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FREE admission to National Parks on Nov. 11 including Fort Pulaski, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Fort Pulaski free admission SavannahOn Nov. 11, Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, will offer free admission.

Fort Pulaski National Monument will be open 9AM- 6PM.

For more info visit

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Learn more at  and visit us on Facebook  and Twitter .

Upcoming Fee Free Days @ Fort Pulaski include:
2015 entrance fee-free days are:
• November 11: Veterans Day


Other National parks in our area.
Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.

Fort Moultrie, Charleston
Fort Sumter National Monument
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Is.

To see the complete list of parks participating in fee free days, click here. 



Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

Night at the Museum @ Savannah History Museum, 1/25

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Night at the Museum 2014 Don’t miss this popular annual event – a chance to see the Savannah History Museum come alive at night & watch 2006 film Night at the Museum!

You’re invited to bring the kids to 2014 Night at the Museum, January 25, 2014, 6pm-10pm @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Savannah,  31041

Guests will enjoy the 2006 film Night at the Museum and then enjoy crafts, special Night Guard Training and see the Museum come alive!

Tickets are $12 per child and $5 per adult. Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment are required.

Space is limited due to theater capacity. Register today by clicking here.

Savannah History Museum,  Coastal Heritage Society’s Tricentennial Park campus is located on the west side of downtown Savannah, and is comprised of Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum and The WhistleStop Cafe.  Coastal Heritage Society also manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, and Pin Point Heritage Museum, located off of the Diamond Causeway in southeast Savannah. Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser

Veterans’ Weekend Cruises with Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Veterans weekend cruises Savannah

Savannah Riverboat Cruises would like to say THANK YOU to all of our Veterans with these special offers!!

Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E River St Savannah, 31401-1295; tel. (912) 232-6404 Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a advertiser

Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes, Oct 30-Nov. 3, Savannah

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013



Eight Inspiring Princesses Find Happily Ever After in a magical ice show to be performed at the Savannah Civic Center October 30-November 3

Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes! Dreamers from Savannah will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics.

With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin after meeting her unlikely hero in the marketplace. Prince Philip defeats the evil fire-breathing dragon Maleficent in a race to save his true love Aurora. Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s spell so that Ariel can remain part of his world. Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle and Snow White also find happiness in this beautifully imagined ice show.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes features an incredible display of special effects, stunning set design and breathtaking choreography on the ice. Tickets are available at the Savannah Civic Center box office and
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25, $35, $45

Enjoying spine tingling tricks on ice with this savings treat! $12 Tickets on Wednesday AND Thursday! Come dressed as your favorite Princess and Hero to Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes.
(Discount not valid on VIP and Rinkside seating)

Show Times @ Savannah Civic Center:
Wednesday 10/30 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 10/31 7:30 p.m.
Friday 11/1 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 11/2 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday 11/3 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about Disney On Ice, log on to, or visit Disney on Ice on Facebook and YouTube.

Car races @ Oglethorpe Speedway Park,10th Annual Race for the Shrine – Late Models, Street/Super Street, Pure Stocks, Shriners Parade

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Car racing in SavannahIf you’ve been meaning to take the kids to Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, here’s your chance.

Bring the kids to 10th Annual Race for the Shrine, Sept. 6. The night will feature races with Late Models, Street/Super Street, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, 440’s, as well as a Shriner’s Parade Kids 12 & Younger FREE at this Sept. 6 event.

Other upcoming Oglethorpe Speedway Park events include:

August 23rd

Double Feature: Southern Eagle Budweiser Late Models Love’s Seafood Street Stocks, Two Nuts & a Bolt Garage Pure Stocks Alan’s Auto Glass Mini Stocks, Pooler Pawn& Diamond Company 440’s

Grandstand Admission Adults $14 ~ Military/Seniors $12 ~ Child 6-12 years $5 ~ Child 5 years & younger FREE

August 30th

Championship Night Find out who’s this years Champion & Rookie of the Year

Military & Senior Discounts

Gates Open 6pm, Hot Laps 6:45pm, Racing 8pm More info here.

Oglethorpe Speedway Park, 200 Jesup Road, Pooler, 31322,

Fall Schedule of Art Classes for Kids @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Fall 2013 Art Classes for Kids in Pooler, Savannah at Scribble Art Studio


To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & summer camps for kids in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email  .

