This weekend, we’re springing forward (don’t forget to set your clocks ahead!) with lots of family fun. For starters, we have a wildly popular children’s production, an extravaganza with prehistoric animals, and a high-energy kid’s show. We also have some serious entertainment with the doktor of science, a production with two types of puppets and an educational activity for the whole fam. If you’re looking for a kindie concert, this weekend is packed with musical entertainment including Seattle Symphony Kids with Recess Monkey, Ridge Romp with Caspar Babypants and the Kindiependent Kids Rock Series with Brian Vogan & his Good Buddies.

Dino Day 2012_Lora Shinn

photo: Lora Shinn / Burke Museum


Goodnight Moon
SCT is bringing their signature piece home again and you don’t want to miss it. In this intimate production, enjoy the surprise and delight of Bunny’s imaginative detours (think jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life) on the way to dreamland. Thurs. & Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. (through April 26).  Seattle. $25 to $36. Tickets required. Ages 3 & older. Event details.

Dino Day (pictured)
At this annual dinosaur extravaganza, you and your lil’ paleontologist can dig for fossils, dress up in dino gear, get an up-close view of the Burke Museum’s paleontology collections and talk with Burke paleontologists about their latest find—10-foot-long legs of the duck billed dino Edmontosaurusand see them on display for the first time. Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Seattle. $7.50 to $10 (5 & under and members free). All ages. Event details.

KIDZ BOP Make Some Noise Tour
If your kids love to sing and dance around the house, this energetic and interactive show is just for them. The KIDZ BOP Kids will take the stage to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in their latest “Make Some Noise” tour. Sun., 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.). Seattle. $18.50 to $48.50. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.


Doktor Kaboom! It’s Just Rocket Science
Take the kiddos to KPC for some serious science entertainment. Doktor Kaboom! inspires a love of learning through his hilarious educational shows and proves just how much fun science can be in his new show, “It’s Just Rocket Science.” Sat., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Kirkland. $15 to $20. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Thistle Theatre Presents Momotaro (Peach Boy)
In this latest Thistle Theatre production, told with and tabletop Bunraku-style puppets and origami puppets, see what happens when an old woman finds a huge peach floating in a river. Psst! Expect lots of adventure and LOL moments along with the traditional Momotaro song. Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. (also March 14-15 & 21-22). Bellevue. $10. Tickets required. Ages 3 & older.  Event details.

Ranger Program: Crows, Seagulls & Pigeons
Take your crew to the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center to learn about the most common of flyers (think crows, seagulls, and pigeons). Where do pigeons nest?  How do seagulls care for their young? Just exactly how smart is a crow? Come find out in this fascinating class designed for children and adults. Sun., 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. No pre-registration required. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in the Comments.

— Kristina Moy