Monday, June 11, 2007

Looking for an Activity on Father's Day?

Well, we have dozens! Inside Bay State Parent magazine's June issue is a list of venues and organizations offering free & discounted prices for dads (and granddads)! Just in case, you can't find a copy mid-month, I've pasted the list below. (Tell the zoo, museums, etc that your heard about their event from Bay State Parent!)

Saturday, June 16
*Annual Father's Fest. Institute Park, on the corner of Park Ave and Salisbury St. (near the campus of WPI), Worcester. 1-4 p.m. Fun-filled family day with popular children's characters, family activities and entertainment, resources, food, and more. Rain or shine. Free. 508-756-4646.

Sunday, June 17
Half-Price Admission. The Discovery Museums, Acton. Fathers, Step-fathers and Grandfathers enjoy half-price admission all day at both Museums. At the Children's Discovery Museum. $8pp; Both museums $12pp. 978-264-4200.
Celebrate Father's Day and Juneteenth. Children's Museum, Boston. Honor the men who are special in your life and also join us in the African American celebration of Emancipation called Juneteenth. A$10, C (2-15)$8, C (1) $2, Under 1 free. 617-426-8855.
Free Garden Admission for Dads. Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Boylston. 508-869-6111.
Bring Your Dad(s) to DeCordova for Free. Lincoln. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Children (of any age) bring a Dad for free. Explore the 35-acre Sculpture Park. Your family dog can even come! 781-259-3628 or
Dads Free Admission. Southwicks Zoo, Mendon. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 800-258-9182.
Father's Day. Belkin Family Lookout Farm, Natick. Pick strawberries with Dad. Dad gets a free T-shirt and free admission to the Farm ($5 value). 508-653- 0653 or
Annual Father's Day Road Race/Fun Walk. The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton. Register: 7:30 a.m. Race: 9 a.m. 5-mile race and 2- mile walk. Post race party, raffles, awards, massages, dj, moonwalk, childcare available for pre-entrants. Pre-entry: $15; Post-entry $20.508-230-3789. Dead of Night Ghost Tours Father's Day Special. Pilgrim History/ Cemetery Lantern Tour, Plymouth. 4 & 7:30 p.m. every night & weekends. Also at 9 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Father are $2 off when accompanied by family. 508-866-5111.
Free Admission. Providence Children's Museum, Providence, RI. Dads and granddads are free. Others: $6.50pp. 401-273-5437 x 126.
Day for Dads. Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI. All dads, granddads, stepdads and honorary dads are 1/2 price w/a child. 401-785-3510.
Farm Machinery Weekend. Davis Farmland, Sterling. Admission: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closes at 6 p.m. Climb on heavy-duty tractors and learn more about the equipment needed to operate a farm. Summer Admission: Ages 2 - 59 $14.95. Under 2 free. 978-422-MOOO.
Father's Play for Free. Mulligan's Golf. Rte.12, Sterling. 11 a.m.-.10.p.m. 978-422-5022.
Half-Price Admission for Dads. Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge. Special activities for fathers and kids. Explore the life of men and the role of fathers in early 19th-century rural New England. 800-SEE-1830.
Father's Day Canoe at Flint Pond. Tyngsborough. 1- 3:30 p.m. Paddle this flat water and scout for active fish and frogs etc. Prizes awarded. Ages 6+ w/ swimming ability. Canoes, paddles, & PFDs provided. $32 family (2 A & 2 C). Sponsored by Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. Pre-register. 508-753-6087.
Father's Day Celebration. Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester. 12 - 4 p.m. Free admission for Dad with a paid child's admission. A special knighting ceremony for fathers and grandfathers at 12:30 p.m. 508-853-6015.

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