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates . For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser.

$3 Family-friendly Skate Night, 3rd Friday of each month, @ Tybee Is. YMCA

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Tybee Island Kids' Activities: Family Skate NightFamily-friendly Skate Night is hosted on the third Friday of each month from 6-9pm at Tybee Is. YMCA. The gymnasium is transformed into a roller rink of fun.  Family-friendly music and lost of fun are guaranteed!  Cost: $3 per skater including rentals.


All proceeds go towards Tybee Is. YMCA’s Priceless Gifts Scholarship program. Priceless Gifts allows the Tybee YMCA to never turn anyone away from programs or membership due to an inability to pay.

The Tybee Is. YMCA has roller blades and roller skates for all sizes youth and adults.  Children must be accompanied by an adult while skating. Call for dates and details.

More info here.

Tybee Island YMCA, 204 5th Street, Tybee Island, GA 31328, (912) 786-9622

FREE Spray Pool Hours/Schedule for Summer 2013 @ Forsyth Park, Hull Park, Savannah

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Spray Pools/Spray Pads Free Summer Kids Activities in Savannah

Hull Park Spray Pool, Ardsley Park, Savannah

Spray Pools offer an opportunity to enjoy a cool water experience at park under adult supervision. Savannah Spray pool locations include Avondale, Hull Park, Forrest Hills, Paulsen, Savannah Gardens, 38th Street Park and Victory Heights Parks. Hours: June 17- August 2, 2013 Monday – Friday 10 AM – 3 PM.

Forsyth Park Spray Pool Hours: June 17- August 2, 2013 (at the park’s bandshell/stage @ Drayton & Huntington streets in Savannah)
Monday thru Friday – 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM
Sunday Noon to 6 PM

Hull Park Spray Pool Hours:  June 17- August 2, 2013 (the playground is @ Atlantic & 55th streets in Savannah’s Ardsley Park)
Monday – Friday 10 AM – 3 PM
Saturday 10 AM-3 PM

For more info on spray pools or the city’s supervised playgrounds summer 2013 schedule, click here.

FREE lunches are served during summer by the City at some parks including Hull Park & Forsyth Park 6/17 to 8/2 every day during the summer (11:45-12:45 @ Hull Park @ Atlantic & 55th Sts & 10:30-11:45 AM @ Forsyth Park @ Drayton & Huntington) to any child who wants one. Lunch includes a sandwich, fruit, milk, juice. For the complete Summer 2013 schedule of free lunches in various Savannah playgrounds, click here.


Kids’ Activities Summer 2013 @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum Hilton Head Summer 2013 Kids' Activities The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum  on Hilton Head Is. admission fee is now $6 per person instead of $7 for everyone 1 and up including adults. Children up to 12 months are free.

New summer hours: The Sandbox is now open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm through August (then will be back to Tuesday-Saturday). The museum has also added another night to their popular Parent’s Night Out program which will be Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6-9pm starting June 12. For details see below.

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum
18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church)
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Tel: 843-842-7645

Summer Fun Series Program 2013
Starts June 10

“Get Fired Up With Pottery” ($15 includes admission)
Mondays, 9:30-10:30am:
Please call 843-842-7645 to sign up, walk ins on space available basis
Your piece will be ready on Thursday

Decorate Your Own Cupcake”
Mondays, 1:30pm
Included in Admission

“Crafty Kids”, 10:30am and 1:30pm
11 3D Goldfish Bowl: Included in Admission
18 Decorate Your Own T shirts: $$ ($10 includes admission
25 Beetle Visor: Included in Admission
2 Holiday Craft with Toilet Paper Rolls (TBD): Included in Admission
9 Paper Plate Frisbee: Included in Admission
16 Thumbprint Designs: Included in Admission
23 Sand Art: Included in Admission
30 Paper Bowl Jellyfish: Included in Admission

6 Toilet Paper roll craft: Included in Admission,
13 3D Goldfish Bowl: included in Admission
20 Sandpaper Star: Included in Admission
27 Turtle Pet: Included in Admission

