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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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Savannah Families FREE Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

telfair museums jepson center savannah

Savannah Families Free Weekend @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center
July 17–19 2020
Free and open to residents of Chatham County

Explore Juneteenth connections at the Jepson Center  in Savannah with an extended period of free admission for City of Savannah residents during regular hours during this three-day period. Art Activity Packets with family activities for the museum visit and at home art making are available for pickup in the Jepson Center lobby during this period.

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

Telfair Museums Savannah offers Virtual Art Start for preK children

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Telfair Museums Savannah online activities kids Telfair Museums in Savannah will have a Virtual Art Start featuring William Kwamena-Poh on Thursday May 21 2020.

Parents and children are invited to this online version of Telfair’s Art Start, for pre-K children and their parents and caregivers. This month’s program is based on the exhibition The Journey is Mine, Chapter One by William Kwamena-Poh. The online program will include a downloadable activity, and the artist will give a brief video welcome to families and tell one of the stories he heard growing up in Ghana.

To register, please email Carey Daughtry at daughtryc@telfair.org.

Download other Telfair Museums’ kids’ activities to do at home here.

Telfair Today is the museums’ new digital hub that  features blog posts about local artists, a video archive of lectures and exhibitions, educational resources for kids, a virtual tour of the Owens-Thomas House, and the Telfair’s art collection. Find it here. 

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Telfair Museums’ at-home kids’ activity: DIY Impressionist Pop-Up Book

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Impressionism Pop-Up Book Telfair Museums Savannah

Telfair Museums in Savannah will now offer #MuseumFromHome activities to bring the Jepson Center’s drop-in studio into your home.

First activity: Kids can create their very own Impressionist Pop-up Book with Telfair Museums’ step by step guide.

Click here to access the free printable activity sheet. Don’t forget to share your books on Telfair Museums social media.

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center, along with all public programs, will remain closed until further notice.

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FREE Family Fun Day @ Telfair Museums’ new Impressionism exhibit

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Telfair Museums Impressionism Exhibit 2020 Savannah Jepson

COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM: TELFAIR’S MODERN VISION is now open.
March 6 –Aug 16, 2020

Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more here. 

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COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM’ FREE FAMILY DAY
April 18 2020 @ 1–4PM
Jepson Center

From more than 7,000 works in the museum’s permanent collection, Telfair presents ‘Collecting Impressionism,’ including some of the finest paintings in the United States. Children and families will be invited to create their own miniature Impressionist works and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the exhibition. Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium at 2pm.

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ART START: COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM: TELFAIR’S MODERN VISION
April 16 2020 @ 10:30–11:30AM
Jepson Center

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

Start your day with art. Once a month, 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 here.

April 2020’s featured exhibition is Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision. Come play and learn.

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(Parent & Me Activities) Toddler Time plus daily programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Toddler Thursdays Savannah Children's Museum

Toddler Time @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Toddler Time  – held on some Thursday mornings March-May – is the perfect morning out.

Geared towards toddlers and their caregivers, the morning will begin with story time or musical education. Next, art exploration will follow then sensory exploration and open play with a focus on socialization. Complimentary coffee will be provided.

This event is included with regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and is FREE for members. Find membership info here. 

Toddler Time Thursdays

Thurs March 19 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. April 2 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. April 16 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. May 7 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. May 21 2020
10AM-Noon

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Savannah Children's Museum daily programming

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

Please note that the museum may close due to weather conditions. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Hours: Sept-May: Wed-Sat: 10AM to 4PM, Sun: 11AM to 4PM, Mon-Tue: Closed (But on certain school holidays during the school year, the museum will often open on days when it is normally closed)

Admission:

$8 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.

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

 

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FREE showing of “Bee Movie” + affordable kids’ classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Bee Day Savannah Cultural Arts FREE kids events

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Bring your kids to a special FREE Bee Day @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center  9:30AM-12:30PM on Thurs. March 19

Felt bees and ceramic hives workshops with the cultural arts staff and an instructional show-and-tell and discussion by the Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association. Stick around for the FREE screening of “Bee Movie” at 11AM.

9:30-11AM: Felt Bees & Ceramic Hives Workshops
Instructional Show-and-Tell and discussion by Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association

11AM-12:30PM
Film Screening of “Bee Movie”

FREE | Open to the Community | All ages welcome

Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Register online here. 

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Savannah Cultural Arts Center offers these free or affordable Spring 2020 kid-friendly classes & workshops.

To view the latest updates to events and programming, be sure to visit www.savannahga.gov/arts or call 912-651-6783.

Little Artists Creative Drop-in Play Space
Saturdays, March 21 & 28 • 9AM-Noon
Ages 6 & younger
$5 per child per class

Drop in any time between 9AM-Noon to take part in a creative learning environment that focuses on stimulating the basics of imagination, movement, and fun.

