What to do with the Kids: July 5th – 7th, 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 Sunday July 7th against the Newport Gulls and it’s Free Hat Night sponsored by the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Comfort Keepers! The first 100 fans that enter the ballpark will receive a FREE Pilgrims hat! First pitch is at 6:30pm, but gates open at 5:00pm so get there early. They also play the Keene Swamp Bats on Monday July 8th
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 upcoming events:

Friday, July 5, 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Jr. Rangers – Map & Compass Reading: The Jr. Ranger program captures the imagination of young people through activities that grow future stewards of the environment. Learn the basics of map reading and using a compass including how identify points on a map if confused or lost.  The Junior Rangers will then guide the group to a designated area.  This free program is for children ages 8-12.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Visitor Center.  Rain or shine.

Friday, July 5, 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, July 6, 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 we make our 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, July 7, 10:00am – 11:00am. Terrific Trees!: Come explore the many types of trees that live at Wompatuck State Park.  How do they make food, get water, and provide shelter for many different types of animals?  Come find out!  Meet at the Visitor Center.

The Paragon Carousel in Hull’s summer hours are now in effect: Ride the carousel Sunday-Thursday from 11:00am to 9:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am to 10:00pm. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

Check out the King Caesar House, 120 King Caesar Road, on the waterfront in historic Duxbury. The house is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00pm through September 1st. This Federal mansion was built in 1809 for Ezra Weston II, known as “King Caesar” for his worldwide preeminence as a shipbuilder and merchant.  Admission: $5 adults; $3 children; free for DRHS members Phone: 781-934-6106.

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 July 5th, 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 July 6th, 2013:
Spend a Night Under the Stars at Plimoth Plantation at their “Film in the Field” event Saturday July 6th at 7:30pm. Families and individuals alike are invited to bring a blanket and camp out under the stars while watching this family-friendly movie play on the big screen in the Museum’s field. Popcorn and watermelon will be for sale during the event. Held in the grassy field adjacent to the Museum’s main parking lot. For more information, call 508-746-1622 x8226 or visit www.plimoth.org

Check out the 6th Annual Vintage Baseball Summer Classic at Derby Academy’s Talbot Field in Hingham Saturday July 6th at 2:00pm. Step back into the 1860s and see the boys of summer play nine frames of Base, that new game of ball that is taking America by storm. The Hingham Derbys and their cross town arch-rivals, the Mighty Hingham Coopers compete for the coveted Hingham Bucket trophy. Talbot Field is at 56 Burditt Ave. in Hingham. For more information, call 781-749-7721.

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 Antiquarian Society invites the public to a free tour of Burial Hill to be held today 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. 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.

Sunday July 7th, 2013:
There will be a “Pilgrim Breakfast” Sunday July 7th from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich St., in Plymouth. Costumed servers dish out piping hot fishcakes, baked beans, cornbread and other tasty fare, while strolling singers share songs, riddles, and 17th-century cheer. This hearty New England breakfast is a local tradition not to be missed! Proceeds benefit the preservation of the 1677 Harlow House. Fee: $12 per person; $10 PAS members. Family discount available. For more details, call 508-746-0012.

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