What to do with the Kids: June 8th – 10th

Ongoing Activites:
Ned Bangs from the Marshfield Recreation Department wants to let all residents know that the Summer Community Brochure is now available.  There are programs for all ages and interests. For the Marshfield Recreation Department brochure link, CLICK HERE

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 June 8th, 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

Come to Wompatuck State Park in Hingham for a fun and educational experience. This evening from 7:30 to 8:30pm it’s a “Sunset Hike”: Take a hike in Wompatuck as the summer sun is setting and explore this serene time of day.  Each week we’ll discover something different as we experience dusk in the park.  Meet at the Visitor Center.  All programs are free and open to the public. Rain cancels. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call the Park Interpreter at (781) 749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Saturday June 9th, 2012:
Come to Wompatuck State Park in Hingham for a fun and educational experience.  This morning from 9:00 to 11:00am it’s “Rocks in the Park Hike”: Explore the glacial rock fields of Wompatuck and old growth forests in a less explored part of the Park as we make our way to Burbank Boulder, Wompatuck Park’s largest glacial erratic.  This hike covers about 4 miles of moderately difficult trails.  Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  Meet at Visitor Center.  All programs are free and open to the public. Rain cancels. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call the Park Interpreter at (781) 749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Sunday June 10th, 2012:
The Wingbusters Model Airplane Club is having their annual Open House today. Fly a Radio Control Airplane for free.  Watch RC Airplane demos.  Free hot dogs.  GPS Address: 93 River Street, Halifax (corner of River and Pratt streets).  See www.wingbusters.org for directions.  The Rain date is Sunday June 24.

Check out the Abington Tricentennial Parade today from 1 to 3pm in Abington Center. For more information, visit www.abington300th.webs.com

Come to Wompatuck State Park in Hingham for a fun and educational experience.  All programs are free and open to the public. Today from 10 to 11am it’s “Nature’s Tiny Treasures” Go for a walk in the woods looking at nature’s tiny treasures.  Use hand lenses and magnifiers to explore tiny insects, little lichens, and diminutive designs in nature!  Meet at the Visitor Center.  Rain cancels. An adult must accompany children.  For more information, call the Park Interpreter at (781) 749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Upcoming:
Check out “Animal World Experiences” event at the Winslow House on Friday June 15th at 9:30am. Children will get the chance to truly “experience” mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates like never before.  The event is $5 for child. For more information, visit www.winslowhouse.org

Popular children’s entertainer “Big Ryan” will be on hand at the Winslow House on Friday June 29th for his special brand of storytelling, puppet shows, music and interactive games. One of the most popular entertainers in the region, “Big Ryan” has played to sellout crowds across the South Shore. This show is recommended for toddlers to fifth grade. The event is $5 for child.  For more information, visit www.winslowhouse.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

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