What To Do With The Kids: June 29 – July 1, 2012

Ongoing Activites
Ned Bangs from the Marshfield Recreation Department wants to let all residents know that the Summer Community Brochure is out. There are programs for all ages and interests.

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! Avariety 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 29, 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.

Popular children’s entertainer “Big Ryan” will be on hand at the Winslow House today 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 and starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.winslowhouse.org.

Take a hike! A sunset hike! 7:30pm – 8:30pm take a hike in Wompatuck as the summer sun is setting and explore this serene time of day. Each week you’ll discover something different as you experience dusk in the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Check out the “Rocks in the Park Hike” at Wompatuck Park in Hingham today from 9:00am to 11:00am. 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. For more information,visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/events/womp-june.pdf.

Check out the annual “Halifax in Lights” Celebration today. There will be a series of family events and food vendors starting at 10am and lasting until approximately 4pm on the Town Hall Green, a short break between 4pm and 6pm and then the celebration will relocate across the street to the area around the Halifax Elementary School in the early evening. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15pm at the Elementary School. Daytime activities include bounce houses, pony rides, kids’ games, face painting, tie dying, bike decorating contest, balloon man and more. In the evening on the school property there will also be a balloon man, a face painter and food vendors. The night will be topped off by a fireworks display. Be sure to come join in the fun!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Check out the “Summer Ramble” at Wompatuck Park in Hingham today from 10:00 to 11:00am. Take a summer ramble and see what you stumble upon. You’ll see what’s happening at Wompatuck State Park during the summer season. You never know whatwe may find! Meet at the Visitor Center.


Saturday, July 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Family Fun at Duxbury Beach
Spend a morning at Duxbury Beach learning about the creatures that live here and their special adaptations. Weekly themes may include: things with shells, where does sand come from, or who lives in the wrack line? Preregistration is not required. Free, thanks to Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Sue MacCallum at 781-837-9400 or smaccallum@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/oThe South Shore’s Morning News 130 Enterprise Drive Marshfield MA 02050.



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