What to do with the kids: October 18 – 20, 2013

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Have you seen the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at The Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island? Now through November 3 you can witness a breathtaking display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns representing regions of the USA in a spectacular exhibit entitled Pumpkinville USA. Intricate pumpkin art will represent regions of the country, highlighting their unique attributes and as well as historical and cultural landmarks of each of the states from the Heartland, Pacific Coast, Mid-Atlantic, New England and Appalachian Highlands. One scene will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and another will honor President Kennedy. For the full schedule and pricing info visit https://rwpzoo.org/178/jack-o-lantern-spectacular.

The Paragon Carousel in Hull’s fall hours are in effect: Fridays from 4pm until Dusk. Saturday and Sunday hours are 11:00am to 5:00pm. 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 October 18th, 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 info, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org


Saturday October 19th, 2013

It’s the 33rd Annual Daniel Webster Farm Day today from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Head to Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, where the grasslands will be transformed into a festival of fall farm fun! Take a tractor-drawn hayride through the fields, hide out in a hay maze, and check out the farm animals, kids’ crafts, games, face painting, and more! Eyes on Owls will return with their live presentations of these fascinating birds. Enjoy demonstrations of both modern and colonial crafts, and shop from local artisans’ unique, handmade wares like jewelry, jam, bread, and specialty gifts, Feast on delicious soups from local restaurants and homemade baked goods. Admission is $7 ($5 for members), and children 3 and under are FREE! All Farm Day proceeds help Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries. (alternate date of October 26 in case of extreme weather) www.massaudubon.org/southshore.


Today, the Whitman Public Library celebrates “Toll House Cookie Day”. The Whitman Public Library located at 100 Webster Street, Whitman, celebrates this locally born treat with a 2:00 pm panel discussion featuring former Toll House employees, a chocolate chip cookie contest, and signing of the new Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book. All events are free. Call the library at 781-447-7613 or visit www.whitmanpubliclibrary.org for more information.


Before the cold winds of winter spread across New England, come visit the spirits of the Alden House in Duxbury. This year the Alden’s welcome back Alden spirits who will be on the lookout for a very important piece of Alden history. Come on down and enjoy a spooky evening at the Alden House that will include guided tours of the house, pumpkin carving with the assistance of the Duxbury Community Garden Club, and free cider. Admission for the Haunted House is $8 for adults and $5 for children.


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.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.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.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.


Sunday October 20th, 2013



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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