What To Do With The Kids: Aug 9 – Aug 11

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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 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 9, 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 museums with free admission include The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, the Ocean Explorium in New Bedford and Battleship Cove in Fall River!

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 10, 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.

Duxapalooza 2013 is taking place at the Duxbury Student Union from 3pm-8pm and is a chance to have some family fun while hearing several up and coming local musicians like the Fontaine Brothers, Kate Cameron and Government Chocolate to name a few. Tickets are $5 in advance at duxburystudentunion.com or $10 at the gate. While you listen to the music the kids can enjoy a carnival atmosphere with bouncy houses, inflatable games, slushies, cotton candy, hot dogs and hamburgers!

Discover Quincy today! With a $5 wristband you will be granted free admission for the day to the Adams National Historical Park, Josiah Quincy House, Dorothy Quincy Homestead, Quincy Historical Society and United First Parish Church. While you’re in Quincy don’t forget you can explore the city’s history by walking in the footsteps of John Adams. A Walking Tour map provides a self-guided tour from the Adams Academy/Quincy Historical Society down Hancock Street. For more information visit the Quincy Chamber website here.

Project Arts Plymouth is hosting an event called Harborfest for MDA, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 9am to 6pm at the DCR Memorial Park in Plymouth. Admission is free and there will be activities for the kids, crafters, an international food court and music all day. For more details visit projectarts.com.

Sunday August 11, 2013:



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