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Lowest prices of the year for Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon Series

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Lowest price Rock n' Roll series
Join in on tour with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series!

Today only, secure your spot for some of the lowest prices of the year. 

Details here. 

Give the gift of martial arts lessons @ Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, Savannah

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Savannah Martial Arts Holiday Gift Martial arts lessons make the perfect gift.

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts on the Islands in Savannah makes it easy and fun to give your child martial arts lessons for Christmas.

Purchase their 2 week starter program for just $20 and you’ll also receive a new uniform that you can wrap up and put under the tree.

Kids that take martial arts are confident, focused and fit.

Register online by Dec. 18 2015 and you’ll also receive a $10 gift card for Toys R Us or Walmart- your choice!

Register online here. 

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts
912-898-0406
byrdsmartialarts.com

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, 4717 East Highway 80 Suite A next to Publix, Whitemarsh Is. Savannah, (912) 898-0406 www.savannahafterschool.com, On Facebook here. Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Introductory Offer for Brand New Universal Studios Resort

Monday, December 14th, 2015

New Universal Studios resort deal Two Sisters Travel While the weather is getting colder (eventually, we hope), warm up by planning your 2016 Universal Studios vacation!

With two spectacular theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure), and one-of-a-kind dining this makes for an exciting family vacation.

New for 2016 Universal is opening a brand new resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Book your summer vacation here and you’ll enjoy free breakfast.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort guests will all enjoy EXCLUSIVE benefits, including early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complimentary transportation to theme parks and CityWalk, as well as charging privileges on your hotel room key.

The complimentary breakfast offer is for a limited time. Get a no-obligation quote, and let Two Sisters Travel start planning your Universal Orlando vacation.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Tech-based art for toddlers & preschoolers @ Telfair Museums Art Start program

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Art classes for kids in SavannahArt Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours @ Telfair Museums, Savannah
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am

Start your day with art! Once a month Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome. Come play and learn. Activity fee is $5 per participating child, regular museum admission for caregivers, and adult members are always free.

Register here.  

Upcoming Art Start Programs
JANUARY 21
See tech-based art and create your own LED Sock Monkeys! Register here.  

FEBRUARY 18
Young Learners and Contemporary Art

NO PROGRAM IN MARCH
Museum closed for St. Patrick’s Day

APRIL 21
What is Film? Working with Cameras

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE.

Gift idea: Golf Lessons @ the Club at Savannah Harbor

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Holiday Golf Lessons Club Savannah Harbor 2015

Gift idea: golf lessons @ The Club at Savannah Harbor  on Hutchinson Island, next to Westin Savannah.

Special holiday deal: Buy 2 lessons and get the 3rd free to celebrate the holiday season. Adult packages are $150 & $110 for juniors.

Interested in lessons? Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, On Facebookhere. Email Golf.savannah@westin.com,www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Candle Lantern Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Fort pulaski candlelight tour Savannah Dec. 18-19: Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will commemorate the Confederate Nog party of 1861 with the Fort Pulaski Candle Lantern Tour.

Each year during the holiday season, visitors can embark on an evening tour of the Civil War fortress by candlelight and oil lamps.

Hot cider, cookies, caroling and weapons firings will allow guests to relive the festive occasion of 1861.

Tickets are limited for this popular event, and sell out each year. Admission charged.

The original party, held during Christmas 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle. The fort casemates, armed with cannon, were decorated with holiday garlands and as one soldier commented, tables groaned under the weight of fine delicacies sent down from the city. With song and good cheer, the men celebrated a light-hearted moment as the dark clouds of war gathered over Savannah.

Visitors will have the unique experience of a guided tour of the fort by candlelight. Hot cider and cookies, caroling, and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion.

