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Easter Eggstravaganza @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Easter Egg Hunts Savannah Register now for the popular Easter Eggstravaganza @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah.

When:
Saturday April 12, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31401

Bring your family to Georgia State Railroad Museum for this annual family event, Easter Eggstravaganza on April 12, 2014. The event begins at 9:30am and lasts until 12:30pm. The first train ride is at 9:30am and is first come, first served – there will only be 5 rides total. The exciting egg hunt* will begin at 10:30 AM. There will also be special springtime crafts and activities.

Space is limited and pre-registration and pre-payment are required! Register today so you and your family can enjoy Easter Eggstravaganza. Cost: $5 per adult, $15 per child.

*Parents: please monitor children ages 3 and under during egg hunt as some of the objects inside the eggs may have small parts that are a potential choking hazard.

Register by clicking here. Questions? Contact Rachael Smith @ Coastal Heritage Society email membership@chsgeorgia.org call 912-651-6840 x

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For more local Easter 2014 events, click here.

Telfair Museum events: Free Family Day, Free Teen Night, Savannah

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Free kids activities in SavannahFree Family Day @ Jepson Center for the Arts:
1-4 p.m. May 3, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square.
May’s Free Family Day theme is: Print it!
How many ways are there to print? Let us count the ways. Explore the art of printing in our selection of modern art from the Kirk Varnedoe collection and make some prints of your own.

Telfair Museums will host a free Family Day at the Jepson Center for the Arts as part of its monthly Free Family Day series, which is free and open to the public. The event is free of charge. More info here.

FREE Teen Night: Telfair Pop!
6-8 p.m. May 17, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square.

POP into the museum for the first annual Teen night! Telfair Museums’ Teen Council, comprised of 18 high schoolers from throughout the Savannah area, has spent the past nine months learning firsthand about art and museums. Come to the first annual teen night, a free event that’s by teens, for teens. Teens will take over the Jepson Center with music, art workshops, games and refreshments highlighting pop art from the Varnedoe collection. The group will also be unveiling the product of their months of work and research – audio and print guides to accompany the newly reinstalled Kirk Varnedoe exhibition.

Teen Council is Recruiting
Now-May 30. Telfair Museums is currently recruiting for our 2014-2015 Teen Council. We’re looking for students who are dedicated, hardworking, and passionate about art in their community. Students who will be in high school as of September 2014 are eligible. Visit http://telfair.org/teens  for more information. The deadline for application is May 30.

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Century of Sentries: Experience the lives of Fort Jackson soldiers, Savannah

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Bring the kids to A Century of Sentries: 100 Years of Fort Jackson Guarding Savannah. Experience the lives of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Children’s activities included!
April 19-20, 2014

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

For hours & admission costs, click here.

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

Steam Days @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Steam Days at Georgia State Railroad Museum

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Stop by the Georgia State Railroad Museum in downtown Savannah this Sat. & Sun. March 22 & 23 2014 for a celebration of all things steam. There’s something for everyone with great behind the scenes tours, site tours by steam train and introducing…. the museum’s BRAND NEW Locomotion Lab!

General admission pricing applies for this great weekend – as always, members are FREE.

LOCOMOTION LAB
A Family Learning Space

This exciting new family space combines science, technology and fun with tons of self guided learning activities for all ages. Including the museum’s famous train table, a reading area, K’nex for older kids, an interactive steam locomotive diagram and much more.

For this very first open weekend Georgia State Railroad will debut two guided activities:
The Smoke Stack: Bernoulli’s Principle at 11:00 on March 22 & 23
Wood Block Floor: Tessallation at 2:00 on March 22 & 23

SPECIAL GUIDED TOURS

Celebrate steam with Georgia State Railroad Museum. There will be guided tours and fun behind-the-scenes looks into the Back Shops. For the full schedule CLICK HERE.

There will also be blacksmithing demonstrations from 10:00am until 4:00pm on both days

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, 31401, http://chsgeorgia.org/Railroad-Musuem.html ,
Georgia State Railroad Museum is part of Coastal Heritage Society, which is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Sharks & rays will be on display at Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on Hwy. 170 opening in May 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Port Royal Sound Maritime Center A state-of-the-art maritime center is scheduled to open in May off S.C. 170 at the site of the former Lemon Island Marina near Beaufort, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is. S.C. (and a roughly 45 minute to an hour drive from Savannah).

