what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2017

Story Time Carousel 2017

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.


DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park will be the site of the Cultural Survival Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., rain or shine.


Friday, July 21, 2017:

Friday morning story time at the Paragon Carousel in Hull takes place today at 10:30 a.m. Today’s characters: Tinker Bell and Captain Hook!


The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program is underway and today you can visit, for free admission, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Boston Athenaeum, The Museum of the NCAA in Boston and the Sandwich Glass Museum to name a few! http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays


The Plymouth Pilgrims are home tonight, you can catch their game at Forges Field at 6:30 p.m. http://www.pilgrimsbaseball.com


Saturday, July 22, 2017:

Family Fun Days on Duxbury Beach take place from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Today you can participate in a free compass treasure hunt with John Tinker! Learn how to use a compass and search for buried treasure….maybe even talk like a pirate! Bezels, meridian lines and bearings. Arghh! All programs at the beach meet in the lot on the ocean side of the Powder Point Bridge. Let the harbormaster know you are attending the Mass Audubon program. Non-residents are permitted to use the lot while attending the program.


The South Shore Conservatory in Duxbury presents Family Fest on the Duxbury Town Green today, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ImagineARTS band will perform and there will be interactive activities and food and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will also be a picnic in the park recital on the Town Green at 5:00 p.m. Dxbury Music Festival students and faculty will perform in this free concert. Concessions, lobster rolls and sandwiches will be available for purchase. http://www.duxburymusicfestival.org/events.html


Today Camp Yomechas in Middleboro is host to a family fun day fundraising event to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association. You’ll get a chance to meet Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol and Moana. There will be an inflatable waterslide, an obstacle course, dunk tank, snack bar, yard games, fishing derby and more. Admission is $5 per person, $20 per family.


From 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. you can head out on a free bog walk at Ponkapoag! Join the DCR staff for a fascinating venture into an Atlantic white cedar bog, a unique world of carnivorous plants and quaking vegetation. You’ll step deep into the heart of this mysterious world on the newly improved bog boardwalk. This walk is ideal for kids ages 10 and up and will last about an hour and a half. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear, carry drinking water, wear sunscreen and consider bug spray. Children must be with an adult. For weather updates call reservation headquarters at 617.698.1802 x3.


Soule Homestead in Middleboro hosts a Saturday night summer concert series. This weekend, Kerri Powers performs with Tom Smith. Admission is $10 per person and kids 16 and under are free; the concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and take place rain or shine. Snacks are available for sale.


Sunday, July 23, 2017:

The Plymouth Pilgrims are home tonight, you can catch their game at Forges Field at 6:30 p.m. http://www.pilgrimsbaseball.com


The Scituate Historical Society invites you to their 100th Birthday Celebration on the grounds of the Little Red Schoolhouse, 43 Cudworth Road, from noon until 4:00 p.m. There will be guided trolley tours of the former Dreamwold Farm, guided tours of Lawson Tower, a tower chimes concert, demonstrations of antique cycles and antique cars and a concert by the Satuit Band. There will also be face painting and great food. Tickets will be sold at the gate: $10 for society members, $15 for non-members, and children under 18 are FREE. 



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.

Check out the Teddy Bear Picnic at the historic Winslow House on Friday July 28th at 10:30 a.m. It’s a colonial build-a-bear. Children will make their own teddy bear to take home and keep forever. There will be games, tasty treats and a celebration of summer. Please call 781-837-5753 or email info@winslowhouse.org and give your name and the number of children you are registering. $10 per child. Reservations required. 



About Lisa Azizian

Lisa loves sitting by Rob’s side as his official Sidekick on The South Shore’s Morning News!