Education Savannah Preschools Daycare, Childcare, Schools Savannah
Showcase your business on SouthernMamas.com
Savannah Summer Camps 2015 Guide

Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category

Special Fathers’ Day Program @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Ck2NhPSXIAABqvSOld Fort Jackson in Savannah will have a special Father’s Day Program: “Our Father’s Wars” on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016, 9AM-5PM

Celebrate the generations of families who defended Savannah during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War on the site of Old Fort Jackson. Gain the perspective of soldiers and learn about their family ties and the weaponry used by their fathers during these wars.

The day will include family friendly activities to remember many of the individuals and units in the American, British, Confederate, and Union armies that served at Fort Jackson. Guests can also witness a weapons demonstration with our 32 pounder Seacoast Gun from 1824, one of the largest and oldest cannons still being fired in the U.S.

This event is open to the public with the cost of regular admission, $7 for adults and $4 for children 2 to 12 years old.

For annual free access to Old Fort Jackson and Coastal Heritage Society’s other historic sites plus early registration for special events, consider a Coastal Heritage Society membership.

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Atlanta family summer trip? See Eric Carle exhibit & live performance

Monday, June 13th, 2016

EricCarle“I See A Story: The Art of Eric Carle”

Planning a trip to Atlanta this summer?

We just got back from a whirlwind weekend there and highly recommend checking on the Eric Carle exhibit on display now at the High Museum of Art in a show called “I See a Story.”

Kids will enjoy getting a closer look at the beloved children’s book author and some of the original work that became treasured books like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

“I See A Story: The Art of Eric Carle” is on display at the High Museum through Jan. 8 2017.

Learn more here. 

__________________________

pancakes_0“Pancakes, Pancakes” Eric Carle musical

If you take your kids to the Eric Carle exhibit, you must, must, must also go see “Pancakes, Pancakes” show inspired by the Carle children’s book of the same name at the Alliance Theater Hertz Stage (located next to the exhibit)

The original music and high-energy performances are so fun and kid-friendly in this less than an hour long tribute to Carle’s work. When we went, the audience included toddlers up to older kids. My 7 & 9 year old were particularly in awe of the music and the performance by the 14-year-old show star Matt Alea, who plays Jack.

This must-see play – presented in conjunction with the High Museum of Art exhibition I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle – runs until July 10 2016.

Learn more here. 

__________________________

Tiovivo Atlanta Things To do with kids Tiovivo

My kids also didn’t want to leave Tiovivo – four, interactive large-scale whimsical outdoor sculptures at the High Museum of Art. Kids can slide and climb inside some of the installations which include a pig, Teddy bear, bell, & is-it-a-bunny? by Spanish artist Jaime Hayon.

Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures at the Woodruff Center on display through Nov. 27 2016

Free Juneteenth Family Day @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Free Family Days @ Telfair Museums, SavannahFREE Family Day June 11 @ Telfair Museums

Free Family Day,  Saturday June 11, 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center (unless otherwise noted). Attend five Free Family Days & receive a 20% discount on any Telfair art class. Come to 10 Free Family Days & win a free 3D printed mini-me sculpture.

Upcoming FREE Family Days

Sat. June 11
Juneteenth Festival
Jepson Center
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Free and open to the public, this annual festival features live performances and hands-on art activities for all ages, celebrating Savannah’s history and Gullah Geechee heritage. The festival begins with an interactive performance by Jamal Toure and other local storytellers, followed by demonstrations by traditional artists throughout the region. Children can experiment with crafts and try their hand at a variety of artmaking projects. A special highlight of the afternoon includes a live concert by reunited members of the Gospelaires, a legendary a cappella vocal group from Pin Point, offering a rare treat to the celebration.

Sat., July 9
Prints at the Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums has an incredible collection of prints, but they are not always on display. This Free Family Day gives you a chance to glimpse some of these amazing works in the historic Telfair Academy, featuring master artists such as Rembrandt and Whistler. You can also try your hand at different printmaking techniques to create masterpieces of your own!

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St.

TELFAIR ACADEMY
121 Barnard St.

OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE
124 Abercorn St.

Follow Telfair Museums on Facebookhere. 

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

_____________________________

FOR MORE FREE FAMILY EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

unnamed

Savannah Children’s Museum will host Sensory Soft Sunday Sun. July 17 & Sun. Aug. 14 2016, 9-11AM as 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. Tickets: $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months.

What: Sensory Soft Sunday
When: Sunday, July 17 & Sunday Aug. 14 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.

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

World Oceans Day @ Savannah Marine Education Center

Friday, May 27th, 2016

World Oceans Day Skidaway Aquarium

On June 8, 2016 celebrate World Oceans Day at the UGA Aquarium!

Come see what Georgia’s first saltwater aquarium has to offer on this nation-wide event and see what lives in the Atlantic ocean off our coast.

On World Oceans Day, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will present a day of special events, including a dedication ceremony for the new outdoor pavilion and family-oriented activities.

Scheduled activities throughout the day will include aquarium feedings and behind-the-scenes peeks, reptile encounters and the grand opening and dedication of the pavilion.

Aquarium Admission & Hours

The UGA Aquarium is open to the public:

9 AM – 4 PM Monday – Friday
10 AM – 5 PM on Saturdays

Admission:
Ages 13-54: $6
Children ages 3-12: $3
Seniors (55+): $3
Military w/ID: $3
Ages 1-2: Free

Location

Click here to view the aquarium’s location in Google Maps.

Marine Education Center & Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

Summer Daily Programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Savannah Children’s Museum is ready for fun filled summer 2016 with camps, summer weekly themes, and *NEW* programs launching May 31st!

May 31 2016 marks the day the museum will switch to their summer hours (Mon-Sat 9am-2pm) and new program schedule listed below.

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.

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.

Summer Daily Programs 2016 Savannah Children's Museum

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah kids’ historical program: A Day in the Life of a Soldier @ Old Fort Jackson

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Old Fort Jackson cannon firings Savannah A Century of Sentries, May 28-30 @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Old Fort Jackson played an important role in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Come learn about the history of the oldest brick fort in Georgia during our “A Century of Sentries” program! Experience the daily life of a soldier, while uncovering stories about the many individuals and units once stationed there.

Guests can participate in a variety of activities appropriate for all ages, such as marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drills and musket and cannon demonstrations.

What: “A Century of Sentries” at Old Fort Jackson

When: May 28-30, 2016, 9AM to 5PM

Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd., Savannah, GA 31404

Cost: General admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. FREE for CHS
members!

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Hands-On History Camp @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Free history camp at Georgia State Railroad Museum Georgia State Railroad Museum is partnering with Historic Savannah Foundation for this year’s “Hands on History” Camp, Wed. June 1, 8AM-2PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum.

The free program is designed to give campers an overview of the field of historic preservation and rehabilitation, provide hands-on experience through various practical workshops and offer a look at the world of history, preservation and site interpretation.

On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 beginning at 8AM, Georgia State Railroad Museum educators will host a masonry workshop where campers will learn proper vegetation and mortar removal, how to mix mortar for historic buildings, and techniques on repointing  structures. At 9:30AM educators will lead an archaeology workshop, discussing the difference between archaeology and paleontology, which will include stations that focus on documentation at dig sites, connecting clues to create a historical narrative, and reconstructing animal skeletons. Join the site tour by rail, have lunch*, ride the handcar, and enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes hard hat tour.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Applications are due by Fri. May 27.  Please contact Ms. Danielle Meunier at Historic Savannah Foundation, 912-233-7787, dmeunier@myhsf.org with questions.
 
What: 2016 Hands on History Camp for Ages 11 – 15
When: Wednesday, June 1st, 8AM – 2PM (*please pack a lunch)
 
Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA
Cost: Free, registrations are limited and are selected based on the students’Personal Statement forms.
To download an application to register your child for the Hands On History Camp, click here, or call or email Danielle Meunier at 912.233.7787 or
Deadline for applications is this Friday, May 27, 2016.

Savannah Summer Camps 2016: STEAM, Art, Photography, Video Game Development Camps @ Telfair Museums

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Telfair Museums Summer Camps 2016Summer Camps 2016 @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah.

For more information or to register, call 912.790.8823.

REGISTER HERE. 

Portfolio Builder: Drawing Camp
Session A: ages 10–14, May 31–June 3, 9am–3pm
Session B: ages 10–14, July 5–8, 9am–3pm
Members $160 / non-members $180
This four-day camp helps upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing art portfolios. Students focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, and use of value to create volume and space. The camp also includes practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models to create a comprehensive, professional experience. REGISTER HERE. 

Master Artist Photography
Session B: ages 13–16, June 13–17, 9am–3pm
Members $200 / non-members $235
This intensive, weeklong program offers hands-on skills with both digital and manual cameras, exploring black-and-white photography, digital photography, and the basic functions of 35mm cameras. Instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Photoshop, while also covering conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. Using the documentary photography exhibition Elvis at 21 as inspiration, this program takes students on “location” shoots in the historic district and culminates with a reception and exhibition of their photographs in the Jepson Center. REGISTER HERE. 

Raising STEAM: Technology, Art, and Electronics
Ages: 10–12
June 20–24, 9am–3pm
Members $200 / non-members $235
This comprehensive STEAM camp allows young people to explore the artistic potential of technology. In this weeklong camp, students use a variety of technologies and methods to create art and express themselves. Students gain skills in 3D printing, Photoshop, and basic computer programming with Arduino microcontrollers. They also learn how to solder their own electronic noise toys, plus much more! This program culminates with a reception and exhibition of participants’ work in the Jepson Center. REGISTER HERE. 

Videogame Development
Session A: ages 14–18, June 20–24, 9am–3pm
Members $175 / non-members $195
Full STEAM ahead! In this weeklong camp, students design and build their own videogames! Using open source game-making software, young adults learn the basics of computer programming from scratch, while also getting the chance to invent worlds, create characters, and play games. This summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of student videogames in the Jepson Center. REGISTER HERE. 

Museum Explorations Pre-K Camp
Ages: 4–6
July 25–29, 9am–12pm
Members $100 / non-members $125
Stave off the summer doldrums! Exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions has never been so much fun. Each day, participants explore a new exhibit and learn to create the very same type of art seen in the galleries. This program helps children find inspiration through drawing, painting, and printmaking, immersing them in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists. REGISTER HERE. 

Crafters Camp
Ages: 8–11
July 18–22, 9am–3pm
Members $175 / non-members $195
The ultimate experience for crafty kids, this camp is crammed with a variety of exciting craft projects, including screenprinting, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy, face painting, and much more. In this weeklong camp, students explore techniques in a rich array of crafts to inspire and develop their talents as independent makers. REGISTER HERE. 

Videogame Design with Scratch
Ages: 12–14
July 25–29, 9am–12pm
Members $100 / non-members $125
This summer camp teaches students how to create their own videogames using Scratch, a colorful programming environment that makes it easy to bring interactive stories to life. In class, students collaborate on developing a game from its origin to its final polish. This is a fun and informative way to introduce younger students to the art of videogame design. REGISTER HERE. 

Scholarships for summer art camps are made possible by Kathy Von Hollen on behalf of the Margaret F. Perryman Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by Hargray Communications.

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Bug Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, May 28

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Bug Fest 2016 Savannah Children's Museum Savannah Children’s Museum invites the public to attend Bug Fest, the annual family-friendly celebration abuzz with bug crafts, activities and workshops.

The event will be Sat. May 28 2016, 10AM-4PM at Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, 31401.

This year, build with Snapology (11AM- 1PM), learn about cicadas with Oatland Island Wildlife Center, enter an Insectarium with Armstrong State University’s Entomology class, meet some friendly reptiles from Georgia Reptile Society, while learning about their healthy diet of bugs, and become a member of the Eat-A-Bug club with our nutrition expert, Jesse Rosenblum.

Savannah Children’s Museum Educators also will lead activities such as a “bee dance” to demonstrate how bees communicate through movement, building a “pollinator hotel” out of all natural materials and reading from some memorable bug-themed children’s books including “Roberto: The Insect Architect” by Nina Laden and “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle.

Admission

Admission to Bug Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

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

Savannah Science, Archaeology & Train Summer Camps @ Coastal Heritage Society

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Summer Camps Savannah Children's Museum Coastal Heritage Society Georgia State Railroad Museum

Coastal Heritage Society Summer Camps 2016 in Savannah.

Children will have an opportunity to explore a variety of interests that expound on some of the unique exhibits at CHS museums.

Details and registration information for each camp is listed below. For questions, contact Liz Stratford: campinfo@chsgeorgia.org.

These popular summer programs are inspired by learning through discovery.

Registration for “Jr. Scientist Camp,” “Top Secret Science Camp,” & “Jr. Engineer Train Camp” is $155 per child.

Registration for “Dig It! Archaeology Camp” is $169 per child.

Discounted rates are offered for Coastal Heritage Society members. 

Camps will take place from June 6 through July 15.

Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast!

Please click here for all of the available dates and details.

___________________________

Jr. Scientist Camp for ages 4-6

.Put on your lab coats and goggles and dive into the wonderful world of science. Campers will become botanists, chemists, paleontologists, entomologists, and explore other fascinating science fields during this week of summer fun! This camp is designed for ages 4 to 6 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) June 6-10, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) June 27- July 1, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) July 11-15, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

______________________________

Top Secret Science Camp for ages 7-10

Ever wonder how science works? Jump into the top secret world of being a scientist and explore incredible experiments in this week of mad scientist fun! This camp is designed for ages 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday

Top Secret Science Camp (Ages 7-10) June 6-10, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Top Secret Science Camp (Ages 7-10) June 27- July 1, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

______________________

Jr. Engineer Train Camp for ages 4-6, 7-10

Hop on board the most exciting week of camp this summer! Jr. Engineer Train Camp offers a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum. These camps are designed for ages 4 to 6 & 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 4-6) June 13-17, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 4-6) June 20-24, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 7-10) July 11-15, 2016

CLICK HERE to register
__________________________________________

Dig It! Archaeology Camp for ages 7-10

.Dig into the past and explore the sciences deep inside the earth! Campers will engage in activities teaching about archaeology, paleontology, and geology during this action packed, dirt filled week of summer fun. This camp is designed for ages 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Dig It! Archaeology Camp (Ages 7-10) June 20-24, 2016

CLICK HERE to register
___________________________

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Memorial Day 2016: Sandbox @ the Stables, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Memorial Day events

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.

Location

Lawton Stables
190 Greenwood Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
($6 for vehicle pass for entrance into Sea Pines Resort)

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.

Learn more here. 

_________________________

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. sea turtle exhibit

Sea Turtle Exhibit

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. has recently acquired (in a partnership with Edventure Children’s Museum and a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services) a new exhibit that tells the story of our local loggerhead sea turtles and their importance Hilton Head Is. and their natural habitat.

The Sandbox has part of it on display in their “Turtle” room at the museum. Come by and take a look.Remember, LIGHTS OUT at 10pm, cover up holes on the beach and leave a clear path for the turtles to nest during sea turtle nesting season May 1-October 1.

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

Bug Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, May 28

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Bug Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children's MuseumJoin Savannah Children’s Museum for the annual creepy crawly Bug Fest on May 28 from 10AM-4PM.