WHEN: Friday, December 18, 2015 & Saturday, December 19, 2015
Seven Programs will be offered each evening at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, &9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah
Near Tybee Island, Georgia

TICKETS: $10 Per Adult. $3 per child 4 years old to 15 years old. Children 3 and younger are free. (On Sale Now)

Children 3 years old and younger are free, but reservations must be made for them. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended and may be purchased in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by cash, check (made payable to “National Park Service”), or credit card. Credit Card orders are accepted by phone at (912) 786-4383.

Tybee Island Tour de Lights Bike Parade 2015

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Tybee-Holiday-Bike-ParadeLight up your bikes, tinsel up the handrails and cruise the island for a night of holiday fun.

The Tour de Lights parade will begin and end at A-J’s Dockside (1315 Chatham Avenue) on Sat. Dec. 19.

Bike line-up and decorating begins at 5 p.m. with the contest judging at 6:15 p.m. on Sat. Dec. 19. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m. All proceeds and donations benefit the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry.

Call 912-786-9533 for more information and participation requirements.

Holidays 2015: Santa Visits & Photos in Savannah

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Santa visits photos Savannah

It’s not the holidays until your child has that annual visit & photo with Santa. Here’s where you can find old Saint Nick (and in some cases, Mrs. Claus) during the Holidays 2015 in Savannah.

Visit with Santa Claus and take photos Saturday nights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

7 to 8PM Dec. 12 & Dec. 19
During December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in the gazebo of the Cottage Garden. Also, Mrs. Claus will lead a storytime for kids Sat. Dec. 19 and Wed. Dec. 23, both at 7 pm at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen in the Annex.
Cost: Entrance to December Nights & Holiday Lights is
$8 per person (ages 13 and older)***
$5 per child 3 to 12 years
Infants (ages 2 and under) FREE
***$5 Wednesday Nights (ages 3 to 103)
Cash or Credit Card accepted
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, 31419

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Luminary Night with MRS. CLAUS @ Skidaway Island State Park.

6-8PM Sat. Dec. 12
Cookies, carols, hayrides & more. Bring your children and pets for pictures with Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a walk along an enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served!
Cost: $5 per picture, hayrides $3.
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah 31411
Details here. 

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FREE photos with Santa @ River Street Sweets in Habersham Village, Savannah

Sat. Dec. 12: 11am – 1pm;
Sun. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, 2-4pm.
4514 Habersham Rd., Savannah, 31405
There is no cost to take photos with Santa Claus or to visit with him.
Details here. 

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Santa will be at Pre-Christmas Christmas Party @ Jumping Jacks Savannah indoor play center.

Sun. Dec. 13, 2-6PM
Jumping Jacks
5918 Ogeechee Rd.
Savannah, 31419
Details here.
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Santa @ Westin Savannah on certain nights

The Holiday Series on certain nights @ Gingerbread Village display @ Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Island thru Dec. 25 includes Santa’s workshop, story time with Mrs. Claus & performances.
Cost: $5 donation per person is requested to support the local charities volunteering each night of the Holiday Series.
Starting at 6:15PM Dec. 10-Dec.13 (Thursday – Sunday)
Starting at 6:15PM Dec.16-Dec.25 (Nightly)
Free parking.
Details here.

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Mall Santa visits/photos

* Free photos with Santa & kids’ activities @ Santa’s Workshop, Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall.  Details here. 

* Santa visits/photos, Christmas Tree & Holiday Train rides @ Savannah Mall through Dec. 24. (Located in the lower level at Dillards court daily. Monday-Saturday 10-8p.m. Breaks 3-4p.m. Sunday 12-6 Break 2:30-3pm) Details here.

* Santa visits/photos @ Oglethorpe Mall Savannah in Macy’s Court through Dec. 24  including special Pet Night 6-8PM Dec. 14. Details here. 

Winter Solstice Planetarium shows & more holiday events @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Holiday Events Holiday Schedule at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Regular hours: 10AM – 5PM ticket booth closes at 4PM. Grounds must be clear by 5PM

December 21 – Open regular hours
Season of Light: 30 minute programs at 11AM, noon, 1:30, 2:30
Go inside Oatland’s planetarium on the Winter Solstice to learn why this special day has sparked so many cultural festivities. You will explore the annual path of the Earth around the sun and what celestial bodies present themselves this time of year.

