19 

Tinkering with Toys: Build-a-Track. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Race, vroom, and whiz on toy tracks of your own design using recycled and repurposed materials to engineer cars and raceways. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Oshogatsu 2020: Japanese New Year’s Celebration. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gather to welcome 2020 in the Japanese Oshogatsu style. Dance with Taiko drumming beats, pound Mochi sticky rice, parade with Shishi the lion, and relax with games, origami, fortune telling, and more. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Snowflake Festival. Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth St., Brookline. 1-3 p.m. A wonderful winter-inspired afternoon filled with artwork, activities, studio space exploration, and fun for all ages. Free. brooklineartscenter.com.

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing. USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown. 2-5 p.m. Listen, learn and lift your voices as you participate in your maritime heritage with a rousing chorus of sea chanteys. Free with admission. Donations $5-15. usscm.org.