what to do with the kids this weekend 1/26 – 1/28/18




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 birdfeeder. 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 birdfeeder. 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 Worlds End home! This program is free 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 


Saturday, January 27, 2018:

Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Boo, a certified reading and therapy Shih Tzu! Boo will be at the Hingham Library today and he is available for 15 minute sessions from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Call the library to reserve your spot: 781.741.1405 ext. 1403.


The Paul Pratt Memorial Library in Cohasset is host to Eyes on Owls today at 2:00 p.m.! Kids ages 4 and older will really enjoy this live owl show with renowned naturalist and owl rehabilitator, Marcia Wilson, along with wildlife photographer Mark Wilson. They will introduce you to owls found in New England and around the world. You will practice your hooting skills, see live owls close up and learn what you can do to protect this valuable animal. Space is limited so arrive early – no tickets are needed!  Click HERE for details. 

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum wants to take the whole family on an owl prowl tonight from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This is perfect for kids 6 and older and adults because you’ll explore the world of owls and discover the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl calls and meet some of the museum’s resident owls before going on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life. Space is limited and you must register in advance – no walk-in registrations will be accepted for this event. For Mass Audubon members this cost is $8 for adults and children, and for non-members the cost is $10 for adults and kids. You can register online or by calling 617.333.0690.


Sunday, January 28, 2018:

The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is hosting 3 Rainforest Reptile shows Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.! This program is great for kids ages 3 and older. You’ll have a chance to meet alligators, turtles and snakes from the neo-tropical rainforest to the sub-tropical rainforests of the world. You will be thrills and excited by our favorite herpetologist who will give you every fact and dispel your misconceptions about the rainforest and the reptiles that live in them. If you’ve never experienced a Rainforest Reptile Show this is one for you! Cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. You can call 781.659.2559 to purchase tickets. http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/rainforest-reptiles-11am/


The 4th annual Lakeville Winterfest celebration takes place today at Ted Williams Camp from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Celebrate the season with carriage rides, ice carvings and much more.


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.







About Lisa Azizian

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