What to do with the Kids: February 21st – 23rd, 2014

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Ongoing Events:
The Marshfield Recreation Department: Winter/Spring Program registration is underway. Trips include:
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, February 21st, 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

Local favorite Big Ryan will be in Marshfield today for stories, puppet play and more! Big Ryan is scheduled to be at the Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield at 1pm today. It’s a FREE drop-in program. For more information, call 781-834-5535.

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014:
Looking for some winter fun for the family? The South Shore Natural Science Center has some great Drop-in events for the whole family in February! Today from 10:30am to 3:30pm, join in for Winter Discovery Day.  You’ll conduct snow and ice experiments, try out snowshoes, and look for animal tracks in the snow.  Free with admission. For more information, visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

Whooo lurks in the night on the trails of the South Shore Natural Science Center? Join John Galluzzo as he kicks off a night of owl fun through the woods in search of Eastern -screech and Great Horned Owls. Bring flashlights and dress for the February cold! The event kicks off tonight at 7 at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. The event is recommended for children ages 8 and up. The cost is $8 for non-members. For more information, visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

Head to Hull for the Hull Lifesaving Museum’s Scientist Saturday today! The Hull crew will be joined by crew members from Air Station Cape Cod. Crew members will give a presentation on Coast Guard aviation, air craft and rescue methods. The event takes place at Point Allerton Station in Hull at 2pm. All are welcome. This event is recommended for children 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is FREE, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 781-925-5433.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014:  


More School Vaction Ideas:
Kids! School vacation is almost over, but there’s still some fun events to take in at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plimoth.org

Plimoth Grist Mill: Through Sunday, February 23rd. The Plimoth Grist Mill will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering tours and hands-on activities throughout the day, with a special Make Your Own Millstone activity at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (included with admission).

Each admission is $5 ($4 for members)

Friday, February 21st :
10 a.m. Painted with Tradition – earn your painter badge. Create a leather pouch and design it yourself. Personalize your design to express something about yourself. Learn about why bags and pouches were important in Wampanoag life. Also learn how paints were made in the 17th century, where they came from and why the designs are important for tribal citizens.

11:30 a.m.  Behind the Scenes Museum Tour

1 p.m.  Boating and fishing, Wampanoag-Style – earn your net making badge. Living on Cape Cod and the Islands for thousands of years, the Wampanoag were very much a coastal nation reliant on the Atlantic for travel, trade, and food. Come be immersed in the tools, techniques and boat making processes that were used off these shores. Learn about net making and work with your team to create a full-sized net.

2:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Museum Tour

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.