What to do with the Kids: April 13 – April 19

Ongoing & School Vacation Ideas:
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

Check out the fun events and activities at the Museum of Science in Boston. 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

Friday April 13th, 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

Mass Audubon presents “Journey Through the Spring Sky” today from 7:30 to 9:00pm. What do a backwards question mark, a kite, and an “ear of wheat” all have in common? Join us for a fireside journey through the night sky to learn the answer! Listen to tales about Leo the Lion, Bootes the Herdsman, and Virgo the Maiden. Find out how to identify these spring constellations and enjoy an evening under the stars with the family. $10; $7 for Mass Audubon members. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org

Saturday April 14th, 2012:

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Tuesday April 17th, 2012:
Check out Southwick’s Zoo Animal Shows today at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. “EARTH Limited”, a partnership with Southwick’s Zoo, educates and entertains families with two live animal shows today at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. See an exciting variety of animals with scales, fur, and feathers. This event is perfect for families looking for a fun activity during April Vacation week. In addition, SSNSC’s EcoZone Interactive Museum and REI Discovery Trail will be open as well as numerous walking trails. The shows are suitable for children ages 3 and older with an adult. Cost per child $8 for members and $12 per child non-members. Adults are $5 each. Limited tickets available – Ticket sales by telephone with a major credit card. For more information, contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781.659.2559, website www.ssnsc.org

Wednesday April 18th, 2012:
“The Magic of Bill Blagg” will astound audiences for two School Vacation Shows: Today at the Company Theatre in Norwell at 11am & 2pm.. Tickets are only $10! Critics and audiences alike rave about “The Magic of Bill Blagg”, saying his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic & illusion that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Audience volunteers will levitate in mid-air, others will vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more! This is one show you can’t afford to miss! Witness action-packed magic & illusion performed by the country’s most prominent magical star, Bill Blagg! All tickets just $10! Shows are Wednesday, April 18 at 11am & 2pm. Tickets now on sale at The Company Theatre box-office at 30 Accord Park Drive in Norwell, by phone at 781-871-2787, and online at www.companytheatre.com

Thursday April 19th, 2012:
The Lorax “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.” -The Lorax, Dr. Seuss . Today at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, go on a Truffula Tuft Hunt! Make a Truffula Tree Garden! Join ‘The Lorax’! Today from 1:30-3:00pm Pre-registration required.

Why not Toe “Jam-Out” at an Earth day Celebration on April 28th. Green Hanson in partnership with the Hanson Children’s Museum presents the 4th annual Earth Day Celebration where kids can participate in face painting, rock painting and bouncy houses while listening to the sounds of the Toe Jam Puppet Band. This event will be held at Hanson Town Hall on April 28th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with a rain date of May 1st. For more information, please visit www.greenhanson.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 The 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.