What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, January 19 – Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Photo from Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy Facebook page


On both Saturday and Sunday you can build a pine cone bird feeder at World’s End in Hingham! Winter is a great season to explore World’s End and if you head to the reservation on either Saturday or Sunday, through March, you can venture out into the winter landscape and collect supplies to make your own pine cone bird feeder. Talk to the friendly World’s End rangers before heading out, they will show you great places to find pine cones on the property then take your pine cone back to the gatehouse to build your bird feeder. They will provide all the supplies you will need. While you’re making your bird feeder, learn from the ranger about all the migrating birds that call World’s End home! This program is included with your admission fee to the reservation and fun for kids of all ages. No registration needed, simply visit the property on Saturday or Sunday during normal hours of operation, around 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Click HERE for details.


Friday, January 19, 2018:

Mamasteph will be at the Norwell Public Library today at 11:30 a.m. — ****NOTE this show has been cancelled due to illness!!!


Saturday, January 20, 2018:

The North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield is hosting a winter night walk from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ideal for families with kids ages 6 and older. Don’t let the darkness of winter bring you down, get outside and celebrate it! Join South Shore Sanctuaries Education Coordinator Amy Quist for a winter night walk around the sanctuary to explore all things nocturnal. Discover how animals adapt to the night, turn your eyes to the skies in search of winter stars, and participate in some sensory experiments. Come talk a walk in the dark and experience the sanctuary in a whole new “light”! You’ll be walking over uneven terrain in limited light – be sure to dress for the landscape and weather! You must register for this program by calling 781.837.9400. Cost is $9 for adult members, $11 for adult non-members; $7 for kid members and $9 for kid non-members.  https://www.massaudubon.org/learn/program-catalog#program:startDate=1516424400:endDate=1516510800:whatTags[]=exclude_camps:program_code=56416


Sunday, January 21, 2018:

The South Shore Children’s Museum is celebrating Diversity Day today from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at their location in the Hanover Mall. Arts and crafts booth will be available so kids can make masks and Chinese Lucky envelopes. At 3:00 p.m. Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy will be performing the exciting Chinese Lion Dance to bring in the Lunar New Year of the Dog which takes place on February 16th. They will also be demonstrating traditional Kung Fu martial arts and kids can participate in their mini interactive workshops after the demonstrations. At 4:00 p.m. The Kenny Academy of Irish Dance performs traditional Irish dance, an upbeat performance showcasing children of all ages who perform at the state and national level. For details follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreCM/


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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