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Telfair Museums’ PULSE Festival includes virtual kids workshops, free family weekend, Savannah

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

PULSE Technology Festival Telfair Museums Savannah Jepson

Telfair Museums’ PULSE festival returns in hybrid form for pandemic times Jan. 27-31 2021 with exhibitions at the Jepson Center in Savannah, virtual lectures by featured artists, a curator’s tour, workshop, and a free admission weekend.

Find the PULSE festival 2021 schedule and registration links here. 

Kid-friendly PULSE events include:

Jan. 28 2021

11AM | PULSE Virtual Artists Tech Talks for Students with David Gumbs
David Gumbs will present an informal talk for students focusing on his journey and development as an artist. Open to students grades 4 through college by registration.

6PM | PULSE Virtual STEM Chat with Diana Eng and Natalie Zee Drieu
Get inspired and ready to jump start STEM at home with a presentation by two amazing designers, parents and hosts of the web video series STEM Chat. Natalie Zee Drieu is former editor in chief of CRAFT magazine, blogger at coquette.blogs.com and Adafruit Industries, with an extensive background in design and technology. Diana Eng is founding member of maker group NYC Resistor, a fashion designer who rose to national attention on Season 2 of Project Runway, author of Fashion Geek and a previous lecturer at PULSE. Join these two creative moms for great tips on exploring STEM content with young people at home!

Jan. 29 – 31 2021

10AM-5PM | PULSE Free Family Weekend at the Jepson Center
Enjoy a three-day weekend of free admission to the Jepson Center to explore all of the new interactive art for PULSE and other current exhibitions. Hands-on art making kits will be available for families to pick up in the Jepson Center atrium.

Jan. 29 2021

2PM | PULSE Virtual Curator’s Tour
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme for a live virtual walk through of current PULSE projects at the Jepson Center.

Jan. 30 2021

9:30AM | PULSE Youth Workshop: Make a Solar Oven!
(Grades 4-8) Presented by the Society of Women Engineers- Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter
Turn a pizza box into a solar oven to heat a slice or make a snack. Parental supervision is required. Limit 20 participants. A supply list will be sent in advance to all participants. Most are simple supplies you can find at home. Register online here. 

9:30AM | PULSE Virtual STEM Youth Workshop: Making Ice Cream with Science!
(Grades 3-12) Presented by Society of Women Engineers – Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter
Learn how to use science to make ice cream in 10 minutes. Limit 20 participants. A supply list of simple supplies that can be found at home will be sent in advance. Register online here. 

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Find the PULSE festival 2021 schedule and registration links here. 

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Telfair Museums’ PULSE Festival includes virtual kids workshops, free family weekend, Savannah

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

PULSE Technology Festival Telfair Museums Savannah Jepson

Telfair Museums’ PULSE festival returns in hybrid form for pandemic times Jan. 27-31 2021 with exhibitions at the Jepson Center in Savannah, virtual lectures by featured artists, a curator’s tour, workshop, and a free admission weekend.

Find the PULSE festival 2021 schedule and registration links here. 

Kid-friendly PULSE events include:

Jan. 28 2021

11AM | PULSE Virtual Artists Tech Talks for Students with David Gumbs
David Gumbs will present an informal talk for students focusing on his journey and development as an artist. Open to students grades 4 through college by registration.

6PM | PULSE Virtual STEM Chat with Diana Eng and Natalie Zee Drieu
Get inspired and ready to jump start STEM at home with a presentation by two amazing designers, parents and hosts of the web video series STEM Chat. Natalie Zee Drieu is former editor in chief of CRAFT magazine, blogger at coquette.blogs.com and Adafruit Industries, with an extensive background in design and technology. Diana Eng is founding member of maker group NYC Resistor, a fashion designer who rose to national attention on Season 2 of Project Runway, author of Fashion Geek and a previous lecturer at PULSE. Join these two creative moms for great tips on exploring STEM content with young people at home!

Jan. 29 – 31 2021

10AM-5PM | PULSE Free Family Weekend at the Jepson Center
Enjoy a three-day weekend of free admission to the Jepson Center to explore all of the new interactive art for PULSE and other current exhibitions. Hands-on art making kits will be available for families to pick up in the Jepson Center atrium.

