what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, January 3 – Sunday, January 5, 2020



ZooLights will wrap for the season on Saturday, January 4th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Stroll along the tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights, where you’ll see black bears, a bald eagle, Canada lynx, arctic foxes and even reindeer! As you explore the paths of Stone Zoo be prepared to spot over 40 live-size animal sculptures made from millions of colorful LEGO bricks! From the iconic elephant (made from over 270,000 bricks!) to the feisty Tasmanian devil, safari-goers will discover wildlife from all corners of the globe. Enjoy more festive fun by warming up by the fire pits and toasting marshmallows for s’mores, available for purchase.  https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/zoolights


The Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy has just kicked of their winter reading challenge for kids up to age 12. You can register your kiddo by visiting the library’s website and singing up through Beanstack which is how you log your books. You collect reading snowflakes throughout the winter to win prizes. Prizes will be drawn at the Winter Reading Party, Thursday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m. http://www.eventkeeper.com/cham/ch_popevent.cfm?chamOrg=TCPL&EventID=6339638


Friday, January 3, 2020:

New Year, New You – the Resolution Bonfire scheduled on Turkey Hill tonight has been postponed because of the weather. Stay tuned to The Trustees website for updates! http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/south-of-boston/event-50189.html


Saturday, January 4, 2020:

It’s time for Eyes on Owls at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell and there are 2 shows: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Owl experts Marcia and Mark Wilson will introduce kiddos three and older and their families to their menagerie of owls! Get an up-close view of these amazing citizens of the New England fields and forests! Cost is $8 for members, $11 for non-members. Call 781.659.2559 to purchase tickets. https://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/eyes-on-owls-11am-2/


The Paul Pratt Memorial Library in Cohasset is hosting Hingham Public Library’s Saturday Science program and January’s topic is Planetarium Dome & Astronaut Food and the featured scientist is Sally Ride! The dome experience is taking place from 10:30 – 1:30 and there will be 6 half hour sessions geared toward different age groups. Space in the planetarium is limited and registration is required. The schedule for the planetarium shows is:

10:30 – Sesame Street (grades k – 2)

11:00 – Unseen Universe (grads 3+)

11:30 – Great Planet Adventures (grade 2+)

12:00 – Sesame Street (grades k – 2)

12:30 – Life in the Universe (grades 3+)

1:00 – Secret of the Cardboard Rockets (grades k – 2)

Call 781.741.1405 x1403 or online http://hinghamlibrary.org/376/Program-Registration


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 Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Designed for kids ages 5 and older you can reserve a 15 minute reading session by calling the Children’s Department: 781.741.1405 x1403. This week you’ll read to Bella, a Lab/Springer Spaniel mix and her partner Nicole. Reading to a trained therapy dog helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. The library’s canine friends are all wonderful, patient listeners who are looking forward to reading with you!





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