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Events

Barnes & Noble Storytime and Activities — 11 a.m. Saturday. Featuring the book “You are My Happy,” author Hoda Kotb, learn how a mama bear and her cub cuddle together for a good night's sleep, get a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, South Pointe mall, 2910 Pine Lake Road. Barnesandnoble.com or 402-421-7979.

Bilingual Kids Storytime — 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Listen to a story in English and a second language, songs, games and a craft, kids ages 3 to 8, must be accompanied by a parent, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Indigobridgebooks.com or 402-477-7770.

Children’s Zoo opening day: Delayed two weeks, opening March 22nd — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. First day of the zoo being open all year round. Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1225 S. 27th St. Lincolnzoo.org or 402-475-6741.

Craft social night— 6 p.m. Thursday. Families bring your own project to make and socialize to meet new friends while making your craft, bring your own food and drink, free, Makit Takit, 4720 Prescott Ave. 402-483-4232.

Family Late Night event — 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. New games and activities throughout the museum will be available for working parents and families, free for members, $ 9.95 adults, $10.95 kids 18 months to 15 years, free kids under 18 months, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.

Hy-Vee Lil Chefs — 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 12. Dietician Alyssa will help kids ages 3-11 will learn to prepare two to three recipes. The theme is “St. Patrick's Day Party,” parents must accompany kids, you can bring an apron or chef hat, $12 per kid, Hy-Vee, 7151 Stacy Lane. Tickets at: 70th-and-pioneers_hy-vee.eventbrite.com or 402-489-4244. 

Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab — 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday. Science and nature with hands-on activities, every three events attended qualifies you to move up as a science investigator, and you get a prize, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Museum.unl.edu or 402-472-2642.

Lincoln Coin Club Show — 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Free books and coins for kids, coins from around the world for purchase, educational exhibits, raffles, prizes, Sosotris Shrine Center, 1050 Saltillo Road. More information: Dave Larson 402-202-2338 or 402-261-4938.

LEGO Saturday — 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Families can build a masterpiece with Legos, free, Walt Branch Library, 6701 S.14th St. Lincolnlibraries.org or 402-441-4460.

LEGO Architecture event — 6 p.m. Saturday. Join fellow builders to construct the newest in the LEGO Architecture series, 2910 Pine Lake Road. Barnesandnoble.com or 402-421-7979.

“Peter Pan” — 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; also 2 p.m. Saturday, Haymarket Theatre, 803 Q St. Haymarkettheatre.org or 402-477-2600.

Pop-in storytime at Morrill Hall — 4-4:30 p.m. Thursday. Theme is weather, through stories, songs and movement learn more about the natural world, all ages invited, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5, 4th floor, Nebraska History Museum, 645 N. 14th St. Museum.unl.edu or 402-472-2642.

Superhero Day — 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Kids, wear your superhero costume and meet life-sized characters from cartoons, movies and comic books stationed on all three museum floors, the 501st Legion will be providing characters from Star Wars, local heroes like Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Lincoln Police Department, No Coast Derby girls, and Homer from the Saltdogs, 5-6 p.m. Museum members only preview; 5:30 p.m. Grand opening of the Nebraska Ninja Warrior exhibit (lower level), Lincoln Children’s Museum, $5, adult members; $5, kids members; $9.95 adult non-members; $10.95 kids non-members, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P. St. Lincolnchildrensmuseum.org or 402-477-4000.

Tuesday Try-it Collage — 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 12. Kids grades 6-adults, Create a unique piece of collage art. This program is for teens grade six and up, and adults. Adhesives are involved, so participants should wear appropriate crafting apparel, must register: Anderson Branch Library or call 402-441-8540 or Lincolnlibraries.org.

Ongoing

Kids Escape Rooms — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays in March. Three 45-minute escape rooms to choose from: Peter Cotton Tail (ages 4 and up); Night Sky (ages 6 and up); All Museum Sliming (ages 8 and up); $7 per person for members; $15 per person for non-members); $35 to reserve the whole room for members; $70 for non-members, each room accommodates six people, please register 24 hours in advance, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.

All ages read aloud storytime — 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Interactive and African-themed stories, Midwestern African Museum of Art, 1935 Q St. Mamamuseum.org or 402-438-0529. 

Railyard ice rink — 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 5 p.m.-midnight, Fridays; noon-midnight, Saturdays; noon-9 p.m. Sundays, skate rental $9 for adults, $6 for kids, 350 Canopy St. Railyardlnk.com.

Register

Kindergarten registration held at all elementary schools: two days — 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. March 6; 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. March 7, Parents and guardians can register kindergarten kids at the school in their boundary area, parents will need to provide their child’s certified birth certificate and current immunization record, kids do not need to be present, families want kids to enroll at an LPS school outside of their attendance area, should fill out a special attendance permit available at lps.org or 402-436-1000. 

Spring Break Camps — March 11-15, Kids K-12 can learn new art techniques, work with artists, make their own artwork, and improve artistic abilities.  Art camps are run by skilled teaching artists, guiding kids in hands on learning, LUX Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th St. Luxcenter.org/camps or 402-466-8692.  

Nearby

Robot Zoo — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-May 10. Interactive exhibition featuring robotic animals and hands-on activities. Larger-than-life-size machinery, simulating a variety of moving animal body parts. Everybody can participate in sensory activities, including "Swat the Fly," "Sticky Feet" and "Tongue Gun," $12 adults, $11 military and seniors, $6 kids 4-12, free kids 3 and under, Strategic Air Command, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland (Exit 426). Sacmuseum.org/event/robot-zoo or 402-944-3100.

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