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Free for ages 12 & younger: Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Jepson Center for the Arts Telfair Museums Savannah

Winter Holiday School Break 2017 is the perfect time to visit Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center of the Arts in Savannah.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

Technology & Art Gallery 
Daily during museum hours
Kids’ can interact with technology at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Complementing the ArtZeum, the Jepson Center’s Technology and Art Gallery is a great place for visitors of all ages to explore interactive and new media art. This long-term rotating exhibit introduces viewers to new media works that use various types of video & computer processing.

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Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

Drop-In Studio
December 2017 Theme: “Drawing without looking”
Daily 1-4PM
Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission

Unleash your creativity in the Jepson Center studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages. Work at your own pace and comfort level. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on-hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open all year round & perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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FREE HOLIDAY PARKING

The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday through Dec. 22.

The first three hours in any city-owned garage is free. Any time over three hours is the daily rate.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.

Details here. 

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Coming in January 2018

FREE PULSE Art & Technology Festival

One of Telfair Museums’ most exciting events, the PULSE Art + Technology Festival, returns for its twelfth year with artworks highlighting virtual and augmented reality, engaging lectures and performances and a special film screening that celebrates women in engineering.

This interactive and wildly inventive event for all ages, PULSE takes place at the Jepson Center from January 17-21, 2018.

PULSE will include an evening focused on STEAM education with a free, all-ages screening of the new documentary film Dream Big, which highlights female engineers making the world a better place.

Avery Bang, a distinguished engineer featured in the film, will participate in a question and answer panel after the screening. Elementary through college-age students can also enjoy two free morning programs of exciting presentations and dialogue with creatives working in tech fields from VR to coding and video games.

PULSE kids’ highlights include:

Thurs. Jan. 18, 6PM: FREE Screening & lecture: Dream Big: Engineering Our World and panel discussion with Avery Bang, sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and Tharpe Engineering Group. Free admission.

Sat. Jan. 20, 1–4PM: Chatham County Free Family Day/STEAM Expo/2PM Virtual Reality Performance by The Glad Scientist.

All PULSE events are free to students with valid student IDs and Chatham County residents with proof of residency, except for the opening night lecture and performance (which are free to museum members, $8 admission for non-members). Without a valid student or Chatham County ID, regular museum admission is required for entrance.

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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 with us!

Thurs. Jan. 18 theme: PULSE

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Jepson Center for the Arts, 912-790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org. Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Hilton Head/Bluffton Holidays 2017: Cookies, Cocoa & Santa @ The Sandbox

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is toddlers preschoolers events

The Holidays 2017 are a great time to take the kids to The Sandbox Children’s Museum  on Hilton Head Is.

Below are some upcoming special events. Or visit during regular museum hours.

December Hours:
Regular Hours: Dec 1-16, 18-23, 26-29
Tuesday- Sunday, 10AM-5PM
Special Hours
Sunday Dec 17 1-4PM Cookies, Cocoa and Santa Oh My!
Dec 24 12-3PM Visit from Santa 1-2PM!
Dec 25 | CLOSED Merry Christmas!
Dec 30 10AM – 2PM | “NOON Year’s Eve EVE”
Dec 31 1-5PM | Special NYE Hours

Cookies, Cocoa & Santa,

1-4PM Sun. Dec. 17 | AT THE SANDBOX

Santa is visiting from 2:30-3:30PM

Elves could use some helping preparing for Santa’s arrival! Bring your little ones ready to get busy in the Elf Workshop where they’ll make holiday crafts. The Sugar Plum Stop will be stocked and ready for sugar cookie decorating and get those little engineerings working in our S.T.E.A.M. project area.
When they’re all tuckered out from their hard work there’ll be plenty of cocoa to enjoy on the porch.
COST: MEMBERS FREE | Special Event Admission: $5 adult/$10 children
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FREE Gift Wrapping

Simply pick a day and time to drop your unwrapped presents off at The Sandbox and they’ll get them straight to Santa’s workshop.
SPOTS MUST BE RESERVED

Email the following information to sandboxwrappers@gmail.com

Name Cell number – YOU MAY REQUEST A PICK-UP TEXT
Number of Gifts
Date and Time of Desired Drop off and Pick Up
(Dec 14 8AM – 1PM, Dec 16 8AM – 2PM or Dec 19 8AM – 1:30PM)

If you have any unusual size gifts — bike, skateboard, etc we must know at the time of reservation.

