What to do with the Kids: January 10th – 12th, 2014

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Weekend Events:
The Marshfield Recreation Department: Winter/Spring Program registration will start Saturday, January 11th from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the recreation center, 900 Ferry Street. On line registration will start on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Programs for PreSchool, Sports Activities, Youth and Adults!
Trips include:
Disney On Ice – February 20
Boston Celtics – March 7 (vs Brooklyn Nets)
Exuma Sea Kayak – March
For more information, contact Ned Bangs, Recreation Director, 900 Ferry St in Marshfield at 781-834-5543.

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 10, 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 11, 2014:
“What Does The Fox Say?” You can learn the answer at The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell today! 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 www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org for all the details.

Join Mass Audubon for a Snowy Owl Prowl on Duxbury Beach today! 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. For more information, CLICK HERE!

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 12, 2014:          



Parents of children between the ages of 5 to 10 years are encouraged to sign up as early as possible for the popular farm-based educational February Vacation Program to be held at the education center located at 46 Soule Street in Middleboro, MA 02346.  This year’s theme is “Farm Fun” and the program is expected to fill up quickly.  Each day offers a different theme: OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS (Tuesday 2/18), ANIMALS IN WINTER (Wednesday 2/19), LETTERBOXING (Thursday 2/20), and MYSTERIOUS FOSSILS (Friday 2/21).  The price per day is $13 for members, $15 for non-members; the price per 4-day week is $50 for members, $58 for non-members.  Pre-registration and payment is required by February 14th by contacting Laurie Amberman, 508-947-6744 or email educator@soulehomestead.org
Please visit www.soulehomestead.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




About Rob Hakala

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