The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center will feature touch-screen exhibits, classrooms, hands-on learning spaces and other areas where everyone can learn and celebrate the uniqueness of the Port Royal Sound and have diverse and fun opportunities to experience and connect with the Port Royal Sound area.

We can’t wait!

Picture 8-foot-wide jaws of a megalodon shark in the reception area; exhibits of suspended models of a tiger shark, a loggerhead sea turtle, bottleneck dolphin & cownose rays; a 2,400-gallon tank with cobia, red drum & small sharks;  a shallow tank with fish & rays for visitors to touch; a moon-and-tides exhibit featuring interactive displays explaining Port Royal Sound’s large tides; a sounds exhibit that will allow visitors to listen to the songs of dolphins & fish picked up by a submerged microphone near the center – according to the Island Packet.

Read more here.

Stay connected to Port Royal Sound Foundation & informed when there’s a scheduled opening date by liking the foundation on Facebook here.

New kids’ program @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Sandbox Dig program New program: Discover. Imagine. Grow.

Come D.I.G. at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is, Tuesdays 10:30 AM-11:30 AM.

Through the guise of play and exploration, D.I.G will empower young children by encouraging and guiding development of the skills needed for their success in learning and in life: language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being. Geared toward children 3-PreK. Included with paid museum admission. First come First serve, sign up at check-in. Click here for more info on the DIG program

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

Scottish Heritage Days & Battle Reenactment @ Fort King George Historic Site, Darien

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Fort King George Darien Ga. Scottish Heritage Days @ Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, Ga.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 21, 2014 until March 23, 2014

A variety of living history demonstrations devoted to Scottish and colonial culture will be featured. Numerous genealogists will be in attendance. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday. $4-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Fort King George is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. More info here.

Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd SE, Darien , GA 31305, http://gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

Telfair Museums Summer Camps 2014

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide. See it by clicking here.

Find the perfect summer camp for your kids in our SouthernMamas.com Savannah Summer Camp Guide 2014! Browse a wide range of summer camps throughout the Greater Savannah & Lowcountry area—you’re bound to find a camp that’s ideal for your child. Check out our new 2014 Summer Camps Guide by clicking here.

Telfair museums Jepson Center Summer Camps 2014 SavannahTelfair Museums’ summer camps are wildly popular and lots of fun! Call Kip at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org to sign up. Please be aware that cancellation less than two weeks prior to the start of your camp incurs an $85 cancellation fee.

The Helen Levitt Master Artist Photography Camp
Session A
Ages 10-12
June 16-20 | 9am-3pm
Members $200 | Non-members $235
Register here
Session B
Ages 13-16
June 23-27 | 9am-3pm
Members $200 | Non-members $235
Register here
This intensive week-long program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography, as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras. While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Photoshop, they also cover conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. Students use both manual and digital cameras. Inspired by the work of world-famous photographer Helen Levitt — now on exhibit at the Jepson Center — campers participate in on-location shoots in the historic district and more! The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the students’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Geek Bling! Techno-Jewelry and Fashion Accessories
Ages 13-18
July 7-11 | 9am-3pm
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Register here.
Learn basic jewelry-making skills and explore accessory design by transforming outdated technology into wearable art. Students create unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even handbags using recycled computer parts, LEDs and electro luminescent wire. This class is ideal for middle and high school students with an interest in jewelry design and fashion. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Video Game Development
Ages 14-18
July 7-11 | 9am-3pm
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Register here.
In this week-long camp, students explore, play, and develop video games while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. Students build their own video game, and the camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

Motor-Driven Art
Ages 6-10
July 14–18 | 9am–3pm
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Register here.
Go beyond pencils and crayons and learn to work with simple motors to create moving art and art that makes itself. Explore the fundamentals of line, shape, and color to create exciting contemporary works of art. Learn to make your own “doodlebot” drawing machines, draw with lasers using extended photo exposures, and create paintings with moving parts. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Art with the Pros! Studio Camp
Ages 6-10
July 21-25 | 9am-3pm
Members $175 | Non-Members $195
Register here.
Each day this camp features a different local artist providing a unique lesson based on his or her medium. Lunch in Telfair square (weather permitting), breaks & games in ArtZeum, and special tours of the galleries are all included. Students learn to give constructive criticism on their own and their peers’ artwork. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Contemporary Creative Explorer
Ages 8-12
July 28-August 1 | 9am-3pm
Members $175 | Non-Members $195
Register here.
Stave off summer doldrums! This summer Art Colony takes students on a journey, exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and numerous exhibitions. Find inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.

