what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10, 2019



The South Shore Model Railway Club & Museum in Bare Cove Park in Hingham is hosting their show and open house Saturday, March 9 from 9 – 4 and Sunday, March 10 from 10 – 4. There will be multiple operating model train layouts, dealer tables, a white elephant table, demonstration clinics, rail movies and more. This is a great event for the rail enthusiast to enjoy along with the whole family. Cost is $5 for adults, kids 5 – 12 $3 (with an adult), Seniors $3 and kids 4 and under are admitted for free. http://ssmrc.org/


Friday, March 8:

Head to Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton for preschool yoga: wildlife adventures today from 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. This fun filled class lets kids stretch and strengthen their bodies, minds and imaginations as they practice yoga! Each class combines singing, partner poses, wild adventures through jungles and zoos and even a little savanna time (quiet time) where the kiddos will practice deep breathing in order to settle their bodies down. You’ll fly like a butterfly, hang like a bat and hoot like an owl! Great for kids 2 – 6 years old, parents must accompany the kids and the kids must be able to walk independently. Feel free to bring your own yoga mats, a few will be available first come first served. The class is taught by Joanne Lloyd, psychotherapist and yoga teacher for kids and their families. Cost is $15 for member kids and $19 for non-member kids. Adults are free. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/62582-preschool-yoga-wildlife-adventures


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 9:

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 Boo, a Shih Tzu, and his partner Toni, 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.


Sunday, March 10:

Maple Day is today from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for kids of all ages at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell! 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. Cost is $5 for members, $8 for non-members and free for kids under 3. http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/maple-day-4/


The Plymouth Philharmonic presents an hour-long Sunday afternoon Family Concert at 3:00 p.m. today and it includes so much: performances by The Plymouth Middle Schools Honors Chorus, an award winning emerging artist from South Shore Conservatory, AND the world concert premiere of Antoine Vachon’s Mages of Mystralia, music composed for the high-fantasy video game of the same name. Plus, meet the Phil musicians and their instruments before the show at 2:00 p.m. – this is free to all ticket holders! Special pricing for this show – adults $20, children $10. This year’s Family Concert choral component is provided by the 100+ voices of the Plymouth Middle Schools Honors Chorus, co-directed by Jessica Fuller and Lea Tyler.  They perform a stirring rendition of Paul Simon’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and inspiring music composed by Mark A. Miller, I Believe, based on an anonymous Jewish poem. As with previous Family Concerts, this event is part of the national food drive, Orchestras Feeding America. Audience members are encouraged to bring and contribute non-perishable food items to benefit the Food Warehouse of Greater Plymouth. Purchasing tickets online is super easy: http://www.plymouthphil.org/


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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