Enjoy this holiday-filled weekend with an event (or two) from our list! Plus, don’t miss our deep dive into V-day in the metro here or our roundup of President’s Day events hereWe also have a delicious at-home activity here — your guide to DIY hot cocoa bombs.

Inclement weather note: with freezing temperatures this weekend, please check social media updates for any in-person events you plan to attend. 


Mid-America Science Tots 

You can tune in virtually to the Mid-America Science Museum’s storytime every Thursday. This week, their educators will read “White Rabbit's Color Book” by Alan Baker. 

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 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. Plus, check out your local branch for grab-and-take Valentine’s crafts, activities and treats! 

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

Thursday & Saturday

Museum of Discovery Wiggle Worms

This week, your Wiggle Worm will learn more about “Your Heartbeat” 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 More information: event calendar 


Good Vibrations: Live Harp Music at Whole Foods Market

Alisa Coffey from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will grace Whole Foods Market patrons with live harp music for Valentine’s weekend. Now that’s tugging on our heartstrings. 

When: Feb. 13-14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: 501 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock


Love Your Zoo Weekend 

There’s lots to love about Love Your Zoo weekend. Come for a love-themed penguin keeper chat and other engaging activities.

When: Feb. 13-15 Where: 1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock More information: event page 


Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Gardens

Garvan Gardens's Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza will kick off on Monday. This gorgeous display is definitely in our worth-the-drive category. 

When: Feb. 15-Apr. 15 Where: 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs National Park Ages: All Cost: Free - members and ages 3 & under | $15 - adults | $5 - ages 4-12 More information: 501-262-9300 | garvangardens.org