Creative Transformations Pre-K Camp
Ages 4-6
August 4–8 | 9am-12pm
Members $100 | Non-Members $125
Register here
Students in this camp meet a creative challenge each day. Inspired by current DIY trends, we will encourage your Pre-K student to turn the everyday into art. Campers explore craft, sculpture, and fine art materials to make their own ingenious nothing/something. Projects include making your own watercolor kit and sketchbook, building the best paper airplane, creating sculpture from light with LEDs and making a DIY paintbrush set. The camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ work in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE LOCAL SUMMER CAMPS, CLICK HERE.

Read our Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide by clicking here.

Savannah Children’s Museum Spring Break Hours & Programs

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10 AM-4 PM Mon. March 10 (weather permitting) because many schools are closed for Spring Break. The museum is usually closed on Mondays.

Monday 3/10 kids’ sessions include:
11 AM: 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)
1 PM: 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.)
2 PM: 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.)
3 PM: 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)

Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily kids’ programming Tues-Sun. including during Spring Break.
Daily programming subject to change.

Tuesdays (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM 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)

Wednesdays (Open 10-4)
2 PM 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)

Thursdays (Open 10-4)
11 AM Toddler Art ( program specifically geared to introduce toddler age children to new art-focused experiences that are highly sensory. This program is generally appropriate for ages 2-4.)

Fridays (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM 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)

Saturdays (Open 10-4)
11 AM: 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)
1 PM: 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.)
2 PM: 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.)
3 PM: 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)

Sundays (Open 11-4)
1 PM Wild about Reading! (a literacy based program that will include a read-aloud along with book based activities such as crafts, puppets, children’s theater, early reading skills, early writing skills etc. On Sundays, this program is for school age (ages 5-10).
3 PM Wonderful World of Recycling (introduces children to eco-friendly ideas and practices as well as nature-based education. 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 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.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS: From August 31st, 2013 until June 1 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays. SCM will be open on most “Holiday Mondays” when Savannah Chatham County Schools are not in session except St. Patrick’s Day March 17 2014. Summer hours start in June.

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

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE SPRING BREAK 2014 CAMPS & KIDS’ CLASSES, CLICK HERE.

2014 Summer Camps at Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

summer camps 2014 savannah 2014 Summer Camps at Savannah Children’s Museum and Georgia State Railroad Museum
powered by Coastal Heritage Society

Savannah Children’s Museum Camps

Dig It! Archaeology Camp (ages 7-10)
June 23-27

Doodle Art Camp (ages 4-6)
July 7-11

Doodle Art Camp (ages 7-10)
June 9-13

EWWW! Science Camp (ages 4-6)
July 14-18

EWWW! Science Camp (ages 7-10)
June 16-20

Georgia State Railroad Museum Camps

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (ages 4-6)
June 16-20

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (ages 7-10)
July 14-18

Important Information:
Pre-registration and Pre-payment are required.
Space is limited in each of the camps, so early registration is important.
Lunches will not be provided for campers. Each child should bring their lunch with them daily.
Cost of camps include supplies, take-home materials, and a special camp gift for each camper.

Within 10 days of registering a child, you will be emailed the official Summer Camp Guide and Policy Handbook, along with emergency forms to fill out and return. No child will be admitted to a camp without the necessary paperwork on file.

Coastal Heritage Society, 601 W. Harris St., Savannah, Ga 31401 email childrensevents@chsgeorgia.org

FREE art event: Kids can watch an artist painting demonstration, Savannah (Feb. 27)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Free week at the Jepson Center Savannah
Bring the kids to Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center atrium in Savannah this Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5-8pm to watch a fantastic painter, Kerry Dunn, conduct a painting demonstration.

This is a fun FREE family event.

Telfair Museums will provide chairs for observers and the Jepson Café will be open, enabling guests to enjoy a glass of wine or beer as they watch the artist work.

This event is free of charge and if you came to see the Monks’ demonstration of the sand mandala, this will be just as wonderful!

Kerry Dunn is a contemporary academic oil painter who focuses on portraits, still life, landscapes and interiors. Dunn’s portraits have won many awards throughout the years, most recently won Best of Show in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition in 2013.

Come and give your kids a chance to watch a true artist at work.

For more information: 912.790.8802 or visit www.telfair.org .

