What to do with the Kids: January 3rd – 5th, 2014

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Weekend Events:
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, January 3, 2014:
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, January 4, 2014:
Sea Turtle Discovery week continues today at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. Explore the wonders of these gentle giants in a partnership with New England Aquarium. View real turtle shells and have fun with interactive activities and crafts. This program is free with admission. Visit southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org for all the details.

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, January 5, 2013:  

“What Does The Fox Say?” You can learn the answer at The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell on Saturday, January 11! The popular song has taken YouTube nation by storm but the silly song does pose a question about the mysterious and elusive fox – what are their sounds trying to communicate? This program geared toward kids 6 and older will teach you about chirps, screeches, growls and what they mean! From Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzees to beautiful songbirds, we’ll learn how animals communicate and answer the question what does the fox say? This program costs $10 for members and $13 for non-members. Visit southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org for all the details.

On Saturday, January 11, join Mass Audubon for a Snowy Owl Prowl on Duxbury Beach! The snowy owl is North America’s largest owl. Migrating south from their breeding grounds in the Arctic Tundra, these magnificent birds will winter over on the Massachusetts coast. Join Sally and David as they share about Mass Audubon’s ongoing research with snowy owls and seek out this seasonal beach visitor. Take in the sights of the season, including snow buntings and wintering waterfowl. We will meet at Duxbury Beach on the ocean side of the Powder Point Bridge, and hop into vans to explore together! Registration is required by calling 781.837.9400 – the South Shore Regional Office of Mass Audubon. Click here to visit their website for more info.

If you have an event for families coming up, let us know by e-mail at robhakala@959watd.com or send it to
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About Rob Hakala

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