The Sandbox will take care of the rest.
Donations appreciated – suggested donation $2.50/gift.
All donations accepted. All proceeds benefit The Sandbox Children’s Museum.

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Noon Year's Eve Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

Noon Year’s Eve @ The Sandbox

10AM-2PM Sat. Dec. 30| AT THE SANDBOX
The Sandbox is ringing in the new year a little early this year to accommodate church service on 12/31 at the adjacent church. So join The Sandbox prior to New Year’s Eve and celebrate with your little ones without staying up to midnight.

Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts, games, fun arts & crafts and a picnic lunch, attendees will ring in 2018 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon.

COST: Special Event Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain
(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

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The Sandbox
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Find creative, holiday gifts @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center gift store, Savannah

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Telfair Museums Jepson Center holiday shopping Savannah Have a budding artist on your list this holiday season?

Score the perfect creative gift for them at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center gift store!

Inspire the next great artist with a variety of games, toys and educational books to keep their young minds engaged.

Ringo the Puppet – You can never go wrong with a classic puppet toy for your favorite chatterbox. Choose from a wide selection of puppets to suit their personality. $28

Touch and Learn board book – Your youngest artists will be naming colors with ease in no time with this interactive way to learn colors. $5.99

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty – One of our most popular items, this trendy toy comes in various colors and is sure to keep kids of all ages busy for hours! $15.00

Buttons – A stocking stuffer your kids will actually use. Great for accessorizing your backpack, jackets and more, there are dozens of designs to choose from! $1.25 each

Let’s Paint book by Alborozo – Inspire your next Monet with this fun approach to painting. $16.99

Colorful Creatures Memory Game – Exercise their young minds with a colorful memory game filled with creatures they’ll recognize. $13.95

Fold-A-Flap Shapes book – Toddlers will love learning shapes and colors with this simple book. $9.99

Telfair museum members also enjoy a double discount throughout the month of December so it’s the perfect time to tick everyone off your list! Restrictions apply.

Store open during regular museum hours. Museum admission is not required for you to come shop.

For more information, visit the store at the Jepson Center or call 912.790.8831.

Jepson Center Museum Store 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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Give the Gift of Museum Membership 

Give a gift that’ll continue to give this holiday season, a Telfair Museums membership!

Whether it’s your child’s art teacher or that wonderful family that you get along with so well, this gift is sure to impress.

A Telfair Museums membership not only offers unlimited admission to Telfair’s three sites, engaging programming and member discounts, but also gives back to those in need.

Proceeds from membership purchases go toward educational programs for at-risk youth, art therapy outreach workshops for adults, and much more!

Consider gifting a Telfair Museums membership this holiday season and give the gift of art. For more information and to purchase a membership, visit www.telfair.org/support/membership or, call 912.790.880

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FREE HOLIDAY PARKING

The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday through Dec. 22.

The first three hours in any city-owned garage is free. Any time over three hours is the daily rate.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.

Details here. 

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Jepson Center for the Arts, 912-790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org. Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Art Start Kids’ Museum Tours @ Jepson Center

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Art Start Museum Tours for Kids Telfair Jepson Museum art Savannah toddlers

Telfair Museums in Savannah invites their youngest patrons to the Jepson Center Thurs. Nov. 16 for story time, a special tour & an art activity.

Strollers, crying babies & older siblings are all welcome @ this monthly program.

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tours: Animal Instincts
Thurs. Nov. 16
10:30- 11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20. Learn how easy & affordable it is to become a member (& get that discount) here. 

Upcoming Telfair Museum family events:
FREE Family Day Sat. Dec. 9, 1-4PM

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Learn more here. 

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(Savannah Holidays 2017) Register for Savannah Santa Train

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Savannah Santa Train Christmas Holidays 2017 Coastal Heritage Society

Tickets are now available for one of the largest annual holiday events of the Lowcountry: Savannah Santa Train 2017.

Savannah Santa Train will be Sat. Dec. 9, 2017, 9AM-5PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah.

Tickets: $15 per person for all guests eighteen months & older. Pre-registration is required at chsgeorgia.org/santa-train. Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot. Activities-only tickets are also available for guests who do not wish to ride the train.

