What to do with the Kids: August 24th – 26th

Ongoing Activites:
The Marshfield Fair runs through Sunday August 26th at the Fairgrounds on Route 3A in Marshfield. The gates are open everyday from 12noon to 10pm. Tickets are $10 (Children 6 and under are FREE). For a full event schedule listing, check out www.marshfieldfair.org

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

HMS Bounty Tours (Friday August 24th – Sunday August 26th) HMS Bounty… at one with the sea… global voyage… movie star… dedicated to preserving the fine art of square-rigged sailing. The HMS Bounty is one of the most famous ships in the world. Known for storied mutiny that took place in Tahiti in 1789 on board the British transport vessel, the current Bounty, a replica, has survived to tell the tale. Built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Marlon Brando, HMS Bounty sails the country offering dockside tours in which one can learn about the history and details of sailing vessels from a lost and romanticized time in maritime history. Since her debut in “Mutiny on the Bounty”, HMS Bounty has appeared in many documentaries and featured films such as the Edinburgh Trader in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead mans Chest with Johnny Depp. Come take a tour! August 24, 25, 26 Docked State Pier (next to the Mayflower II) The event will occur rain or shine.  Docked State Pier Plymouth, MA 02360 Phone: 508-830-1620

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 August 24th, 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

Saturday August 25th, 2012:
It’s Family Fun Day 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. The event is FREE, thanks to Duxbury Beach Reservation. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Sue MacCallum at 781-837-9400 or smaccallum@massaudubon.org

Sunday August 26th, 2012

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Since 2000, Rob has hosted The South Shore's Morning News on WATD.