what to do with the kids: 11/3 – 11/5/17


What to do with the Kids this Weekend?

What to do with the Kids this Weekend?

The Roger Williams Park Zoo’s annual of Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular runs nightly through November 5th. This year the spectacular will travel back through time and visit with the dinosaurs, explore the ice age, and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome, delight in the history of the Middle Ages, discover the New World and be fascinated by major inventions like cars, planes, space travel and the computer! Infused throughout will be the art and music, part of each era – our planet’s history reflected on more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins. New this year – a zip ride that lets you see the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular 115 feet above the earth! http://www.rwpzoo.org/jols


Saturday, November 4, 2017:

Mama Steph performs this morning at 10:30 a.m. at the First Parish Church of Norwell Parish Hall, right next to the James Library. The doors open at 10:00 a.m. and you’ll want to arrive early since space is limited and Mama Steph has a big following of little ones who love her traditional music, puppets and sing-a-longs. Mama Steph’s program is great for kids up to seven years old. No charge, but donations at the door are appreciated.


It’s time for Saturday Science – Beyond Einstein at the Hingham Public Library from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  The goal of this program is to introduce kids to science with an emphasis on women and minority contributors, and today’s topic is Physics and Roller Coasters and the featured scientist that you’ll learn about is Marilyn Jorgensen Reece and enjoy a hands on craft or activity. This program is ideal for kids ages K-3 and reservations are required. Call 781.741.1405 x 1403. http://www.hinghamlibrary.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=2798&month=11&year=2017&day=4&calType=0


What to do with those leftover pumpkins and Jack-O’-Lanterns? Head to Pageant Field  in Quincy with them from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and join Troop 6 as they launch them from the trebuchet and giant sling shot! It’s the annual punkin chunkin event which includes food, games and lots of smashed pumpkins! The cost is $5 per launch with a 10lb pumpkin max. If you have extra candy you can bring it and the Troop will send it overseas to soldiers. All proceeds support Boy Scout Troop 6 in Quincy! http://www.troop6quincy.com


It’s a night at the museum tonight at the South Shore Natural Science Center from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is a program for ages 3 and up. Head to the science center and discover the museum at night. Hands-on activities and special exhibits from their collections will make the museum come to life! Guided night walks in the woods at the Science Center lit by the light of the full moon will take place at 6 and 7:00 p.m. The fee is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.


Head to the Hingham Public Library to read to Dash! Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Dash, a truly loveable Great Dane and a certified reading and therapy dog. Dash is available for 15-minute sessions from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Please call to schedule your reading session, which is perfect for kids ages 4 and older. 781.741.1405 x1403.



Sunday, November 5, 2017:

Where do leaves go when the wind blows? It’s time to explore art and science using fallen leaves at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton today from 11:00 a.m. – noon.  After you read the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, you’ll go outside to make discoveries about colors, shapes and textures of leaves! Maybe you’ll even find a few small wild animals hiding in the leaves. After the outdoor exploration you’ll head back inside the museum to create your own leaf art. This program is great for kids ages 3 – 6 and registration is required. You can call 617.333.0690 or visit HERE The fee is $3 for adult members, $6 for children members, $6 for adult nonmembers and $9 for children non-members.


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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