This is a big weekend, with Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year’s filling our calendar. Get the warm fuzzies with an at-home craft project, like DIY Valentin’s Day cards and get into the spirit of the Chinese New Year with a virtual lion and dragon parade. Read on for more ways to celebrate and have fun this weekend.

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The Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Everyone is welcome, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds. Activity details. 

DIY Your Own Valentine’s
Get out the construction paper, glue sticks and Scotch tape! We have over 44 Valentine’s Day cards that are easy to make and guaranteed to deliver lots of love. Activity details. 

Bubble Up a Valentine’s Day Experiment
Check out these hands-on experiments that are perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend. From dissolving conversation hearts to making a big batch of Valentine’s Day slime, these 10 science experiments are bursting with (naturally) hearts, pink sparkles and red bubbles. Activity details. 


Take a Virtual Deep Dive
Experience the U-505 submarine like never before. . . from your living room. Scope out this chance to experience the sub and the story of its thrilling capture via a 45-minute live tour. From the cramped quarters to the feel of batter, it’s an interactive walk through a piece of history you’ll never forget. Fri. Event details. 

Bert Badger’s Valentine’s Day Dance Party
Let’s have a fun dance party for the people we love! Bert Badger will do new songs, old songs, and even a BRAND new song off his upcoming third album you haven’t even heard yet! WHAT?!? Yeah that’s how fun this is going to be. So get some pizza, get ready to dance and lets shake shake our pants! Fri. Event details. 

Virtual Lion & Dragon Parade 
Watch a spectacular performance with the Seattle Shaolin Kungfu Academy & International Lion Dance Martial Art Team as they perform a Lion and Dragon parade in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Fri. Event details. 

Virtual Breakfast with the Animals
Rise and dine (virtually) with kangaroos, sloths, foxes and more! Stay comfy in your pj’s as you ZOOm with some WILD friends during their morning routine. You’ll have the chance to go behind the scenes to see the variety of tasty treats the animals look forward to every morning as you enjoy your own. Sat. Event details. 

Virtual Valentine’s Day with Supergirl
What is everyone’s superpower on Valentine’s Day? Love, of course! Join Supergirl for a Super Valentine’s Day Sing and Dance along. In addition to a rockin’ afternoon, this superhero will also share a story and a craft with your little love. Sat. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers