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Spookalicious Halloween festivities @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., Oct. 25

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Halloween kids activities Hilton Head Island children museums

The Sandbox’s “Spookalicious” Halloween!

Join The Sandbox Children’s Festival for Halloween Festivities
Saturday, October 25, 2014,

Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play! Themed crafts and activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats! Special Saturday Admission is $5 per person age 1 and older. Up to 12 months is free (coupons not valid for this event).

For more information about The Sandbox, visit  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a advertiser


Tricks, Treats & Trains @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah, Oct. 25

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Tricks, Treats, Trains Halloween Event At Georgia State Railroad Museum You’re invited to the annual Halloween-themed event at Georgia State Railroad Museum – Tricks, Treats & Trains!

Dress up and come on down from 10am-1pm on Saturday, October 25th, guests will get to enjoy a ride on our steam locomotive, trick-or-treat around the beautiful historic Railroad Museum, and participate in fun Halloween crafts and activities including pumpkin decorating!

Tickets are $10 per person ages 18 mo. and older.

Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment are REQUIRED for this event. Space is limited, so sign up TODAY.

Register now by clicking here!

Saturday October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, 31401

The first train ride departs at 10am, and train rides are first come, first served. The last train ride begins at 12:30p.

Crafts will be ongoing from 10am until 1pm.

Trick-or-treating will begin at 10am and continue until 12pm.

Story Time will be at 11am and 12pm.

With these helpful times, you can plan your visit to make sure you get to enjoy all of the exciting activities throughout the day.

Everyone is invited to dress up in Halloween costumes for this exciting event. Register now by clicking here!

Questions? Contact Rachael Smith @ Coastal Heritage Society via email at or call 912-651-6840 x 4

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, 31401, On Facebook here. Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser

FREE Family Day @ SCAD Museum of Art, Oct. 25

Monday, September 15th, 2014

FREE Family Day SCAD Museum of Art Savannah free kids eventsEnjoy a day of family fun at the SCAD Museum of Art

Oct. 25 2014, 1-4 p.m.
Join SCAD Museum of Art for their second annual Family Day. The SCAD Museum of Art offers free admission and hands-on activities for the whole family. Enjoy music in the museum courtyard and a special appearance by SCAD mascot Art the Bee.

This event is generously supported by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and is free and open to the public.

Email Rachel Evans, coordinator of visitation and outreach at or call 912.525.5118 for more information.


SCAD Museum of Art,  On Facebook here, 601 Turner Blvd, Savannah 31401,

Harry Potter fans can ride the Frogwarts Express to Savannah Children’s Museum, Sept. 14

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Frogwarts at Savannah Children's Museum

Wear your most magical robes and hats and join Savannah Children’s Museum for FROGWARTS, an exciting wizarding event on Sunday, September 14th 2014 from 5pm-7pm! More info here. 

Take a ride on the Frogwarts Express to Savannah Children’s Museum to be sorted into Houses at Frogwarts. After the SCM Sorting Hat has picked your House, all the wizards and witches will get take fun magical classes like Potions, Wand Making.

This year Frogwarts is adding all new classes.

The Frogwarts Express will board at Georgia State Railroad Museum from 5pm-6pm and take all the witches and wizards to Savannah Children’s Museum.

The train boards on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to arrive on time to get onboard!

Pricing for Frogwarts is $10 per person ages 18 mo. and older.

Pre-registration AND pre-payment are REQUIRED for this popular annual event. Space is limited. Be sure to register today.

Click here to register

Savannah Children’s Museum, email, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah 31401, Savannah Children’s Museum is a advertiser 

Sandbox Children’s Museum offers early learning series for ages 3-5, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum DIG program Hilton Head kids activities

Discover. Imagine. Grow.

COME D.I.G. at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. TUESDAYS | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | SEPTEMBER 2014 THRU MAY 2015 starting Sept. 23 while school is in session. For ages 3-5. 

This weekly, 1-hour early learning series program is included in the admission fees to the museum.

The Discover. Imagine. Grow. (D.I.G) Outreach Program is a weekly early learning series aimed at children aged 3-5 years old, that promotes the development of language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being through engaged learning.

As part of the The Sandbox’s Community Early Learning Initiative (SCELI), the Discover. Imagine. Grow. (D.I.G) Outreach Program will encourage and guide young children to develop the foundation skills needed for their success in learning and in life through the guise of play and hands-on exploration. This program will complement the work being done by parents and caregivers and will include them in the learning process as well as provide ideas for them to continue to foster growth and curiosity outside the museum through Parent Connection Cards.

Some topics to be explored include “Your Five Senses”, “How’s The Weather?”, “Staying Healthy”, “Digging Up the Past”, “Counting, Organizing, Classifying”, “The World We Live In”, “Lets Get Creative”, and “Loving Literature”.

Please visit The Sandbox Website here for exact dates and topics or drop by the museum to pick up a monthly events calendar. Programs are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.

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


Mommy & Me Fall 2014 Events, Classes in Savannah, Pooler

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Mommy & Me activities, classes in Savannah Pooler

Visit our new Parents & Me page by clicking here  to find the latest mommy & me yoga classes @ Savannah Yoga Center; early childhood music classes; Mommy & Me art class @ Scribble Art Studio; fall baby & toddler programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Telfair’s Jepson Center; mommy & me ballet classes at The Ballet School in Savannah – you get the idea.

Here’s the link: Mommy & Me Programs in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

FREE Family Day @ Jepson Center, Savannah, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Free kids' events in Savannah You’re invited to Free Family Day: Nov. 1, 1–4 pm, Jepson Center, 207 W. York. St., Savannah

This program is free and open to the public. Funded by Georgia Power and AGL Resources.
*Major funding by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs.

November Family Day:
Nov. 1
Deep River
Jepson Center
Families are invited to explore Whitfield Lovell’s earthy installations, participate in storytelling, create drawings on objects in the museum studios, and see demonstrations by local artists who incorporate historical themes in their work.

December Family Day
Dec. 6
Make Your Mark
Jepson Center
This program includes art-making activities for families and a demonstration by longtime I Have Marks to Make artist and teacher Kenneth Martin.

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , Telfair Museums is a advertiser.


Daily kids’ programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, which offers daily kids’ activities Wed-Sun. during the school year, weather permitting.

Beginning August 31st 2014, the hours at Savannah Children’s Museum will be as follows:
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Labor Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

(Summer Hours begin June 1 through Aug. 30 2015: Savannah Children’s Museum’s Summer Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 9am-2pm)

Please call 912-651-6823 for details.

Savannah Children’s Museum is opening in 2 phases. Exploration Station is phase 1 and is a unique 1 acre, 2 level outdoor exhibit area set in the ruins of a Central of Georgia Railroad building.

$7.50 per person ages
1 and older or
Take the Leap and purchase a 1 year Family Membership! Membership info here.

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week? Daily programming subject to change.

Wednesdays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Awesome Art: 1 PM

Thursdays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Super Science: 1 PM

Fridays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Hooray for History: 1 PM

Saturdays (10AM-4PM)
Family Fitness: 11 AM
Super Science: 1 PM
Awesome Art: 2 PM

Sundays (11 AM-4 PM)
Creative Crafts: Noon.
Hooray for History: 1 PM
Family Fitness: 2 PM

Grandparents Day Activities 2014 Savannah Children's MuseumSpecial programs for Grandparents Day Sun. Sept. 7 (Open 11 AM-4 PM)
Creative Crafts: Noon
Hooray for History: 1 PM
Family Fitness: 2 PM

Program Descriptions:

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
Family Fitness: brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email, Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser

Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours Start Aug. 31

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Savannah Children's Museum Open Labor Day Sept 1, School Year Hours Start 8/31Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, begin School Year Hours Aug. 31, 2014. Hours during the school year will be as follows, weather permitting:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday*-Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
*On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Labor Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers two new educational programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two new fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

October 16 – Rolling on the River
Find yourself walking through a river of light and sound in the immersive Deep River installation.

November 20 – Peeking at Portraits
Get to know the people in our paintings in the Telfair Academy.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

October 16 – Dress Up, Dress Down
There are all sorts of reasons to play dress up – holidays, festivals, or just for fun. Come dance and move with costumes as we learn about masks and clothing from around the world in the ArtZeum, and make your own special headdress.

November 20 – Magic Touch
Art can be made out of all sorts of things – silver, plastic, wood, and so much more. Explore an eclectic mix of artwork in Savannah Collects and activate your sense of touch. Then use your own hands to create multi-media sculptures.

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , Telfair Museums is a advertiser.