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Daily Drop-In Art Programs @ Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Drop-In Studio Telfair Museum Jepson Center Savannah Unleash your creativity every day with art-making projects for all ages @ drop-in studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center,

Drop-In Studio is offered daily 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah.

Work at your own pace & comfort level through an array of art mediums. Each month offer activities related to specific exhibits at Telfair Museums. See the schedule below.

Perfect for all ages – even adults. Children 12 & younger now receive free admission to Jepson Center. Museum admission for adults is $20. (Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.)

A studio-assistant is on-hand to answer questions & assist guests. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Monthly drop-in studio themes

January 2017: Light-Up Sculptures
February 2017: Nick Cave Mixed Media Designs
March 2017: Portraiture
April 2017: Wundercamera: People in the Museum

Learn more here. 

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Admission

Adult: $20
Senior (65+): $18
Military (w/ military ID): $18
Student (ages 13-30 w/ ID): $15
Child (ages 12 & under): FREE

Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.

Jepson Hours
Sunday – 12-5pm
Monday – 12-5pm
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Thursday – 10am-5pm
Friday – 10am-5pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm

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FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Hilton Head Is. kids' events Sandbox Children's Museum kids free events FREE Family Fun Night
Fri. Jan. 6 | 5:30 – 7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head this Friday for the first FREE Family Fun Night of 2017. This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play. Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served.

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Sandbox Museum Winter Hours

OPEN Wednesday – Saturday: 10AM – 5PM | CLOSED Sunday – Tuesday

THE SANDBOX WILL BE OPEN
Mon. Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr Day
HOURS: 10AM – 5PM

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Parent & Child Holiday Clay Workshop; Improv & Acting & more Fall classes @ City of Savannah Cultural Affairs

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Kids Art Acting Classes Savannah

Take theater classes. Create with holiday clay ornaments with your child. Weave something with fibers.

City of Savannah’s Fall 2016 classes & workshops include parent & child clay; improv & acting; character drawing; fibers.  Register & see the full list of classes here. 

Holiday Clay: Parent and Child
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 5+
Saturday, December 10, 10am – 12pm
Come join us for a holiday themed parent and child workshop and make your own festive piece of art! Students will learn basic hand building techniques and decorating techniques!
$20/$15 city residents. Register here. 

Improv for Teens, Saying Yes! And… (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Bree Doehring
Ages 14-17
Mondays, November 7 – December 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
This six-week class guides new improvisers into the world of make-believe and creativity. Students will learn to support their peers, make positive choices, and employ acting skills. Students will also learn to create scenes and participate in group games and exercises. Students will get to perform for friends and family during a recital after the six-week course concludes.
$75/$70 city residents  Register here. 

Write to the Point! Creative Writing for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Bree Doehring
Ages: 12-16
Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Join this six-week course to experience the world of poetry and creative writing! Through writing activities focused on plot, dialogue, character, and rhythm, students will learn the aspects that make a well-crafted story and put pen to paper to create their own tales.
$75/$70 city residents.  Register here. 

Actor’s Studio: Intro to Acting for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Bree Doehring
Ages 9-13
Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
For six weeks, students will participate in activities and exercises to help them make character choices and learn how to convey emotions to an audience. From monologues to silent scenes, blocking, and expressive movement, this course will help prepare you for all the elements of theatre and help you conquer the stage!
$75/$70 city residents.  Register here. 

Character Design (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Adam Uhlig
Ages: 12+
Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 4:00 – 5:30pm
This six-week class will focus primarily in foundational drawing techniques. Students will learn the fundamental principle of using basic shapes to construct images, specifically designing characters. Lesson one covers some of the basics for drawing the human figure (no nudity). The rest of the lessons build off this principle and dives into how to draw with stylization, movement (gesture drawing), and how to develop details. As students learn and discover their own shape language from these classes, they will be able to use this principle in many more ways than just character design.
$75/$70 city residents.  Register here. 

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Fall 2016 Daily Programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Daily programs @ Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum is ready for fun Fall 2016 with these daily programs

Sept. 7 2016 marks the day the museum will switch to their school year hours (Wed-Sun) and new program schedule listed above.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS:
Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: 11am-4pm
Mon-Tues: Closed

The museum’s new programs include Smart Start, STEAM Studio, Teddy Bear Picnic, and Young Explorers.  Daily programs are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members.

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Savannah Children's Museum School Year Hours  

 

Fun new options & favorite classes offered @ Scribble Art Studio for Fall 2016, Savannah

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Scribble Art Studio after-school art classes Savannah

Don’t let your kids miss out on Scribble Art Studio  youth after-school art classes this Fall 2016 in Savannah.

