what to do with the kids Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 1, 2020



The Massasoit Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast, the Broadway Musical, this weekend and next. The classic story, this tale as old as time, has 6 performances only so be sure to get your tickets:

Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and

Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m.




 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 28, 2020:

How about a visit to the Norwell Public Library’s temporary location in Hanover for Puppet Story Time today from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.? Come one come all to this free event geared toward the 2 – 5 crowd (all ages are welcome)! The puppets take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids. Today, March 6 and March 27, too. 1207 Washington Street/Rt. 53, near Target.


Saturday, February 29, 2020:

Celebrate the town of Holbrook’s birthday with the Holbrook Public Library today from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There will be games, crafts and more including cupcake decorating at noon! https://www.facebook.com/events/213526073027457/


It’s World Wildlife Day and you can celebrate today at Zoo New England! In honor of Leap Day you can also learn about species that have an extra spring in their step, like the Panamanian golden from, red kangaroo, snow leopard and ring-tailed lemur! Did you know snow leopards can leap down heights of 60 feet, or that red kangaroos can bound nearly 25 feet in a single jump? Learn about these species during special zookeeper chats and more, from about 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at both the Stone and Franklin Park Zoos! https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/world-wildlife-day/


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


Have you ever wanted to learn about the history of Nintendo? Well the Thayer Public Library in Braintree is where you want to be today from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. You’ll learn about the many consoles and you’ll be able to play with them! Registration is required for this event which is designed for kids grades 6 – 12. https://www.facebook.com/events/533651647419260/


Head to Wildlands Trust for astronomy night with Jim K. Why do we have a February 29th this year? The answer is in the stars! Amateur astronomer Jim K. hosts a night of sky viewing and educational talks at Wildlands Trust in Plymouth from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Begin indoors at the Community Conservation Barn to learn about the night sky, how it changes throughout the year based on Earth’s movement and why this means we have a leap year every 4 years. Then head outside around sunset to get started with the night sky viewing. The large field provides a rare opportunity for big sky at night, right in Plymouth! The barn will remain open throughout the night for a place to warm up and grab some hot chocolate. The cost is $5 for members, $8 for non-members and kids 16 and under are admitted for free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leap-year-astronomy-night-tickets-88161528505?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0ff7l77rWkxWxqhSI2SIvoBg-BkvKBFzYcdjNtB2ITSc0onGWA4ICJ7f4

About Lisa Azizian

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