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Children’s Birthday Parties @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson & Georgia State Railroad Museum

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Look at these fun, creative themes for children’s birthdays at various Coastal Heritage Society sites including Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson and Georgia State Railroad Museum. Talk about a memorable birthday party.

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's MuseumBirthday Parties @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Choose a theme: Little Artists or Animal Theme
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Play in the Private Birthday Party Room and Savannah Children’s Museum
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents inside a real train car and then play in an amazing one-acre, two-level outdoor exhibit area featuring a dozen interactive and educational exhibits!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $6.25)
Party add-ons:
Private Train Ride (During regular operational hours) (30 mins) – $100
Private Train Ride (During off season/non operational days) -$200
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.651.6823 x203 OR EMAIL : LJACKSON@CHSGEORGIA.ORG

Old Fort Jackson logo Birthday Parties @ Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah,  31404
Choose a theme: The New Recruit Party(Soldier) or Secret Agent Party(Spy)
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Party time in the pavilion at Old Fort Jackson and this includes 1 hour of staff led activities
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents in our covered pavilion and then explore all of the amazing exhibits at Old Fort Jackson with staff led activities including learning how to drill with Quaker muskets!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $8.00)
Party add-ons:
Personalized Cannon Firing – $50
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.232.3945 OR EMAIL: lporter@chsgeorgia.org

Georgia State Railroad Museum Birthday Parties @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah
Choose a theme: General Train Theme or Thomas the Train
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Play in the Private Birthday Party Room and Access to Georgia State Railroad Museum
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents in our Private Birthday Party Room and then explore all of the amazing exhibits at Georgia State Railroad Museum!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $6.25)
Party add-ons:
Private Train Ride (During regular operational hours) (30 mins) – $100
Private Train Ride (During off season/non operational days) -$200
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.651.6823 x203 OR EMAIL LJACKSON@CHSGEORGIA.ORG

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, www.chsgeorgia.org

Register now for Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2014, Savannah

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Campover 2014 Savannah

Spend the night in a real Savannah fort and experience history firsthand with your child. Take part in the Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2014.

There will be a variety of fun interactive programming tracing the life of a soldier at Fort Jackson! Activities include a candle light tour, crafts, cannon firing, musket demonstrations, roasting marshmallows and hanging out around the campfire telling stories. Lights out will be around 10:30pm. Campers will wake up the next morning, pack their gear, enjoy a hot breakfast and participate in closing ceremonies.

Registration & tent setup will begin at 5:30pm on March 28th and the event begins at 6:30pm.

Pricing is $40 per adult and $45 per child. Space is limited for this popular annual event, so register today by clicking here.

Campers have the option to choose sleeping arrangements inside the fort’s casemates, inside one of six period tents located inside the parade grounds, or to bring their own tent as long as it fits certain size requirements. Sleeping arrangements are made on a first come, first served basis. You will be contacted after registering regarding these arrangements as well as food allergy information, etc.

When
Fri. March 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM to Sat. March 29, 2014 at 8 AM.

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

Contact
Brian Carney, Coastal Heritage Society, 912-232-3945

Register now by clicking here.

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

Free Winter 2014 Kid’s Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Monday, February 10th, 2014

FREE winter kids' events in Savannah We’re amazed by all the FREE things there are to do with kids this month in Savannah.

FREE Week at the Jepson Center is under way, Feb. 9-15; FREE Blizzard ‘snow’ event; FREE arts & crafts with Scribble Art Studio coming soon to Whole Foods Market Savannah; FREE admission to Fort Pulaski this upcoming Presidents’ Day Weekend with free bird walks & lots more local free family events.

Check out our FREE Winter 2014 Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry page by clicking here.

SeussFest coming to Savannah Children’s Museum, March 1 & 2

Monday, February 10th, 2014

SeussFest 2014 SavannahSeussFest is coming to Savannah!

On March 1st and 2nd, Savannah Children’s Museum will celebrate the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss. Even Savannah History Museum and WhistleStop Café are getting in on the fun this year. You don’t want to miss it.

This year, Savannah Children Museum is expanding SeussFest to include both the WhistleStop Cafe and Savannah History Museum!

Join SCM for tons of Seuss-themed activities like Story Time, art activities, science, recycling and fitness. Plan on getting messy with Oobleck!

The WhistleStop will be serving Green Eggs and Ham($4.99). At noon, there will a special story Time featuring Green Eggs and Ham on the WhistleStop Patio.

