What's Up This Weekend (2/2-2/4)

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

2 Friday

Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St.,Acton.9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing, as we move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout with our favorite Kindermusik educator. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $12.50, children under 1 free. Discoverymuseums.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays.The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St.,Acton.  10-10:45 a.m. A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, the Forest Friday program will be held outside, no matter the weather!  Every Friday morning, enjoy a nature-based activity based on the weather and season, either in Discovery Woods or out on the conservation land adjacent to the Museums. All ages are welcome but activities are designed for 2 to 6 year olds.

Groundhog Day. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Come learn about hibernation, winter wildlife, and how to identify animal tracks in the snow. Free. massaudubon.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 Museum’s observatory, or a planetarium show. $3. springfieldmuseums.org.

3 Saturday

Valentine Card-Making Party. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.,Amherst. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Share friendship and love this Valentine’s Day by making unique valentines for your family, friends, or classmates during this hands-on workshop. Register ahead. Through Sunday. Member children $10.20, nonmember children $12, adults free. Carlemuseum.org.

Mary Poppins.Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St.,Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Get enchanted by this Academy Award-winning Disney classic, featuring Julie Andrews as a magical nanny, Dick Van Dyke as a lovable chimney sweep, and a cast of animated and live-action characters. Through Sunday. Adults $9, children $7. Coolidge.org.

Families @ WAM Tour. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St.,Worcester. 10:30-11 a.m. Explore the Museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour filled with facts, stories, and bonding time. Free. worcesterart.org.

Beyond the Spectrum: Ancient Metalwork. The Museum of Fine Arts: Boston. 465 Huntington Ave.,Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join this adventure in art for children on autism spectrum exploring ancient civilizations and work our ways through history to learn about different types of metal and how they have been used, before using metal foil to create pendants to show what’s important in our own lives. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. $9. Mfa.org.

Revolting Rhymes: Parts I & II.TCAN: Center for Arts, 14 Summer St.,Natick. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Watch as five of Roald Dahl’s most famous rhymes are ingeniously interwoven during this animation film series. Adults $9, children $7. Natickarts.org.

Arms & Armor Demonstrations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St.,Worcester.11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Join us for this fun interactive program, as we learn about all different kinds of arms and armor used by Roman soldiers, Medieval knights, and more. Free. worcesterart.org.

First Saturday.The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Ave.,Boston.12-4 p.m. Explore our libraries, galleries, and amazing Mapparium during this fun free day of exploration. Free. marybakereddylibrary.org.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie.Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St.,Newton.2 p.m. Watch this animated movie following a LEGO quest facing off a shark army, forests, and more. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Capturing Feathers, Fur, and Scales with Pencil and Paper.Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.,Cambridge. 2-3:30 p.m. Explore feathers, fur, and scales, as we look closely at a variety of specimens and learn techniques to replicate textures and creatures on paper. Recommended for ages 9 to 13. Register ahead. Members $25, nonmembers $35. Hmnh.harvard.edu.

ICAA Northeast Quarterfinals: Night One.Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave.,Boston. 7 p.m. Enjoy as the top a cappella collegiate groups from the Northeast region compete for the title of International Champions, during this part of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. $25-35. berklee.edu/events.

4 Sunday

Big Game Day Fun. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Get ready for the big game by watching animals receive football-themed enrichment items, and don’t miss a chance to ask questions directly to zookeepers during zookeeper chats. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers vary. Zoonewengland.org.

Nature and Nurture with Miss Bernadette.The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St.,Acton.10:30-11:15 a.m. Come and explore the great outdoors, as we sing songs, take a nature walk, ready a story, or make a craft. Designed for ages 2 to 4. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $12.50, children under 1 free. discoverymuseums.org.

Weston Wind Quintet.Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St.,Newton.2-3 p.m. Fall into Sunday afternoon with a delightful and expertly performed concert. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.