In addition to taking a holiday-themed ride on a steam locomotive, other highlights at this popular event include:

*build a holiday wonderland with Snapology
*caroling from Savannah Stage Company
*design a banner for local hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program. festive,
*seasonal activities with Tails from the Lowcountry
*create holiday T-shirts with Maven Makers
*interact with arctic animals with Oatland Island.
*how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training,
*engaging in STEAM learning to see how a chimney works during Chimney Science,
*celebrating different cultures during a “Holidays Around the World” scavenger hunt,
*taking a holiday-themed ride on a steam locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus.

Donations, food, shopping

The Salvation Army will have donation stations at this event as well as an Angel Tree Donation Drive to benefit under-served children in our community. To participate, please bring an unwrapped, newly purchased gift for a child to the Angel Tree station during the event. The Salvation Army will also be bringing their mobile Canteen with free donuts, coffee and hot chocolate.

Visitors can purchase a gourmet grilled cheese from The Big Cheese food truck and have a sweet treat for dessert from Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Savannah Santa Train guests are invited to do some holiday shopping for unique, fun and educational gifts in the Georgia State Railroad Museum gift shop. On Sat. Dec. 9 there will a 15% discount on all merchandise.

This event is made possible by: the Macchiaverna – Garceau Family.

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Birthday Bash @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Birthday Bash 2017 Membership Discount Hilton Head Bluffon

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. is 12 years old! Come celebrate this birthday at The Sandbox with the family!

Nov. 22, 2017, 10AM-2PM
Birthday Bash Celebration

The Sandbox’s parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce house, “corn hole”, and other carnival games with prizes, cotton candy station, holiday crafts including decorating sugar cookies and ornaments, BBQ lunch with all the “fixins” and of course, birthday cake. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, kids of all ages can play in the snow!

Event admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.

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Sandbox Children's Museum Membership Deal Hilton Head Is

Membership Deal

Purchase your family or grandparent membership today. Prices will increase in 2018!

Membership includes:
Family: (2) Listed adults and all children in the immediate household
Grandparents: (2) listed adults (must include one grandparent) and
ALL grandchildren

Membership not expiring until mid next year? That’s okay! Renew your membership prior to Dec. 30 2017 and your membership will automatically renew for this year’s rate. Become a member or renew today by calling (843) 842-7645.

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Birthday Discount

Let’s have a party!
The Sandbox Children’s Museum Birthday Party Room is available to rent for your celebration.
Visit www.thesandbox.org/birthday-parties or call 843-842-7645 for scheduling and more information.
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The Sandbox November 2017 HOURS:
Sun.-Mon. Closed | Tues.-Sat: 10AM – 5PM

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Old Fort Jackson to host the 36th Annual Auction and Lowcountry Boil

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Old Fort James Savannah auction family friendly

The family-friendly Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction will be Sat. Nov. 4, 6-10PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction featuring many unique, high quality items, artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and delicious cuisine provided by Creative Catering.

“The Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction is the perfect way for the community to help protect a National Historic Landmark that once protected the city of Savannah during the War of 1812 and the American Civil War,” said Jennifer Rouse, Site Administrator at Old Fort Jackson. “The money raised from this fundraiser will directly support Old Fort Jackson and will help support daily educational programming as well as special events.”

Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in the state of Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon admissions and donations from community supporters to continue operating as a public historic site.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought after items for guests to bid on, including a pair of Atlanta Movie Tour tickets valued at $130, a baseball autographed by Atlanta Braves Outfielder Ender Inciarte, a two-night say at Tybee Vacation Rentals valued at $500, four Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World valued at $648 and a Progressive Paddle Board valued at $800.

Admission to this event is FREE. A lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Kinder Morgan.

The Annual Auction is a family event and all ages are welcome. A lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Kinder Morgan.

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Special Civil War programming @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Old Fort Jackson special programs museums Savannah

Have you ever taken your kids to experience any of the special programs @ Old Fort Jackson in Savannah?

Here’s your chance. Visit Old Fort Jackson on Saturdays and Sundays in October for Cure Me or Kill Me! From 10AM – 4PM, explore the struggles of ill and wounded soldiers fighting on both sides during the American Civil War and discover if treatment would have cured you or killed you.

This event is family friendly with hands-on activities and includes For Jackson’s daily cannon firing programs at 11AM & 2PM.

