What to do with the Kids: March 14th – 16th, 2014

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Weekend Events:
The Marshfield Recreation Department: Winter/Spring Program registration is underway:
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, March 14th, 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, March 15th, 2014:
Today, the South Shore Natural Science Center partners with Norwell’s Good Life Kitchen for a Saturday morning cooking class featuring four recipes that incorporate maple syrup.  Participants will learn creative ways to use this natural ingredient, and then taste the delicious results.  Open to ages 16 and up, Cooking with Maple Syrup will be held from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Good Life Kitchen, 455 Washington Street in Norwell. The fee is $45 for Science Center/SSYMCA members and $55 for nonmembers, and includes all materials and ingredients. Visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

Sunday, March 16th, 2014:         
Bring the whole family to Scituate today for the annual Scituate St. Patrick’s Day parade at 1pm. The parade has since grown 5 times its original length and now runs from the Gates Middle school on first parish Road through downtown Front Street in Scituate Harbor onto the beginning of Hatherly Road at Jericho Road. It is now considered the largest St. Patricks Day parade on the south shore. For details, visit www.weloveaparade.com

The 35th annual Abington St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 1pm in Abington Center at the corner of Orange St and Washington St., otherwise known as St. Patrick’s Square.
For more information, visit http://www.eddiebaileysgarage.com/gpage.html

Bundle up, lace your boots, and join the South Shore Natural Science Center for the Full Moon Esker Hike under the moon’s light!  Hike the Esker on Jacob’s Trail and look and listen for nocturnal winter wildlife. Meet at the Science Center at 6:00pm; then carpool to the Cliff Prentiss Bridge Parking Area.  The evening ends back at the Science Center with hot chocolate and a night cap. $8 Science Center & SSYMCA members/$10nonmembers. For more information, visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

Puddles come and puddles go, and so do vernal pools. Awesome creatures such as spotted salamanders, wood frogs, and fairy shrimp use these pools to lay their eggs, and turtles visit them to find food.   Join the fun at the South Shore Natural Science Center for a Vernal Pool Party on Saturday, March 29th from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Celebrate these unique and wonderful wetlands and discover what secrets they hold.  Family event; please dress for the weather.   $5 Science Center and SSYMCA members/ $7 nonmembers.

On Sunday, March 30th at 2:00pm, back by popular demand, the South Shore Natural Science Center is hosting the Rainforest Reptiles Show.  Join herpetologist Michael Ralbovsky of Rainforest Reptile Shows and meet his vast reptile menagerie.  At the end of the show, you may hold an alligator – if you dare! It’s a fun and educational show for the whole family.  Advance ticket sales only – call 781-659-2559; $7 members/ $10 nonmembers. Please visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org for more information; call 781-659-2559 to register for programs.

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.