Savannah History Museum will be joining in the fun from noon-2pm with our “Hats Off” exhibit, a story Time featuring The Cat in the Hat and a special craft.

SeussFest is one of Savannah Children’s Museum’s enhanced programming offerings, meaning everything will take place during normal operating hours both March 1st (10-4) & March 2nd (11-4). All activities will be included in admission/membership.

Go to www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org or call 912-651-4292 for details.

Saturday 3/1/14, 10am-4pm
Sunday 3/2/14, 11am-4pm
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah Children’s Museum, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah 31401, 912.651.4292 On Facebook here. Savannah Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Savannah Sketch Crawl for All Ages (Feb. 22)

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

FREE Savannah Sketch Crawl Join Urban Sketchers and Telfair Museums for a sketch crawl, led by Urban Sketchers founder Gabi Campanario and current members of the board.

Urban Sketchers is a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world.

A sketch crawl (also called a sketch walk or sketch group or sketch outing) is when several sketchers get together in a particular place for the purpose of drawing on location.

This event is free and open to everyone. Families are encouraged.

Contact Kip Bradley at 912-790-8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org .

Savannah Sketch Crawl with Urban Sketchers
All Ages
Saturday, February 22
4:00pm – Meet in Telfair Square
4:45pm – Wright Square
5:30pm – Oglethorpe Square

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ WINTER EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Free Week at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, Savannah, Feb. 9-15

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Free week at the Jepson Center Savannah Chances are you know that most Savannah-area museums & historic sites will be free this Sunday Feb. 9 2014 for Super Museum Sunday. (Details on Super Museum Sunday here. )

But did you know that admission will also be free at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center in downtown Savannah for the entire rest of that week?

Free Week at the Jepson Center
February 9 – 15 | Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street, Savannah 31401

Experience the Jepson Center for free all week long, including the kid-friendly ArtZeum; world-premiere exhibition of Robert Henri’s Spanish paintings; prints by Andy Warhol; interactive exhibitions by Rafaël Rozendaal, Cuppetelli and Mendoza, and Gabe Barcia-Colombo; and more!

Jepson Center hours:

Sunday & Monday 12–5 pm;
Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am–5 pm;
Thursday 10 am–8 pm;
Friday & Saturday 10 am–5 pm

For more information: 912.790.8802 or visit www.telfair.org .

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE Family Day at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, Savannah

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Free kids activities in Savannah

Saturdays (once a month) | 1-4 pm at Telfair Museums

Family Days are fun, educational and FREE! Enjoy hands on art projects, gallery exploration activities, story time and much more designed specifically for the entire family! Create DIY masterpieces, play art detective, or explore the ArtZeum, an interactive arts space. With gallery activities on our mobile Art Cart, everyone can get in on the art and the action. Each month will feature a different theme based on the museum’s changing exhibitions. Stop by a little while or stay for the entire afternoon-it’s all FREE. Come see what the fun is all about! More details here.

Free Family Day - 1-4 p.m.
Location – Jepson Center
207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square Savannah, 31401

Find out upcoming themes & dates of FREE Family days by clicking here.

Website: Telfair.org Phone: 912.790.8800
Family Days are offered one Saturday each month from 1 to 4 p.m., offering free hands-on activities designed to be fun and educational. Kids can create their own masterpieces, play art detective and enjoy activities for all ages.

ABOUT TELFAIR MUSEUMS

Jepson Center hours: Sunday & Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am–5 pm; Thursday 10 am–8 pm; Friday & Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Telfair Academy hours: Sunday 1–5 pm; Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Owens-Thomas House hours: Sunday 1–5 pm; Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm (guided tours only – last tour leaves at 4:30 pm)

For more information: 912.790.8802 or visit www.telfair.org .

Jepson Center – 207 W. York Street
Telfair Academy – 121 Barnard Street
Owens-Thomas House – 124 Abercorn Street

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Daily Kids’ Programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week?

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum. The museum offers daily kids’ activities Tuesdays-Sundays, weather permitting.

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.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS:
From August 31st, 2013 until June 1 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays. SCM will be open on most “Holiday Mondays” including (Feb. 17 2014) when Savannah Chatham County Schools are not in session. Summer hours start in June.

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

Daily programming subject to change.

