What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27, 2018

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This month go on a reindeer quest at Weir River Farm in Hingham! Grab your boots (or skis or snow shoes when we need ‘em) and seek out the elusive herd of wooden reindeer sculptures found throughout the farm’s trails. See how many you can find and leave a bell around each one’s neck! Start the quest in the lot by the green house at 140 Turkey Hill Lane, the bells will hang on the bulletin board. This event is free. You’re welcome to wave hello to all the barnyard friends but please note the barnyard itself will be closed. https://www.facebook.com/events/292080241415796/


Friday, January 25:

For parents, grandparents, friends and caregivers of children with Autism, the Children’s Museum in Easton is hosting their first Play for All Autism event of 2019 today from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. These events are private and admission is free. Play for all Autism Family events welcome families with kids ages 10 and younger and on the Autism Spectrum, along with those with Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). It’s a chance to explore the Museum’s hands-on exhibits in a less overwhelming atmosphere. Play time is free but registration is required. You can register online https://www.cmeaston.org/events/play-for-all-family-autism-evening/ or by calling 508.230.3789.


Saturday, January 26:

Family Outdoor Discovery Days at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth are the last Saturday of each month. From 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. you can take to the trails and discover something new about nature at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth! You could read a story, make a craft or sing songs, but you’ll also always explore the outdoors and have fun. No day will be the same so you should join for each one! These programs are geared toward kids ages 4 – 7 and adults are expected to stay with the kiddos during the program. Both member and nonmember adults are registered for free, member children are $5 and non-member children are $7.


The Hingham Public Library has a wonderful opportunity for your new(ish) reader to gain comfort and experience reading: it’s their read to a dog program! Friday the Labradoodle is an exceptional listener and she and her partner Tracey will be listeners on Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. You can book your 15 minute reading sessions through the children’s department by calling 781.741.1405 x1403 or sending an email to hijuv@ocln.org. Reading to a trained therapy dog helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. This program is great for kids ages 5 and older.


Head to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton for kids paint today from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Kids 5 and older will learn how to paint with acrylics on canvas. Students will paint an 8×10 canvas with guided, step by step instructions and go home with a unique piece of art! All supplies are included with the cost which is $15 for members of the museum and $25 for non-members.  https://fullercraft.org/


Make your way back to Tidmarsh this afternoon for their family owl prowl from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Great for kids ages 7 and older you’ll explore Tidmarsh in search of resident owls and those who may just be passing through. You’ll start the evening off by learning about owls in our region and becoming familiar with their calls. Then you will head out on a twilight walk where you will stop, look, and listen for whooooo might be out there! Registration for this event is required. Call 508.927.1200 or register online: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/tidmarsh/63036-family-owl-prowl2

Cost is $6 for adult and kid members and $8 for adult and kid non-members.


Sunday, January 27:

It’s time to learn about Rainforest Reptiles at the South Shore Natural Science Center today at 11:00 a.m. 1 and 3:00 p.m. Meet alligators, turtles, and snakes from the neo-tropical rainforest to the subtropical rainforests of the world. You will be thrilled and excited by the Science Center’s 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 you’re in for a treat! The cost is $8 for members and $11 for non-members. Call 781.659.2559 to purchase your tickets ahead of time for this very popular show! http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/rainforest-reptile-1100am



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! Fuller Craft Museum also offers classes, workshops and events throughout the year and they have several sessions and classes kicking off in January! 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. https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/


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!