What to do with the Kids: May 3rd – 5th 2013

Weekend Events:
Check out the Paragon Carousel in Hull which is open weekends from 11am to 5pm (weather permitting). For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

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 May 3rd, 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 May 4th, 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. 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. Visit www.ssnsc.org or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

Sunday May 5th, 2013:

In Pembroke it’s time to celebrate the Grand Old Fish Fry! The Grand “OL” Fish Fry is held at the Thomas Reading Memorial Herring Run Park on Rt 14. Fish cake ($6) and Hot dog ($6) meals will be available to purchase. The meals will include corn bread, baked beans and lemonade or coffee. After you have enjoyed your meal and tried your chance at a duck race, you can wander down to the Adah Hall House. The Adah Hall House is open for visits during the fish fry hours of 11-3. Their will be face painting and cotton candy in addition to the duck races. The Rocky Run Band will be performing.

Come celebrate spring at Dalby Farm in Scituate today from 11 – 3! It’s their Spring Hatch Celebration and you can take a guided tour and learn how the farm works. While you’re there, stop into the Country Store and do some shopping for Mother’s Day! For more information call 781.545.4952 or online at www.dalbyfarm.com. Dalby Farm is located at 50 Grove Street in Scituate.

Check back here for upcoming events:

Earth Day is officially in April, but at Soule Homestead Education Center in Middleboro, the event will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 11th. There will be activities and programs on a wide variety of practices pertaining primarily to sheep farming, shearing, and the processing of wool. Ongoing demonstrations will include spinning, weaving, rug hooking and rug braiding. Activities especially for children are washing fleece, carding, spinning and felting wool, along with making crafts using wool and recycled materials. The day will also include a variety of handcrafts made by local artisans and locally grown perennial plants for sale. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available. Admission is $5 per adult; $2 per child (under 12 years); children under 3 free. Soule Homestead is located at 46 Soule Street in Middleboro. Call 508-947-6744 or browse the website www.soulehomestead.org for more information.

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