what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3, 2019

Seuss Birthday

Photo of Dr. Seuss birthday cake from the Springfield Museums Facebook page!


Friday, March 1:

Each Friday this month the Children’s Museum of Easton teams up with Fuller Craft museum for characters and crafts from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. An imaginative story time will be followed by a process-based arts and crafts activity. Keep your eye on their calendar for other fun programs. https://www.cmeaston.org/events/characters-crafts/


Saturday, March 2:

Saturday Science is back for its third year and this time, it’s alive! This year’s program features the vibrant and dynamic nature of the sciences, tailored to two elementary school age groups: K-2, which meets from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. and 3 – 5 which meets from 10:15 0 11:00 a.m. Age limits are strictly enforced to ensure a positive experience for all kids. This month’s topic is sharks among us and the special guests will be the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Gills Club, the Conservancy’s STEM-based education initiative dedicated to connecting girls with female scientists from around the world, sharing knowledge, and inspiring shark and ocean conservation. http://hinghamlibrary.org/calendar.aspx?CID=22


Celebrate Magnificent Mysterious Mammals today at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton from 10:30 a.m. – noon. Mammals have a wide variety of magnificent adaptations to help them survive and defend themselves. Today’s program, great for kids ages 5 and older, allows you to have a close encounter with one of our most mysterious and sometimes misunderstood resident mammals, the Striped Skunk! The program takes place in the museum’s auditorium and includes a hands-on investigation of animal specimens and artifacts, live animal presentations, a story and a craft! Registration is required by calling 617.333.0690 and the cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members.  https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/62580-magnificent-mysterious-mammals


Head to the Hingham Public Library for an afternoon of tabletop gaming hosted by Battleground Games & Hobbies from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. There will be a broad selection of games available and staff on hand to teach you the ropes. Whether you’re totally new to tabletop gaming or a seasoned expert, there will be something fun to offer. Games like Splendor, Azul, Kingdomino, Century: Spice Road, Sheriff of Nottingham, Potion Explosion, Settlers of Catan, Star Realms, and many more ready for you to dive into. Each of these games offers a high degree of strategy, but is quick and easy to learn. This is a great opportunity to bring the family and try out some exciting games to see which one is right for you!
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! Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. you can read to Salty a Chihuahua and his partner, Christina, and 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.


If you’re in Springfield today you can celebrate Dr. Seuss on what would have been his 115th birthday party in his hometown at the Dr. Seuss Museum! From 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. enjoy art and science activities, meet and greets with The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Grinch and the Lorax. Try a slice of the Seuss-inspired cake and dance at the dance party. To see the full schedule including the one man circus and zoo animal visits (Dr. Seuss’s dad was superintendent of Forest Park Zoo in Springfield!) visit https://springfieldmuseums.org/program/dr-seuss-birthday-party-2019/  To visit the actual museum it’s recommended you purchase advanced tickets as the party will be held outside of the Dr. Seuss Museum itself.

Locally you can visit the Thomas Crane Library today from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to celebrate Dr. Seuss where you can meet The Cat in the Hat, make themed crafts, watch a Dr. Seuss movie, play some games and more.



Maple Day is coming to the South Shore Natural Science Center on Saturday, March 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for kids of all ages. Join the team as they explore maple history, culture and production. Enjoy the process from start to finish as you help tap the trees for sap and then watch how it is boiled into syrup. The day will include scheduled woodland walks for tree tapping, historical interpreters, sweet treats, fun crafts and lots of hands-on activities. The cost is $5 for members, $8 for non-members and free for kids under 3. http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/maple-day-4/


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.! https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/


The Children’s Museum in Easton is a gem here on the South Shore with wonderful play areas and fun programs for kids in their MakerSpace area. https://www.cmeaston.org/


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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