What to do with the kids July 26 – July 28, 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 Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. and after the game you’re invited to stick around for a free movie! Details at www.pilgrimsbaseball.com

Mass Audubon presents “Free Programs on Duxbury Beach” at the Powder Point Bridge, Saturdays until August 31st from 9:30 to 11:00am. Join Mass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries to learn about wacky marine critters, scavenge for clams and mussels, or play with some sand castle science during this summer’s Duxbury Beach Family Fun Programs. Thanks to support from the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., Mass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries will be offering free family fun programs on Saturdays. Some programs require pre-registration but many are drop-in. Parking is on the east side of the Powder Point Bridge on the right. Be sure to tell the harbormaster you’ve come for the Mass Audubon program. All programs are from 9:30-11:00 am. For more information or a paper copy of the 2013 Duxbury Beach calendar, e-mail us at: southshore@massaudubon.org or call 781-837-9400.

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:

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 26th, 2013:
Check out the “Free Fun Fridays” program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes 60 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Each Friday this summer, there will be six venues open for free. The program runs through Friday, August 30th. For the full program schedule and to learn more about Free Fun Fridays, please visit: www.highlandstreet.org.  Today the Children’s Museum in Easton has free admission through the Free Fun Fridays program!

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 27th, 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.

Sunday July 28, 2013:

Family bog walk at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton is for all ages (suitable for children 6 – 18 years) and the cost for members: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00 and for nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child $7.00.

Take a guided stroll of the unique and mysterious world of Ponkapoag Bog. On the boardwalk, learn about the habitat surrounding you and the animals and plants which call the bog home, especially the carnivorous pitcher plants and sundews. This hike is suitable for ages 6 to adult. Preregistration is required. Hike will meet at the parking area next to Blue Hill River Road, just off exit 3. From exit 3, parking lot is 1/2 mile on right from exit.

Head to Duxbury for the Duxbury Music Festival’s Family Fest today at 10:30 a.m. which promises to captivate music fans young and old! Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys lead an entertaining and interactive musical performance followed by an instrument petting zoo and drum circle! Hot dogs and ice cream for sale and admission to Family Fest is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. For more information visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.

Check out the Marshfield Summer Concert & Entertainment Series being held today on Proprietors Green. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as well as snacks and picnic baskets, (no alcohol) to complete the outdoor concert experience, and enjoy the summer sounds. The Sunday evening concerts will be held weather permitting. In case of rain, we will attempt to reschedule the performance. For scheduling changes due to weather conditions listen to WATD 95.9 FM. Coming up today at 6:00 p.m. it’s The Rusty Skipper Band! The Rusty Skipper Concert Band is a 40 piece concert band, which was formed in 1995 and is based in Cohasset. They play an entertaining pops-style program of marches, jazz, Broadway and light classical music. Songs include: Stars and Stripes Forever, 76 Trombones, I Dreamed A Dream, from Les Miserables, as well as other marches, a polka, Latin and jazz selections. For more information, call Ned Bangs at the Marshfield Recreation Department at 781-834-5543.

Check back here for upcoming events:

The ever-popular herpetologist, Michael K. Ralbovsky returns to the South Shore Natural Science Center on Thursday, August 1st at 1:30pm to present his Rainforest Reptile Show.  The show includes live alligators, turtles and snakes from the tropical rainforests.  Attendees will learn about the reptiles that live in these amazing habitats, and have the opportunity to hold one of the scaly creatures.  Tickets are $7 for members and $10 for non-members.  Enjoy the show and stay to visit the EcoZone museum, all in our air-conditioned facility.  This show is recommended for ages three and up, accompanied by an adult.  Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance, by calling the Science Center at 781-659-2559. Also visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

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
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