Put those BTS questions out of your mind, parents. It’s the weekend and that can only mean one thing. It’s time for play to take center stage. Whether you’re looking for virtual events or IRL experiences, you can find them here. We’re looking forward to: a workshop that really makes an impression, a reason to gather the fam around the radio and a chance to show your kids why “Goonies never say die!”

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Try everyday science
We love these science experiments that don’t require any special equipment or accessories.

Oh, what a night!
Discover the native bats of the Pacific Northwest and learn about the vital role these misunderstood creatures play in our ecosystem. Fri. Event details.

Soak up summer
Summer isn’t over yet, parents. There’s still plenty of time (and sunshine) left to set up a backyard water park or let your kiddie pool pull double duty.

Give a little listen
Make like it’s 1940 when you gather the kids ’round the radio for SCT’s Saturday Morning Stories. Up this weekend: Julia Child narrates Tubby the Tuba. Sat. through Oct. 24. Event details.

Make an impression
Join Tidal Arts Studio for an outdoor workshop where kids create and use their onw lino stamp. Sun. Event details.

Get on board
Join the Washington State History museum for an eight-episode video series that explores our state’s connections to the larger national history of women’s suffrage, and honors Washington’s women changemakers. Through Aug. 26. Event details.

Never say die!
Pile into the car and head to the Washington State Fairgrounds for a screening of Goonies. Don’t forget your canned foods to benefit the Puyallup Food Bank. Sat. Event details.

Make it quick
Got 10 minutes? We’ve got activities to help you fill the gaps.

Run, bike and hike
If spending time outside is you jam, check out the Celebrate Woodinville Virtual 5k, these bike trails that were made for families or hikes every kid can handle at Mt. Rainier.

Just add color
Got tots? Then you’ve got a wannabe artist on your hands. Sit down with the kids and get creative with coloring pages from BAM and the Seattle Opera.

—Allison Sutcliffe