Friday 1/31 (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM: 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)

Saturday 2/1 programs (Open 10-4)
11 AM: 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)
1 PM: 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.)
2 PM: 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.)
3 PM: 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)

Sunday 2/2 programs (Open 11-4)
1 PM Wild about Reading! (a literacy based program that will include a read-aloud along with book based activities such as crafts, puppets, children’s theater, early reading skills, early writing skills etc. On Sundays, this program is for school age (ages 5-10).
3 PM Wonderful World of Recycling (introduces children to eco-friendly ideas and practices as well as nature-based education. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12)

Tuesday 2/4 programs (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM 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)

Wednesday 2/5 programs (Open 10-4)
2 PM 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)

Thursday 2/6 programs (Open 10-4)
11 AM Toddler Art ( program specifically geared to introduce toddler age children to new art-focused experiences that are highly sensory. This program is generally appropriate for ages 2-4.)

Friday 2/7 programs (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM 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)

Saturday 2/8 programs (Open 10-4)
11 AM: 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)
1 PM: 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.)
2 PM: 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.)
3 PM: 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)

Sunday 2/9 Super Museum Sunday FREE ADMISSION
There will be no regularly scheduled daily programming on February 9 at Savannah Children’s Museum, as it is Super Museum Sunday. Admission is free to all of the CHS sites. If you choose to come to Savannah Children’s Museum on Super Museum Sunday, you will be given a (first come, first served) 30 minute window of play and exploration in order to accomodate all of guests.

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 info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free kids’ events in Savannah: Pulse Art + Technology Festival @ Jepson Center

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Pulse 2014 SavannahTelfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival offers wildly inventive, interactive technology-based art. The free, five-day celebration invites the public to participate in amazing interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. PULSE is fun for all ages and includes family day brimming with activities, artists’ demonstrations and performances.

RSVP for workshops at 912-790-8827

Pulse Festival changes due to Savannah winter storm

The upcoming winter storm has forced Telfair Museums to change the schedule for its Pulse Art + Technology Festival.

Telfair Museums, which is comprised of the Jepson Center for the Arts, the Owens-Thomas House, and the Telfair Academy, will close at 3 p.m. Jan. 28. All three sites will remain closed Jan. 29 and will re-open at 10 a.m. Jan. 30.

The PULSE Art + Technology Festival at the Jepson Center (207 W. York St. plus events at various other local venues) will open Jan. 30 and the free five-day event has been extended through Feb. 3. Telfair Museums will be open from noon-5 p.m. Feb. 3.

More details here.

Most PULSE events will continue as scheduled, but the opening lecture and reception will be added to the lineup for the evening of Jan. 30.

SCHEDULE

Jan. 30
11 a.m.: Student panel featuring PULSE artists Cuppetelli and Mendoza, with Rafaël Rozendaal
6 p.m.: PULSE lecture by Rafaël Rozendaal
6-8 p.m.: Projections by Rafaël Rozendaal
7 p.m.: PULSE opening reception and performance by Chalaxy, a psychedelic alternative rock band from Nashville, Tenn.

Jan. 31
11 a.m.: Student panel with PULSE artists
6 p.m.: Concert by Adam Matta
6-8 p.m.: Performance by the Medeology Collective

Feb. 1
10 a.m.: “Make your own GIF” student workshop with artist Erin McNeil
1-4 p.m.: Family Day and expo; includes 3 p.m performance by Invisible
6 p.m.: Performance by KidSyc and the NekstUp Team presenting “The Fewchurr”
6-8 p.m.: “Bring Your Own Beamer” projections by PULSE artists

Feb. 2
12 p.m.: PULSE gallery tour with curator Harry DeLorme
1-4 p.m.: Medeology Collective performance at Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

More details on this FREE festival in Savannah here.

Daily Kids’ Activities @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

UPDATE: Savannah Children’s Museum will be open MONDAY April 21 2014. SCM has special open days when Savannah Chatham County Public Schools have Monday holidays. Please call 912-651-6823 for details.

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week?

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum. The museum offers daily kids’ activities Tuesdays-Sundays, weather permitting.

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.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS:
From August 31st, 2013 until June 1 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays. SCM will be open on most  “Holiday Mondays” including (Feb. 17 2014) when Savannah Chatham County Schools are not in session. Summer hours start in June.

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

Daily programming subject to change.

