8 Events for Weekend Family Fun
Star Wars, a magic show, a cooking class and more are in this weekend's lineup. (And if none of these activities suit your fancy, check out 14 Activities To Do During Winter in Central Arkansas.)
Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show at CALS Main Library: Join Tommy and his wacky brand of magic and fun for the whole family. The show takes place in the kids department from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Visit the Facebook event page for more details. FREE!
Star Wars Science at the Museum of Discovery: Bring your future Jedi for a day of fun and explore the science in Star Wars. Some highlights include Star Wars Awesome Science Shows at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., cryo hovercrafts with dry ice, a Jedi training course, Sith squeeze can crush and building a galaxy with code. The event goes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission applies: $10 for adults and $8 for children. Visit the website for more information.
Eagle Lake Cruises on Lake Maumelle: Join park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. Guests often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold and windy lake weather. Advance registration and payment required: $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. Cruises take place at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and meet at the Jolly Rogers Marina. Visit the website for details.
Lil Wild Ones at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center: Bring the little ones ages 4-8 at 2 p.m. to learn from hands-on, nature related activities. This week's theme is "Welcoming Woodpeckers!" With their bold colors and whacky way of finding food, woodpeckers are tons of fun to watch. Learn all about these feathered drummers and discover some tips to attract them to your yard. Visit the Facebook page for more info. FREE!
Super Sunday Free Family Funday at the Arkansas Arts Center: Families can create Paul Signac inspired watercolor paintings at this monthly event. The fun goes from noon-3 p.m. and attendees can drop in at any time during that window. All ages are welcome. Visit the website for details. FREE!
Kids Cook Chinese Class at Eggshells Kitchen Co.: Start planning for your Chinese New Year celebration with these kid-friendly recipes. Kids will be making Asian honey chicken, fried rice, and sweet cream cheese wontons. The class goes from 3-5 p.m. and is recommended for ages 7-10. Advance registration required online; $40 per student.
Chinese Lantern Festival at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds: This is your last chance to visit the Chinese Lantern Festival — Sunday is its final day! See more than 30 larger-than-life lantern displays featuring more than 1,000 LED light components. In addition to the light displays, the festival will feature stage performances by Chinese acrobats and Chinese folk art demonstrations. There will also be various children's activities and food and drinks available. Stop in from 5:30-10 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. For more info, click here.
Eagle Awareness Weekend 2018 at Petit Jean State Park: Two days are devoted to the country’s national symbol: the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to watch for wintering eagles and other birds. Events go from from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; contact the park at (501) 727-5441 for a full schedule. (501) 727-5441. FREE!