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(Free with admission) Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Drop-In Studio Telfair Museums Jepson Savannah 2019
Daily Drop-In Studio
Daily | 1–4PM
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission. Find museum admission cost & hours here. 

Unleash your creativity and join us in our studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages!

Work at your own pace and comfort level through an array of creative mediums such as watercolors, collage, calligraphy, origami, coloring books (for adults, too!), and much more. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open year round and perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Upcoming Drop-In Studio Projects
Each month, the Jepson Center offers fun new art projects @ the daily Drop-In Studio to relate back to the exhibitions on view in the museum.

July The Prints of Dame Laura Knight
August Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades

Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Savannah autism resources: Sensory Soft Saturday @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Sensory Soft Sunday Savannah autism 2019

Make connections while enjoying our many exhibits in a sensory-friendly way.

Savannah Children’s Museum will open early from 9-10AM Sat. for families with special needs or children who have autism to enjoy the site with less crowds and tailored sensory friendly programming.

Tickets: $8 for all guests and FREE for members.

Attendees are welcome to stay after 10AM for regular museum hours.

Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits can be enjoyed by all ages but are designed for children 12 years old and younger.

Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited. Please contact Elisabeth Chappell at echappell@chsgeorgia.org or (912) 441-9106 to reserve a spot.

Sat. June 1, 2019
Savannah Children’s Museum

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Juneteenth 2019 FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

FREE Family Day 2019 Juneteenth Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah Save the Date
Juneteenth Free Family Day, Sat. June 8 2019, 1-4PM.

Juneteenth is the oldest public celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Telfair kicks off its 12th annual Juneteenth observance with a Free Family Day filled with storytelling and demonstrations highlighting African American history and Gullah culture on Sat. June 8 2019.

Included are storytelling programs by longtime presenters Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, hands-on activities for students, demonstrations of traditional crafts, a 3pm musical performance, and more. Join us for a free day of fun and learning!

Telfair’s celebration was founded by local historian and poet Vaughnette Goode-Walker, who remains the event’s creative force.

Details here. 

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) Bug Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Bug Fest 2019 Savannah Savannah Children’s Museum invites the public to attend Bug Fest 2019, the annual family-friendly celebration buzzing with bug themed crafts, activities and workshops.

The event will be Sat. May 25 2019, 10AM-2PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

This year, attendees can learn about the importance of bees and other natural pollinators with the Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association, enter the Insectarium with Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus Entomology class, meet some friendly reptiles from Georgia Reptile Society, while learning about their healthy diet of bugs, build your own insects with Snapology, discover bug biology and how insects play a vital role in Savannah’s waterways with Ogeechee Riverkeeper and enjoy bug-themed Zumbini at 11AM and 1PM.

Admission to Bug Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $8 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on how to become a member here. 

The day of Bug Fest, CHS will offer a special $90 membership promotion for guests who sign up on-site.


SCM Special Open Days & Closures

May 12: All Coastal Heritage Society sites FREE for mothers & grandmothers in honor of Mother’s Day
May 20-May 21: Special Open Day at SCM
May 25- Bug Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum
June 3-July 12: Summer Camps at Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum. Details here. 

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Free Teen Night @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Free teen night Jepson Center Telfair Teen Council Savannah May 2019

Here’s a free opportunity for Savannah-area teens to see just how fun art museums can really be.

Telfair Teen Arts Council presents Luminous, a free after-hours museum experience exclusively for high school students.

This event kicks off summer with color- and light-themed activities from 6-8PM on Sat. May 18 at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in downtown Savannah.

Defined as a shedding light that is bright or shining, especially in the dark, Luminous is an interactive experience in a
colorful, light-infused atmosphere that allows teenagers to immerse themselves in the world of modern art.

Students explore colors and light in a distinct perspective through activities such as photo ops, performances, black light art projects, and a scavenger hunt based on current exhibitions at the Jepson Center. Light refreshments will be served, and the event will hold a raffle with prizes for several winners.

The Telfair Teen Arts Council is a group of 11th- and 12th -grade students who unite through innovative, collaborative
experiences through exposure to the behind-the-scenes operations of an art museum and create greater opportunities
in Savannah’s community for teens.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of free admission and attend this one-of-a-kind event.

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Monthly kids’ art activity, story time & tour @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, April 15th, 2019

art start toddlers savannah telfair museums mommy me Art Start for toddlers, babies
May 16 2019 at 10:30AM
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Once a month on the 3rd Thursday, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ this Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour.

May’s featured exhibition is Savannah artist Katherine Sandoz’s site specific installation “katniss.”  .

$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Register online here. 