Fridays (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM: 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)

Saturdays (Open 10-4)
11 AM: 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)
1 PM: 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.)
2 PM: 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.)
3 PM: 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)

Sundays (Open 11-4)
1 PM Wild about Reading! (a literacy based program that will include a read-aloud along with book based activities such as crafts, puppets, children’s theater, early reading skills, early writing skills etc. On Sundays, this program is for school age (ages 5-10).
3 PM Wonderful World of Recycling (introduces children to eco-friendly ideas and practices as well as nature-based education. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12)

Tuesdays (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM 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)

Wednesdays (Open 10-4)
2 PM 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)

Thursdays (Open 10-4)
11 AM Toddler Art ( program specifically geared to introduce toddler age children to new art-focused experiences that are highly sensory.  This program is generally appropriate for ages 2-4.)

Fridays (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM 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)

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 info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Georgia History Festival’s FREE Georgia Day Parade, Feb. 19, Savannah

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Georgia History Festival 2014 SavannahPopular FREE kids’ events of the upcoming 2014 Georgia History Festival in Savannah include:

Georgia History Festival’s Colonial Faire and Muster
Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9, 2014
10 AM - 4 PM.
Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah
Experience the everyday life of colonial times during the 18th century through historical re-enactments, cannon firings, demonstrations of craft techniques, period music and dance.  Food concessions will be available. Free and open to the public. Details here.

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Multiple sites throughout Coastal Georgia
From downtown to the edge of the city, from Statesboro to Darien, over 40 cultural institutions, historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia open their doors to the public for this Georgia Historical Society tradition. Free and open to the public. Details here.

Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2014Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Along Bull Street from Forsyth Park to City Hall, Savannah
As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony of February 12, 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe, a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, students, musicians, local dignitaries, and costumed historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event. Free and open to the public. Details here.

Free admission May 3 & 4 & 1st full wknd of each mth @ EdVenture Children’s Museum & other nearby museums

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Bank of America Museums on Us 2014 DatesThe weekend of  April 5 & 6 2014 means free weekend access to some of nearby museums through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. Free admission is for the adult cardholder only. Regular admission applies to children and additional guests.

Nearby participating museums include:

EdVenture Children’s Museum

EdVenture Childrens Museum in Columbia, S.C.
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Atlanta History Center
High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville

The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville (MOSH), Fla.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla

Who is eligible?

To qualify for Museums on Us, you must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card customer. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

When is it available?

With qualifying identification, customers can enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

For a full list of participating museums, please visit the Museums on Us site.

Roadtrip: Sid the Science Kid @ Family Science Night, Tellus Museum, Cartersville

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Tellus Museum Science Night Sid the Science Kid

Wish we could lure Sid the Science to Kid to Savannah.

This looks worth the roadtrip to Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, north of Atlanta: Family Science Night on Feb 21.  Family Science Night welcomes Sid the Science Kid, the star of his own TV show that airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Sid will be on hand all night for photos, so don’t miss out!

Friday 2-21-14 5 – 9 PM

Highlights include:

Children of all ages can take part in a glider competition. Design your own paper airplane and see if you’ve got what it takes to be champion of the air. Races will be held in the Great Hall.

Exciting hands-on activities will show kids how the Wright Brothers went from bicycle repairmen to aviation pioneers, as well as other techniques used by the brothers to help them conquer flight. Also, make a kite – the very first flying machine!

Step into the observatory for a stargazing experience. The observatory will be open until 10 PM and additional telescopes will be on site to assist us in searching for the Orion Nebula and Jupiter.

Plus: • Meet Amelia Earhart and Orville & Wilbur Wright • Collect four new Tellus trading cards of Science in Motion Gallery aircrafts • Tour the Solar House • The planetarium will be open until 9 PM with an extended schedule of shows • More surprises to come

Want more roadtrip ideas? Click here for our picks for best daytrips from Savannah.

Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Dr. Cartersville, Ga. 30120 (770) 606-5700, www.tellusmuseum.org

Valentines Under Venus Stargazing Party @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Stargazing party at Fort McAllisterWe love this idea for a Valentine’s event: Valentines Under Venus Stargazing Party @ Fort McAllister Historic Park, Richmond Hill,

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM

Enjoy a night beneath the moon and stars as we learn and solve the secrets of space with Ms. Mullenax, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at AASU. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner to eat under the stars. Alcohol is prohibited.

Bring your telescope or look through one of the ones provided.  It will be a full moon that evening.