Oct. 21-22 2017
Oct 28-29 2017

Cure Me or Kill Me will allow visitors to participate in infantry demonstrations and to learn about triage, field hospitals, surgery, and so much more. Get hands-on experience with moving a stretcher and performing battlefield triage, as well as an up-close look at a variety of tools used in treatment.

Cure Me or Kill Me is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Learn how to become a member here.

Regular admission for non-members. Admission cost here. 

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31404

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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Old Fort Jackson to host the 36th Annual Auction and Lowcountry Boil

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Old Fort Jackson auction Savannah Lowcountry boil fall festivals

The family-friendly Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction will be Sat. Nov. 4, 6-10PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction featuring many unique, high quality items, artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and delicious cuisine provided by Creative Catering.

“The Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction is the perfect way for the community to help protect a National Historic Landmark that once protected the city of Savannah during the War of 1812 and the American Civil War,” said Jennifer Rouse, Site Administrator at Old Fort Jackson. “The money raised from this fundraiser will directly support Old Fort Jackson and will help support daily educational programming as well as special events.”

Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in the state of Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon admissions and donations from community supporters to continue operating as a public historic site.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought after items for guests to bid on, including a pair of Atlanta Movie Tour tickets valued at $130, a baseball autographed by Atlanta Braves Outfielder Ender Inciarte, a two-night say at Tybee Vacation Rentals valued at $500, four Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World valued at $648 and a Progressive Paddle Board valued at $800.

Admission to this event is FREE. A lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Kinder Morgan.

The Annual Auction is a family event and all ages are welcome. A lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Kinder Morgan.

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Registration now open for Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Oct. 15

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

 

Frogwarts Harry-Potter event Savannah 2017 Fall Festivals Georgia State Railroad Museum

Registration is now open for Frogwarts annual Harry-Potter inspired event Sun. Oct. 15, 2017, hosted by Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah.

Frogwarts is Sun. Oct. 15, 11AM-3PM. Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical fall festival for a Harry Potter-themed day of fun

Register & buy tickets online here. 

At Frogwarts, families are transported into a whimsical world at Frogwarts School of Magic. Classes include Potions, Symbology, Herbolgy, Care of Magical Creatures, and many more! This year’s studies will be filled with enchantment, excitement, and STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) educational components, which help encourage critical thinking, creative problem solving, and experiential learning through each fun and engaging activity.

Classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow in the Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures with Georgia Reptile Society, Quill Writing, Herbology, Magic with Professor Zyto and Quidditch. Attendees can also take a ride on the Frogwarts Express, our steam locomotive.

Some of CHS community partners will also be leading workshops, including Snapology of Savannah with Harry Potter LEGO building, Oatland Island Wildlife Center leading magical activities and Savannah Stage Company with a cast of some of favorite Harry Potter characters. Leopold’s Ice Cream will also be on site with their sweet treats in Harry Potter inspired flavors.

Coastal Heritage Society members receive access to early registration, an express check-in line and priority boarding for the Frogwarts Express train ride.

Tickets

Tickets are limited, so be sure to pre-register for your chance to join the fun. Buy tickets here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS 2017, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE HERE. 

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Frogwarts 2017, Harry Potter-inspired event

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Frogwarts Savannah Harry Potter 2017

The SouthernMamas.com Fall Fun Guide 2017 includes a link to details about beloved Frogwarts, the annual Harry Potter-inspired event, hosted by Coastal Heritage Society.

Families are transported into a whimsical world at Frogwarts School of Magic. Classes include Potions, Symbology, Herbolgy, Care of Magical Creatures, and many more. This year’s studies will be filled with enchantment, excitement, and STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) educational components, which help encourage critical thinking, creative problem solving, and experiential learning through each fun and engaging activity.

Frogwarts 2017
Sun. Oct. 15
Details on when registration opens here.

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Savannah after-school activities: Fall 2017 Youth Classes @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Telfair Museums Youth art classes drawing children's photography

Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah is offering these enticing Fall 2017 youth art classes:

Portfolio Builder Fall Session: Youth Drawing I
Ages 10-14
4.30-6PM, Thursdays, Sept. 7- Oct. 5, Jepson Center
This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills. In Drawing I, students will develop an understanding of foundational drawing, a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. New students welcome! Museum members $100, non-members $125. Register online here or call 912.790.8823.

