ParkSCIENCE Boston Children’s Festival returns to Franklin Park August 20
Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite children to participate in a fun free outdoor event on August 20, the ParkSCIENCE Boston Children’s Festival at Franklin Park in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Some of the science activities include potting plants, animal identification, watching a robot in action, testing paper rockets and kites, digging for fake ancient artifacts, and observing bees. These activities are made possible by the following partners, who are supporting this and other ParkSCIENCE activities throughout Boston this year: Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Plantmobile, Franklin Park Zoo, MIT’s Science on the Street, iRobot, Science from Scientists, City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, and Best Bees Company. ParkSCIENCE is funded in part by the Green Kids/Green Parks Grant from the National Recreation and Park Association.
There will also be arts and crafts sponsored by Bank of America, giveaways from ReadBoston, activities with the Boston Children’s Museum “Big Cake Tour” and OrigiNation, an instrument petting zoo with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, meeting the Boston Park Rangers’ horses, a visit from the Boston Fire Department and Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, face painting, Rosalita’s puppet show, and giveaways from HP Hood LLC and The New England Dairy Council’s Must Be The Milk Tour.
The location of the festival is on Pierpont Road off Circuit Drive, near the back entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo. By MBTA, take the Orange Line to Forest Hills and the #16 bus to the Zoo. By car, the park can be reached from Blue Hill Avenue, Seaver Street, or Circuit Drive. There is ample free parking and the park is fully handicapped accessible.