What To Do With The Kids: June 14 – 16, 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 14th the Pilgrims take on New Bedford at 6:30pm. Details at www.pilgrimsbaseball.com.

Come to Wompatuck State Park for a fun and educational experience.  All programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. Rain cancels. Reasonable accommodations available upon request.  For more information, call the Park Interpreter at (781) 749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr. Visitor Center is located at 204 Union Street in Hingham.

Check out these three upcoming events at Wompatuck State Park:

Friday, June 14, 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Sunset Hike: Take a hike in Wompatuck as the summer sun is setting and explore this serene time of day.  Each week we’ll discover something different as we experience dusk in the park. Meet at the Visitor Center. 

Saturday, June 15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Swamp Tromp!: Use our nets and buckets to discover what lives in the waters of Wompatuck. Please follow park road down to Boundary Pond where we will meet.

Sunday, June 16, 10:00am – 11:00am. Lovely Leaves: Join us for a summer leaf walk and discover that all leaves have unique features. Participate in a leaf scavenger hunt and make a leaf rubbing to take home. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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: www.mos.org.  Check out the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org.

Enrollment for the Summer Fun Vacation Program at the Soule Homestead Education Center is now open. Parents of children ages 5 to 10 are encouraged to register early as space for the popular farm-based educational program fills up quickly.  The program features outside exploration of the natural environment on a 120 acre working organic farm and is scheduled to run every Tuesday through Fridayfor seven weeks starting July 9th and continuing through August 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Guided by a professional staff, the hands-on interactive environmental program is designed not only to spark a child’s interest of our natural world, but to also to have fun while building self-confidence and develop social skills. Children will hike, try their hand at organic gardening, create nature inspired arts and crafts, and exercise mind and body with interactive games.  Each day offers a different adventure along with a variety of theme-related activities. Children may attend any day or combination of days and membership is not required to participate.  Per day price: $13 member, $15 non-member; 4-day week price: $50 member, $58 non-member. Registration and payment is required no later than two days prior to the start of a program day by calling the Education Director, Laurie Amberman at 508-947-6744. Registration forms and more detailed program information are available on-line atwww.soulehomestead.org Soule Homestead is an educational non-profit specializing in farm-based education located at 46 Soule St. Middleboro, MA.

Friday June 14th, 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

Check out “Winslow House Kids Fridays” today in Marshfield. There will be an Animal World Experience show at 9:30 and 10:30am. It’s an animal invasion at the Winslow House!  In this popular program Matt Gabriel from “Animal World Experience” www.animalworldexperience.com will share amazing facts and stories while every child gets the opportunity to interact with the animals. Approximately 45-60 minutes in length, it features 5-6 animals plus 1 no-touch animal. There will be offering 2 sessions, each session accommodating up to 30 children each session. For more information on the Kid’s Programs please go to www.winslowhouse.org or call 781-837-5753.

*This event runs Friday through Sunday! 58th Annual Arts Festival!

South Shore Art Center Arts Festival in Cohasset celebrates its 58th year and showcases craft and fine artists from New England and beyond. In addition to almost one hundred juried exhibitor booths, the Arts Festival features a juried art exhibition and members’ show, live music performances, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities and a young artist exhibition.

Hours are Friday, June 14-Noon to 6, Saturday, June 15-10 to 6, Sunday, June 16-Noon to 5. Click here for more info!
Saturday June 15th, 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.

It’s the 9th annual Art on the Green on Saturday from 10am – 4pm and is showcasing the work of more than 80 of the region’s finest painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, weavers, photographers and more. Steel Band Music 11am-3pm by Magic of Steel.

KIDS, be creative! Be your own artist at our Kid’s Corner Tent. Design a tie for Dad! For a donation of $5 we’ll give you the white tie and colored pens. Just add your imagination. Make Recycled Art For a $3 donation, make your own masterpiece with Paintbox Studio. Get your face painted for free! Proceeds benefit The Home for Little Wanderers Southeast Campus.

Sunday June 16th, 2013:

The South Shore Arts Festival runs Friday through Sunday. See above under Friday for all the details!

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

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