Scribble’s Fall 2016 After-School Art Classes offered include:

* Comics & Cartooning. Learn to develop and create favorite and original comics with Jose Ray. Classes start Sept. 8 4-5PM.

* Portfolio Prep. Thinking about trying out for the Savannah Arts Academy or Garrison? Let Scribble help. Their artist instructors have lots of experience with the audition process. Private & group portfolio lessons. Group class starts Sept. 7 5:30-7PM

* Also offered: Watercolor, Sewing, Painting, Drawing, Calligraphy, Printmaking, Homeschool Art, Mommy & Me.

Sign up today!

Register here. 

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah also offers open studio hours, private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more info, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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Savannah Children’s Museum will host Sensory Soft Sundays on select Sundays 9-11AM. This is a unique offering for families with children who have special needs.

Children with special needs and their families are invited to Sensory Soft Sunday. Savannah Children’s Museum will open their doors two hours early so guests can explore and enjoy the museum with less concern regarding crowds and loud noises.

The number of attendees is limited, so secure your spot today by contacting jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org.

What: Sensory Soft Sundays
When: Nov. 13 2016,  9-11AM
Where: Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost: $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older (FREE for CHS members!)

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months, free for members.

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Daily Drop-In Art Programs @ Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Drop-In Studio Telfair Museum Jepson Center Savannah Unleash your creativity every day with art-making projects for all ages @ drop-in studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center,

Drop-In Studio is offered daily 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah.

Work at your own pace & comfort level through an array of art mediums. Each month offer activities related to specific exhibits at Telfair Museums. See the schedule below.

Perfect for all ages – even adults. Children 12 & younger now receive free admission to Jepson Center. Museum admission for adults is $20. (Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.)

A studio-assistant is on-hand to answer questions & assist guests. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

November 17 2016: : Contemporary Landscape Photography

December 15 2016: The Tsars’ Cabinet, Russian Decorative Arts

Learn more here. 

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our 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!

Register here.

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Free Family Days

1-4PM on one Saturday each month @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

1-4PM Saturday, September 17
Tibetan Art

Jepson Center
In conjunction with a visit by the Tibetan Monks, Telfair will offer child-friendly introductions to the culture of Tibet. Learn the geography, try butter tea, make a meditation jar, and try your hand at sand painting!
Free admission

1-4PM Saturday, October 8
A Look inside the Tsar’s Cabinet

Jepson Center
Celebrate Russian culture through the arts. Make your own paper Russian nesting dolls, fancy plastic picnic ware, and Faberge eggs. You can also hear a live performance of Russian music.
Free admission

1-4PM Saturday, November 12
Telfair Art Fair

Jepson Center & Telfair Square
Take time to enjoy the annual Telfair Art Fair, explore Telfair’s modern art collection, and apply a bit of your own creativity both inside and outside the museum.
Free admission

1-4PM Saturday, December 10
I Have Marks to Make

Jepson Center
Join us for our annual exhibition, I Have Marks to Make and enjoy hands-on activities at this opening celebration and festival. Learn about artistic empowerment, and activate your senses by creating art with different materials.
Free admission

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Admission

Adult: $20
Senior (65+): $18
Military (w/ military ID): $18
Student (ages 13-30 w/ ID): $15
Child (ages 12 & under): FREE

Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.

Jepson Hours
Sunday – 12-5pm
Monday – 12-5pm
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Thursday – 10am-5pm
Friday – 10am-5pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm

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Bug Fest, Daily Programs & More @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Spring Fun @ Savannah Children's Museum

Bug Fest is coming in May. Save the date: Bug Fest 2016 will be Sat. May 28 @ Savannah Children’s Museum.

Savannah Children’s Museum also offers daily programs that are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members. Check out the list of daily programs for April and May below.

Sundays:
Wednesdays through Saturdays: 
Rockstar Reading at 11:30AM
Rockstar Reading at 10:30AM
Awesome Art at 12:30PM
Awesome Art at 11:30PM
Family Fitness at 1:30PM
Family Fitness at 12:30PM
Super Science at 2:30PM
Super Science at 1:30PM

School Year Hours

Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Summer Hours

On Mon. May 30, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open & will officially begin their summer hours. Enjoy SCM all summer long, Monday – Saturday: 9AM-2PM (closed Sundays) through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Upcoming Coastal Heritage Society Events
Diesel Train Rides at GSRM
Take a site tour by rail and learn about the impact the Central of Georgia Railroad had on Savannah and the Southeast.
WHEN: Wednesdays – Sundays in May
COST:  Rides included in general admission, only $2 members!
Bug Fest at SCM
Come enjoy the most Bug-tastic celebration of the year!
All ages will enjoy the activities, specimens, and special surprise guests that we have in store for the day.
WHEN: Saturday, May 28th
COST:  Free for members!
Special Program at OFJ
Explore the daily life of a soldier, while uncovering stories about the many individuals and units once stationed here.
Participate in a variety of activities appropriate for all ages, including marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill and musket and cannon demonstrations.
WHEN: May 28th – 30th

WHERE: 

COST: 

 Free for members!

