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Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Art Start Toddlers

Telfair Museums in Savannah invites their youngest patrons to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour & an art activity on the third Thursday morning of each month.

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

Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

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!

July 19 2018
Savannah Families Abroad

Aug. 16 2018
Complex Uncertainties

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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.

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

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Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

Drop-In Studio
Different project each month
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.

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

Drop-in Studio Monthly Themes

July
Various projects in the Eckburg Atrium

August
Complex Uncertainties

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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

Family Fourth of July programs @ Coastal Heritage Society sites, Savannah

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Fourth of July Savannah kids events museums

Visit Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah during July 4th for “A Family Fourth,” family-friendly enhanced programming celebrating America’s Independence!

Savannah History Museum: Three Fold Chord to share interactive period dancing programs inside the museum in between regular Battlefield Tours at 10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM. There will also be a costumed Revolutionary War soldier stationed on the battlefield from 10AM-4PM. An educator will also be conducting a quill writing program with a Revolutionary War Mad-Lib activity at Savannah History Museum throughout the day.

Savannah Children’s Museum: a week-long theme of “Everyday Heroes” & “Patriotism.” On July 4th, there will be themed programs such as “Fireworks in a Jar” and “Fireworks Spin Art.”

Old Fort Jackson: firing Revolutionary War-era artillery, including the swivel gun, the six-pounder cannon, and flintlock muskets. There will be ongoing activities, such as cutting a 5-point star with one cut like Betsy Ross, signing the Declaration with a quill, and coloring sheets.

Georgia State Railroad Museum: featuring additional steam locomotive train rides at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM, & 3PM.

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(Hilton Head kids’ events) Christmas in July @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Christmas in July Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head

You’re invited to Christmas in July @  The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Snow is in the forecast for frolic and fun on Wed. July 18 2018, 10AM-2PM.

What better way to beat the summer heat than celebrating Christmas in July. Enjoy a snow machine, holiday games and activities, themed arts and crafts, holiday scavenger hunt, and…

Special guest: Santa!

Special Event Admission: $10/person, $5 for Members

Military & senior discounts available. Sorry, coupons not valid for this event.

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

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

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Toddlers Activities Savannah Telfair Museums Art Start Jepson Center

Telfair Museums in Savannah invites their youngest patrons to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour & an art activity on the third Thursday morning of each month.

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

Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

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!

June 21 2018 
The Open Road

July 19 2018
Savannah Families Abroad

Aug. 16 2018
Complex Uncertainties

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Tech Space Savannah Jepson Center Telfair Kids

Tech Space

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.

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

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Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

Drop-In Studio
Different project each month
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.

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

Drop-in Studio Monthly Themes

June & July
Various projects in the Eckburg Atrium

August
Complex Uncertainties

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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) Daily Programs 2018 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Savannah Children's Museum Summer Daily programs 2017

Take time to check out Savannah Children’s Museum this summer. The magical outdoor place is at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

Summer Museum hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-2PM. Closed Sundays.

Various kids programs offered each day by the museum’s expert educators include:

Daily kids programs savannah Children's M

Find admission cost info here. 

The museum is outdoors & may close due to weather conditions. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

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

Summer Kickoff Party @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Summer Kickoff Party Hilton Head Sandbox Kids' Activities

 

KICK-OFF SUMMER 2018 AT THE SANDBOX!

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head (about 1 hour drive from Savannah) for the best schools-out-for-summer, kids’ party on the the island, 10AM-2PM Wed. June 13 2018.

Celebrating sun, fun and the beach!

ARTS & CRAFTS • BOUNCE HOUSE
OUTDOOR GAMES & ACTIVITIES
PICNIC LUNCH
Cost: MEMBERS $5 | GUEST $10

Military & senior discounts available. Sorry, coupons not valid for this event.

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

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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June 2018 Museum Hours:
Mon.- Sat. 10AM-5PM

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July 2018 Activities @ The Sandbox

Check out  Parent’s Night Out and Summer Camp on The Sandbox website to learn more!