“Arts and Crafts”, Wednesday, 10:30am, Included in Admission
June 12 Fish Puppet Made from Paper Cups
June 19 Alligator: Bring home a replica of the alligator made from repurposed products (egg cardboards)
June 26 Picture Frame Art:Keepsake of your Hilton head Vacation made with shells and sanddollars
July 3 Fish Puppet Made from Paper Cups
July 10 Alligator: Bring home a replica of the alligator made from repurposed products (egg cardboards)
July 17 Picture Frame Art:Keepsake of your Hilton head Vacation made with shells and sanddollars
July 24 Christmas in July Event
July 31 Alligator: Bring home a replica of the alligator made from repurposed products (egg cardboards)
August 7 Picture Frame Art:Keepsake of your Hilton head Vacation made with shells and sanddollars

Parent’s Night Out, Kids Night In”, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-9pm (except July 4th)
Starting June 12- August 15
$30 per child, $25 for members and siblings
Call 843-842-7645 to sign up, walk ins welcome on space available basis

“Imagination Hour”, Thursdays 10:30a-11:30am
Included in Admission, First come first serve

Coastal Critters Program” Included in Admission
Fridays, 10:30am
Coastal Discovery Museum to staff and facilitate

“Christmas in July”
July 24, 2013
Snow is in Santa’s forecast while you play at The Sandbox’s Fourth Annual “Christmas in July” party scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm!
Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. Outside fun includes getting crazy in our popular Bounce House and playing in the SNOW! In addition to playing in our “cool” museum, there will be scavenger hunts, games and fun arts & crafts. You can also decorate holiday cookies and chat with Santa to let him know how good you’ve been this year.
A hot dog lunch, complete with chips, brownies, snow cones and lemonade, is also included so don’t miss out on the “coolest” day of the summer!
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and children 1 and up, $8 for Sandbox Members and Active Military and Seniors and all children up to 12 months are free. Cost includes admission to the museum, all activities and lunch. Museum will remain open after the event until 5:00 pm.

Countdown to Kindergarten”
Who: SC Rising Kindergarteners and Their Families
Where: The Sandbox Children’s Museum
When: August 9, 2013 (5-8pm)
Resources for Parents on Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy,
Games, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Bounce House and much more
FREE Admission! FREE Fun! No RSVP Necessary!

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum,, 18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 email:

FREE (or almost free) Kids’ Summer 2013 Activities in Savannah & Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

You don’t have to spend a fortune this Summer of 2013 entertaining the kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

We’ve got free & almost free summer fun for kids’ activities including $1 blockbuster kids movies, free animal farm, free kids’ shows & storytimes, free bowling, free museums & more in the Savannah and Hilton Head Is. area.

Check out our Kids FREE Summer Fun guide here.

Puppet People’s Interactive Summer Friday Shows Start 6/7

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Puppet People Summer 2013 shows

Here’s a fun, cool way to entertain the kids during Summer 2013 in Savannah. Take them to an Angela Beasley’s Puppet People show!

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People will have offer interactive puppet shows 11 AM Fridays June 7-28 & July 12-Aug. 23 during Summer 2013 at the Puppet People Party Place, 3119 Furber Ave. Thunderbolt, 31404.

Use coupon to the right to receive $2 off each ticket.

Admission includes: interactive puppet show, tour of puppet making studio, play time, puppet craft.

Walk-ins welcome, reservations preferred Group Rates Available Contact 912.355.3366 or

Puppet People, 912.355.3366,, email, 3119 Furber Ave. , Thunderbolt, 31404 Puppet People is a advertiser.

Women’s Wednesdays @ Blue Turtle Bistro & Bar, Savannah: Learn to mix cocktails, enjoy discounted drinks

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Savannah girls night out ideas: Women's Wednesdays at Blue Turtle Bistro in Savannah

Fun girls’ night out: Women’s Wednesdays at Blue Turtle Bistro & Bar in Midtown Savannah!

Come by Blue Turtle from 7-9 PM on Wednesdays to learn how to make a couple of tasty cocktails (different drinks featured each week). This week’s Women’s Wednesdays drinks for 6/5: Strawberry Champagne Cocktail & Jack Daniels served with fresh squeezed sour mix!

The two drink picks will also be discounted for the rest of the night.

Stay for a while & participate in a round of ladies’ trivia. Each week, the Blue Turtle staff will choose a different trivia theme centered around all the things ladies love. There will also be a raffle & door prizes.

