What to do with the kids: November 1 – 3, 2013

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Have you seen the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at The Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island? Running through Sunday, 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.

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.

Visit the New England Aquarium. For more information, call 617-973-5206 or visit www.neaq.org.


Friday November 1, 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 November 2, 2013

Plimoth Plantation is hosting Sampe Fest today! It’s a celebration of 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.

At 11:00 a.m. hear Big Ryan share his Tall Tales at the Holmes Library in Halifax in a special presentation for grandparents and grandchildren! Visit holmespubliclibrary.org for more details.

It’s a good day to learn valuable tips on fire safety and prevention at The Independence Mall, 101 Independence Mall Way, in Kingston! Kids can check out a cool fire truck from Mike at A Fire Truck for All Occasions and there will be two fire safety presentations at 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The day includes lots of free activities and kids get a badge too. For more info call 781.582.2445.

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 November 3, 2013

It’s the 5k Run by The Bay and Kids Fun Run in honor of Royce Whitaker whose life was cut short in 2009. Sunday is a great day to get out with the family and run or walk the 5k course which begins at Bay Farm Montessori Academy and takes place along beautiful Bay Road in Duxbury. Registration begins at 8:30, the Kids Fun Run begins at 9:30 and the USATF-certified 5k begins at 10:15 a.m. For more details about the run visit bfarm.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 The South Shore’s Morning News 130 Enterprise Drive Marshfield MA 02050.




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