Cost: Tickets are $2 beyond the regular admission and can be purchased in the lobby. Program may not be suitable for
children under 3 years old due to fear of the dark.

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December 22 and 23 – Open regular hours
Live Animal Encounter 1:30-2:30PM
In this 1-hour animal program you will meet our animal ambassadors and learn how the animals survive in the wild, how they came to Oatland, and how you can help protect them in the future.

Cost: Tickets for this program are only $2 beyond the regular
admission and can be purchased in the lobby.

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December 24 and 25 – Closed Merry Christmas!
December 26 and 27 – Open regular hours
Log Cabin Open House 11AM-3PM
Rest your feet on the porch of the log cabin and enjoy the aroma of hearth cooked goodies. Delk Cabin (c. 1830) will be open for exploration and goodie sampling from 11AM-3PM
Live Animal Encounter 1:30-2:30PM
In this 1-hour animal program you will meet animal ambassadors and learn how the animals survive in the wild, how they came to Oatland, and how you can help protect them in the future.

Cost: Tickets for this program are $2 beyond regular admission and can be purchased in the lobby.

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December 28 and 29 – Open regular hours
Log Cabin Open House (11AM-3PM) and Cabin Animal Encounter (1:30PM)
Staff will be baking over the hearth of historic Delk cabin (circa 1830s). Try a free sample of a delicious baked good and explore life before electricity. If you make it there by 1:30 pm please come, for a small fee, to cabin stage for a 45 minute live animal encounter. This presentation is all about living with wildlife. Staff will present several of Oatland’s animals that would love to live under your roof if they could.

Cost: Cost of  the animal encounter is $2 beyond regular admission. There is no extra charge to explore the cabins and sample a tasty treat.

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December 30 – Open regular hours
Live Animal Encounter 11:00-12:00 and 1:30-2:30
In this 1-hour animal program you will meet animal ambassadors and learn how the animals survive in the wild, how they came to Oatland, and how you can help protect them in the future.

Cost: Tickets for this program are $2 beyond the regular admission and can be purchased in the lobby.

January 1 – Closed Happy New Year!
For directions, regular hours and more information visit www.oatlandisland.org.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

Winter Holiday Camps 2015 in Savannah, Pooler, Wilmington Island

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Winter Christmas Holiday Camps Savannah

School will be out soon for winter break. Here are some places in Savannah, Islands & Pooler offering winter holiday camps for kids.

Storm Academy Soccer Christmas Camp
Islands YMCA
66 Johnny Mercer Blvd
Savannah GA 31410
Dec.21-23
Full & half day options available
Details & registration links here.

Kids’ Holiday Cooking Camp with Tummy Time Foods
Savannah State Farmers Market
701 US-80
Savannah 31408
Dec. 28-30
For ages 8-11
Details & registration link here.

Holiday Day Camp @ Childcare Network
Locations in Pooler, Savannah & Wilmington Island
Dec. 21-24
Dec. 28-31
Details & registration link here. 

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Drop & Shop Childcare in Savannah, Pooler

Need some childfree time to get things done when school is out for winter break but don’t want to commit to a holiday camp? Check out these drop & shop programs where you can drop off your child for an hour or so to do art & crafts while you get things done.

Holiday Open Studio @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah 31401
No registration required.
Details on the dates & hours this is offered here.

Holiday Open Studio @ Everyone’s An Artist studio, Pooler
115 Canal St.
Pooler, 31322
Details on the dates & hours this is offered here.

Affordable Winter 2016 Savannah kids art workshops include clay classes & more

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

articles_1 Savannah art classes The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for Session 1 Visual Art classes and Workshops for the 2016 calendar year.

