Black History Month events and one sweet holiday make for a fabulous way to kickoff February! 


Mid-America Science Tots 

You can tune in virtually to the Mid-America Science Museum’s storytime every Thursday. This week, their educators will challenge preschoolers to build a bus that the pigeon can drive as inspired by Mo Willems’ hilarious book “Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.”

When: 11 a.m.-noon Where: Virtual | Facebook Live; In-Person | 500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs Best Ages: 5 and under Cost: Free; In-person event is included with admission More information: event page

MTCC Black History Storytime Showcase

Join MTCC Director Christina Shutt for a virtual story time that features authors and main characters of color. Each story will help families open dialog with children about how everyone, no matter their differences, can be amazing.

Sweet Tip: During the reading, Director Shutt will reveal a secret code for one free kid’s scoop of ice cream per family at Loblolly Creamery.

When: Thursday | 7 p.m. Where: Facebook Live or YouTube channel More information: event page 

Check out our guide to family-friendly Black History events and activities here


CALS Virtual Storytimes

CALS storytime is on every morning this weekend. Tune in Thursday for a Read Aloud favorite, Friday for a Guest Reader and Saturday for Family Storytime. 

When: Daily at 10 a.m. Where: CALS Kids Facebook page | CALS Kids YouTube

Thursday & Saturday

Museum of Discovery Wiggle Worms

This week, you will experience “Your Busy Body” with your Wiggle Worm at the Museum of Discovery’s weekly preschool program.  

When: Thursday and Saturday | 10:30 a.m. Where: 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock Best Ages: 5 and under Cost: Included in admission | Free for members 

Friday & Saturday

Paint + Storytime at the Painted Pig 

Bring your young artist to the Painted Pig’s Paint + Storytime for a story and a coordinating simple project.

When: Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Where: 5611 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock Ages: Toddler-5 Cost: $16/child | Reserve your spot here


Ice Cream for Breakfast Day 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST! Loblolly, our readers’ favorite spot for desserts in 2020, is making this super-fun national holiday super easy. You can swing by the scoop shop to pick up two limited-edition breakfast ice cream pints and Cereal Milk Shakes. If you prefer outside events, visit their truck at White Water Tavern from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for exclusive breakfast-inspired flavors. And of course, you can celebrate at home by ordering an Ice Cream for Breakfast box

When: All day Where: Loblolly Scoop Shop | 1423 Main St., Little Rock or White Water Tavern | 2500 W. 7th St., Little Rock 

Drive-in Movies

Lots to love about the North Little Rock Drive-In’s first lineup in February.


  • “Kung Fu Panda” | Saturday @ 6:30 p.m. 

  • “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” | Saturday @ 8:30 p.m. 

Where: 7318 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock Cost: $20/car

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