What to do with the Kids: July 27th – 29th

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 27th, 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 Park in Hingham today for today’s special program: “Junior Rangers: Preparing a Safe Campsite & Campfire”.The program which runs from 3:00 to 4:00pm captures the imagination of young people through activities that grow future stewards of the environment. The Junior Rangers will learn to tie the “lifesaving knot” – the bowline; learn to pitch a tent and where.  There will also be a step-by-step examination of how to build a safe and effective campfire. This event is for children ages 8-12. Meet at the Visitor Center.  Rain or shine. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

How about a Sunset Hike this evening at Wompatuck Park in Hingham this evening from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Take a hike in Wompatuck as the summer sun is setting and explore this serene time of day.  Meet at the Visitor Center. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Saturday July 28th, 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

Check out the “Teddy Bear Picnic” today at the Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich Street in Plymouth from 10am to 12noon.  It’s a lively morning of storytelling, hands-on kids’ activities, and a puppet play. Don’t forget to bring your teddy bear! This event is recommended for ages 4 and up. Admission fee: $6 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508- 746-0012. www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org

Do you like Blueberries? Check out the “Bursting Blueberries” event at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell today from 10:00 to 11:30am. Summer is sweet with the promise of fresh wild blueberries. Grab a pail and come along to gather the harvest among our blueberry patches. We will learn the natural history of this delicious fruit, play some blueberry games, and make a tasty treat to take home. The cost is $10 for members, $13 for non-members per child/parent pair. For an added child the cost $3M/$4NM, Added adult – $4M/$5NM.  Find out more information, visit www.ssnsc.org

Come to Wompatuck Park in Hingham today’s “Swamp Tromp” from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Frogs and bugs and crayfish, oh my! Use their nets and buckets to discover what lives in the waters of Wompatuck.  Please follow park road down to Boundary Pond where you will meet. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Sunday July 29th, 2012:
Come and enjoy a summer Sunday afternoon on the grounds of the historic Webster Estate in Marshfield today from 12noon to 4pm for the 4th annual Family Fun Day activities.  This year will feature a children’s identification program sponsored by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.  Bring your grandchildren for this and for the many activities to include Big Joe, the storyteller, and all afternoon pony rides, bouncy house, the happy slide, facer painting ad balloon animals by the Classy Clowns, petting zoo and children’s crafts. Sample a variety of chowders donated by Marshfield restaurants, have a hot dog, a bag of popcorn, an ice crem treat and certainly try the homeade cookies and brownies. Check out the homemade pocketbooks, aprons, ceramic animals, jams, jellies, honey, native plants and more. Free admission.  Rain or shine.  For further information, contact Phyllis Nielsen 781-834-6813 or visit www.danielwebsterestate.org

Bring the family to the Village Green at Proprietors Green to see The Westwood Swing Band this evening at 6. The band consists of sixteen people plus a talented female vocalist. This select group of musicians has been  bringing the sounds of the great  “Big Band” era , the likes of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, etc. to the folks in Massachusetts and surrounding areas for the past twenty years. This event sponsored by the Marshfield Recreation Department. If rain cancels, stay tuned to WATD.

Check out Wompatuck Park in Hingham for a special program: “Explore Nature: Caterpillar Caper” today from 10:00 to 11:00am. Chew, chew, chew, what do caterpillars chew? Explore the fields and gardens in search of caterpillars and chrysalises and perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of what caterpillars look like when they grow up!  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

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