What to do with the Kids: July 13th – 15th

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 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 

Check out Wompatuck State Park in Hingham today for “Junior Rangers: What Hurts the Park?” today from 3 to 4pm. This program series captures the imagination of young people through activities that grow future stewards of the environment. You’ll hear about the types of pollution, litter and graffiti we see within the park and how it affects nature and beauty.  You’ll hike to places where there is the most litter in the park and discuss what can be done to help stop the littering and graffiti. For children ages 8-12. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Saturday July 14th, 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 “Swamp Tromp!” today from 1 to 2pm. Frogs and bugs and crayfish, oh my! Use nets and buckets to discover what lives in the waters of Wompatuck.  Please follow park road down to Boundary Pond where you’ll meet. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Sunday July 15th, 2012:
Check out the Marshfield Summer Concert & Entertainment Series this evening at 6. Tonight’s performance will be held on the Town Green, adjacent to the Marshfield Town Hall. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as well as snacks and picnic baskets, (no alcohol) to complete the outdoor concert experience, and enjoy the summer sounds. The Sunday evening concerts will be held weather permitting. For scheduling changes due to weather conditions listen to 95.9 FM WATD.  This Sunday’s concert features “The Nowheremen”. Founded in a Cambridge coffee shop in 2007, this Beatles band will have you dancing and singing. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. 

Come to Wompatuck State Park for a fun and educational experience. Today’s program is “Explore Nature: Insect Safari” today from 10am to 1pm. You don’t need to travel the world to discover and observe a tremendous diversity of insect life. Our fields, wetlands, and forests hold a treasure trove of insects. You’ll explore Wompatuck State Park’s varied habitats in search of all manner of insects. You’ll catch and observe them for closer study and then release. For children and curious adults.  Meet at Visitor Center. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Upcoming:
Saturday – 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.

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
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