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what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, February 21 — Sunday, February 23, 2020

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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 21, 2020:

Head to the South Shore Natural Science Center tonight on the eve of the new moon to discover “Winter Skies” from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Through hands-on activities you’ll explore the constellations, planets and the lunar cycle. Bring your own clear recycled container to create a lantern to use on the night hike. This event is geared toward kids 3 and older and is free with admission to the Science Center. https://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/winter-skies/

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020:

Magician Stephen Brenner will entertain families with his interactive, fun-filled magic variety show that includes live animals! Tricks, kid-friendly jokes plus pet therapy animals ensure a fun filled morning at the Hingham Public Library today from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Wildlands Trust’s Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary welcomes Peter Trull from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for a free program on the amazing ocean wanderer, the Great Shearwater, and the Stellwagen Bank satellite tagging program from1 – 2:30 p.m. today. In an engaging, family-friendly presentation Peter will explain the satellite tagging process as well as the ecology and natural history of this fascinating bird, the Great Shearwater. This season, each bird tagged was named for a Mass Audubon sanctuary! This is a great chance for families to learn about marine life, science and research taking place on Cape Cod and the wonders of the sea to which all life around us is connected. This program is free but Wildlands Trust would like you to register, if possible. The program is in the community conservation barn at Wildlands Trust. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/tidmarsh/72025-mysteries-of-the-great-shearwater

 

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 Labrador/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!

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020:

Borderland State Park in Easton is hosting a 2020 Centennial Lecture Series, honoring the centennial of women’s suffrage through a lecture series highlighting remarkable women in American history. Their program today from 1 – 2:00 p.m. is called First Women Park Rangers Program. Who were the first women rangers in eastern Massachusetts state parks? Patricia Jennings: hosteller, advocate and Red Cross volunteer who travelled to Europe during World War 2. Francis Gilotti: an award-winning teacher who taught her Girl Scout troops survival skills and resilience. Hear about their groundbreaking years and hear what path brings them to becomes leaders at the state parks. Join Kery Ellis to learn about these two park rangers during her presentation followed by a Q & A. If weather permits, a short walk will follow the program. Tickets are $10 per person for non-members and $8 for members of the Friends of Borderland. Kids 10 and younger are admitted free. Seating is limited, first-come, first-seated. Tickets for this presentation are sold the day of the event. Doors to the visitor center open at 12:45 p.m. Parking in main lot, near visitor’s center, 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton. https://www.facebook.com/events/766695267168224/

 

About Lisa Azizian

Lisa loves sitting by Rob’s side as his official Sidekick on The South Shore’s Morning News!