These are wonderful, affordable day and evening sessions for children, teens and adults in all skill levels.

Participants can explore ceramics, raku, metals, casting, enameling, fused glass, drawing, basket weaving in one and two-day workshops and multi-week classes.

Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted. Class schedule and registration forms are available online here  or by calling (912) 651-6783.

Now Registering for Session 1 Savannah Art  Workshops and Classes

Classes and workshops begin Jan. 11 and continue through Feb. 20, 2016.
Deadline: Multi week class registrations due Jan. 7
Workshop registrations due at noon the Thursday before the workshop.

Download a writeable registration form here

Registration should be made as soon as possible; class size is limited and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

All classes are held at the Cultural Affairs facility located at 9 West Henry St. (2 blocks south of Forsyth Park between Bull and Whitakar streets)

For more information call 912-651-6783.

Youth & Adult Workshops

Fused Glass Wind Chime
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 12+, Thursday, January 21, 3:30-5:30 pm

Join this hands-on workshop open to all skill levels interested in fused glass. Students will learn basic glass cutting and fusing techniques creating a unique fused glass wind chime.
$15/$10 city resident

Glass Quilt: Fused Glass
Instructor: Kristin Fulford
Ages 14+, Saturday, January 30, 10am-2pm

Join this fun, hands-on class, open to all levels from the beginner to those who want to learn more about various techniques in fused glass, culminating in a glass quilt. A glass kit with 4 sheets is included in the fee, as well as scrap glass.
$40/$35 city resident

Savannah kids art classes Fused Glass Animals
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 12+, Thursday, February 4, 3:30-5:30 pm

Join this hands-on workshop open to all skill levels interested in fused glass. Students will learn basic glass cutting and fusing techniques creating a fused glass animal
$15/$10 city resident

Fused Glass Jewelry
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 12+, Thursday, February 18, 3:30-5:30 pm

Join this hands-on workshop open to all skill levels interested in fused glass. Students will learn basic glass cutting and fusing techniques creating one-of-a kind fused glass jewelry.
$15/$10 city resident

Clay Clock
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 17+, Saturday, February 6, 10am-12pm

Come design your own clock. Make time fly or crawl or just hang out on the wall. Working clock parts are included. Open to all skill levels.
$25/$20 city resident
Youth Classes

Children’s Clay (6 Weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 8-12, Wednesday, January 13- February 17, 3:45-4:45pm

This introductory clay class will teach young students the fundamentals of hand building and sculpture. Students will work with coils and slabs and a variety of glazes.
$85/$80 city resident

Character Design (6 weeks)
Instructor: Adam Uhlig
Ages 9+, Tuesday, January 12- February 16, 3:45-4:45pm

In this class students will learn how to design their own characters! From anatomy to gestural drawing, students will learn how to build their own character with a unique story. Basic digital drawing skills will be covered as well.
$85/$80 city resident

Learn more about all the above classes here. 

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Holiday Family Movies @ Trustees Theater, Savannah, Dec. 19

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Free holiday movies Savannah 2015 SCAD Trustees Theater You’re invited to these family-friendly holiday movies @ Trustees Theater in Savannah on Sat. Dec. 19 2015.

Trustees Theater
Saturday, Dec. 19
11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Trustees Theater will show these free screenings:

11AM The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
3PM Rise of the Guardians
7PM Miracle on 34th Street

FREE cookies, candy canes, popcorn, and sodas. Please bring canned food to benefit Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

Doors open one hour before show time. Trustee’s Theater is @ 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah, 31401.

For more information about the events at Trustees Theater, call 912.525.5050 or click here.

Meet the Star Wars Characters @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

December is SLAM PACKED with fun events @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center.

 

Upcoming holiday events @ Jumping Jacks include:
20th Meet your favorite Star Wars Characters

Book your Party Today-912.920.2474

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their specials.