 

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Smart Start Nutrition Program series, each focusing on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle. 

Free for members or included with the cost of admission.

The focus is on physical activity & how to make smart choices about the energy we consume. There will be art, movement & literacy activities incorporated into the program & you’ll finish with a healthy snack. The whole family is encouraged to attend & participate.

The Perfect Portion 

Sunday, May 22, 12pm & 2pm

Learn that you can eat ALL foods; it’s the amount and frequency that matter so that we get the nutrients to grow up strong!

See more here. 

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Sensory Soft Sundays for children with special needs

Savannah Children’s Museum will once again offer Sensory Soft Sunday on select Sundays throughout the year. Museum doors open early from 9AM- 11AM to families who have children with special needs or autism. Sensory Soft Sunday allows these families to make local connections and explore the SCM space without a crowd.

The number of attendees is limited, so please contact Jessica Paterson for pre-registration via email jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org

Cost

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months and free for members.

Upcoming dates include: May 15 & June 12.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Affordable Savannah kids’ art classes including parent & child clay workshops

Friday, March 25th, 2016

affordable art classes savannah Clay Whistles & Balloon-Belly Birdhouse workshops are among the art workshops & classes offered by The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs during Spring 2016.

Registration is open for The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs Session 3 Visual Arts Classes & Workshops.

Registration Deadline:
Class registrations are due at noon, Thurs. April 14.
Workshop registrations due at noon the Thurs. before the workshop.

Day & evening sessions are offered for children, teens & adults in all skill levels. Sessions begin April 18 & run through May 13 2016.

Classes are @ the Department of Cultural Affairs studios, 9 W. Henry St. in Savannah.

Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment & all materials, tools required. Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

For a full list of offerings, click here. Credit cards accepted.

Class schedule and registration forms are available online by clicking here or by calling (912) 651-6783. 

Session 3 Classes and Workshops
April 18 – May 13, 2016

Youth & Adult Wednesday Workshops
All workshops will be notified when work is ready to be picked up. It is usually within 7-10 days

Balloon-Belly Birdhouse: Parent and Child Clay
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 4+ with parent, Wednesday, April 20, 3:30-4:30pm
Come join us for a parent and child workshop! Let your imagination run wild and make a one of a kind balloon-belly birdhouse! Students will learn basic hand building, sculpting and decorating techniques.
$20/$15 city resident Registration forms are available online by clicking here or by calling (912) 651-6783. 

Clay Whistles
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 12+, Wednesday, April 27, 3:30-4:30pm
Make music from mud! Join us for a clay whistle workshop where we will be designing and constructing musical instruments utilizing basic hand building techniques and simple tools. A variety of finishing techniques will be discussed and your works will be fired.
$20/$15 city resident Registration forms are available online by clicking here or by calling (912) 651-6783. 

Ipot: Ceramic Speaker NEW
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 12+, Wednesday, May 4, 3:30-4:30pm
We will make a one of a kind ceramic sculpture speaker for your electronic device. Basic hand building and sculpting techniques will be used. If you can bring the device you wish to amplify, it would be helpful in your design process. Several finishing technics will be discussed.
$20/$15 city resident Registration forms are available online by clicking here or by calling (912) 651-6783. 

Sea Creature Sculpture: Parent and Child Clay NEW
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 4+ with parent, Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-4:30pm
Let’s make a sculpture! Sharks, seahorses, and silly fish are waiting to be made. We use basic hand building skills to sculpt our creatures. We will underglaze our sculptures with a variety of colors.
$20/$15 city resident Registration forms are available online by clicking here or by calling (912) 651-6783. 

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 Family Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Have you taken your kids to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. yet? Springtime is the time to do so. If coming from the Savannah area, make it a daytrip paired with other activities from our Things to Do With Kids on Hilton Head page.

