What to do with the Kids: October 25th – 27th, 2013


Weekend Events:
Visit “The Night of a Thousand Faces” at the New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street in South Weymouth. The event takes place Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  The cost is $7 per person. It’s a chance to walk the nature trails at the New England Wildlife Center and view the hundreds of lit pumpkins. Plus, there will be animal presentations, candy apples, cotton candy and music. For more information, call 781-682-4878 or visit www.wildlife-education-center.com

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 www.rwpzoo.org

How about taking the family on Haunted Rides at Hidden Pond at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham? The rides are running through Sunday October 27th from 7:00-8:30pm. Adults are $5, Children are $3. For more information, visit www.thederbystreetshoppes.com

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 25th, 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 26th, 2013:
Today it’s the 3rd Annual “Trick or Treat Marshfield Center: from 1:00 to 5:00pm. A perfect event for the family. Celebrate Halloween by visiting more than 30 down town businesses. The day will include: A Spooky Story Time, Cookie and Cupcake decorating, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, pumpkin carving, an obstacle course and more! The event will close with a Costume Parade at 5:30 p.m. at the community playground. For details please visit: www.facebook.com/trickortreatMarshfield

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 27th, 2013: 
Today is the day to trick or treat at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham. The event runs today from 11am to 12noon. Just pick up your bag at the Paper Store to get started. For more information, visit www.thederbystreetshoppes.com

Plimoth Plantation to Host Sampe Fest on November 2nd . It’s a celebration of our their newest exhibit –Plimoth Grist Mill and all Things Corn. Sampe is ground corn, much like grits, and was a dietary staple of both the Pilgrims and Native Wampanoag people. Plimoth Plantation will host Sampe Fest on November 2, 2013 in celebration of the first season of Plimoth Grist Mill – the Museum’s newest living exhibit. Watch the Miller move the 2,200 pound stone, harness the power of the Town Brook and grind corn. Highlights include: Live music, crafts for kids, cooking demonstrations and delicious treats from local vendors. Tickets are $6 with a discounted rate of $2.50 for Plymouth residents. For details, call 508-746-1622 x8336 or visit www.plimoth.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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About Rob Hakala

Since 2000, Rob has hosted The South Shore's Morning News on WATD.