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

May 16 2019 theme: Savannah artist Katherine Sandoz’s site specific installation “katniss”. Register online here.
June 20 2019 theme: Complex Uncertainties. Register online here. 
July 18 2019 theme: “The Prints of Dame Laura Knight.”  Register online here. 

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more & register online here. 

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(Savannah daytrips) FREE annual birthday for the birds festival, Port Royal, SC

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Birthday for Birds 2019 festival Port Royal SC

Free Birthday for the Birds event, May 4 2019, 8-11AM in Port Royal SC.

The Town of Port Royal invites the community to come celebrate the 7th Birthday for the Birds, a one of a kind event showcasing Beaufort County’s natural resources, the Port Royal Rookery & Wetlands, along with the wildlife within.

This free celebration focuses upon the various species living in this habitat along with educational resources. With support from Fripp Island Audubon Club & other organizations, it will be an informative, fun day to enjoy the Port Royal Rookery & Wetlands. Representatives from the Fripp Island Wildlife Department will be onsite showcasing inhabitants of the wetlands including alligators & other species. Master Naturalists will provide tours of the boardwalk through the wetlands.

Sign up for tours @ 8:15AM. Tours will begin @ 8:30AM. There will be a Scavenger Hunt @ 9AM for children with check offs for finding all the unique species to earn an “I Found all the Wildlife Species at the Port Royal Rookery.”

Event will also feature: Low Country wildlife face painting, local school children’s artwork, a Birthday Cake, Kazoos, bird hats, costumed bird greeters & more.

The event, created by the commitment of Pete Richards, who wished to share his love of birding, and, in his own words, “the importance of the birthday is making wildlife and birds accessible to community, families & children.” The Town of Port Royal has helped along with Audubon & volunteers.

For event info or to VOLUNTEER, contact Kate Hamilton Pardee at 508-221-7355 or email garyh2otreatment@gmail.com or capecodh2o@comcast.net.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Kids’ Fashion Bootcamp @ House of Strut

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

“The most creative camp in the South, Kids Fashion Bootcamp, hosted by House of Strut in Savannah, June 3-7 2019, ages 5 to 12 years.

Learn more and register here. 

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE Horses & Hula Hoops fest

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Horses Hula Hoops Pegasus Camp Dream Savannah 2019

Join the Pegasus Riding Academy, Savannah Jaycees, South GA Easterseals & Camp Dream for a day of horse petting & rides, activities & games, water slides, food and fun in Savannah on Sat. April 27 2019, 1-5PM.

Bring your bathing suit, towel and lots of energy.

All children and adults with disabilities, and their family, are invited to this free event.

This event is free, however, attendees must RSVP online here. 

Camp Out – Horses and Hula Hoops
SAT. APRIL 27, 2019

(Hilton Head kids’ events) Free Family Night May 3 @ The Sandbox Childrens’ Museum

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Sandbox Museum Kids Hilton Head Bluffton Free Family Night

The Sandbox Children Museum’s next FREE Family Fun Night is May 3 2019 on Hilton Head Is.

This is a cost-free evening of fun for all ages. THEME: Cinco de Mayo.

Free entry to museum, outdoor activities and light refreshments while they last. First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.

Supported by The Bargain Box of Hilton Head Island

Free Family Night
Fri. May 3, 2019
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928



STEM Saturdays Savannah Children's Museum Hilton Head kids

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. now offers AWE-STEM Saturdays on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

3-4PM, Sat. May 11 2019.

Roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and get ready to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math! These hands-on,  facilitator-led STEM experiments will introduce concepts of chemistry, biology, and physics as kids learn about the world around us.

First Come First Serve.

Cost: FREE with Admission  |   FREE for Members


Sensory Saturday


Sat. May 25 2019.

On the last Saturday of each month, The Sandbox Children’s Museum will open an hour early (9AM) exclusively for families with children who have sensory processing differences or those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Children with other developmental challenges are welcome @ these Sensory Saturdays.

Cost: Reduced Admission – $5/person (1 yr & older) | FREE for Members


Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


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St. Vincent’s Academy’s Martinis & Masterpieces, Savannah

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Join St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah for their 2nd Annual Martinis & Masterpieces on Thursday April 11, 6-9PM @ the Knights of Columbus on Liberty Street.

You will not want to miss this fabulous event. The highlight of your night will include a reverse art raffle where you will choose from 100 pieces of amazing art . . . masterpieces to bring home when your number is called.

Entertainment will be provided by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, fabulous foods will be passed and of course we will be serving their signature martinis. All of this is included with your ticket purchase.

Order your ticket online today here. 


