Sesame Street Live, "Make a New Friend," April 21-23, Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., downtown Providence. $21 and $31. www.ppacri.org, 401-421-2787
Wild Kratts Live, April 22, 2 and 6 p.m., Wang Theatre, Boston. $43.50 to $63.50. bochenter.org, 800-982-ARTS
Spring Festival & Cupcake Challenge, April 29 and 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Purple Cat Winery, 11 Money Hill Road, Chepachet village, Glocester. Live music, indoor and outdoor events, food trucks, wine tastings, children's activities, amusements, more. Cupcake Challenge 2 p.m. Sunday; advance tickets needed. www.eventbrite.com/e/cupcake-challenge-held-during-weekend-long-spring-festival-at-purple-cat-winery-tickets-32189436471
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme, May 4 to 7, Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence. All Access Pre-show free with ticket purchase. $15 and up. www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
Bubbleology, May 6, 11 a.m., Ocean State Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. $10. www.OceanStateTheatre.org, 401-921-6800
Peppa Pig's Surprise, Oct. 17, 6 p.m., The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. www.TheVetsRI.com, 401-421-2787
Thomas Land, Edaville USA, 5 Pine St., Carver. 11 rides based on Thomas & Friends and the Island of Sodor. www.edaville.com/thomas-land
Explore-a-Saurus, through June 2018 or longer, Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. Cchildren/families assume role of scientist and explore evidence, science, features that make dinosaurs compelling. www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org
Exploring Music, Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., Children's Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave. North Easton. Creative musical activities for toddlers. Free with paid admission, registration not required. 508-230-3789, www.childrensmuseumineaston.org
STEM for Beginners, Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m., Children's Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave. North Easton. Hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities for preschoolers. Free with paid admission, registration not required. 508-230-3789, www.childrensmuseumineaston.org
Tentacles Take Hold, New England Aquarium, Boston. New giant Pacific octopus exhibit; also cuttlefish, sea jellies, sea anemones. www.neaq.org
Kidtoons, third Saturday and Sunday of each month, 10:30 a.m., Showcase Cinema, Patriot Place, Foxboro. 1-hour animated movies for young children and their families. $5. www.showcasecinemas.com/kidtoons\
Salamander Search, April 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Ave., Seekonk. Led by Audubon naturalist. $15/member adult and up to three children, $5/additional member; $20 and $7 nonmembers. For ages 3+. Register at www.asri.org.
Earth Day/Arbor Day, April 23, 1 to 4 p.m., Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 108 North St. Norfolk. Demonstrations, information sharing, children's nature games and crafts, music, more. Free. 508-528-3140, massaudubon.org
Roots & Shoots, Sundays, April 23, May 14 and 28, June 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park St., Attleboro. Ages 8-13. Member children $8/class, nonmembers $10/class. Program strives to develop self-respect, confidence, hope for the future through fun steward-based group activities. Register in advance at www.massaudubon.org/oakknoll or call 508-223-3060 for more info.
Family Nature Hikes, Sundays, May 7, and June 4, 10 to 11 a.m., Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park St., Attleboro. All ages. Members free, nonmembers $2/person (max family price $8). Register in advance at www.massaudubon.org/oakknoll or call 508-223-3060 for more info.
Sensory Explorations, Sundays, May 21, June 18, 10 to 11 a.m., Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park St., Attleboro. All ages and abilities. Members $2, nonmembers $4. Monthly hike exploring Attleboro Springs' accessible Reflection Trail behind LaSalette Shrine. Focus on using different senses to investigate natural wonders. Register in advance at www.massaudubon.org/oakknoll or call 508-223-3060 for more info.
Children's Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. $9 admission. Members and children under one are free. childrensmuseumineaston.org, 508-230-3789.
Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St., Providence. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. $9 general, free members. childrenmuseum.org, 401-273-5437.
Museum of Science, Boston. $21 adults, $18 children 3-11, $19 seniors 60 plus. Butterfly Garden: $5 adults, $4 children 3-11, $4.50 seniors 60 plus. 617-723-2500, mos.org.
Boston's Children's Museum, Boston. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays until 9 p.m. Closes at 3 p.m. Dec. 31. $12 adults and children 1-15 and seniors. Children under 12 months free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge. Open daily 9:30 a.m .to 5 p.m. $20, $18 seniors, $7 children 3-17, free children under 3. osv.org, 800-733-1830.
Capron Park Zoo, 201 County St., Attleboro, 774-203-1840, capronparkzoo.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (final ticket, 4 p.m.), Attleboro children, $4.50; Attleboro adults, $5.50; nonresident children, $5.50; nonresident adults, $7; children under 2 free.
Winslow Farms Animal Sanctuary, 37 Eddy St., Norton. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays. Petting farm for abused and abandoned animals. winslowfarm.com, 508-285-6451.
World War I Memorial Park and Zoo, 401 Elmwood St., North Attleboro.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October to March; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April to September. $14.95 adults, $12.95 seniors, $9.95 children 3-12, toddlers 2 and under free, rwpzoo.org.
Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford. $6/adults, $4.50/seniors and teens, $3/children 3-12. bpzoo.org, 508-991-6178.
Franklin Park Zoo, weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends and holidays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston. Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays. zoonewengland.com, 617-541-LION.
Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays. stonezoo.org, 617-989-3760.