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Salt Water Fishing, Free-Flying Butterflies and Making Maple Syrup for the Family

Spring will be here soon! Here are some fun events that include butterflies, sea Lions, maple and more.

FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK

MYSTIC AQUARIUM INSTITUTE FOR EXPLORATION: 

Where/When: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355   
Why Go: There is plenty to see including penguins, rays, sea lions and beluga whales! The Sea Lion shows  are daily and now feature Jetty, the sea lion pup. It is a fun and educational day for everyone.
Pricing: Adult $26, Senior (60 and over) $23, Children age 3-17 $19. under 3 Free. Library discount pass available at the Plainville, Mansfield, Foxboro and Seekonk libraries - save $6. off adult and $4. off child admission  

 

MAPLE DAYS AT OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE:

Where/When:  Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge, MA Saturday, March 12 and Sunday March 13, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go:  See maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp.You can see the entire sugar-making process and learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup.
Pricing: Adults $20, Seniors $18, Children age 3-17 $7. Children under 3 are Free.  Admission includes free parking and free second visit within 10 days.    

 

THE BUTTERFLY PLACE

 Where/When:  The Butterfly Place, 120 Tyngsboro Place, Westford, MA; Daily 10 am to 4 pm  
Why Go: The Butterfly place has  tropical species from all over the world. You can observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sun and flying in their natural habitat. They also have a koi fish and quail birds. 
Pricing: Adults $12, Seniors $9, Children age 3 - 12 $7, under age 3 is Free. Museum passes are available at the Plainville library which reduces the admission to $3 per person for up to four people.

 

NEW ENGLAND SALT WATER FISHING SHOW :

Where/When: Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St., Providence, RI March 11 -13. Fri. 1 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.   
Why Go: It's the largest saltwater fishing show in the northeast. There is plenty for everyone including non-stop seminars, virtual fishing and FLW bass boat simulator - see what it feels like to be out on the water and reel the big one in!  
Pricing: Adults $10, kids 12 and under are free. Sunday is family day all day and women and kids under 12 are free. There is a $1 off coupon available online.   

 

PLAYTIME AT KIDZ WURLD :

Where/When: Kidz Wurld, 11 Robert Toner Blvd. (Shaw's Plaza), North Attleboro, MA.  Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.   

Why Go: A family-owned indoor play center that specializes in providing awesome birthday parties and open playtime geared toward younger children age 8 and under. The facility is safe, clean and just the right size for watching your little ones have a blast.

Pricing:  Monday - Friday $9 per child, Saturday and Sunday $11 per child. Children under age 1 are free with paid admission or $5. Adults are always Free.  

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