About Blue Turtle Bistro & Bar

A midtown restaurant from the Gaslight Group, Blue Turtle serves a fresh, seasonal, homemade menu–no shortcuts!

Soups, salads, wraps, entrees, amazing desserts, daily lunch & dinner specials, a risotto of the day & a tasty kids’ menu. They’ve expanded with a brand-new bar, completely updated the interior & created a special dining room just for kids. Patio dining, happy hour Mon – Fri 4- 7 pm, Saturday 11am – 11pm.

Mon – Thu: 11 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 11 am – 11 pm

Blue Turtle Bistro & Bar, 5002 Paulsen St., Savannah, 31405, tel: 912.358.0808, email ,

Free (or almost free ) Summer 2013 Kids’ Activities in Savannah & Hilton Head Is.

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

You don’t have to spend a fortune this Summer of 2013 entertaining the kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

We’ve got free & almost free summer fun for kids’ activities including $1 blockbuster kids movies, free animal farm, free kids’ shows & storytimes, free bowling, free museums & more in the Savannah and Hilton Head Is. area.

Check out our Kids FREE Summer Fun guide here.

Summer 2013 mini-camps for ages 4-7 at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.; SouthernMamas discount

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is offering summer mini-camps for ages 4-7 years old. Call 912-268-6003 or email

Summer mini-camps at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is. For ages 4-7 years old. Time: 9 AM-noon or 9 AM-1 PM, Mon-Fri. Click here for more info & see below.

Summer camps for toddlers, preschoolers in Savannah at Tumblegym on Wilmington Island

The mini-summer camps are in a safe, air conditioned, bug-free environment! Tumblegym’s experienced staff will keep your little one moving while having a great time.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym provides fun, imaginative exercise programs for children walking through 10 yr olds. Their curriculum integrates physical skill acquisition with social and cognitive learning concepts. Basic gymnastics and tumbling, ball handling skills, strength, balance, and all around coordination activities part of every class.

Please “like” Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Facebook here to keep up with latest news and specials.

Gift Certificates available: What great way for grandparents and family members to give child gift that invests in child’s future and development.

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

Additional Programs Available for Summer (see website here for details)

Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on site to receive $10 off your initial class fee..

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003,, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a advertiser.

Free summer bowling for kids in Savannah, Pooler & Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Perfect rainy day or just really hot day activity: FREE bowling.

There are two ways kids can bowl for free during summer 2013:

Free summer bowling for kids in Pooler1. : Registered Kids receive 2 FREE games of bowling every day all summer Long (Shoe rental not included). May 7 – August 26 2013 at Frames N Games 6 Towne Center Ct. Pooler, GA, 31322 (912) 330-5577. Offered until Aug. 26 2013 on the following days & times:

Tuesday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Sunday 6:00pm — Close

Free bowling for summer 2013 in Savannah, Hilton Head Is2.  Free bowling for kids all summer long! Registered kids in the Summer Unplugged program can bowl two games per day (Shoe rental not included). Offered through Sept 2, 2013. FREE bowling is available from open until 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week during this period, based on lane availability.
Savannah Lanes 115 Tibet Ave. Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 925-0320
Main Street Lanes 2600 Main St. Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 (843) 681-7750

A big thank you to Lynn Adams for this info!

For more FREE (or almost free) summer kids’ activities in the Savannah area, click here.

FREE Summer 2013 Performances for Kids @ Live Oak Public Library Branches

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Summer Reading Events

Every summer, Live Oak Public Library branches in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Effingham, Pooler, Tybee Is. & Hinesville offer FREE fun performances for kids as part of the Summer Reading Program.

These shows are great ways to entertain & educate your kids, encourage reading & cool off FOR FREE.

Click here to check out the line-up of performances for Summer 2013. The shows kick off June 4 2013.

There are some longtime favorites like Magical Educator Chad Crews as well as Fiddlin Dan who will be performing this summer as Ruby the Clown. Kids are going to excited about Rock N Roar Dino Show. The talented actors from Hampstead Stage Company will return again, this summer performing “The Secret Garden.”

See the schedule performances here. These shows are also now included in our online Events Calendar which you can access by clicking here.