Analog Photography Basics
Ages 10-14
1-5PM, Nov. 18-19, Jepson Center
Have you ever wondered how analog photography works? In this two-day workshop, you will get an introduction to 35mm film and how to use a darkroom. Students will shoot and develop their own film, as well as make photograms and silver gelatin photographs with enlargers. Museum members $100, non-members $125. Register online here or call 912.790.8823.

Exploring Cyanotype
Ages 10-14
1-5PM, Dec. 15-16, Jepson Center
Cyanotype is a photographic chemistry that dates back to the 1840s and makes beautiful blue-toned images. In the first day of this workshop, students will learn how to coat paper to make it light-sensitive, and create photograms from different objects. Students will also be able to shoot photographs with digital cameras and learn to make large negatives for creating cyanotype photographs. Museum members $100, non-members $125. Register online here or call 912.790.8823.

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Hilton Head/Bluffton Kids’ Activities: Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Free Family Night Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head activities kids

You are invited to FREE Family Fun Big Truck Night on Fri. Sept. 1 2017 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

This community event is free for all families – visitors and Hilton Head Island area residents are all welcome!

Kids can climb inside Hilton Head Is Fire Rescue & the Palmetto Electric Bucket Truck. Depending on the weather, let the kids take a bounce in the Bounce House, build big with the Big Blue Blocks or get creative and crafty.

It’s a chance for parents and kids to play and explore our exhibits indoors as well as outdoors with Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks (weather permitting). Light refreshments will be served at no cost.

Bring some friends to Family Fun Night, too. It’s an excellent opportunity for those unfamiliar to learn more about The Sandbox with the museum’s 11 unique, hands-on exhibits and seasonal programs. This casual evening of fun and learning is also a way to connect and meet new friends in our community.

An hour or two of playful family together time is an awesome way to end your busy week.

COST: FREE!
Brought to you by The Bargain Box
Sept. 1 2017 | 5:30 – 7:30PM at The Sandbox
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Birthday Discount

Let’s have a party!

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Birthday Party Room is available to rent for your celebration.

Visit www.thesandbox.org/birthday-parties or call 843-842-7645 for scheduling and more information.

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Savannah Labor Day Activities 2017: Old Fort Jackson kids’ programs & more

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Labor Day weekend events in Savannah Old Fort Jackson

Come to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah over Labor Day Weekend 2017 Sept. 2-4 2017 for enhanced programming.

Visitors can explore fort history, including the two major phases of construction of the fort itself, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities. All programming is included in fort admission and is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members.

Activity schedule includes:

10AM  Introduction to the War of 1812 + Cutlass Demo
10:30AM Musket Firing Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (Civil War)
11AM Cannon Firing Program (Swivel Gun) (1812)
11:30AM  32pdr Cannon Firing Program (Civil War)
Noon-1:25PM LUNCH BREAK Open exploration & activities
1:30PM Riverboat Salute (6Pdr) + Intro to War of 1812
2PM Interpreter’s Choice Weapons Demo + Topic (Civil War)
2:30PM Cutlass Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (1812)
3PM Musket Firing Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (Civil War)
4:30PM Riverboat Salute (6Pdr) (1812 or Civil War)

Ongoing activity stations (10AM-2PM):

Tabby-Making Station
Make your own tabby to take home and enjoy!

Cartridge-Making Station
Learn how to roll musket cartridges just as they were made during the 19th century!

**Please note any and all activities are subject to change and may be canceled in the case of inclement weather.

Old Fort Jackson
Sept. 2-Sept. 4
1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah GA 31404

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Labor Day weekend 2017 kids' events in Savannah, Hilton HeadMore Labor Day 2017 Family Events

Golf rounds for $55 during Labor Day Weekend @ the Club at Savannah Harbor.
Plus special events including putting contests
Open to the public
Part of Patriot Golf special through Sept. 4.
Details here.

Free Family Fun Night Big Truck Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
5:30-7:30PM Fri. Sept. 1
Details here. 

Loyalists & Liberty Program @ Savannah History Museum
This special program offers visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah. It includes a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park.
10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 2:30PM Thurs. Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Tours meet in the lobby behind the Visitor’s Center. (with the mural)
Details here.

Steam Rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Friday & Saturday.
Sunday train rides will be at 1PM & 2PM
Monday train rides will be at 11AM 11:30AM, 1PM 2PM & 3PM
Details here.