Register online here. 

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Music and Movement
Saturdays, April 4 – 25 • 9:30-10:30AM
4-week class
15 months – 3 years with caregiver
Cost $20

Sign up for this educational experience with Instructor Joanna Walchuk as she takes you through the building blocks of learning songs and dance in a fun, uplifting environment.

Register online here. 

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Home-school Art Program
Thursday, March 12, April 9, May 7 10AM-Noon
Ages 6-15
$10 per child

Come join our new Home-school Art Program to learn create and have fun! Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity that will help foster artistic expression. Students will learn a variety of skills across different media while learning about famous artist and art movements. Parents are encouraged to join in own the fun for free.

Register online here. 

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Drop-in Ceramics
Thurs. March 5, 9:30-11:30AM
Thursday’s (Bi-Weekly) April 2-May 28 10AM-Noon
All ages welcome (ages 10 & younger are not permitted on the wheel)
FREE

Drop in our studio and engage in fun clay based activities with the guidance of our skilled instructor.

Register online here. 

Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Art Start Toddlers Strollers

Start your day with art with Telfair Museums’ new and combined parent & me program in Savannah: Art Start @ the Jepson Center.

Once a month, 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 here.

March 2020’s featured exhibition is The Journey is Mine, Chapter One, an #art912 exhibition of paintings by Savannah-based artist William Kwamena-Poh. Come play and learn @ The Jepson Center.

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March 2020 Art Start theme:  The Journey is Mine, Chapter One, an #art912 exhibition of paintings by Savannah-based artist William Kwamena-Poh.
Thurs. March 19, 10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Register online here.

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Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Homeschool Class @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Homeschool Class @ Savannah Children’s Museum
10-11AM Wed. Feb. 26 2020
For ages 4-7
The program will be Busy Bees- an educational workshop that focuses on the wonderful world of honeybees. Students will engage in activities and games that teach about the anatomy, life cycle, and communication habits of our favorite pollinators.

Cost: Parents are free | members: $5 per child | non-members: $10 per child.

Check in will be at Georgia State Railroad Museum gift shop.

Attendees are welcomed to stay after for regular hours at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To hold your spot for this event, please contact Elisabeth Chappell at
chappell.chs@gmail.com or (912) 441-9106.

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

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Sensory Soft Saturday Savannah Children's Museum Autism

Make connections while enjoying Savannah Children Museum’s many exhibits in a sensory-friendly way.

Savannah Children’s Museum will open early from 9-10AM Sat. March 14 2020 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. March 14, 2020
9-10AM
Savannah Children’s Museum

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Seuss Fest 2020 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

SeussFest 2020 Coastal Heritage Society

Savannah Children’s Museum to host Dr. Seuss Themed Event

On Sat., Feb. 29 2020, families are invited to celebrate the fun and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss during “Seuss Fest” 10AM-3PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character in honor of the children’s book author, who would be celebrating his 116th birthday on March 2.

Museum educators will lead the group with Seuss stories, games and activities. Highlights include: Seuss Science Station, a Read-A-Thon and a Seusstastic Selfie Station, complete with costumes and props.

Community partners will provide Seuss-filled fun throughout the day. The Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will lead a Green Eggs and Ham Relay as well as a “make your own water bottle” activity, Live Oak Public Library will lead literacy and reading themed activities, and Savannah Children’s Theatre will share Seuss-themed performances at 10:30 and noon.

Admission to “Seuss 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. Learn about becoming a member here.

Seuss Fest 2020
Sat. Feb. 29, 2020
10AM-4PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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(Things to do with kids in Savannah) Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Toddler Tuesday Oatland Island wildlife center savannah

Toddlers Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

The popular Savannah nature program for kids offers a choice of 2 times: 10-10:45AM; and 11-11:45AM.

It is the same program each time, just pick the time that is more convenient to you.

Cost of the program: $5 per child that is participating and regular admission for the rest of your party. This is a special fundraising program, so even if you are members the cost is $5 per child.

Pre-registration is required! Space is limited to 15 students per session. Registration closes on Tuesday at 7:30AM. Please cancel if you know you won’t make it to open spaces for other children. Click on link below to register.

Problems with registration contact Ms. Michelle at michelle.kelly@sccpss.com or 912-395-1517.

Toddler Tuesday is a program designed to introduce our youngest learners to the wonders of the natural world. Children and their adults will experience nature through themed activities including songs, finger play, story time, nature walks, live animal encounters and crafts. Your child will commune with nature in a safe, playful and experiential way in Toddler Tuesday classes.

Click on link below to register for these 2020 Toddler Tuesdays.

March 24–A Vulture’s View

March 31–Frog on a Log in a Bog

April 7–3..2..1..Blast Off 

 April 14–National Dolphin Day!

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates here.  

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

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