Upcoming Events @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

 

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FREE Family Night

May 6, 5:30-7:30PM (Last one til September!)
Made Possible by The Bargain Box
Free Admission to the museum, light refreshments, facepainting, Bounce House (weather permitting), arts and crafts and more.
Cookie decorating and a fun take home craft.
FREE!
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Imagination Hour

Thursdays 10:30-11:30AM

Story time followed by a related craft. Included in admission, sign up at front desk.

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Discover. Imagine.Grow. (DIG) School Readiness Program 

DIG is now being offered on Thursdays at the Hilton Head Head Library from 12:30-1:30PM through May 19, 2016 (no program Spring Break, April 14)
For children 3½-5 years of age
Registration is required. Stop by the children’s desk at the Library or call 843.255.6529 to reserve your space today.
Made Possible by The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund

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Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head 2016

Sandbox at the Stables
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 2016
10AM-2PM

The 5th Annual Sandbox at The Stables Fundraiser at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort activities (some free, some require activity tickets) scheduled include:
Craft projects
Inflatable water slides and bounce houses
Pony rides
Facepainting by Morgan’s Mommies Facepainting People
Family game and activities
Rock Climbing Wall and Bungee Jumping by Firehouse Nutz Extreme Events
Live remotes from SC103.1 and 104.9 The Surf
New This Year will be a raffle for (2) Roundtrip Airfare Tickets
and (4) One Day Hopper Disney World Tickets
(restrictions and blackout dates apply)

The Cowpoke Caper Parade is back again at High Noon. Come dressed as your favorite cowpoke and bring your cowpoke name – creativity is key! Free bandanas to the first 50 entries.

Hot dogs & burgers plus refreshments including snow cones and cotton candy, all available for purchase.

Admission

Admission: $5 per person; tickets for concessions and activities are $1 each. (Members:$5/person and you will receive $5 in concession tickets for each paid admission)
Plus $6 for pass for entrance into Sea Pines Resort

Guests will park at the Trolley Stop inside Sea Pines and ride the free trolley to Lawton Stables. The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Pope Avenue will be closed on Memorial Day.

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New grocery checkout exhibit 

Coming soon to the Sandbox: a brand new exhibit – The “Island Grocery Checkout”

In Island Grocery where everything is child-sized (even the grocery carts), children can explore an environment that mimics the real thing. Shelves will be filled with play food products that range from lemons to ketchup to cereal. Follow the food chain! The active process of shopping for food challenges young learners to develop & apply math skills including sorting, classifying, calculations & the use of money, as well as concepts related to health & nutrition.
Custom Built especially for The Sandbox by Science Kinetics.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Museum Hours

Hours of Operation for April
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Spring planting & veggies special kids’ programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, March 21st, 2016

SCM_logocolorJoin Savannah Children’s Museum for the Smart Start Nutrition Program series, each focusing on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

Free for members or with the cost of admission.

Spring Planting
Easter Sunday, March 27, at noon & 2pm UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 3
It’s Spring and time to get that garden started at home! Join Jesse in the Frogtown Garden to learn about the life cycle of a seed. Each child will paint our own pot to plant one in. Each family can take their pot home and watch their seed grow into a beautiful plant*
*Supplies are limited and will be given away first come, first serve.

I Love My Veggies
Sunday, April 10, at noon & 2pm
Vegetables are awesome and something we should eat every day! Explore new colors, textures and tastes while learning why vegetables are so important to building strong, healthy bodies. You’ll finish things off with a veg-tastic treat and tips on how to get more into our daily meals.

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Open Mon. March 28

School’s out, what to do? Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Monday, March 28 2016.

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Programs at SCM
Sundays:
Wednesdays through Saturdays: 
Rockstar Reading at 11:30AM
Rockstar Reading at 10:30AM
Awesome Art at 12:30PM
Awesome Art at 11:30PM
Family Fitness at 1:30PM
Family Fitness at 12:30PM
Super Science at 2:30PM
Super Science at 1:30PM

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Everyday Savannah Children’s Museum offers enhanced programs to bring you and your families engaging opportunities to learn and experience the museum in unique ways. These programs are offered daily and are included in the purchase of your museum pass and always free for members.

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Admission

$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

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Easter EGGs-travaganza & FREE Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

Have you been to The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. lately?

Spring 2016 is a great time go as the Sandbox has a lot going on!

Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of Hilton Head Island (about a 60 min. drive from Savannah), this interactive museum provides a unique place for educational play between children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers.

Little ones from ages infant to eight will be captivated by the fun filled play centers and engaging activities.

