what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2020



The Massasoit Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast, the Broadway Musical, and the final few shows take place this weekend:

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

The South Shore Model Railway Club is hosting their Spring Model Train Show Saturday in Hingham from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The permanent layout is open to the public and visiting clubs will be showing their layouts too. There will be demonstration clinics, rail movies and a white elephant table. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 3 – 12 and for kids at heart 65 plus. PS – your ticket is good for both days! https://www.facebook.com/events/588576481872044/

Friday, March 6, 2020:

Time for another puppet story time session! Come one and all to Puppet Story Time! The puppets take turns reading stories & singing songs with the kids. The stories are geared toward ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome. Get reconnected with the kid in you & join us for some fun. FREE today at the Norwell Public Library’s temporary location on Washington Street in Hanover, near Target. Time is 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2020:

Saturday seems to be all about science, and we love it! The Saturday Science program at Hingham Public Library, tailored for two age groups: K-2, which meets from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. and for kids in grades 3 – 5 which meets from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday Science sessions expose kids to different scientific fields and the leading female and minority scientists in those fields. The theme this year: The Science of Food! Each session includes a hands-on experiment or craft activity too. March’s topic is Make Your Own Compost and the featured scientist is Wangari Maathai. You must register for these programs and can do so online: https://www.hinghamlibrary.org/calendar.aspx?view=list&year=2020&month=3&day=7

It’s Mad Science Saturday at Bay Farm Montessori in Duxbury today at 10:30 a.m. For more than fifteen years, Mad Science of Southern MA & RI has been providing exceptional science programming to schools and organizations to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with safe, fun, and educational activities which instill a clear understanding of what science is and how it affects the world around them. Mad Science mixes inquiry-based education with entertainment to create dynamic “edutainment”. This will be a mesmerizing science show that thrills both kids and adults. This is not a magic show. Mad Science explains the science behind all of the activities using an inquiry-based method to keep the children engaged! This event is free but they’d like you to reserve your spot: https://www.facebook.com/events/427627731508403/

It’s time for Magnificent Mysterious Mammals at Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton today from 10:30 a.m. – noon! Mammals have a wide variety of magnificent adaptations to help them survive and defend themselves. Come have a close encounter with one of our most mysterious and sometimes misunderstood resident mammals, the Striped Skunk. This program takes place in the museum’s auditorium and includes a hands-on investigation of animal specimens and artifacts, live animal presentations, a story, and a craft. The cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members and is great for kids ages 5 and older. You must pre-register for the event by calling or visiting https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/69818-magnificent-mysterious-mammals to register online.

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!


Sunday, March 8, 2020:

It’s Maple Day at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell today from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join the Science Center team as we explore maple history, culture, and production. Enjoy the process from start to finish as you help tap the trees for sap and then watch how it is boiled into syrup. The day will include scheduled woodland walks for tree tapping, sweet treats, fun crafts, and lots of hands-on activities.  The cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. https://www.facebook.com/events/551289222123156/

Head to Plymouth for the Plymouth Philharmonic’s Sunday Family Concert – Music for all ages today from 3 – 4:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall! This hour long concert is filled with wonderful music including songs from Beauty and the Beast and music dedicated to the special 400th anniversary of Plymouth. From 2 – 3:00 p.m. kids can get up close and personal during the pre-concert instrument demonstration. https://www.plymouthphil.org/plymouth-philharmonic-concert-4.asp

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