Special visits from Snapology (11am-1pm), Oatland Island, Armstrong State University’s Entomology class, GA Reptile Society, and Jiminy Co. out of Charleston.

Learn about the difference between insects and bugs and how to communicate like a bee; explore different types of insect architecture; help build Pollinator Hotel; and so much more.

This event is FREE with the cost of admission ($7.50/person over the age of 18 mo.) and FREE for members.

Sat. May 28
10AM – 4PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31401

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

Summer Camps 2016 @ National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Pooler

Friday, May 6th, 2016

2016 camp logo

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler is offering enriching, adventurous full-day summer camps during Summer 2016.

Mighty Eighth summer camps are week long day camps which immerse the kids in different aspects of military history.

All camps are 9AM- 4PM Monday-Friday. For ages 7-12 (expect for the American Military Legends camp for ages 12-16).
They all include lunch, snacks, drinks and t-shirts. T-shirt size guaranteed if signed up by May 15.

To register: call 912-988-1832 or email education@mightyeighth.org .

WWII Adventure Camp: Learn about WWII life on the ground, in the air and from the movies. $175 July 18-22

Mighty 8 Boot Camp: Army experiences camp (formerly combat camp). Want your child to have fun getting lots of outdoor exercise running around pretending to be in the army?  $250 June 13-17 & July 11-15

FTX- field training exercises: Fun outdoor activities, “fort” building, respect for/survival in nature, escape and evade $200 June 20-24 & July 25-29

Art of War Gaming Camp: Strategy and planning related to gaming and life lessons. Planning, strategy, thinking ahead, working as a team and thinking on your feet are all important skills in life. Board games and outside games are a super great way to learn these lessons, meet new friends and have lots of fun . $225 June 27-July 1

**Camps are physically active***

Discounts are available. Go to Facebook at Education at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for more details on each camp, or email rlamb@mightyeighth.org.

Call 912-988-1832 or email education@mightyeighth.org for more information or to register.

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 175 Bourne Ave. Pooler, Ga, www.mightyeighth.org/education/, On Facebook here. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FREE Family Day Juneteenth Festival @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, June 11

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

FREE Family Days Telfair Museums Fun changes are happening at Telfair Museums in Savannah.

Here’s a peek:
– Kids 12 & younger are now free!
– Instead of single site passes, it’s $20 for all three sites, which includes daily architectural tours at the Jepson Center & Mansion to Museum tours at the Telfair Academy.
– New at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center – daily art activities in the drop-in studio from 1-4PM. The activities are not just for kids but for all ages including adults. APRIL: Art in Bloom: Make tissue paper flower crowns. Learn more here. 

____________________________

FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums

Free Family Days are held one Saturday a month from 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center (unless otherwise noted). Attend five Free Family Days & receive a 20% discount on any Telfair art class. Come to 10 Free Family Days & win a free 3D printed mini-me sculpture.

Upcoming FREE Family Days

Sat. June 11
Juneteenth Festival
Jepson Center
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Free and open to the public, this annual festival features live performances and hands-on art activities for all ages, celebrating Savannah’s history and Gullah Geechee heritage. The festival begins with an interactive performance by Jamal Toure and other local storytellers, followed by demonstrations by traditional artists throughout the region. Children can experiment with crafts and try their hand at a variety of artmaking projects. A special highlight of the afternoon includes a live concert by reunited members of the Gospelaires, a legendary a cappella vocal group from Pin Point, offering a rare treat to the celebration.

Sat., July 9
Prints at the Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums has an incredible collection of prints, but they are not always on display. This Free Family Day gives you a chance to glimpse some of these amazing works in the historic Telfair Academy, featuring master artists such as Rembrandt and Whistler. You can also try your hand at different printmaking techniques to create masterpieces of your own!

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St.

TELFAIR ACADEMY
121 Barnard St.

OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE
124 Abercorn St.

Follow Telfair Museums on Facebook here. 

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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!

 

_____________________

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. 

_____________________________

unnamed

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