what to do with the kids: Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16 PLUS February Vacation Week!



A new exhibit has opened 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 Hall ticket. https://www.mos.org/exhibits/dogs-a-science-tail


Friday, February 14, 2020:

The South Shore Children’s Museum in Kingston is hosting a Valentine’s Day party at 11:00 a.m. starting with story time, decorating Valentine’s bag so you can share treats with friends. Free with admission, pre-register by calling 781.361.9175. https://www.facebook.com/events/606220370111695/


Saturday, February 15, 2020:

Quincy is celebrating their annual President’s Day Family Winterfest from noon until 5:00 p.m. on the Hancock Adams Common under tents and inside Town Hall & Church of the Presidents. There will be an escape room tent for kids of all ages, mobile video game truck and outdoor raceway, the Bluehills Trailside Museum will have an animal station and Sasha the Fire Gypsy will put on a choreographed fire show to music! Meet your favorite ice queen and other winter characters and enjoy live music and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/2068954853183363/


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 Rosie, a Golden Retriever, and her partner Barbara. 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!


The Hingham Community Center will host a Mother Daughter Day for Preteens and Teens today from 1 – 4. This is a Valentine’s Day inspired workshop focused on nourishing the mother daughter relationship, building self-love and having fun. The afternoon will be filled with herbal tea blending to promote calming of the nerves, emotional reflection/relationship building activities, mantra art, hair braiding/styling, sweet, nourishing treats and tea too. https://www.facebook.com/events/496373031020670/


Sunday, February 16, 2020:

Head to the Fogg Library today from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. for a reading of Beauty and the Beast, by Lumiere! Lumiere, from Massasoit Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, will read a short-story version of the show and following the story, there will be time for selfies and a meet & greet. Please register all people who will be attending as space is very limited. If you register and find that you cannot attend, please let the Fogg Library know as soon as possible so that another family may enjoy this program. Register online: https://www.facebook.com/events/822700854911744/


February Vacation Week!

Here are some ideas to plan for family fun while the kids are on break:


The Company Theatre in Norwell: https://www.companytheatre.com/february-vacation-events/

Tuesday, February 18: Pirate Song, a new family musical – 2 shows, 11am & 2pm

Wednesday, February 19: Puppet building crash course and Puppetry 101 workshop for kids 12 and older

Thursday, Feb 20: Professor Wow’s Fun-Believable Science Show – 2 shows, 11& 2



The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell: https://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/february-vacation-week/

Monday through Friday from 9 – 2:30, ages 6 – 10

2/17: Tracks, Scat & Signs

2/18: Survival Skills

2/19: Winter Adaptations

2/20: Cool, Cold Places

2/21: Ice Science

North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/results/north-river/(keywords)/vacation?utm_source=northriver&utm_medium=lp&utm_campaign=spromo

2/18: Winter Wildlife Trackers

2/19: 9th annual Winter Beach Party

2/20: Winter Ponding Expedition

2/21: Winter Nature Nuts


Nature Tales – Falcons 2/17 1pm at South Shore Children’s Museum in Kingston

Family Scavenger Hunt in the Children’s Section of Hingham Library all day 2/18

Dogman Day at Carver Public Library 2/18 1-7pm

Family Matinee: Toy Story at the Holmes Library in Halifax 2/18 1pm

CactusHead Puppets at the Plymouth Library 2/19 at 2

Let’s Glow Crazy Glow Party at Carver Public Library 2/20 6:30 – 7:30 *register

Family Film Series: The Lion King 2/20 2pm

The Creature Teachers presenting Dr. Seuss’s If I Ran the Rainforest and animals from the rainforest!, East Bridgewater Library 2/20 2-3pm




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