What to do with the Kids: June 21st – 23rd, 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. The next home game is Saturday June 22nd at 6:30pm. Military All-Stars come to town and take on the Pilgrims sponsored by Elements Therapeutic Massage. Free American flags for the first 200 fans. Veterans and their families receive free admission! Get there early for this very special event. 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:

Friday, June 21, 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 you can discover something different as you experience dusk in the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, June 22, 9:00am – 11:00am. Rocks in the Park Hike: Explore the glacial rock fields of Wompatuck and old growth forests in a less explored part of the Park as you make your way to Burbank Boulder, Wompatuck Park’s largest glacial erratic. This hike covers about 4 miles of moderately difficult trails. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at Visitor Center.

Sunday, June 23, 10:00am – 11:00am. Summer Ramble: Let’s take a summer ramble and see what you stumble upon. You’ll see what is happening at Wompatuck State Park during the summer season. You never know what you may find! Meet at the Visitor Center.

The Paragon Carousel in Hull has it’s summer hours in effect now: Sunday-Thursday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am to 10:00pm. 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 21st, 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

Plimoth Plantation presents the Mentor High School Show Choir FREE today at Pilgrim Memorial Skate Park at 3pm. The choir is made up of a select group of students from the music department at Mentor High School in Ohio. This acclaimed show choir will perform “Lights, Camera and Action”, a musical selection of classic MGM movies to Broadway, featuring dancing and ballads in beautiful costumes. Plimoth Plantation is proud to sponsor their first visit to America’s Hometown, Plymouth, as they continue their tradition of being musical ambassadors of Mentor, Ohio.

Saturday June 22nd, 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.

The Plymouth Blessing of the Fleet takes place today from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There will be the blessing of the fleet, children’s activities, tours, food, aquatic tank & more! Featuring “Better from a Distance” – “Boston’s newest and fastest rising band”.

Sunday June 23rd, 2013:
Bring the whole family to Marshfield Summerfest 2013. There will be a parade starting at the Police Station on Route 139 at 11:00am and ending at 12noon at Town Hall. https://www.facebook.com/MarshfieldSummerfest


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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.