Check out the “Heave, Hoist & Haul: Simple Machines at Sea” exhibit at the Hull Lifesaving Museum in Hull. This new exhibit for kids will show how many of the maritime objects in our exhibits–oars, boats, blocks & tackles-really function as simple machines-levers, pulleys, wedges and more! The exhibit includes hands-on simple machine interactives, as well as design stations with legos, k’nex and gears. For more information, call 781-925-5433 or visit www.hulllifesavingmuseum.org
Friday March 18th, 2011
Check out Family Friday Nights at the Children’s Museum in Boston. From 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. admission is only $1 a person. For more information, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org
Check out the fun events and activities at the Museum of Science in Boston. Find out more at www.mos.org
Seasons and Wildlife of the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary tonight from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the North River – South Shore Sanctuary. Check out the Mass Audubon website for more info – registration is required.
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
It’s “Opening Day” of the 64th season at Plimouth Plantation beginning today at 8:30 a.m. From 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. there will be a Farm Fresh Breakfast Buffet. At 9:00 a.m. there will be recognition of Reverend Peter Gomes and from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. the annual rare breeds animal parade will take place! At 2:00 p.m. there will be a LIVE wolf program to delight the entire family. For more information call 508.746.1622 or visit www.plimoth.org.
Come and explore Ellisville Harbor State Park at night on Saturday, March 19th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The hike starts at sunset and end by the light of the full moon! You will hike along Ellisville Marsh, stop at the Overlook where you can see Cape Cod Bay, and then travel through old farm fields. Perhaps you’ll see the moon reflected on the bay or hear an owl in the distance. You’ll finish the hike with hot chocolate and a snack. Dress for the weather, wear good winter boots and bring a flashlight! Meet at the first parking lot on Route 3A in Plymouth. For adults and children 10+ who can walk at a moderate to brisk pace. Rain, storm or icy trail conditions will cancel. Call Amy at 508.272.9376 for more information or visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/ells.htm. This program is FREE!
Sunday March 20th, 2011
Check out the St. Patrick’s Parade in Scituate at 1:00 p.m.! The annual event is held in beautiful Scituate Harbor and pays tribute to Scituate’s long-held status as The Irish Riviera! Call 781.545.6671 or visit www.scituatechamber.org for more info.
Also visit the annual St. Patrick’s Parade today at 1:00 p.m. in Abington. The parade begins in Abington Center on Route 123. Contact Jack at 781.878.1570 or 781.878.7785 for more information.
Enjoy South Shore YMCA’s A Taste of the South Shore on March 24, 2011!
The Taste of the South Shore is a festive annual event that brings the best of the area’s restaurants together for an evening of celebration. In addition to the evening of the tasting delectable fates, the Y will honor a special member of the Y family. For more information visit the Y’s website.
If you have an event for families coming up, let us know by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to What To Do With The Kids c/o The South Shore’s Morning News at 130 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA, 02050.