what to do with the kids this weekend: 7/14 – 7/16/17

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Don’t forget to check out your local library for great programs for kids of all ages, every day of the week! 

The Paragon Carousel Summer Hours run Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hours on Friday, June 9 are 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday June 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Don’t forget, Dennis-Yarmouth High School is the place to be on the Cape this weekend for the second annual AGWAY of Cape Cod Paw Palooza!

The Scituate Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual summer carnival through Saturday night on Cole Parkway. The carnival will open at 7:00 p.m. and will feature rides, games and food!


Friday, July 14, 2017:

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program is underway and today you can visit, for free admission, Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, The Provincetown Art Museum in Provincetown, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline and the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture in Cambridge, among others. http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays-july-14-2017 

The Plymouth Pilgrims are home tonight, you can catch their game at Forges Field at 6:30 p.m.  It’s $1 hot dog night! http://www.pilgrimsbaseball.com


Saturday, July 15, 2017:

Family Fun Days on Duxbury Beach are back! From 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. today, it’s Mollusk Mania. Primitive in the eyes of some but, we know better. Take the razor clam’s ability to create its own quicksand in order to escape predation as an example of the complex skills of our calcium clad friends. We will share the many specialized capacities of mollusks. This is a free event and registration is not required. http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:startDate=1500091200:endDate=1500177600:whatTags[]=exclude_camps:program_code=54362


The Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton will host a night hike from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for kids 8 and older and adults. Night can transform the ordinary into something magical. Explore the nighttime woods at the base of Great Blue Hill and discover the changes created in the gathering dark. You’ll do experiments to test your senses, look and listen for animals, and (weather permitting) gaze at the stars. The evening begins with a brief orientation in the museum’s auditorium, followed by a walk on some of the easier paths near the museum. The preserve the magic of the night, the Blue Hills Trailside Museum asks that only adults carry flashlights. Wear your sturdy walking shoes and don’t forget the bug spray! The raindate for this event is Saturday, July 22. Registration is required and you can do so by calling 617.333.0690 or online. The cost is $8 for adult and kid members, $10 for adult and kid nonmembers. Learn more and register HERE.


The Pinehills is host to the Arts Market today from 11-5! Lots of amazing local artists sharing their talents and wares and the kids can participate in face painting and balloon art, too! Pinehills.com


Sunday, July 16, 2017:

It’s Family Fun Day, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today at the Brockton Rox game. Doors at 3, the game starts at 4:00 p.m.


Upcoming & Ongoing Ideas

Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Children under 12 are admitted for free and everyone is admitted for free Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for Brockton residents! www.fullercraft.org 


The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! Current exhibits include Explore-a-Saurus where you can assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. You can touch and measure a fossil footprint and learn what clues it gives about a dinosaur’s size. You can manipulate a full-size model and learn how they moved and rearrange bone puzzles to learn about dinosaur anatomy. Learn more HERE. http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/explore%E2%80%A2a%E2%80%A2saurus  


Check out the fun events & activities at the Boston Museum of Science: www.mos.org.


Visit the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org.




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