Jan. 29 2021

2PM | PULSE Virtual Curator’s Tour
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme for a live virtual walk through of current PULSE projects at the Jepson Center.

Jan. 30 2021

9:30AM | PULSE Youth Workshop: Make a Solar Oven!
(Grades 4-8) Presented by the Society of Women Engineers- Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter
Turn a pizza box into a solar oven to heat a slice or make a snack. Parental supervision is required. Limit 20 participants. A supply list will be sent in advance to all participants. Most are simple supplies you can find at home. Register online here. 

9:30AM | PULSE Virtual STEM Youth Workshop: Making Ice Cream with Science!
(Grades 3-12) Presented by Society of Women Engineers – Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter
Learn how to use science to make ice cream in 10 minutes. Limit 20 participants. A supply list of simple supplies that can be found at home will be sent in advance. Register online here. 

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Find the PULSE festival 2021 schedule and registration links here. 

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Toddler Tuesdays returns Jan. 12 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Toddler Tuesday Savannah Oatland Island kids 2021

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah returns Jan. 12, 2021 and will be held outdoors due to the pandemic.

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of our animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the outside amphitheater and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

Due to the current state of the pandemic the program will be conducted entirely outside so dress appropriately and bring your stroller and walking shoes. The program will happen rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be under covered pavilions. Cost: $5 per child and only $3 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

(Hilton Head Holidays 2020) Winter Celebration @ The Sandbox at Tanger 2

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Sandbox Children's Museum Tanger Outlets Bluffton Winter Kids Celebration

Bring your kids for fun winter STEM, art, and other activities throughout The Sandbox Museum @ Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton, SC.

Reserve your spot and purchase your tickets online here or call Bluffton’s Tanger 2 location at 843-705-6235.

Winter Celebration
Wed. Dec. 30, 2020 @ 10AM-5PM
@ The Sandbox at Tanger 2

The Sandbox is an interactive hands-on children’s museum for children up through age 12 years.

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Impression Free Family Weekend @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

free jepson center weekend savannah November 2020

Impression Free Family Weekend for Savannah & Chatham County residents @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Nov. 13, 14, 15 10AM–5PM

Families can explore Telfair’s beloved collection of impressionist art in a new light at the Jepson Center in this weekend of free admission for Savannah and Chatham County residents.

Family Weekends are free of admission to the Jepson Center only for City of Savannah and Chatham County residents.

Visitors to the Free Family Weekend are invited to tour current exhibitions and explore art activities led by Telfair’s education team, including a self-guided scavenger hunt and take-home activity kits.

Pick up your free Family Activity Kits including gallery activities along with supplies and instructions for at-home art making.

A local artist will give painting demos outdoors each day 1-3PM.

Exhibitions currently on view include Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision, a sweeping survey of some of the museum’s most important paintings; Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography, which includes iconic photographs of the 20th and 21st centuries; and Cut and Paste: Works of Paper, a special exhibition of paper works by Georgia artists.

This will be Telfair’s final free weekend of the year.

Learn more here.

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Impression Free Family Weekend @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

free jepson center weekend savannah November 2020

Impression Free Family Weekend for Savannah & Chatham County residents @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Nov. 13 at 10AM–Nov. 15 2020 at 5PM

Families can explore Telfair’s beloved collection of impressionist art in a new light at the Jepson Center in this weekend of free admission for Savannah and Chatham County residents.

Family Weekends are free of admission to the Jepson Center only for City of Savannah and Chatham County residents.

Visitors to the Free Family Weekend are invited to tour current exhibitions and explore art activities led by Telfair’s education team, including a self-guided scavenger hunt and take-home activity kits.

Exhibitions currently on view include Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision, a sweeping survey of some of the museum’s most important paintings; Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography, which includes iconic photographs of the 20th and 21st centuries; and Cut and Paste: Works of Paper, a special exhibition of paper works by Georgia artists.

This will be Telfair’s final free weekend of the year.

Learn more here.

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FREE kids’ program @ Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger 2 location, Bluffton SC

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

FREE Discover, Imagine, Grow (D.I.G.) program @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Bluffton SC

This FREE school readiness program is back at Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger 2 location on Thursday mornings during the 10AM play session.

