Between the epic snowstorm, mid-winter break and museum re-openings, February weekends have been packed with plenty to do. As we wind down this short month, keep the good times rolling with: a soul food cook along, a pop-up drive-in and a chance to help solve a mystery. Here’s how!

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Get to know Black inventors
Join the Chicago Public Library via Zoom as they take a look at black inventors in America. You’ll learn about inventors from Elijah “The Real McCoy” McCoy to Lonnie Johnson, the inventor of the Super SoakerFri. Event details.

Let it snow
If your kiddos are still dreaming of snow, join the National Nordic Museum to make your own snow globe. You bring the materials; they show you how. Registration required. Sat. Event details.

Get cookin’
Join MoPOP and guest chef, Danielle Alex for a cooking class with heart. You’ll learn easy-to-make soul food recipes as part of MoPOP’s Black History Month program, Through the Eyes of Art: The Cookout. Registration required. Sun. Event details.

Let’s go to the movies!
It’s In-Car Movie Night at Juanita Beach! This fun pilot movie premier takes place 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Juanita Beach Park, and the featured flick is How to Train Your Dragon. Grab takeout on the way and you’ve got a great new twist on family movie night! Tickets required. Sat. Event details.

Show your smile
Inspire your kids to be part of the clean teeth club when they sit down for story time with the Tooth Fairy. Expect an interactive time with this kid-favorite from the comfort of home. Sun. Event details.

Solve a mystery
Whether your kids have been to the Mima Mounds just outside of Olympia or not, they’ll get a kick out of trying to solve the mystery of their formation. For generations scientists and explorers have come up with competing theories. What’s yours? Join Pretty Gritty Tours as you try to unearth the truth. Sat. Event details.

Walk on water
Can you get water to walk between two glasses? How about if you can’t use your hands? Kids ages five and up can give it a try during this science class. All it takes is a little creativity to meet this challenge. Registration required. Fri. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe

Looking for more Black History Month events? Find them here.