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Upcoming March Events

Save the Date for Easter EGGstravaganza: Sun. March 20, 2016, 2-5PM
EGGstra! EGGstra! Easter all about it!
Looking for an Easter event that’s more than just plastic eggs and candy?
Come out and play at an Easter EGGs-travaganza.
Join The Sandbox for a family-friendly event guaranteed to fill your Easter basket (feel free to bring your own, bags will be available)with fabulous and fun.

In addition to an outdoor (indoor if rain) Easter egg hunt (2:30PM and 4PM), there will be a bounce house (weather permitting), face painting, take-home arts and crafts, interactive exhibits, games inside and out, cookie decorating.

Space and activities will be limited in the event of inclement weather (coupons not valid for this special event)

Event admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Military and senior discounts available.

Learn more here. 

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March 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Free Family Fun Night!
Made Possible by The Bargain Box
Free Admission to the museum, light refreshments, face-painting, Bounce House (weather permitting), arts and crafts and more. March is Pirate Night! Come dressed as a pirate & give your best “Ahoy Matey!”.
Scavenger hunt, eye patches and chocolate gold coins.
Back again, an edible Cupcake Cone Swords (for the first 75 children)!

Learn more here. 

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Thursdays, 10:30AM-11:30AM
Imagination Hour
Story time followed by a related craft. Included in admission. Sign up at front desk.

Learn more here. 

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Discover. Imagine.Grow. (DIG) School Readiness Program
Now being offered on Thursdays @ the Hilton Head Head Public Library 12:30PM-1:30PM
Through May 19, 2016 (no program Spring Break, April 14)
For children 3½-5 years of age
Registration required.
Stop by the children’s desk at the Library or call 843.255.6529 to reserve your space today.
Hilton Head Island Public Library
11 Beach City Rd
(Made possible by The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund)
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New grocery exhibit coming to Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Coming Soon: A Brand New Exhibit The “Island Grocery Checkout”

In Island Grocery where everything is child-sized (even the grocery carts), children will be able to explore an environment that mimics the real thing.  Shelves will be filled with play food products that range from lemons to ketchup to cereal. Follow the food chain.

The active process of shopping for food challenges young learners to develop and apply math skills including sorting, classifying, calculations and the use of money, as well as concepts related to health and nutrition.

Custom Built especially for The Sandbox by Science Kinetics.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum hours

Tues-Sat: 10-5 September thru March, May
Monday:  Closed but open Mondays 10-5 April, June thru August
Sunday: Closed
18A Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645
Daily rates & membership rates here. 

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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Daily programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Savannah Children's Museum

UPDATE: Savannah Children’s Museum will open on Monday, March 28 when Savannah-Chatham public schools are closed on holiday, 10AM – 4PM
(*Savannah Children’s Museum will open on days that Chatham County schools are closed.)

During the school year, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programming Wednesdays through Sundays.

School Hours: August 30th – May 30th
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions.Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Programming for Wednesdays through Saturdays
10:30am Rockstar Reading
11:30am Awesome Art
12:30pm Family Fitness
1:30pm Super Science

Programming for Sundays
11:30am Rockstar Reading
12:30pm Awesome Art
1:30pm Family Fitness
2:30pm Super Science

Admission:

$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

FOR DETAILS ON SCM’S SUNDAY NUTRITION WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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.

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 

Monet Children’s Books in celebration of Monet and American Impression Exhibit at Telfair Museums’s Jepson Center

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Children's books Monet Savannah Telfair Museums

Children’s books about Claude Monet to help your kids get the most of out the Monet and American Impression Exhibit at Telfair Museums’s Jepson Center in Savannah. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 16 2015-Jan. 24 2016.

More information on exhibit here.

Katie and the Waterlily Pond, by James Mayhew

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, by Laurence Anholt

Linnea in Monet’s Garden, by Christine Björkman

A Child’s Introduction to Art, by Heather Alexander

Claude Monet, by Mike Venezia

Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies, by True Kelley

Where Is the Frog?, by Geraldine Elschner

Who was Claude Monet?, by Ann Waldron

Phillipe in Monet’s Garden, by Lisa Jobe Carmack

Katie Meets The Impressionists, by James Mayhew

Color Your Own Monet Paintings (Dover Art Coloring book)

The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet, by Giancarlo Ascari & Pia Valentinis

Monet and the Impressionists for Kids: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities (for kids series), by Carol Sabbeth

Monet Paints A Day, by Julie Danneberg

Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped The Trains, by by P. I. Maltbie

Charlotte in Giverny, by Joan MacPhail Knight

A Picnic with Monet (Mini Masters) board book, by Julie Merberg & Suzanne Bober

See more books about Monet on our Favorite Children’s Books Pinterest Page here.