Rain or shine, we’ve put together a great mix of springtime events to get you and your kid crew out and about. Our weekend roundup includes a circus extravaganza, a meet and greet with mammals, a train ride with rich history and a production based on a beloved little bear. If you’re looking for even more excitement, Vegfest returns this weekend with tons of food samples, products and chef demos and Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center are presenting Movin’ Around the World, the first event of their new Big Neighborhood program. Read on to learn more and to see what else is shaking this weekend.

photo: Will Graham via Flickr

Seattle

SASS: Sanca’s Annual Showcase Spectacular
If you’re looking for high-flying thrills, this annual showcase will feature four shows, each with a different line-up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers alongside SANCAs tremendously talented student performers. Expect to see daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, juggling and much more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Marine Mammal Mania
The Seattle Aquarium is kicking off spring with its annual mammal celebration. Take the tykes to Pier 59 to learn about the furry inhabitants of the Aquarium and to participate in special hands-on activities, talks, demonstrations and plenty of fun devoted to marine mammals. Fri.-Sun. (through Apr. 15). Event details.

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Spring Fling at Pacific Science Center
Spring has sprung at the Pacific Science Center! During this extravaganza, explore the science behind local flora and fauna; witness the symbiotic relationship between butterflies and flowers at the new Living Wall exhibit inside the Tropical Butterfly House; learn about the family ties that make birds and dinosaurs so similar; and watch a live-stream of chicken and turkey eggs growing inside an incubator. Mon.-Sun. (through Apr. 15). Event details.

Eastside

Winnie the Pooh
In this latest BYT production, travel to Hundred Acre Wood to visit the beloved little bear who loves honey and to meet his friends, Tigger and Christopher Robin. This story, created by A.A. Milne, is suitable for the entire family and is approximately 90 minutes long. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Northwest Railway Museum Train Season
All aboard! Step back in time and experience rail travel as it used to be aboard the Northwest Railroad Museum’s historic railway cars. Travel through the Upper Cascade Valley and discover how the railroads influenced settlement and everyday life in Washington state. Psst…you can also explore more of the Museum’s collection as most train excursions will include a stop at the Train Shed exhibit building. Sat.-Sun. (through Oct.). Event details.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! Sat.-Sun. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kristina Moy