912.920.2474

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Open holiday studio drop-off & kids’ movie night @ Everyone’s An Artist studio, Pooler

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Art studio Pooler birthday parties kids art classes Everyone's An Artist

Pooler parents, there’s a new art studio in Pooler: Everyone’s An Artist studio at 115 Canal St. in Pooler.

Bring your kids to check it out this Sat. Dec. 12 for Kids’ Movie & Craft Night. Your kids will enjoy crafts, movie, pizza & fun while you enjoy a childfree night out

Kids’ Movie Night
Saturday, Dec. 12
6-9PM
Crafts, movie, pizza & fun!
Movie: “How to Train Your Dragon”
$30/child or $40/siblings
Call to register. 912-755-4567

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Open Studio for Kids

Get your holiday shopping & errands done with the help of Open Studio at Everyone’s An Artist studio.  Bring your child in for an hour of fun arts and crafts.

Kids can do supervised art work while you cross items off on your holiday to-do list

Below the December open studio schedule for the studio.

Cost: $15/child for one hour + an art kit
Call to register. 912-755-4567

Monday, Dec. 14th 10-1
Tuesday Dec. 15th 10-1
Thurs. Dec. 17th 10-1
Sunday, Dec. 20th 12-5
Monday, Dec. 21st 12-5
Tues, Dec. 22nd 10-1
Sunday, Dec. 27th 12-5
Monday, Dec. 28th 12-5
Tuesday, Dec. 29th 10-1
Thurs., Dec. 31st 10-1

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Adult Paint Night

Adult Painting Night @ Everyone’s An Artist studio is this Friday Dec. 11.  You’ll be painting a funky Christmas tree. 6:30-8:30PM, $35/adult. BYOB. Please call to register. 912-755-4567

Everyone’s An Artist studio, 115 Canal St. Pooler, offers group & private art classes, birthday parties, kids’ movie nights, adult art parties & more. On Facebook here. Everyone’s An Artist studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Winter Holiday Kids’ Cooking Camp in Savannah, Dec. 28-30

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Winter Holiday Kids Cooking Camp Savannah

Winter Holiday Kids’ Cooking Camp in Savannah with Tummy Time Foods  Dec, 28-Dec. 30.

This 3-day camp for ages 8-11 teaches kids how to select & prepare healthier food options from scratch.  Kids will learn basic cooking skills,  kitchen safety, dining etiquette and more. Each day will focus on a different lesson and menu, and kids will dine on their own culinary creations.

Cooking Camp Tickets make a great Christmas present for your child. Purchase your ticket by Fri. Dec. 18 and you will receive a ticket in the mail to place under the tree for your child to receive on Christmas Day!

For the camp schedule & the link for camp registration, click here.

Tummy Time Foods – growing the next generation one tummy at a time.

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com. On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums, Jan. 30, Savannah

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Free Family Days Telfair Museums Savannah Aug. 8  Telfair Museums hosts Free Family Days each month in Savannah, 1-4PM.

All Free Family Days are free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

 

Upcoming Family Days

Saturday, January 30
PULSE Art + Technology
Jepson Center

Celebrate STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) and family fun at the most popular event of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival! See demos of amazing technology, work by local makers and students, and more!

Sunday, February 7
Super Museum Sunday Celebration
Jepson Center

Super museum Sunday is a great day to celebrate museums and art with family friendly art projects and exhibitions. Come explore our 3 sites and participate in art making demonstrations and fun crafts at the Jepson Center!

Saturday, March 12
Jepson Center Birthday Family Day: Were Turning 10!
Jepson Center

Happy birthday to the Jepson Center! Learn about architecture and the making of this unique building. Take time to appreciate the beauty of our architecture as you explore the nooks and details that make our building unique.

Saturday, April 23
Technology Then and Now at the Owens-Thomas House
Owens-Thomas House

Did you know the Owens-Thomas house had running water before the White House? Explore the technology of the past and compare it to what we have today.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE.

Telfair Museums Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street on Telfair Square, 912.790.8800, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser