What to do with the Kids: March 2nd – 4th

Ongoing Activites:
The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is always a great place for families and kids. Live animals, Outdoor trails, environmental education programs, lectures and special events.  For more information, visit www.ssnsc.org

Check out Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries in Marshfield.  There are a variety of classes, events, camps, kid’s activities & more! For more information, call 781-837-9400
or visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore 

How about a visit to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Let the Art Touch You! A variety of special exhibitions await your discovery. There will be workshops & special events available for adults & children.  For more information, call 508-588-6000 or visit www.fullercraft.org

Friday March 2nd, 2012:
Check out Family Friday Nights at the Children’s Museum in Boston.  From 5 to 9pm 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

Saturday March 3rd, 2012:
Check out the ”10th Annual Polar Plunge” in Plymouth today.  The Plunge takes place at 12noon.  There is a 10:30am registration at Plymouth Beach;  The Plunge takes place at 12noon, and then at 12:30pm there will be awards & refreshments. This year’s proceeds will help with the redesign of the “The Patient/Family Resource Center” of Medical Oncology. For more information visit www.jordanspolarplunge.com

Check out the fun events and activities at the Museum of Science in Boston.  The museum is open from 9am to 5pm.  Find out more at www.mos.org

Check out the New England Aquarium.  For more information, call 617-973-5206 or visit www.neaq.org

Sunday March 4th, 2012:
Get your tickets for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra’s – Family Concert today. Hands-on instrument demonstrations take place at 2pm.  The concert begins at 3pm. A great introduction for anyone, young and old alike, to the glorious sounds of symphonic music! The wonderful 4th and 5th grade singers of the Plymouth Children’s Chorus, over one hundred of them, return to add spark and energy to this annual happy event! The Concert will takes place at Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, in Plymouth.  For more information, call 508-746-8008 or visit www.plymouthphil.org 

Come walk through wooded trails, along the saltwater beach, and down field edges at Ellisville Harbor State Park under the light of the full moon on Thursday, March 8th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  The March full moon was called the Full Worm Moon by Native Americans.  As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins.  Meet at the dirt Parking Lot on Route 3A in Plymouth. Bring water, wear good hiking shoes, and dress for the weather.  Bring a flashlight, but you may be asked not to use it!  Hike is about 3 miles and appropriate for adults & children 10+.  Rain, snow, or icy trails will cancel.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please call (508) 866-2580 x161 to pre-register or for more information.  For park information and directions, please visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/ells.htm.This free program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation.   

Check out the “Happy Meal…Worms Workshop” Mass Audubon program on Saturday March 10th, from 10:30am to 12noon. No childhood would be complete without the experience of eating a Happy Meal, now served with more nutritious options! But maintaining good health is not only important for people, it’s a matter of survival for wildlife too. For the Eastern Bluebird, life would not be complete without mealworms, a protein rich food that’s one of their favorite snacks. Come learn how simple it is to raise your own mealworms, construct a nest box, and start attracting the Bluebird of Happiness to your yard! (Fee includes nest box supplies and happy mealworm start up kit). 25; $20 for Mass Audubon member families (prices are per family, not per person) or more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org

If you have an event for families coming up, let us know by e-mail at robhakala@959watd.com or send it to What To Do With The Kids c/o
South Shore’s Morning News 130 Enterprise Drive Marshfield Ma. 02050 



About Rob Hakala

Since 2000, Rob has hosted The South Shore's Morning News on WATD.