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Bring your family to the UMLAUF Sculpture Gardens and Museum for a free family day! The day will feature family yoga, a singalong with Armstrong Community Music School, and a performance from Small Wonders Puppet Theater. In addition, children can enjoy art activities, a sculpture search, and more. 

The UMLAUF holds a free family day on the second Sunday of each month. These special days are free and open to everyone and encourage participants to explore and create. The facility features the work of Charles Umlauf, an American sculptor who made Austin his home. 

When: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Where: 605 Azie Morton Road

Time: 12 – 4 p.m.

Cost: FREE

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    The all-time family favorite is back! Through Teddy Bear Surgery, your little one and their favorite stuffed animal can step into our world at Austin Humane Society and a real-life animal clinic. Kids are invited to bring their stuffed animals along for a little TLC as our shelter team helps diagnose and then cure what ails them. One visit with our staff and everyone will be feeling better in no time!

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      Amazon’s Treasure Truck is rolling out the red carpet in your city this July for two free outdoor movie events. Movie goers of all ages can enjoy Fox Searchlight’s Isle of Dogs on July 14. Gather your friends and family and spend an evening under the stars celebrating all things fun and summer!

      Gates open at 6 p.m. to grab a popcorn snack and partake in entertainment, activities, games, giveaways, and fun provided by the Treasure Truck, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Movie will begin at 8 p.m. (light permitting).

      Family fun is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Y at the Park: Family Play Day! Kids will enjoy age-appropriate booths and games alongside their parents. Families will also get to participate in the Family Fun 1K Challenge/walk through Mueller Lake Park!

      In addition to learning about YMCA programs, kids can jump from activity booth to activity booth (there will be over 15 booths to explore) learning about Summer Camp, Project SAFE, Early Learning Readiness, and more!

      What: Y at the Park

      Where: Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin

      When: Saturday, April 29, 2017

      Time: 10 am – 2 pm

      Cost: FREE!

      Parking: Free parking is available in the garage behind the Thinkery.

      Bring the kids of all ages out to the annual Bike Rodeo, sponsored by the Pflugerville Police Department, on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

      Activities Include:

      • Bicycle Registration
      • Safety Instructions
      • Riding Instructions and 8 different challenges
      • Police, Fire and EMS demonstrations all day
      • Child ID’s
      • Displays by Central Texas Law Enforcement Agencies
      • Pflugerville Fire Department onsite with truck

      What: Bike Rodeo
      When: Saturday, April 8, 2017
      Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      Where: Pflugerville High School Parking Lot, 1301 W. Pecan Street, Pflugerville

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      Hat Creek Burger Co. is coming to the Domain! To celebrate the addition to the neighborhood, Whole Foods Domain is teaming up with them and Cuvee Coffee to throw a family-friendly Local Block Party on Saturday, November 5th.

      Swing by anytime from 8-11 am for free tacos and fixins’ from Hat Creek Provisions, free coffee from Cuvee Coffee, as well as live music and face painting! What better way can an Austin family spend a Saturday morning than to enjoy local fare + entertainment for free?


      What: Local Block Party

      When: Saturday, November 5, 2016

      Time: 8-11 a.m.

      Where: Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin

      Cost: FREE

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