Sandbox Hilton Head Parents Night Out Childcare

Sandbox Summer Camp 2018 Hilton Head Kids Activities

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Free Juneteenth Family Day 2018 @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Free family day Savannah Juneteenth 2018 Telfair Museums Jepson Telfair Museums’ 2018 Juneteenth FREE Family Day @ the Jepson Center of the Arts, Savannah

The museum’s popular Juneteenth Free Family Day will June 9 2018 featuring a presentation of culture, storytelling and performance at the Jepson Center, from 1-4PM.

At this year’s event:

*Explore Gullah-Geechee connections through storytelling by Jamal Toure and Queen Quet.

*Enjoy hands-on art making for children and families, demonstrations by artists Sabree and Gregory Grant, a presentation by the Pin Point Heritage Museum, and a concert at 3pm by the renowned Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters.

2018 marks the twelfth year of Juneteenth celebrations at Telfair Museums. A commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, the community gathering is one of the museum’s biggest events, with hundreds of people attending each year to celebrate and learn more about this unique part of Savannah’s history.

Free Family Days @ the Jepson Center, Savannah

Sat. June 9 2018
Juneteenth Free Family Day
Jepson Center
1-4PM
One of the longest-running community programs at the Jepson Center, Juneteenth Family Day is a celebration of freedom, historically commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Explore Gullah-Geechee connections through storytelling by Jamal Toure, artists’ demonstrations, poetry readings, and a musical performance.

Sat. Aug. 4 2018
Open Road Free Family Day
Jepson Center
1-4PM
Celebrate the end of summer and the exhibition The Open Road, with free family activities about travel and photography. Contribute to a map of summer travels, make an end-of-summer postcard, and talk to prominent local photographers about their work and travels.

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Bug Fest 2018 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, May 26

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Bug Fest 2017 Savannah

Save the date for Savannah Children’s Museum annual Bug Fest 2018.

Savannah Children’s Museum will host its annual Bug Fest event Sat. May 26, 10AM-4PM.

Included in daily admission and FREE for members, Bug Fest is one Coastal Heritage Society’s biggest events of the year, involving demonstrations and activities all dealing with our creepy crawly friends. Find info on how to become a member here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 651-4292

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STEAM Fest

The 2nd annual STEAM Fest is an interactive family-friendly event designed to showcase STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education activities as well as to kick off the summer season of steam site tours by rail @ Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

The event will be Sat. May 5, 10AM-4PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

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New Hours

Savannah Children’s Museum will change to our summer hours on Monday, May 28th! Throughout the summer months, SCM will be open Monday – Saturday from 9 AM-2 PM.

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CHS Summer Camps

Don’t forget, Coastal Heritage Society Summer Camps are now open for registration!
Spots go quickly, so register now to ensure your child has THE best week of summer camp they could ask for! Visit www.chsgeorgia.org/camps to learn more.

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SCM Special Open Days & Closures

May 13: All Coastal Heritage Society sites FREE for mothers and grandmothers in honor of Mother’s Day
May 21-22: Special Open Days at SCM
May 28: Summer Hours begin at SCM (Monday-Saturday, 9AM-2PM)

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STEAM Fest 2018 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

STEAM Fest 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum 2018 Coastal Heritage Society

Coastal Heritage Society invites the public to attend the 2nd annual STEAM Fest, an interactive family-friendly event designed to showcase STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education activities as well as to kick off the summer season of steam site tours by rail @ Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

The event will be Sat. May 5, 10AM-4PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Some of CHS community partners will include: Savannah Technical College showcasing their internationally recognized Historic Preservation program; STEAM Savannah will lead an activity and discuss their summer camp focused on young creators; Sylvan Learning Center will be teaching 45-minute class demos; Snapology will provide STEAM-based LEGO® activities for event attendees. Becki Harkness, Coastal Heritage Society’s Historic Resource Specialist, will also be leading an indigo dyeing program focused on the science and history behind the dyeing process.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will offer enhanced programming throughout the day, including executive railcar tours, hand car activities, operating steam locomotive train rides, plus other steam power and Bernoulli’s Principle demonstrations.