$7 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Location:
Fort McAllister Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

More information 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, http://www.chsgeorgia.org/  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 SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Toy Chest Cannons @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activities Toy Chest Cannons & More @ Fort McAllister Historic Park, Richmond Hill
Now until Fri. Jan 31, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM

Civil War History Event: Come see Fort McAlister Museum’s Monthly Exhibit and display of miniature cannons from the Civil War and more. Gain a new perspective of the weapons that kept McAllister safe from Sea. Historic Site Admission Rates: – $6.50 Adults – $6.00 Seniors (62+) – $3.75 Youth (6-17) – $1.00 Child (under 6) Group rates available with advance notice. 912-727-2339.

Talley Talk on Toy Chest Cannons & More, @ Fort McAllister Historic Park, Richmond Hill
Sat. Jan 18, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM

Civil War History Event: On the 18th of January, Ranger Talley Kirkland will be standing by to give a talk on the display of miniature cannons and the purpose of their bigger cousins, and the roles they played in the Civil War. Historic Site Admission Rates: – $6.50 Adults – $6.00 Seniors (62+) – $3.75 Youth (6-17) – $1.00 Child (under 6) Group rates available with advance notice. 912-727-2339.

Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill , GA 31324, http://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

FREE PULSE Art + Technology 5-Day Festival 2014, Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Pulse 2014 Savannah PULSE Art + Technology Festival
January 29 – February 2, 2014
Jepson Center

Telfair Museums’ PULSE Art + Technology Festival offers wildly inventive, interactive technology-based art.

The free, five-day celebration invites the public to participate in amazing interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops. Avant-garde visual artists from around the country present electrifying performances and give lectures that teach and illustrate new art forms. Exciting video art will be projected onto the Jepson Center windows each night to delight festival-goers and passersby.

PULSE is fun for all ages and includes a family day on Sat. Feb. 1 brimming with activities, artists’ demonstrations and performances. PULSE also includes offsite workshops and programs by local partners including Armstrong Atlantic State University, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Indigo Sky Gallery, the Creative Coast and the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools’ STEM Academy.

Click here for the complete PULSE schedule.

Thanks to project funding from the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs and Hargray, PULSE events are free and open to the public.

Kid-friendly PULSE activities include:

1–4 pm Feb. 1
Free Family Day with activities, artist demos & performers
Special free ‘Make Your Own GIF animation’ workshop for middle and high schoolers begins at 10 am. Registration required, go to http://telfair.co/2014pulseregistration  or call 912.790.8821.

Jan. 25
10 am–12 pm
Pre-PULSE Offsite workshop: How to Make 3D Printed Objects (Ages 12-18) at Armstrong Atlantic State University*
10 am–12 pm
Pre-PULSE workshop: Video Art Workshop (Ages 12-18) Offsite at SCAD’s Hamilton Hall*
*Reservations are required for workshops, please call 912.790.8827.

Jan. 24
3:30-5:30 pm
Pre-PULSE Student Workshop (Ages 12-18) at the Jepson Center. Musical Sculpture with Makey Makey. Workshop with artist Ross Fish.**Reservations are required for workshops, please call 912.790.8827.

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE.

Savannah & Lowcountry spots open on MLK Jr. Day 2014

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

OPENSavannah Children’s Museum, special holiday opening Savannah. Details here.

Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah. FREE ADMISSON. Details here.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah. Details here.

Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah. Details here.

The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., S.C. Open MLK Jr. Day 2014, 10 AM-5 PM. Details here.

Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head. Is. S.C. Lawton’s free animal farm includes goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs, ponies, rabbits, a deer named Callie and a Clydesdale named Harley (who loves visitors bearing carrots and apples). Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. Details here.

South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor , S.C. Details here.

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston, S.C. Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day from 9am – 5pm.  They’ll have a Peace Parade and more. Details here.

Museum of Science & History (MOSH) & The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Jacksonville, Fla. Details here.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Fla. Details here.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia, S.C. Details here.

EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columnia, S.C. Details here.

For our weekend daytrips suggestions to kid-friendly places near Savannah that are worth the drive, click here. But be sure to call ahead to confirm those spots listed on our favorite roadtrips page are open on MLK Jr. Day.

FREE entrance to Fort Pulaski National Monument on April 19 & 20, Savannah

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

FREE Entrance to Fort Pulaski National Monument  on April 19-20 in celebration of opening weekend of National Park Week

Fort Pulaski National Monument is one of nearly 400 national parks across the country where the park entrance fees will be waived.

More information on free entrance days in the National Parks can be found at www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm  .

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING 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.

Various national parks 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 Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Learn more at www.nps.gov/fopu and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS and Twitter www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS.

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