Little Rock families have a lot to choose from when it comes to fun events this weekend!


6-9 P.M.

Melt Your Heart Ball at the Museum of Discovery

“Frozen” character faves will be on-hand for a heart-warming photo-op. Stay for hot cocoa as you explore the museum’s exhibits. 

All ages

Price: Free for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield members. Non-members can pick up free tickets at any ArkansasBlue location!

Location: 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock


“Animal Discoveries” at The Museum of Discovery 

10 A.M.-3 P.M.

Cute. Slimy. Scary. Tiny. The Museum of Discovery is highlighting animals of all shapes and sizes at “Animal Discoveries.” Come to learn animal fun facts and understand why we should protect our furry (scaly and feathered) friends. 

All ages

Price: Free for members | Included in regular museum admission 

Location: 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock

Tootapolooza at Mid-America Science Museum, Sponsored by Delta Dental

10 A.M.-2 P.M.

Visit the Mid-America Science Museum for FREE during Toothapalooza, a children’s oral health event sponsored by Delta Dental of Arkansas!

Museum admission is free for guests who participate in free dental screenings and fluoride varnish applications. Tell the admissions desk you're there for Toothapalooza!

All ages

Price: Free for first 500 guests, four guests per family, please.

Location: 500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs

Cooking in Bloom Free February Cooking Class at Fellowship Bible

10-11 A.M.

Young cooks will dig into topics like healthy eating, how the digestive system works and food sensitivities. 

Grades: K-12 

Price: Free, registration is required.

Location: 1401 Kirk Road, Little Rock

Mardi Paws at The Main Library

10:30-11:30 A.M.

Come to The Main Library to paw-ty at this pet-themed Mardi Paw event. 

All ages


Location: 100 S. Rock St., Little Rock

Arkansas Story Porch at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center, Presented by Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theater 


This Old Winnie and Monroe Jones are the fun-lovin’est pair of Ozark hill folk you’ll ever hope to meet. Nothing tickles them more than sitting on their plank-board porch with friends and neighbors spinning yarns and singing songs of Arkansas lore and Arkansas history. And guess what? You’re invited! So, pull up a seat and get ready to laugh and sing. It’s Arkansas story time, ya’ll!

Best ages: 5 and up

Cost: Free  

Location: 4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock

SoMardi Gras Parade in SoMa


Come for beads, candy and fun for all ages. Let the good times roll! 

All ages

Price: Free 

Parade route: 24th to 12th street in SoMa 


The Great Amazing Race at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

2 P.M.-5 P.M.

Test your teamwork on this 1.5 mile cross country course. Inspired by “The Amazing Race” TV show, the event features clue cards and tasks along the way for each two-person team to work together to complete.

Best ages: 4-84

Price: Single registration starts at $24.99

Location: 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock

Soup Sunday benefiting Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families at Statehouse Convention Center

4 -7 P.M.

Soup Sunday is one of Central Arkansas' most beloved events. And this year, we can't wait to see what this year's featured chef, Trace Munday of Sauce(d), is spooning up for guests! Best of all, there's no more important cause: the future of Arkansas' kids. Proceeds benefit AACF's work to ensure that all children have the resources and opportunities they need to lead healthy, productive lives and to reach their full potential.

All ages

Price: Individual adult tickets are $35; Kids 5-17 are $10; kids under 5 are free! 

Location: 100 East Markham Street, Little Rock

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Kids Dream Winter Film Series at Movie Tavern: "Playmobil: The Movie"

Kids Dream brings recent family favorites back to the big screen for an admission price of just $3 per person. To make it a complete outing, popcorn and fountain drinks are only $2.75 each!

This weekend "Playmobil: The Movie" will play Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 A.M.

All ages

Price: $3 admission

Location: 11300 Bass Pro Pkwy, Little Rock

Saturday and Sunday 

Ballet Arkansas “Cinderella” at The Center for Humanities and Arts

SATURDAY AT 2:30 and 7:30 P.M. | SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M.

Run, don’t walk to get your “Cinderella” tickets! While some showings of this must-see world premiere production have sold out, there are still seats available for this family-friendly ballet. “Cinderella” features over 60 community dancers. Come out to enjoy this comedic spin on a classic tale!

Best ages: 5 and up 

Price: $30/$35