What to do with the Kids: September 21st – 23rd

Special Activites:
This weekend, The South Shore Natural Science Center, an environmental education center and museum in Norwell will hold the 36th annual Corn Festival: Saturday September 22nd and Sunday September 23rd.  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.  Features of the festival include a variety of corn-themed food and activities, including the Center’s famous corn chowder, corn on the cob, a corn recipe tasting table, the Kernel’s Country Store and a corn shucking contest. Other activities include kids’ games and crafts, hayrides, farm animals, wildlife presentations, nature walks, a juried craft show, demonstrators, country bake table, a pie judging contest and more. Ryan Racette of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales will be giving two performances each day. Admission to the festival is $10pp & $8 child for nonmembers. Science Center members are $8pp & $6 per child. Admission price includes most activities, games and crafts. In honor of the Center’s 50th anniversary in 2012, this year the festival has been expanded to two days! The event runs from 10am to 4pm on both days. 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

Look for the Fall Community Brochure. Sign up options – On-line, Mail In, or Walk In. The Recreation Department will offer programs for pre school, youth, teen and adults. Programs may include: Pre school enrichment classes, soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball, archey and so much more!  Programs for all ages and interests!
Friday September 21st, 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 22nd, 2012:
Get outdoors today (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 

The Professional Fire Fighters of Hanover are inviting families and kids of all ages to Touch-A-Truck today.  Touch-A-Truck is your chance to get up close to the machines that build, maintain and protect our community. There will be jumpy houses, music, food, a K-9 demonstration and even a candy drop.  That’s today from 10-3 at Sylvester Field on Route 139 in Hanover. Admission is $3 per person, all proceeds will go to the American Liver Foundation in the name of Tom Boucher, a Hanover Fire Fighter who lost his battle with liver disease one year ago. Check out The Hanover Fire Department on Facebook for more info.  

Come to the sixth annual Kids Fitness Festival today from 11am to 3pm (rain or shine) at the Whitman Hanson Regional High School at 600 Franklin Street in Whitman. There will be free healthy food samples, a DJ, performances, a moonwalk, police cars, a fire truck, karate classes, parachute games, face painting, crafts, obstacle courses and much much more all for $5 per person. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Whitman Hanson Education Foundation. Please check out www.whedfoundation.org for more information.

Sunday September 23rd, 2012:

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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

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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About Rob Hakala

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