What to do with the Kids: September 7th – 9th

Ongoing Activites:
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 weekends: Fridays 4pm to dusk. Saturday and Sunday from 11am to dusk. Weather permitting. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com 

Friday September 7th, 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 September 8th, 2012:
South Shore Conservatory hosts a free Family Arts Festival on Saturday, September 8th from 10am to 12noon. Open to the public, this event welcomes area families to spend time together exploring music, theater and dance at South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham. The festival kicks off with a free interactive family concert followed by an open house introducing the Conservatory’s many early childhood SSCreativeseeds programs. Children ages 3 to 10 use their “Arts Passport” to travel through a variety of activities which include:  “Drum & Sing” Sing-along, dramatic theater games and an instrument petting zoo. Admission to all activities is free of charge.  Families are welcome to tour the facility, meet faculty and staff, and learn more about the broad range of programs offered for children of all ages.  For more information, call Jennie Mulqueen at 781-749-7565, ext. 33, or visit www.sscmusic.org

Sunday September 9th, 2012:
Bring the whole family to the West Bridgewater Park Day Celebration today from 10am to 5pm. It’s a day packed with family fun including: hayrides, pony rides, kids entertainment, live music, a food court and craft fair and bazaar. Admission and parking are FREE. Just take Route 106 to the center of West Bridgewater and you’re there.  For more information, visit www.wbparkday.com 


Check back here for upcoming events:


The South Shore Natural Science Center, an environmental education center and museum in Norwell, announces the 36th annual Corn Festival, September 22 – 23, 2012.  Popular with families across the region, the Corn Festival is an annual event celebrating the fall harvest, and the natural and cultural heritage of New England.  In honor of the Center’s 50th anniversary in 2012, this year the festival has been expanded to two days: Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23rd, from 10am to 4pm on both days. For more information, visit www.ssnsc.org

Get outdoors on Saturday September 22nd (The first day of fall) from 10:30am to 12noon and celebrate the changing seasons with a family nature project. Come visit the North River Wildlife Sanctuary and go on a gnome scavenger unt, search for fall treasures along the forest floor, and help develop Gnome-man’s Land using all types of natural materials. Always a favorite activity during summer camp, now the whole family can join in the fun! The cost is $9, $6 for Mass Audubon members. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org.

Check out the “Harvest Moon Hayride” on Saturday September 29th from 5:45-7:15pm. Round up the family for an evening in the hay and enjoy a naturalist guided hayride through the sanctuary. Under the light of the full harvest moon, search for wildlife and listen to stories of the season. Rediscover some old-fashioned fun with your family. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along a blanket if you like. $9, $6 for Mass Audubon members. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org

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