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(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Kids’ Pottery Camp @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Pottery Camp Summer Savannah art camps 2019

Kids Summer Pottery Camp 2019 @ Savannah’s Clay Spot 

This popular Savannah summer camp @ Savannah’s Clay Spot is a unique opportunity for children to work as actual artist in a professional ceramic studio. Each camp week has a different fun theme. Children create at the pottery wheel and use several hand building methods.

Pottery camp sizes are limited to 7-12 so register early.

Register online here. 

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail savannahsclayspot@gmail.com 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Art, Video Game Development, Pre-K Camps @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Savannah Summer Camps 2019 art photography video game development pre-K painting drawing creative Savannah Chatham County Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums’ in Savannah offers 11 summer camps for kids ages 8-16.

Each week features a different age group & art-making theme, including videogame programming, traditional photography, drawing to crafting.

A popular summer camp, Art with Pros, brings in local artists each day to showcase their art & helps participants explore new techniques.

There’s also Museum Explorations Pre-K Summer Camp for ages 4-6.

Registration is open for Summer 2019. Details here. 

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Telfair Museums presents Martha Stewart in Savannah

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Martha stewart in Savannah 2019 Telfair Museums Telfair Museums presents lifestyle expert, garden guru, and author Martha Stewart to Savannah on April 25 2019 @ 2:30PM @ the Savannah Theatre.

She and Kevin Sharkey, executive vice president and executive director of design for the Martha Stewart Brand, will share expert flower growing, gathering, and arranging insights from the newly released Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying.

Martha and Kevin will discuss Martha’s Flowers, her 90th full-length book and her first dedicated solely to this subject. Serving as a handbook for flower gardeners and enthusiasts of all skill levels, Martha’s Flowers is bursting with beautiful photographs of displays in Martha’s home. The book is divided by season, with each section highlighting blooms that flourish during that time of year and applied guidance for growing and creating stunning arrangements. Martha’s Flowers skillfully details her lifelong love of flowers that began at a young age in her family garden, to the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. .

The event will be moderated by WTOC’s Cyreia Sandlin.

Limited tickets for a pre-lecture noon lunch at the Perry Lane Hotel are available.

Ticket Pricing:

$50 – General Admission Lecture Ticket
$150 – Luncheon and Reserved Seating Lecture Ticket
$200 – Luncheon, Preferred Seating Lecture Ticket, and copy of Martha’s Flowers*
(*Each luncheon ticket holder will also receive one free admission ticket to Telfair Museums (to be used by Sunday, April 28, 2019.)

Tickets can be purchased here.

The Savannah Theatre is located at 222 Bull Street.
The Perry Lane Hotel is located at 256 East Perry Street.

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Monthly kids’ art activity, story time & tour @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

You’re invited to Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour, art activity @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah on the 3rd Thursday morning of each month.

Art Start March Theme:  Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents.  This artist is widely known for large-scale public artworks and more intimate and meditative installations that aim to unify people through connections of spirituality, the body, and shared memory. This exhibition includes 19 cloud-like, stainless steel sculptures composed of letters from various languages. 

March 21 2019, 10:30AM / Jepson Center (207 W York St.) Learn more & register online here. 

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 here. Come play and learn.

$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

March 21 2019 theme: Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents. Register online here. 
April 16 2019 theme: Rembrandt. Register online here. 

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more & register online here. 

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Giveaway: A family-four pack of tickets to The Sleeping Beauty ballet in Savannah

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Sleeping Beauty Ballet South Carolina Savannah 2019

Experience the South Carolina Ballet fairy tale ballet for all ages in Savannah.

Come see The Sleeping Beauty ballet Sun. March 10 2019, 3PM  @ the Savannah Civic Center.


This week, SouthernMamas.com is giving away a family four pack of tickets to a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader.

To enter to win four tickets, go to the giveaway announcement post on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook page by clicking here & comment on it telling us your Spring tradition, THEN SHARE THE POST.

Deadline to enter to win is 9PM Mon. March 4. We’ll pick a winner at random & announce it here & on our Facebook page.


South Carolina Ballet is proud to present a sparkling version of the greatest fairy tale ballet of all time, The Sleeping Beauty. Staged and choreographed by South Carolina Ballet Artistic Director William Starrett, The Sleeping Beauty will dazzle children and adults.

The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet for companies who wish to display the virtuosity and strength of their dancers. Just the names of the roles- Aurora, Bluebird and Lilac Fairy – evoke memories of exacting technical requirements and accomplishment for dancers the world over. Princess Aurora and her Prince are sure to mesmerize in South Carolina Ballet’s stellar production of this timeless classic.

Can’t wait for the giveaway? Buy tickets online here or call 912-651-6556.