What to do with the Kids: June 7th – 9th, 2013

Weekend Events:
The Pilgrims have landed….again! Don’t miss the best baseball talent in the area. Check out the Plymouth Pilgrims at Forges Field in Plymouth. Friday June 7th, it’s Opening Night at 6:30 vs. the Mystic Schooners. Then on Saturday June 8th the Pilgrims take on the Sanford Mainers at 6:30pm. Details at www.pilgrimsbaseball.com

The Mayflower Society is offering free tours of the historic 1754 Mayflower Museum House in Plymouth from 11am to 4pm this weekend. Come experience four centuries of antiques and furnishings, imagine life in the 18th century, and play our scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes! The historic Museum House is a 5-minute walk up the hill from Plymouth Rock, just off North Street at 4 Winslow Street, on one of five original roads laid out by the Pilgrims for their colony. Built in 1754 by the great-grandson of Edward Winslow, governor of the Pilgrim colony, the Mayflower Museum House is an exquisite example of grand living by Pilgrim descendants, a century after the Pilgrims first arrived. For more information, visit www.themayflowersociety.com/museum

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 June 7th, 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 June 8th, 2013:
Happy 100th Birthday to the Hull Public Library. Celebrate at the Paragon Carousel today from 11:00am to 2:00pm. There will be music, face painting from 11 to12, free carousel rides from 12 to 1pm. At 1pm, you’ll sing “Happy Birthday” to the Library. There will be cupcakes, ice cream and drinks. Plus, look for the Library Card sign up station. For more information, visit: www.hullpubliclibrary.org/uploads/Happy_100th_Birthday.pdf

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 June 9th, 2013:
There’s a “Chickens’ Birthday Party” today from 1 to 3pm at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. Children: $5 for Members/$7 for Non-Members. Adults: $3 for Members / $5 for Non-Members. The Science Center chickens are turning 1 year old! Celebrate their hatch-day in the garden with chicken games, a craft, and a birthday cake (for people!). Be sure to be there at 1:30pm to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the hens and help the Science Center folks feed them corn-cake treats and fresh greens. At 2:00 there will be an egg hunt, and at 2:30 storytelling of The Most Wonderful Egg. (In the case of rain, the activities will be held indoors). For more information, visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

Do you like airplanes? Models or real ones, it doesn’t matter.  If one is in the air, we always look up to watch it, don’t we? Well then this is the event for you. The Wingbusters Model Airplane Club is putting on its Free Open House in Halifax today from 10:00am to 3:00pm. There will be demonstrations of Radio Controlled and U-Controlled Airplanes and a chance to fly one of their planes.  This is fun for the whole family, and it might open a new world for your children. Stop in, watch the airplanes, and have a free Hot Dog and soda.  For more information and details, visit www.wingbusters.org . The Rain date is Sunday June 23rd. Directions: The Wingbusters Club field is located at the corner of River Street and Pratt Street in Halifax.  From Route 106, go down Route 105 (Thompson Street) for about 2-1/2 miles, just after passing the sign that says “Middleboro”.  Turn left on River Street.  The field is about 1/4 mile down on the right.  From Middleboro, take Route 105 almost into Halifax.  Turn right on River Street, just before the Middleboro sign.  The field is 1/4 mile down on the right.  Or put 93 River Street, Halifax into your GPS.

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