what to do with the kids: Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2020



A new exhibit is opening this weekend at the Museum of Science in Boston! It’s called Dogs! A Science Tail. You’ll be able to explore the world from a dog’s perspective through a variety of hands-on exhibits. Experiences will range from listening to hidden sounds that dogs can hear but humans can’t, excavating replicas of actual fossils to determine if they belong to wolves or dogs, walking a dog through an interactive neighborhood to understand how pets strengthen the community, and testing your pop-culture knowledge during a game of “Jeopawdy!” based on the show Jeopardy! The highly interactive exhibition also invites guests to share personal photos and stories of their dogs on a photo wall. Admission for this exhibition is included with Exhibit Halls ticket. https://www.mos.org/exhibits/dogs-a-science-tail This temporary exhibit opens February 9th with a member preview on Saturday, February 8th!


Saturday, February 8, 2020:

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is hosting a family tracking adventure today from 10:30 a.m. – noon. Become a “Nature Detective” and learn about “stories in the snow” and many other signs that wildlife leave behind as clues to how and where they travel to find food, water and shelter. You’ll also learn about various animal adaptations which help them survive and thrive in harsh conditions. Wear your boots and weather-appropriate layers! You must register for this program which is designed for kids ages 6 and older. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/69812-family-animal-tracking-adventure?fbclid=IwAR3wMM4Ho3tVWh_qiLtYelN1-WH1E6Ml1GjCd-4r_CbOyuHxMu6e6jFg3NY


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 Salty, a Chihuahua and his partner Christina. 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!


Venture out after dark for a special Owl Prowl hosted by the Trustees in partnership with the Forbes House Museum in Milton today from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Learn about our feathered friends, including their distinct calls and favorite meals, at the museum, where you can also check out the temporary exhibit of Neponset River photographs by local artists David J. Stokle. Then bundle up to enjoy hot dogs, s’mores, and hot drinks by the campfire and take a guided walk on Governor Hutchinson’s Field, looking for horned owls and other nocturnal creatures. You’re welcome to bring a flashlight, chair or blanket, too. All ages are welcome and the cost is $12 for member families and $20 for non-member families. http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-boston/event-50461.html


Head to the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth for a snow moon hike today from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This hike is geared toward kids 10 and up. Once dusk has settled over the marsh the moon light will be your guide as you occasionally stop, look and listen for creatures that awaken with the setting of the sun. The pace will slow and your senses will be heightened as you experience the sanctuary under the cover of darkness. Registration is required and the cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/tidmarsh/70240-snow-moon-hike


The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is hosting a Family Owl Prowl tonight from 7 – 9:00 p.m. Discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl calls and meet some of the museum’s resident owls before going on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members and the program is designed for kids 6 and older.





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