What's Up This Weekend

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

Friday, January 26

Wild by the Fire: Turtle Time.Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Rd.,Lincoln.10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Warm yourself as the weather thaws, while we look about for turtles by the pond, hear turtle tales, and pretend what it would be like to spend the winter in bed. For ages up to 5. Register ahead. Members $12.50, nonmembers $15.50. massaudubon.org.

Preschool Story & Nature Hour: Ice & Its Crystals.Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd.,Princeton.10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an hour of nature-themed fun with your youngster, as we read a storybook, make a craft to take home, and go for a walk on one of the sanctuary’s beautiful trails. For ages 2 to 5. Register ahead. Member children $3, nonmember children $4, adults free. massaudubon.org.

Harvard Square Chocolate Tour.Harvard Square,Cambridge.7 p.m. Bring your sweet tooth for an adventure through historical Harvard Square, filled with interesting stories, fun facts about chocolate, and plenty of samples.Through Sunday.$35. fareharbor.com.

Saturday, January 27

KidsCon & Camp Expo. Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Rd. W., Marlborough. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, giveaways, music, and more, and get the latest info from top summer camps and family exhibitors. Face painting, balloon twisting, Mom's Mall, and much more. Kids free, adults $5.

Music Recital.Worcester Public Library: Main Branch, 3 Salem Sq.,Worcester.10 a.m.-12 p.m. Enjoy as music students from studio classes and public schools under the instruction of Israel Saldana perform a morning recital. Free. mywpl.org.

KIBO Robots.Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St.,Newton.10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Enjoy this chance to program and decorate your own robot. For grades K through 2. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Winter Princesses Visit Franklin Park Zoo.Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd.,Boston.10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Meet, sing, and enjoy story-time with your favorite winter princesses and solve clues to a fairytale-inspired scavenger hunt as you stroll through the Zoo, where fairy tale outfits are always encouraged. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $13.95, children ages 2 to 12 $11.95, children under 2 free. zoonewengland.org.

Dental Health Awareness.Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St.,Boston.11 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn how to take care of your teeth through proper tooth brushing and flossing to keep cavities away, and more with dental health professionals, during our Be Well Series showcase. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $17, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

The Science of Snow.Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St.,Mattapan.1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Learn why all snowflakes are unique and discover how the properties of snow help animals survive in the winter, before putting on our chef hats and using science to mix up some natural ice cream. For ages 5 and up. Member children $5, nonmember children $7, adults free. massaudubon.org.

Collection Spotlight.Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd.,Concord.1 p.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy an opportunity to share the history and stories of objects in the Concord Museum collection. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $10, children ages 6 and up $5, ages under 6 free. concordmuseum.org.

Despicable Me 3.Newton Free Library, 300 Homer St.,Newton.2 p.m. Follow Gru and the crew as he must take on his hardest challenge in life — his family. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Winter Warmth.The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St.,Acton.2 p.m.-4 p.m. Drop in as we test the insulation properties of feathers, fur, fat, and fleece, and see how leaves and dirt provide insulation for nests and burros. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $12.50, ages under 1 free. discoverymuseums.org.

Sunday, January 28

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St.,Brookline.10:30 a.m. Join the Traveling Geese Touring Company of Artbarn Community Theatre during this performance as Stanley Lambchop finds himself on an adventure around the world. Adults $13, children $10. coolidge.org.

Strike a Pose: Green Screen Experience.deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd.,Lincoln.1 p.m.-4 p.m. Join us as we create comic costumes, select wacky backgrounds, and strike dynamic poses for the green screen, placing us on beaches, slopes, or in outer space. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, children 12 and under free. deCordova.org.

The Bremen Town Musicians.Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St.,Brookline.1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Follow a donkey, a cat, a dog, and a rooster as they leave the farm to pursue their dreams of stardom through the skilled work of CactusHead puppets. $12. puppetshowplace.org.

Tap a Tree.Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill Pkwy,Sharon.1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Come design a tree label before taking a hike to the sugar bush, where we will use a hand drill to tap a tree, and listen for the first drops of sap. For ages 4 and up. Register ahead. Member adults $40, nonmember adults $50, children free. massaudubon.org.