what to do with the kids this weekend: 2/2 – 2/4/18

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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.  http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/south-shore/event-36830.html?srregion=south-shore&srrelated_property=&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=01%2F19%2F2018&srendDate=01%2F21%2F2018&x=52&y=7

 

Friday, February 2, 2018:

Is spring to be or not to be? That’s the question – and Punxsutawney Phil will have the answer. Head to the Children’s Museum in Easton to make some “shadowy” crafts inspired by Phil and his prediction today from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018:

Put your dancing shoes on and head to the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy to sing and dance with Rubi! Rubi brings her popular music and movement class to the library at 10 and again at 10:30 a.m. for kids from 0-4! This program is so popular it’s split into two program. Once the room fills at 10 the doors close and parents are encouraged to spend time in the library until the dance party begins again at 10:30 a.m. Learn more HERE.

Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Salty, a certified reading and therapy dog and the newest member of the reading therapy team at the Hingham Public Library! Salty is a 13-year-old male Chihuahua who is a gentle and patient listener! 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. Great for kids ages 4 and up! Salty will be back on Feb 10, Mar 10 and Mar 31.

 

Also at the Hingham Library today, it’s Science Saturday – Beyond Einstein, with today’s topic: dinosaurs and fossils and featured scientist Tilly Edinger. You learn more about Tilly’s work and you’ll participate in a hands-on craft or activity. Great for kids in grades K-3. Space is limited and reservations are required, which you can do online here or by calling 781.741.1405 x1403. http://hinghamlibrary.org/376/Program-Registration

 

If you’re headed to the South Shore Winter Farmers & Artisans Market at St. Luke’s in Scituate today be sure to stop by the Mass Audubon table to see Doug Lowry and hear some bird talk at the market! Doug will be talking all things avian, and there will be ongoing hands-on activities that explore the wonderful world of birds and their unique adaptations. You can also sign up for North River Nature Camp and other programs while you’re there too! Stop by to see Doug between 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, February 4, 2018:

Head to the Scituate Library today from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for chess for beginners drop in program for ages 6 – 10! Join instructor Michael Yezukevich for fun, hands-in instructions. Learn and practice the basics of chess, how to move pieces and win the game. This free, drop-in program is running through April. No registration is required and all the materials are provided. Adults must be present, or can wait outside the program room.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Friday, February 2, 2018:

Is spring to be or not to be? That’s the question – and Punxsutawney Phil will have the answer. Head to the Children’s Museum in Easton to make some “shadowy” crafts inspired by Phil and his prediction today from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018:

Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Salty, a certified reading and therapy dog and the newest member of the reading therapy team at the Hingham Public Library! Salty is a 13-year-old male Chihuahua who is a gentle and patient listener! 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. Great for kids ages 4 and up! Salty will be back on Feb 10, Mar 10 and Mar 31.

 

Also at the Hingham Library today, it’s Science Saturday – Beyond Einstein, with today’s topic: dinosaurs and fossils and featured scientist Tilly Edinger. You learn more about Tilly’s work and you’ll participate in a hands-on craft or activity. Great for kids in grades K-3. Space is limited and reservations are required, which you can do online here or by calling 781.741.1405 x1403. http://hinghamlibrary.org/376/Program-Registration

 

If you’re headed to the South Shore Winter Farmers & Artisans Market at St. Luke’s in Scituate today be sure to stop by the Mass Audubon table to see Doug Lowry and hear some bird talk at the market! Doug will be talking all things avian, and there will be ongoing hands-on activities that explore the wonderful world of birds and their unique adaptations. You can also sign up for North River Nature Camp and other programs while you’re there too! Stop by to see Doug between 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Sunday, February 4, 2018:

Head to the Scituate Library today from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for chess for beginners drop in program for ages 6 – 10! Join instructor Michael Yezukevich for fun, hands-in instructions. Learn and practice the basics of chess, how to move pieces and win the game. This free, drop-in program is running through April. No registration is required and all the materials are provided. Adults must be present, or can wait outside the program room.

 

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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