what to do with the kids this weekend: 2/24 & 2/25/17

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Friday, February 24, 2017:

At 10:00 a.m. head to the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell for a half-hour of nature tales for kids 5 and under.

Drop in to the John Curtis Free Library today for crazy craft time from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.!

Tonight at The Shaw’s Conference Center in Brockton it’s movie night! You can take in Secret Life of Pets for free at 5:30. The movie will start around 5:45 and run until about 7:00 p.m. There will be a toy giveaway, a DJ and ballon twisting and games from 7 – 9! Snacks and drinks will be available for sale too. For more details on family movie night click HERE.

Saturday, February 25, 2017:

Read to Luke today at the Hingham Library at 10:30 a.m. today. Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence as well as self-esteem. Boo, Dash and Luke are certified reading and therapy dogs as well as wonderful listeners! Dash is a Great Dane, Boo is a Shih Tzu and Luke – today’s guest –  is a Goldendoodle. They will be available for 15 minute sessions on their “listening” days. Reservations are required. Please call the Children’s & Young Adult room at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403 to reserve. Suitable for children ages 4 and up.

Head on over to Simpson Springs in Easton for their Rainforest Reptiles show from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This free show allows everyone the opportunity to meet live reptiles up close and personal! You can hold and take a photo with a live alligator or boa constrictor while learning fun animal facts. 

It’s time for South Shore Explorations: Dubury’s Hidden Gems, with the North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield with a series of exploratory trips to some of the South Shore’s most compelling but, lesser known natural history hot spots. Hidden pockets of striking beauty are often the reward for curiousity and investigating what’s around the next bend. Each session will be appropriate for all ages and focus on a variety of habitats and ecosystems. Plan on a couple of short walks for each session. We will meet at the North River office, jump in the van and head out with the spirit of adventure and mystery as we commit to rounding the next bend. Bring a picnic! Duxbury has a long tradition of acquiring vital conservation properties. You will visit a number of both new and old acquisitions that highlight diverse ecosystems – celebrating winter’s offerings from forest, field, marsh, bay, and thicket. This program is suitable for kids of all ages and you must pre-register by calling 781.837.9400 or online HERE.

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