What to do with the Kids: July 6th – July 8th

Check out these 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.  http://www.townofmarshfield.org/government-departments-recreation-brochures-documents.htm

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

Don’t forget to take a trip over to Hull and take a ride on the Paragon Carousel. The carousel is open Monday-Friday from 11am to 8pm and Saturday and Sundays from 11am to 9pm. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

Friday July 6th, 2012
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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 for a fun and educational experience. Today’s program is “Junior Rangers: Map & Compass Reading” from 3:00 to 4:00pm. This program series captures the imagination of young people through activities that grow future stewards of the environment. Learn the basics of map reading and using a compass including how identify points on a map if confused or lost.  The Junior Rangers will then guide the group to a designated area. For children ages 8-12. Meet at the Visitor Center. All programs are FREE and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Saturday July 7th, 2012:
Mass Audubon invites you to “Family Fun” at Duxbury Beach today from 9:30 to 11:30am. 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

Come to Wompatuck State Park for a fun and educational experience. Today’s program is “Rocks in the Park Hike” from 9:00 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.  All programs are FREE and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Sunday July 8th, 2012:
The inaugural Summerfest, celebrating the season in Marshfield, will take place today. The day will kick off with a parade beginning at 11am at Library Plaza and ending at Town Hall where there will be a demonstration by the Crusaders Senior Drum & Bugle Corps. The library will be open from 11am to 4pm for a sidewalk book sale and Big Ryan the Storyteller will be performing at 2pm. Their will be a carnival in the parking lot of the Town Hall from 12-6pm and vendor and food booths will be on Snow Road and the Post Office parking lot from 12 – 6 too. Touch-a-truck will be at the end of Snow Road (near 3A) from 12-6pm. The day includes live music all day long on the town green from 12-6 featuring Hard Case from 12-2, Phase 4 from 2-4 and The Infractions from 4-6. 

Come to Wompatuck State Park for a fun and educational experience. Today’s program is “Explore Nature: Terrific Trees” from 10:00 to 11:00am. Come explore the many types of trees that live at Wompatuck State Park.  How do they make food, get water, and provide shelter for many different types of animals?  Come find out! For children and curious adults.  Meet at Visitor Center. All programs are FREE and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Upcoming:
Saturday July 7 / July 14 / July 21 / July 28:
Mass Audubon presents Family Fun at Duxbury Beach from 9:30 to 11:30am. 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

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