What to do with the Kids: April 12th – 19th

Weekend & School Vacation Ideas:
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

Friday April 12th, 2013:
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 April 13th, 2013:
Check out the “Feed the Animals” event today at 10:00am. Visit as the naturalists take time to stop and visit with all of the animals and give them what they need most – food! Learn what an iguana eats, what our turtles prefer and what our snakes need to survive. For more information, visit www.ssnsc.org or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

Check out the “Meet an Animal” event today at 2pm. Join us for a chance to meet a different animal every week. Could be a turtle, could be a bullfrog, could be an owl. Whooo knows? The event is free with admission to the South Shore Natural Science Center. or more information, visit www.ssnsc.org or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

Sunday April 14th, 2013:

More School Vacation Ideas:

Head to The Children’s Museum in Easton for Bigfoot Week! Where’s Bigfoot? There have been reports of Bigfoot all over the world (including Massachusetts!) but the only way to find out if they are real is to investigate! Since Bigfoot seems to live in wooded areas, you’ll need to learn all you can about the wilderness before investigating. For more information visit The Children’s Museum in Easton’s website!

April School vacation activities at the Hull Lifesaving Museum: “Where is the wind at?” on Tuesday April 16th from 10 to10:30am or Thursday April 18th from 1:00 to 1:30pm. You’ll have the chance to explore tell tale signs of wind and how to use it. There’s also the “What’s in a boat?” program on Tuesday April 16th from 1:00 to 1:30pm or Thursday April 18th from 10:00 to 10:30am. You’ll discover the basic outlines of parts, places, and ways to feel at home dockside or atop deck, everyone will go home knowing a sheet from a shore line.

And, the newest addition to the Hull Lifesaving Museum Station staff, Maritime Heritage Specialist, George J. Hamilton will present two, half-hour, early-immersion events for children ages 4-10 on Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th. Youngsters will discover the language and simple skills necessary to participate in traditional novice level maritime training. Please call 781-925-5433 or email George@hulllifesavingmuseum.org to reserve a space. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

April Kids Week at Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth: April 15th – 19th. Daily nature programs at 2:00pm with LIVE animals! Treasure Hunts all day long. Kids and grandkids under 18 admitted FREE all day long. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors. Plymouth residents and museum members are free. The Pilgrim Hall Museum is located at 75 Court Street in Plymouth. For more information, log onto www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org or call 508-746-1620.

”April Vacation Week is Fishy” is the them for this year’s April vacation programs at Plimoth Plantation. In the 17th century, fish were important as both food and fertilizer. Come celebrate New England’s fishy heritage with fishy crafts, activities, workshops and talks. Activities will run throughout the day. Most are free with admission, although some will have a small materials fee. Some of the events include: Wampanoag net making, colonial net making, cornhusk dolls, corn planting demonstrations, meet a salted cod. Please check the full calendar at www.plimoth.org for more information or call 508-746-1622.

Wingmasters! Thursday, April 18 Wingmasters presents Birds of Prey at the South Shore Natural Science Center (ages 4 and up). The show starts at 1 and tickets are required so call ahead 781.659.2559! Meet 6 live North American hawks and owls and discover about their amazing hunting adaptations that keep them at the top of the food web as birds of prey! Visit ssnsc.org for more info!

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 The South Shore’s Morning News 130 Enterprise Drive Marshfield Ma. 02050



About Rob Hakala

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