NOTE: Due to coronavirus related cancellations, many activities will not be taking place this weekend. Please call or ahead or check the website before heading out to any events.

Friday, March 13 

Open Book, Open Play. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an interactive story-time followed by time to move, play, and explore art materials. Designed for ages 2-5. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Family Yoga. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11:15 a.m. Enjoy a fun, energizing yoga sessions specifically designed for young children and grown-ups together. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Take Aparts. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-4:30 p.m. Grab a screwdriver and uncover the inner workings of everyday electronics from resistors to capacitors to circuit boards. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $15.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Meet Yuyi Morales. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 4:30 p.m. Join Caldecott Award winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales during this special afternoon session. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Festival of Hina. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Make your won giant origami Hina-ningyo to celebrate the Japanese March Festival of Hina. Free with admission. $1. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Railers v. Maine Mariners. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Join the Worcester Railers hockey team as they take on the Maine Mariners. $15+. dcucenter.com.

Giselle: Ballet. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 8 p.m. The Russian National Ballet brings this romantic tale featuring intrigue, heartbreak, and ghosts to the Hanover for all to enjoy. $29-59. thehanovertheatre.org.

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Saturday, March 14 

Sensory Friendly Saturday. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 9-11 a.m. Enjoy the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss and Springfield Science Museums as they open early with modified exhibits and provide sensory friendly crafts for guests of all abilities. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths 3-17 $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.

Sugar Shack Open House. Appleton Farms, 219 County Rd., Ipswich. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tour the sugar shack and see sap turned to syrup, warm up by a bonfire, visit the barnyard and enjoy their own maple syrup on a stack of fresh pancakes. This is an outdoor event, so dress accordingly. Registration required. $10 per family, or $5 for Trustees members. thetrustees.org 

Maple Days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. See the entire sugar-making process from tree tapping to sugaring off, during this special day celebrating maple syrup. Adults $28, youths 4-17 $14, ages under 4 free. osv.org.

Pi Day. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-11 a.m. Help decorate numbers and string them up while exploring the many digits of the Pi sequence. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $15.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Day of Exploration. WGBH, 1 Guest St., Brighton. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Travel through the worlds of music, science, art, engineering and more at the WGBH Studios. Kids will enjoy interactive craft projects, learning about instruments and photos with PBS costume characters Arthur, Curious George, Clifford and Word Girl. For ages 8 and under. The first hour caters to guests with special needs. wgbh.org. 

Pi Day Celebration. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A celebration of 3.14 with fun math activities and crafts, create a Pi paper chain, make Pi jewelry, and of course eat pie. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $13, youths free. berkshiremuseum.org.

Wayne Potash and The Music Fun Band. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Enjoy dancing, sing-a-longs, and action tunes during this fun and interactive show for families with young children and the young at heart. Adults $14, children $11. coolidge.org.

Maple Sugaring Weekend. Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill Pkwy., Sharon. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Experience the sugaring process from tree to table and learn how sugaring has evolved from Native American to colonial times to modern-day methods. In this 90-minute outdoor tour, you’ll meet people portraying characters from the past as they go about their daily tasks, including sugaring, and end your tour at the operational sugarhouse to enjoy a taste of the final product. Registration required. Cost is $10 per person. massaudubon.org.

Special Storytime: Space Mice. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Join illustrator Priscilla Alpaugh and author Lori Haskins Hourin as they read from their new picture book, Space Mice!, following two hungry mice on a mission to take a bite out of that big ball of Swiss cheese in the sky. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Wingmasters: Birds of Prey Live. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 2-3 p.m. Come experience and learn all about New England birds of prey right in front of your own eyes during this special afternoon presentation by Wingmasters. Register ahead. Member adults $9, children $6; nonmember adults $15, children $10. fruitlands.org.

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Sunday, March 15 

Maple Days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. See the entire sugar-making process from tree tapping to sugaring off, during this special day celebrating maple syrup. Adults $28, youths 4-17 $14, ages under 4 free. osv.org.

Maple Harvest Day. Storrowton Village Museum, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Take a docent-led tour of the historic Gilbert Farmhouse, which turns into a sugarhouse for the day. Visitors can watch 19th century open hearth cooking demonstrations of maple recipes. Gifts and goodies will be for sale at a maple-themed pop-up shop. Make a morning of it by joining the West Springfield Lions Club for their pancake breakfast. Breakfast is $5 per person, museum spaces free. storrowtonvillage.com.

Maple Sugaring Weekend. Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill Pkwy., Sharon. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Experience the sugaring process from tree to table and learn how sugaring has evolved from Native American to colonial times to modern-day methods. In this 90-minute outdoor tour, you’ll meet people portraying characters from the past as they go about their daily tasks, including sugaring, and end your tour at the operational sugarhouse to enjoy a taste of the final product. Registration required. Cost is $10 per person. massaudubon.org.

St. Patricks’ Day. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore culture, identity, and stories of imagination through arts, crafts, and live performances. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.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 themes and artists on view. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, ages 12 and under free. deCordova.org.

Little Women Tea Party. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 2-4 p.m. Step into the story of Little Women with an afternoon tea party featuring 19th century activities and special tea service. Register ahead. Member adult/child pair $24, nonmember adult/child pair $30. fruitlands.org.

Railers v. Admirals. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 3:05 p.m. Join the Worcester Railers hockey team as they take on the Norfolk Admirals. $15+. dcucenter.com.