With a smaller group size and health and safety protocols, your 3-5-year-old can experience hands-on learning in a guided setting. The curriculum is aligned with the SC Early Learning Standards and covers topics in art, science, math, and social studies.

To register. please call Bluffton’s Tanger 2 location at 843-705-6235.

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

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Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum remain open; temporary closure of Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Savannah Children's Museum

Old Fort Jackson in Savannah and Savannah History Museum will be temporarily closing to the public beginning Sun. Nov. 1 2020 and will reopen in spring 2021.

Old Fort Jackson and Savannah History Museum will still be offered as a venue available for private events and booked group tours. Please contact Julia Keating via email at jkeating@chsgeorgia.org for more information regarding weddings and events at Old Fort Jackson and Natalie Butler via email at nbutler@chsgeorgia.org for weddings and events at Savannah History Museum.

For private and group tours at all sites, please email Emily Beck via email at ebeck@chsgeorgia.org.

Savannah Children’s Museum and Georgia State Railroad Museum will remain open to the public Thursday-Saturday, 9:30AM-2:30PM

Both sites are large, open air museums that allow for safe social distancing. Optional combination admission tickets offered for both sites. The special discounted ticket for both museums is $17/adult and $13/child.

Regular admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum is $11/adult and $7/child and to Savannah Children’s Museum is $8/person (18mos and older). As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members are FREE! Become a member here.

For the safety of all staff and guests, guests are asked to observe social distancing protocols, wear masks and adhere to public health safety protocols at all of Coastal Heritage Society sites.

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(Savannah Halloween events) Tricks, Treats & Trains @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Trick Treat Georgia Railroad Museum Savannah Coastal Heritage

You’re invited to Tricks, Treats and Trains, a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah on Halloween day, Sat. Oct. 31 2020, 10AM-noon.

Costumed staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum for participants to trick-or-treat.

Ongoing demonstrations of Georgia State Railroad Museum’s operational turntable will allow guests to see the site in action.

Savannah Children’s Museum will also be open and offering Halloween-themed activities throughout the day and is an additional fee.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Costumed staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum for participants to trick-or-treat. Ongoing demonstrations of Georgia State Railroad Museum’s operational turntable will allow guests to see the site in action.

The cost to attend Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $5 per person for all participants, ages 18 months and older. A discounted combination ticket including admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $10 per person.

Pre-registration is required online here .

Registration will close at midnight the day before the event.

Admission is free to Coastal Heritage Society members. Become a member online here. 

For the safety of all staff and guests, there will be social distancing protocols and enhanced sanitizing procedures. All participants are required to wear a face covering for the safety of others.

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(Hilton Head Is., Bluffton children’s museums) Science storytimes, two-hour playtimes @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Science Storytime Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton SC Savannah

Are you tired after a week of virtual schooling? It’s time for some fun play and learning!

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Saturday’s and Sunday’s for 2-hour play sessions!

All ticketing and reservations are online at www.thesandbox.org

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The Sandbox Tanger 2 location in Bluffton SC is now open Thursday – Sunday for 2-hour play sessions.

Join the Sandbox on Thursday for their Science Storytime at the 1PM play session and on Fridays for their Creative Crafty art program.

The Sandbox is also registering for their Discover, Imagine, Grow (D.I.G.), FREE School Readiness program on Thursdays from 10-11AM.

Learn more here. 

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
1414 Fording Island Rd, Suite E-180
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Impressionism Free Family Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

free weekend Savannah Telfair Museums Impressionism Jepson

Impressionism Free Family Weekend
Nov. 13 at 10AM–Nov. 15 2020 at 5PM
@ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah

Families can explore Telfair’s beloved collection of impressionist art in a new light at the Jepson Center in this weekend of free admission for Savannah and Chatham County residents. Family Activity Kits include scavenger hunts in the museum galleries along with at-home art making kits. Family Weekends are free of admission to the Jepson Center only for City of Savannah and Chatham County residents. Investment is provided by the City of Savannah.

Learn more here.

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SCAD Museum of Art reopens to the public

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

SCAD Museum of Art Savannah reopens SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah has reopened to the public.

SCAD MOA is now open Thursday-Sunday with five new exceptional exhibitions.