CHS will also raise funds for their Track Match Challenge campaign, an initiative focused on expanding sections of track to improve ADA accessibility for train rides at the museum and provide more flexibility to maneuver our trains and rolling stock.

Learn more here.

Cost

Admission to STEAM Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on becoming a member here.

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Register for Keepsake Plaster Hand Casting Special @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Telfair Museum Mother's Day Savannah Hand Casting

Keepsake Plaster Hand Casting Special for Mother’s Day 2018 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
1-3PM, Saturdays & Sundays, April 1-May 13 2018

Create a fun and memorable keepsake of your own hand.

This activity for families, friends, and individuals is the perfect way to create a personalized sculpture. Using quick-setting, skin-safe materials, participants will make molds of their hands resulting in highly detailed, colorful, and expressive plaster casts. The process takes about an hour.

Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online here or by calling 912-790-8823

Cost: Museum members $15, non-members ages 12 and up $35 (includes museum admission).

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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The Sandbox @ The Stables Fundraiser, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Sandbox Stables Memorial Day 2018 Hilton Head Is. Lawton Stables

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
Instead, The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. will be open Sun. May 27, 1-5PM & Mon. May 28, 10AM-5PM.

Sandbox at the Stables Memorial Day Celebration, Mon. May 28

Mon. May 28 2018 | 10AM – 2PM @ Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

7th Annual Sandbox at the Stables Memorial Day Celebration!

7TH ANNUAL SANDBOX AT THE STABLES FUNDRAISER
May 28, 2018

Howdy Partners! Amble on over to the Lawton Stables for a Memorial Day Celebration benefiting The Sandbox!

Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Plantation

Activities (some free, some require activity tickets) scheduled include:

Craft projects
Inflatable water slides and bounce houses
Pony rides
Facepainting
Family games and activities
“Island Explorer” Corner: Dino Dig, “I3 (Imagine.Invent.Inspire.) Makerspace”, Mad Scientist and Friends from The Coastal Discovery Museum and The Outside Foundation!
The Cowpoke Caper Parade is back again at High Noon! Come dressed as your favorite cowpoke and bring your cowpoke name – creativity is key! Free bandanas to the first 50 entries!

There will be hot dogs and burgers fresh off the grill, as well as refreshments including sno cones and cotton candy, all available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person; tickets for concessions and activities are $1 each.

$6 per vehicle for entry into Sea Pines Resort gate.

(Members:$5.00/person and you will receive $5 in concession tickets for each paid admission)

Guests will park at the Trolley Stop inside Sea Pines Gate and ride the free trolley to Lawton Stables. (there is NO Event parking at Lawton Stables)

Learn more here. 

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Pope Avenue will be closed on Memorial Day.

Hosted by Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort

Lawton Stables
190 Greenwood Dr.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
Instead, The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. will be open Sun. May 27, 1-5PM & Mon. May 28, 10AM-5PM.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) Chef, Train, STEAM, Explorers Camps @ Coastal Heritage Society

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Coastal Heritage Society Summer Camps 2018 Savannah Children's Museum Georgia State Railroad

Registration is open for Summer Camps 2018 @ Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah. 

Camp offerings for Summer 2018 at Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah include STEAM camp; Chef camp; Engineer Train camp; Young Explorers camp.

Camps are Mon-Fri from 9AM-2PM.

Learn more & register here. 

Discount: CHS members receive $10 off all camps. Learn more about becoming a CHS member here.

“STEAM Studio Camp” offers campers a chance to participate in exciting activities that fuse together Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. Campers will experiment with various materials and tools to find creative solutions for the challenges that are presented to them each day. This camp is available for two age groups: 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 years old.

“Jr. Chef Camp” offers campers an opportunity to cook with Savannah Children’s Museum’s very own Charlie Cart Mobile Kitchen! Campers will engage in hands-on cooking lessons, preparing healthy snacks while learning about nutrition and health, history, science, math, and art!

“Jr. Engineer Train Camp” provides a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum! Campers will work alongside engineers, learn about steam and diesel-powered locomotives and engage in many interactive learning experiences. This camp is available for two age groups: 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 years old.

