Check out our list for local, family-friendly activities.


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 “How to Brush Your Teeth with Snappy Croc” by Jane Clarke and Georgie Birkett. 

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

Want more science? Check out Mid-America’s at-home activities for February here

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 crafts and activities. 

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


Winter Lights Around the World

This fest will start with an exciting virtual tour of AMFA. Then, explore your artistic and dramatic sides with activities focusing on light and shadow, like creating a shadow play and making a paper lantern. Cozy Touch: Supplies and instruction for projects and activities available for pick up in exchange for warm hats and socks to bring some warmth and light to those in need.

When: Feb. 27 | 10 a.m. Where: Virtual | Register by Feb. 19 here Cost: Free


Love Your Zoo Events 

The Little Rock Zoo postponed and extended their Valentine’s Day events. You still have a chance to show just how head-over-heels your family is for this local fave this weekend. 

Who Do You Love Fundraiser

Send a love note to the animal you come to see every time you visit. Your donation will go toward animal enrichment. You can buy a Valentine at the gate or online.  

When: Now-Feb. 28 at noon Where: At the Zoo Gate - 1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock or online Cost: $10/Valentine More information: event page

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. 27-28 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 continue this weekend. This gorgeous display is definitely in our worth-the-drive category. 

When: Feb. 18-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 | 

Methodist Family Health's 12th Annual Get Up & Give Collection Drive

This project allows Little Rock families to donate personal hygiene items, clothes, shoes, school supplies, bedding, funds and other necessities to the Methodist Counseling Clinic in their community. Here are the details if you’re ready to get started: 

When: 2/17 - 4/1 Donation drop-off location: 1600 Aldersgate, Suite 100 B, Little Rock Virtual donations: website More Info: 501-906-4210 | email | website