What to do with the kids: May 17 – May 19, 2013

Things To Do!
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.

For you green thumbs, why not check out the Rhododendron Festival at the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich on Saturday or Sunday! Thousands of rhododendrons in more than 100 varieties cover our 100 acres with spectacular blooms during this week-long event. Enjoy peaceful walks surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about these gorgeous plants and challenge yourself to a rhododendron scavenger hunt and participate in other family activities. The cost of the event is part of the museum admission and you can learn more on their website: heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.

Friday May 17, 2013:
Saturday May 18, 2013:
It’s the first annual Rhythm Run 5k and Fun Run brought to you by  the South Shore Conservatory. Happening at scenic Bare Cove Park, which is adjacent to the South Shore Conservatory’s campus in Hingham, is a great event for the whole family. In addition to a timed 5k kids can run the Fun Run and all will receive a medal for participation! It’s recommended for kids in preschool through elementary school, up to age 10. Their will be a fun warmup at 9 am and the race will start at 9:10 am. After the race the Conservatory is hosting a fun family concert in the amphitheater.  Proceeds from registration are being used for their playground restoration project. Learn more here: www.sscmusic.org/rhythm_run.

Head to the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield for their 28th annual Walk For Wildlife from 9-11:30am.

The Walk is suitable for all ages and abilities, including jogging strollers. Loops of varying lengths will be mapped out, and fruit and water will be provided at checkpoints. Make it a workout, or take time to watch the birds and turtles from the observation blind, or view osprey through a spotting scope on Fox Hill. Special activities will help you locate, identify, and learn about the sanctuary’s inhabitants, and the day will conclude with snacks and a hayride.

Join as an individual for $20, or form a team for $45, proceeds which helps the Mass Audubon continue their work around the South Shore.

The Taste of Hingham is happening today! From noon to 3pm, head to downtown Hingham to sample an abundance of chowders, signature dishes, ice cream, sweets and more from dozens of Hingham’s finest restaurants, markets and shops. Enjoy live music, free horse-drawn hayrides and fun for all ages at this 9th annual street fair to benefit the Hingham Food Pantry and 19 other South Shore charities. You can learn more at Discover Hingham’s website: www.discoverhingham.com/events-entertainment/taste-of-hingham. Tickets the day of the event are $30 per family or $15 for an individual.

And of course every Saturday you can visit the South Shore Natural Science Center to Meet The Animals and Feed The Animals! Feeding haps at 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 19, 2013:

The 5th annual Massasoit Arts Festival kicks off at 10 am will take place at the Canton Campus rain or shine. The festival includes fine art crafters, hands-on printmaking, ceramics demonstrations, live auction of birdhouses and bird prints, food, raffles, children’s activities and more! For more information, please visit their website.

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.

About Lisa Azizian

Lisa loves sitting by Rob’s side as his official Sidekick on The South Shore’s Morning News! Having spent two years co-producing and co-hosting South Shore Live on 95.9 WATD every Monday from 8:00 pm – 10:00