Daily programming @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Open Fri. Sept. 1-Mon. Sept. 4, 9AM-2PM
Details here.

Free Bacon Fest, Historic River Street, Savannah
Sept. 1-4
Details here. 

Labor Day Celebration
Sat. Sept, 2, 2017 10AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Civil War soldiers will fire rifles, cannons throughout the day.
Cost: $8 per Adult, $5 per Youth, Free for ages younger than 6.
(912) 727-2339

Labor Day Weekend Living History
Sun. Sept. 3, 2017 10AM-2PM
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
The fort will come to life as colonial people demonstrate various tasks. Visit the site this day and enjoy watching a volunteer make colonial style “boondoggle” decorations from woven blades of grass. Also, there will be demonstrations of spinning wool into thread.
Cost: $4.50-$7.50
912-437-4770

Labor Day Commemoration
Mon. Sept 4, 2017 10AM-4PM
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
Enjoy cannon firings and musket firings. Also, to mark the occasion, the fort seamstress, blacksmith and woodworker will all be plying their trades.
Cost: $4.50-$7.50
912-437-4770

Labor Day Commemoration
Mon. Sept 4, 2017 11AM-3PM
Fort Morris Historic Site
Midway, GA
7 miles east of I-95 exit 76 in Sunbury
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. Historically attired interpreters will present revolutionary war soldier talks, musket and cannon demonstrations Monday September 4th from 11 am until 3 pm. Other colonial skills will be presented. Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.
Cost: $3-$4.50
912-884-5999

Labor Day Fireworks, Tybee Is. 
@ 10th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash
Sun. Sept. 3 @ Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion.
Free live entertainment will be provided on Sunday by Swingin’ Medallions from 7-10:30PM, followed by a fireworks show around 9:15PM that can be viewed from Tybee’s eastern beaches.
912.786.5444 or 800.868.2322.

Telfair Museums Toddler & Stroller Tours; Free Family Days; Drop-In Studio

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Free Family Days Savannah Art Start Toddler Stroller Tours

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers a regular monthly art start program for toddlers and children in strollers along with their caregivers as well as daily drop-in studio time and frequent free family days.

CHILDREN AGES 12 & YOUNGER RECEIVE FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION. 

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Art Start: Toddler and Stroller Tours
10.30-11.30am, Jepson Center
Telfair Museums Jepson Center’s youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn!
$5 per child, adult members free, adult non-members $12.
Oct. 19: Rodin: The Human Experience
Nov. 16: Animal Instinct

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Drop-In Studio
1-4pm, Daily, Jepson Center
Every day, Telfair Museums Jepson Center opens the studio doors and loads the tables with creative exploratory activities for kids and adults. Work at your own pace and comfort level with watercolors, coloring books (for grownups, too!), or take the “What can we make?” open-ended challenge. You can also explore your crafty side with books and materials for calligraphy, origami, and more. Each month also includes a new themed project, designed to connect with a specific exhibition on view. A studio assistant is always available to help with any questions or needs. Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Free with museum admission.

CHILDREN AGES 12 & YOUNGER RECEIVE FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION. 

Drop-In Studio themes:

Portrait Drawing (September)
Figurative Sculpture (October)
Plaster Casting (November)
Drawing Without Looking (December)
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Free Family Day: Rodin
1-4pm, November 11, Jepson Center
This hands-on family day will encourage the sculptor in everyone to come out, and perhaps inspire the next Auguste Rodin! Local sculptors will be on hand, giving demonstrations and talking about the process of making sculpture in bronze, wood, and other media. Admission is free and open to the public.

Free Family Day: I Have Marks to Make
1-4pm, December 9, 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. Admission is free and open to the public.

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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(Hilton Head, Bluffton Halloween events) Spookalicious @ The Sandbox Children Museum

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Halloween 2017 Hilton Head Is. Bluffton Sandbox Children's Museum Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play to Spookalicious @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

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 & older. Ages up to 12 months are free
(Sorry, coupons not valid for this event)

“Spookalicious”
October 28, 2017
10AM-5PM
The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Children’s Birthday Parties

Let’s have a party!

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Birthday Party Room is available to rent for your celebration.

Visit www.thesandbox.org/birthday-parties or call 843-842-7645 for scheduling and more information.

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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