Plan Your Weekend :: January 10–12


Friday, January 10

Animal Talk Scavenger Hunt 

January 10 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. :: Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge :: $10 – $15

Come to the museum dressed as your favorite animal and learn how animals talk! Doctor Doolittle was able to talk with animals, why can’t you? Doctor Dolittle learned animal languages and made animal friends all over the world. Use the clues around the museum to find six animal friends and learn how they communicate!

Boston Ballet School Open Studio Week

January 10 @ 9:00 am – January 16 @ 9:00 pm :: Boston Ballet School, 19 Clarendon Street, Boston :: Free

Children 16 months-age 7 are invited to experience a free class led by professional faculty and learn about Boston Ballet School’s expertly designed curriculum. January 10-16, 2020. Pre-registration is required and space is allocated on a first come-first served basis. Sign up here

Toddler Sing-a-Long with Ed Morgan

January 10 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. :: Concord Fowler Library, Concord :: Free

Come to the Fowler Branch of the Concord Public Library and sing along with musician and singer Ed Morgan, The Music Man! Ed is back with his very popular family singalong. Join us for a lively time in the Main Library.

For more information call 978-318-3358. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, January 11

Snowy Owls at Duxbury Beach

January 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am :: Duxbury Beach, Duxbury

As they migrate south from their breeding grounds in the Arctic tundra, snowy owls make a stop to winter over the Massachusetts coast. Join Mass Audubon as they learn about research on these magnificent creatures, and seek them out in vans provided by Mass Audubon. Additional seasonal sights may include snow buntings and wintering wildfowl.

Registration is required. Participants will meet at Duxbury Beach, on the ocean side of the Powder Point Bridge, and explore together in Mass Audubon vans.

Winter Family Fun Day

January 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm :: Hale Reservation, Westwood :: Free

Don’t let the chill of winter get you down! Come enjoy entertainment, games, activities, hot cocoa, s’mores and more at this free fireside event! 

Celebrate Smoky and Bubba’s Birthday!

January 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm :: Stone Zoo, Stoneham :: Included with cost of admission

Oh brother! Black bears Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 14th birthday in January, and guests are invited to join in on the festivities! The bear exhibit will be decorated for the occasion and the brothers will enjoy birthday treats just for them. There will also be something sweet for guests, who can enjoy a slice of birthday cake from Montilio’s Baking Company of Brockton (available for the first 200 people, first-come, first-served).

Stop by the exhibit to meet the zookeepers and ask questions, and be sure to sign Smoky and Bubba’s giant birthday card!

Bob The Magic Guy Presents “Magic For Smart People”

January 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am :: Regent Theatre, Arlington :: $15.00

Magic For Smart People will make you believe in the impossible again while making you smile and laugh. Bob Filene hasn’t always worked as a magician. About ten years ago he had only a rough knowledge of magic tricks gleaned from his teenage years. Then one day a performer in an airport rekindled his interest, leading him to explore the wider magical community. He soon discovered Ray Goulet’s Magic Art Studio in Watertown, which put him into contact with the American Society of Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. As a member in those organizations, Bob has flourished, becoming the magic guy he is today.


Free Autism-Friendly Evening

January 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm :: The Discovery Museum, Acton :: Free

Families with members who have autism family can play, explore, experiment, and imagine together while the museum is closed to the general public and headcount is limited. Dinner, including a gluten-free option, is provided courtesy of Not Your Average Joe’s, Acton. A certified therapy dog from Pets & People Foundation Inc. will be in attendance from 5:30 – 7 p.m. to meet some new friends! 

Sunday, January 12

Dinosaur World LIVE

January 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm :: Emerson Colonial Theater, Boston :: $35 – $75

Thrill the dinosaur lover in your life by bringing them to see their favorite Jurassic creatures roaring live on stage! Guests will see a myriad of dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. Tickets available here.

Curious Minds: Yoga

January 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am :: The Rashi School, Dedham :: Free

Cold temperatures and short days got you down? Do your kids need an opportunity to exercise and have fun? Join us for our next Curious Minds event: a yoga class for children ages 3-6 with Erin Gubert of Down Under Yoga. We’ll bring the snacks and drinks, you bring your preschooler or kindergartner and lots of energy. Space is limited so registration is recommended.


Free Family Ice Skating

January 12 @ 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. :: Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy, Foxboro :: Free

The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy at Foxboro will be open to families on January 12! Ice time will be on Rink 2, and coaches will be available to assist young children. Skate rentals will be available for $5.00 from the Pro Shop, and helmets are recommended for beginners.

Online Pre-Registration is preferred, please register here


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