Find tickets and more information about exhibitions, hours, and new safety procedures at scadmoa.org

Children younger than 14 are free.

The SCAD Museum of Art offers a unique experience for study and discovery. With checklists, lesson plans, visual aids and more, these educational guides provide information for teachers and parents to prepare themselves and students for learning opportunities at the museum and the Walter O. Evans Center for African-American Studies.

The SCAD Museum of Art is housed in an 1853 brick structure that was once a railway depot for the Central of Georgia Railway.

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, GA

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Savannah Children’s Museum reopens for Thursdays through Saturdays, starting Sept. 24

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Savannah Children's Museum reopens

Savannah Children’s Museum will reopen Thursdays through Saturdays, 9:30AM to 2:30PM, beginning Thurs. Sept. 24 2020.

Daily programming will be offered in addition to a special bottle rocket program at noon every day Thursday-Saturday. Please note that Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor site and closes during adverse weather conditions.

For the safety of all staff and guests, SCM follows social distancing protocols and will implement enhanced sanitizing procedures. Visitors are asked to adhere to the City of Savannah Government, Chatham County, Georgia Government and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

Savannah Children’s Museum is also available for private bookings including birthday parties, field trips and homeschool groups Sunday through Wednesday and its Mobile Museum programs can be brought to your location any day of the week. Please contact Megan Alstad for more information at malstad@chsgeorgia.org

Savannah Children’s Museum admission is free for Coastal Heritage Society members and $8 per person aged 18 months and older. Find info on how to beome a member here.

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Museum School Program @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Sandbox Children's Museum

Attention Beaufort County students and families:

To support those families with children in grades K-4th, the Sandbox Children’s Museum new museum program is designed with you in mind.

In small multi-age pods with strict health and safety guidelines, students will not only have support for virtual lessons, but also access to staff-led hand-on enrichment activities in S.T.E.M. literacy, art, and movement, and free play in the museum. Children will also have free play in the museum during the day.

The new program for children in grades K-4th is at both the Hilton Head and Bluffton Sandbox locations.

Find more information and registration forms online here. Or email the Sandbox through the Contact Us tab.

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(Daytrips from Savannah) Make your own slime Saturdays & Exploring Insects Tuesdays, Okatie, SC

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Port Royal Maritime Museum Okatie SC Hilton Head Beaufort Bluffton kids

 

Make Your Own Slime – RSVP Required
Port Royal Sound Foundation
310 Okatie Hwy.
Okatie, SC 29909
Saturdays in August 2020, 9-10AM

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, YOU MUST CALL 843-645-7774 to TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
$5 per participant; age 5 & younger FREE
Learn how to make slime during Saturdays in August 2020, 9-10AM @ Port Royal Sound Foundation
Bring your own container to take your slime home. All ages are welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult.
COVID-19 Precautions:
– A cloth mask or other face covering is required while on our campus (ages 3+). All PRSF staff will also be wearing a mask.
– The number of participants will be limited in all programs in order to maintain social distancing, so please RSVP!
– All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn more here or call 843-645-7774.

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Exploring Insects, RSVP required
Port Royal Sound Foundation
310 Okatie Hwy.
Okatie, SC 29909
Tuesday Aug. 4 & 18 in August 2020, 10-11AM

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, YOU MUST CALL 843-645-7774 TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
$5 per participant; age 5 & under FREE
Explore the life of insects by seeing what we can catch! All ages welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult. This is an outside activity so please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and sunglasses.
COVID-19 Precautions:
– A cloth mask or other face covering is required while on our campus (ages 3+). All PRSF staff will also be wearing a mask.
– The number of participants will be limited in all programs in order to maintain social distancing, so please RSVP!
– All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult

Learn more here or call 843-645-7774.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head & in Bluffton has reopened

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

The Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, both locations, are open with reduced occupancy, online ticketing and reservations, and increased cleaning procedures!

For your health and safety, all guests age 3 years and older wear masks.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is also holding their summer camps with small groups in a private setting. Are you interested in a private playdate with close friends? Call the museum for more information. Bluffton 843-705-6235, Hilton Head 843-842-7645

The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
1414 Fording Island Rd, Suite E-180
Bluffton, SC 29910

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