“Young Explorer Camp” offers an opportunity to discover the world and learn how to protect it for the future. Campers will learn about plants, animals, and other living things through games, activities and interactive experiences. This camp is available for two age groups: 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 years old.

Registration for these camps: $175 per child, aside from “Jr. Chef Camp,” which is $195 per child.

Discount: A discounted rate of $10 off of each camp registration is offered for Coastal Heritage Society members.

The camps will take place from June 4 through July 13. Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast!

Register here for all of the available dates and details.

Coastal Heritage Society, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah, GA 31401. 912-651-6840 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Spend night in Ga’s oldest brick fort @ Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2018, Savannah

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Family Campout Campover Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Spend the night in Georgia’s oldest brick fort and experience history firsthand!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Old Fort Jackson Family Campover, the annual event for families to experience historic programs and family fun in a 210-year-old National Historic Landmark. The event will be Fri. March 9, 5PM through Sat. March 10 at 9AM at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404.

Check-in and tent set up will begin at 4PM and dinner will be served at 6:45PM. That night, guests will participate in historic military activities, play period appropriate games, make crafts, and drill on multiple stations throughout the fort.

The next morning campers will rise, pack up their gear, enjoy a hot breakfast, and participate in the event closing ceremonies. Preregistration and prepayment are required and tickets are $65 for children ages 4 to 15 years of age. Tickets: $45 for adults 16 years of age and older. Event tickets can be purchased online here. 

A limited number of historic tents and bunks are available to reserve. Register today to claim your tents and camping spots!

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FREE Family Fun Night + Plaidurday Festival ($10 per person) @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Free Family Fun Night Hilton Head Is. Kids Activities

FREE Family Fun Night
Fri. April 6 2018| 5:30 – 7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head this Friday for the FREE Family Fun Night.

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play. Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights
Fri. April 6, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. May 4 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box
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Plaidurday Sandbox Children's Museum Heritage Golf Festival Kids Hilton Head Island

Happy Plaidurday!
Wed April 11, 2018
10AM-2PM
(celebrating RBC Heritage/Presented by Boeing Golf Week)

Tired of solids, stripes getting you down? Add some plaid, you’ll be glad! Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for a family fun day 10AM – 2PM. Let your little firecrackers bounce in the Bounce House, build with the Big Blue Blocks, aim for the cornhole, tug-a-rope-rivalry and more! (weather permitting). Take part in a special spring craft and show-your-colors cookie decorating.

Enjoy hot dogs, chips, lemonade, brownies and watermelon and a scavenger hunt!

Event admission is $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)

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Free family events @ Massie Heritage Center, Savannah

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Free open house Massie Heritage Center Savannah

On Sunday, Feb. 25 2018, Massie Heritage Center in Savannah will offer FREE admission from noon-4PM for visitors to explore Savannah’s Black Heritage.

This is a family-friendly event featuring the following activities for all ages:
* Take a “Journey on the Underground Railroad,” during an interactive story-telling event.
* Find clues throughout the museum to complete a “Scavenger Hunt.”
* Discover “Enslavement to Emancipation: The Struggle for Education,” during a guided exhibit experience featuring Old Savannah Tour’s Susie King Taylor.
* Visit the Historic Preservation exhibit for an informal curatorial talk on the legacy of WW Law as well as Hermitage Plantation.

Massie Heritage Center
207 East Gordon Street
Savannah, 31401
(912) 395-5070

(Savannah Mother’s Day 2018) Keepsake Plaster Hand Casting Special @ Telfair Museums

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Telfair Museum Mother's Day Savannah Hand Casting

Keepsake Plaster Hand Casting Special for Mother’s Day 2018 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
1-3PM, Saturdays & Sundays, April 1-May 13 2018

Create a fun and memorable keepsake of your own hand.

This activity for families, friends, and individuals is the perfect way to create a personalized sculpture. Using quick-setting, skin-safe materials, participants will make molds of their hands resulting in highly detailed, colorful, and expressive plaster casts. The process takes about an hour.

Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online here or by calling 912-790-8823

Cost: Museum members $15, non-members ages 12 and up $35 (includes museum admission).

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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