Friday, February 7
Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout as you explore singing and playing with one of our favorite music educators. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $15.50, under age 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Backyard and Beyond: Forest Friday. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity either in the Discovery Woods or out on the conservation land next door. Recommended for ages 2-6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $15.50, under age 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Book Corner with Mary Westgate. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30-11 a.m. A fun, music-filled story time with Berkshire Hill Music Academy’s Mary Westgate and braille picture books. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.
Explore and Play. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Unstructured play time with age appropriate toys and sensory experiences. For ages up to 4 with caregivers. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
First Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Explore the museum at night. Non-perishable food donations for local pantries will be accepted. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Stars Over Springfield. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s Observatory, or, if overcast, a planetarium show. $3. springfieldmuseums.org.
Saturday, February 8
Sensory Friendly Saturday. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 9-11 a.m. Enjoy the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss and Springfield Science Museum, as they open early, and exhibits will be modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities to experience. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.
First Book Friendiversary. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate books with Elephant, Piggie, and a host of other Museum friends to celebrate friendship and reading. Free. carlemuseum.org.
I HEART Science. Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, youths $10, ages under 3 free. hmnh.harvard.edu.
7th Annual Easthampton WinterFest. Easthampton Downtown, Easthampton. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Explore the town of Easthampton as you enjoy crafts and local small businesses, a winter wildlife workshop, winter cupcake decorating at the Emily Williston Library, magic performances, balloon fun, and wagon rides throughout the town. Free. nashawannuckpond.org.
Saturday Morning Cartoons. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 10:15-11 a.m. Enjoy classic Warner Brothers cartoons with the family and share those special Looney Tunes gags with a new generation. Members free; nonmembers $3, ages under 3 free. berkshiremuseum.org.
Beyond the Spectrum. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Enjoy these adventures in art for children on the Autism Spectrum featuring gallery exploration, artmaking, and our imagination. $9. mfa.org.
Tom and Jerry Day. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 12-4 p.m. Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the cartoon pair Tom and Jerry as you learn how to draw the cat and mouse duo, and enjoy classic cartoons in the theater. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $13, ages under 18 free. berkshiremuseum.org.
Winter Fire & Ice Program. Hodges Village Dam, 9-43 Howarth Rd., Oxford. 6 p.m. Bring the family for an illuminated nature walk with wildlife trivia, stargazing and wintertime stories by the campfire! Hot cocoa will be provided. Make sure you dress for the weather and bring a flashlight or a lantern. Prizes for the best luminary.
Salem’s So Sweet Ice Sculpture Illumination. Downtown Salem, Main St., Salem. 6-8 p.m. Enjoy as ice sculptures are illuminated and transform downtown Salem into an after-hours winter wonderland. Free. salemmainstreets.org.
VIVA MOMIX. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 7:30 p.m. Experience the exception and expect the unexpected during this performance transporting audiences from the ordinary to a fantasy world through light and imagery. $29-39. thehanovertheatre.org.
Sunday, February 9
Sensory-Friendly Sundays. 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, and design a ship, furl a sail, and scrub the deck on our exhibits before we open to the public. Register ahead. Suggested donation $5-15. ussconstitutionmuseum.org.
So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. Downtown Salem, Main St., Salem. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tour downtown Salem as ice sculptures populate its area, while local retailers, restaurants, and businesses open their doors for special chocolate tastings and Valentine’s day shopping, plus $2 trolley rides. Prices vary. salemmainstreets.org.