Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is home to one of the largest populations of Western painted turtles in the Northwest. This weekend your kids can see these beautiful reptiles with the help of Metro naturalist James Davis, who will have small telescopes for a close look. Richard Scarry celebration events are popping up all over town in anticipation of NW Childrens Theater’s Busytown, opening March 17. This week, you can visit from your favorite Busytown characters at Child’s Play.

Suburbs

Build a Bear for Doernbecher (pictured)
The first 120 Guests to the new Build-A-Bear Workshop store can make a bear for free to be donated to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital which will help distribute the bears to children in need of a teddy bear hug. Sat. 10:00 am. Tigard. Free. All ages. Event details.

East side

Painted Turtle Walk
Oregon’s turtles are rare, shy and hard to find. See these beautiful reptiles at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area with the help of Metro naturalist James Davis, who will have small telescopes for a close look. Learn about the natural history of painted turtles and why they are so rare. Sat. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Portland. Free. Ages 5 and over. Event details.

Safety Saturday at the Historic Belmont Firehouse
The Historic Belmont Firehouse is a local treasure. Now is your chance to go inside! The firehouse is open to the public and features exhibits, an interactive fire engine simulator, and education and fun for the whole family. Sat. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Portland. Free. All ages. Event details. 

West side

Richard Scarry Day at Child’s Play
Join us for Richard Scarry themed fun that includes a special visit from your favorite Busytown characters (including Lowly Worm), interactive storytime, coloring activities, and photos with the Busytown folk. Sat. 11:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Portland. Free. All ages. Event details.

Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Kickoff
Come celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting. Explore at booths celebrating each decade of Girl Scouting. Enjoy a concert by YouTube sensation and Radio Disney star Savannah Outen. And learn about upcoming Girl Scout activities like the Northwest Centennial Roundup, geocaching and more! Sat. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Portland. Free. All ages. Event details.

Portland Art Museum: Family Tour
Haven’t seen the new Rothko exhibit yet? Bring your family to explore the museum with a guide skilled at engaging visitors of all ages. Sun. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Portland. Free with admission. All. Event details.

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen