Relive the excitement of the Patriots’ path to their fourth Super Bowl Championship with “Pumped,” a special commemorative book from The Boston Globe.

The week ahead: Family events

Kids

ANIMAL MOTION PARK Slithering snakes, fluttering birds, and swimming fish are some of the creatures featured in this new exhibit of kinetic sculptures by artist/engineer Wrenford Thaffe. The works are made from recycled materials, and move using mechanisms including hand cranks, microchips, and remote controls. Through April 27. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri until 9 p.m. $14, under 1 free; Fri 5-9 p.m. $1. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 617-426-6500, www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org

BSO FAMILY CONCERT The Boston Symphony’s series of family concerts continues with “There’s Nothing Better Than a Good Story.” Thomas Wilkins conducts works of Tchaikovsky, Copland, Anderson, Williams, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky. March 1, 10:15 a.m. and noon. $20, kids free. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. 888-266-1200, www.bso.org

Continue reading below

MAPLE DAYS The sap rising is one of the sweetest signs of spring. Learn how maple sugaring has evolved at demonstrations of traditional Native American methods, early 19th-century New England practices, 20th-century metal buckets, and contemporary tubing. Saturdays and Sundays in March, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, under 18 free with adult. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 800-733-1830, www.osv.org

INTO THE WOODS Cinderella’s prince is a dud, Jack summons the giant, and the baker and his wife learn a few things the hard way in Stephen Sondheim’s musical reworking of classic fairy tales. The show presented by Harwich Junior Theatre is recommended for ages 9 and up. Through March 16. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15-$25. Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., West Harwich. 508-432-2002, www.hjtcapecod.org

Events

FIRE & ICE: A WINTER FESTIVAL We thought we’d had enough ice for one season, then we heard about ice bowling. It’s one of the attractions at this event which also features ice sculpture demonstrations by Don Chappelle on the cold side, and on the hot side, fire spinning by A Different Spin. Children’s activities, hot drinks, ice cream, special cocktails, and other activities keep the square hopping. March 1, 3-6 p.m. Free. Union Square, Somerville. www.somervilleartscouncil .org

CAMELLIA SHOW Spring means flowers, and while there may not be many sprouting from the ground just yet, there are plenty at the 185th annual show presented by the Massachusetts Camellia Society. See hundreds of colorful peak blooms of the plant that thrives in humid climates and is used to make tea and cooking oil. Special events include a tea tasting with Upton Tea Imports (noon-3 p.m.), a lecture on camellias in Boston (Sat 2 p.m.), and a walking tour of the camellia show (Sun 2 p.m.). March 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Included with admission of $12, $9 seniors, $7 ages 6-18, under 6 free. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston. 508-869-6111, www.towerhillbg.org

YOUTH COFFEE HOUSE Teen power is behind this event featuring young acoustic performers, dancers, comedians, and bands performing to benefit the Chawama Family Support Home for AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children. March 1, 7-11 p.m. $10, $5 youth. First Unitarian Society, 1326 Washington St., West Newton. 617-527-3203, www.fusn.org

SOMERVILLE SKILLSHARE Brooklyn, Seattle, and other places have caught on to the idea, and now Somerville is doing it, too. Local residents share their talents in salsa dancing, parkour, bicycle maintenance, digitial DJing, creative writing, beekeeping, first aid, bookbinding, fermenting, canning, and more. March 2, noon-6 p.m. Free. Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. www.somerville skillshare.org

MILVA DIDOMIZIO

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com