If the first weekend in October has you thinking pumpkin patch festivities, we’re right there with you. But if ducking into at a just-opened museum or staying close to home with virtual events is more you’re thing, we’ve got those too. Also on our radar for this weekend: a virtual brick-lover’s playground, a family Minecraft program and an interactive pop-up art installation that’ll delight everyone.

photo: Christian M. via yelp

Have a sense-ational time
Bring the kids to see Sensebellum, a one-of-a-kind, interactive artistic experience that blends art and technology in fresh ways to safely bring people together and stir the mind. Daily through Oct. 17. Event details.

Stack it up
For its 19th year, BrickCon is going virtual. View thousands of models created by adult LEGO hobbyists from around the nation and the world. Purchase current, past and custom LEGO sets, parts and minifigs at our Brick Bazaar. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Go fish
The salmon are off and running, and we’ve got the scoop on where you can watch their journey in the time of COVID.

Head East
It’s reopening weekend at Bellevue Arts Museum and their new pay-as-you-can admission makes it a great time to take the kids. While you’re on the Eastside, pick up a Spooky Kooky Concoctions Kit from KidsQuest.

Find fall colors
Whether you’re looking for a road trip adventure featuring autumn’s vibrant hues or you’re on the hunt for a pop of color closer to home, we’ve got lots of tree-spotting options as we move into peak foliage season.

Work for social justice
If raising kids who are aware of social struggles, optimistic about the future and equipped to manifest a better vision of our world is how you parent, we’ve got 10 ways to help you do just that.

De-code fun
Join MoPOP for a virtual family Minecraft program led by a MoPOP museum educator and inspired by the Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit. Plan to identify common fantasy characters, explore buildings a community might need and then work together to create our own fantasy-inspired buildings. Sat. Event details.

Draw big… and green
It’s the world’s largest drawing festival and this year it’s not only going virtual it’s going green. Draw, hear stories and create sustainable crafts at this online event focused on climate change. Sat. Event details.

Haunt your house
Halloween is on everyone’s mind this year. Get in the spirit of things with door makeovers your little monsters will love.

—Allison Sutcliffe