What to do with the Kids: August 2nd – 4th, 2013

Weekend Events:
Scituate Heritage Days Friday August 2nd through Sunday August 4th. Each year, with the help of many volunteers, the Scituate Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Scituate Heritage Days. The annual event combines live music and entertainment, artisan crafts, kid’s activities and historical site visits for one of the South Shore’s biggest and most anticipated outdoor events of the summer. During the weekend, visitors can enjoy many events, activities, and music venues that Scituate Heritage Days has become famous for. In addition to the many vendors at Heritage Days, Scituate Harbor boasts many retail shops, businesses and restaurants. You can find nautical and whimsical gifts shops along with stylish retail clothing stores. Some of the restaurants feature outdoor casual seating where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Scituate Harbor. http://scituatechamber.org/events/heritage-days.html

Middleboro Krazy Days on Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm in downtown Middleboro. Entertainment, food, drink and exhibitor booths and lots of kid’s activities like games, magic shows, face painting and a dunk tank. For more information visit middleboroughonthemove.org.

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.

The Paragon Carousel in Hull’s summer hours are 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 August 2nd, 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

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 August 3rd, 2013:
Bring the whole family to “Forefather’s Old Home Day” today from 12noon to 4pm at the Forefather’s Monument on Allerton Street in Plymouth. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch, buy sausages and lemonade, listen to great music, learn about the Monument from historians, enjoy children’s dance performances, hear great poetry and readings from the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. Later in the evening see the movie “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day Lewis with two shows at 5pm and 8pm at Plimoth Plantation. Check out www.plymouthma400.org

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 August 4th, 2013:

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