What to do with the kids: June 28 – 30, 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 tonight June 28th at 6:30pm – it’s School’s Out Night for kids. They also play Sunday June 30th 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:

Saturday, June 29, 9:00am – 10:30am. From Forest Floor to Tree Tops: Have you ever been walking through the woods and wondered “How old is that tree?” or “Where did that mushroom come from?” Join the Park Interpreter for a walk through the woods to find out! Learn how to measure various tree circumferences and use growth rate tree charts to gain an approximate age of the trees. We’ll use several fallen trees to do a ring count. We’ll talk about the decay of the forest floor, including the role of mushrooms – how they grow so quickly and why. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, June 29, 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 30, 10:00am – 11:00am. Insect Safari: You don’t need to travel the world to discover and observe a tremendous diversity of insect life. Our fields, wetlands, and forests hold a treasure trove of insects. We’ll explore Wompatuck State Park’s varied habitats in search of all manner of insects. Meet at the Visitor Center.

The Paragon Carousel in Hull’s summer hours are now in effect: 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 28th, 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 29th, 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.

Halifax in Lights will be hosting a family fun day on the Town Hall Green from 12pm-4pm. There will be a bike/scooter/doll carriage patriotic decorating contest, a sidewalk chalk contest, facepainting, bounce houses, sack races, and much more. Local crafters and vendors will also be setting up tables. Doug Lauzon from Hall of Fame Music will be providing music and Bella’s will be providing food. Join us for a fun-filled day of family entertainment.

In the evening the fun will move to the field behind the elementary school where the DJ will be playing music, there will be food from Bella’s, and FunFlicks will be setting up a free outdoor movie RV (a 2006 flick with Robin Williams). The music and food will resume at 6pm and the movie will start at approximately 8:30pm. For more information visit: http://www.halifax.ma.us/Pages/HalifaxMA_Bcomm/Lights/index

Braintree’s July 4th celebration is this weekend! On Saturday the festivities kick off with the Stars and Stripes Parade which kicks off at 11:45 from the Hollis School on Washington Street. The carnival kicks off around 2pm, live music kicks off around 5pm and fireworks end the celebration at 10pm. For more information visit http://www.braintrees4th.org/calendar.html.  Rain date is Sunday.

*Hingham July 4th fireworks scheduled for Saturday, June 29 have been postponed due to rain until Saturday, July 6.

Sunday June 30th, 2013:

Come show your support for sidewalks & bikepaths in Duxbury by turning out for Sunday June 30th from 1 to 3pm. Walk/bike/jog from the DSU to Snug Harbor. This is a free event and all ages are welcome. If you need further details, please contact the following member of the Duxbury Sidewalk and Bike Path Committee: Sarah Weihman at 781-934-7354.


The Plymouth Antiquarian Society invites the public to a free tour of Burial Hill to be held Saturday, July 6th at 1 pm. This month Dr. Donna Curtin leads you on an encounter with Plymouth’s Revolutionary past from the family plot of the patriotic Warrens to the graves of residents suspected of favoring the Crown. Revolutionary Dastards & Heroes is part of the Antiquarian Society’s program, Burial Hill: History in Progress that will continue through the year 2020. Each year the Society will present a series of history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of America’s oldest and most significant burying grounds. Tours will be offered on the first Saturday of every month at 1 pm (excepting January). Local historians and guides Stephen O’Neill, Karin Goldstein and Joyce Poremski join Antiquarian Director Donna Curtin as tour leaders, sharing their individual expertise on a range of topics. This tour will meet at the main Burial Hill stairway; no reservations are required for individuals and families. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes; please wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel tour; updates will be posted on the Plymouth Antiquarian Society Facebook page.


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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