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Telfair Museums’ at-home kids’ activity: DIY Impressionist Pop-Up Book

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Impressionism Pop-Up Book Telfair Museums Savannah

Telfair Museums in Savannah will now offer #MuseumFromHome activities to bring the Jepson Center’s drop-in studio into your home.

First activity: Kids can create their very own Impressionist Pop-up Book with Telfair Museums’ step by step guide.

Click here to access the free printable activity sheet. Don’t forget to share your books on Telfair Museums social media.

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center, along with all public programs, will remain closed until further notice.

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Virtual tour of Savannah’s Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Telfair Museums online tour Owen Thomas

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center are closed through March 31 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But kids can take a virtual tour of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah

Take the tour here. 

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Chef; Train; STEAM Studio; Planes, Trains, Automobiles Camps @ Coastal Heritage Society

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Summer Camps Coastal Heritage Society Savannah 2020

Registration is now open for Coastal Heritage Society’s Summer Camps 2020, the popular Savannah summer programs inspired by learning through play.

Each week-long camp: “STEAM Studio Camp,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles Camp,” “Jr. Chef Camp” and “Jr. Engineer Train Camp” will take place in June and July. Campers will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of hands-on sessions focused on the educational themes we explore in-depth at our museums.

The camps will be held at Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Blvd. Savannah, GA 31401.

The registration for these camps is $180 per child, aside from “Jr. Chef Camp,” which is $200 per child. A discounted rate of $10 off of each camp registration is offered for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on becoming a member here. 

Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast!

Register online here for all of the available dates and details.

For additional information, please contact: echappell@chsgeorgia.org

“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 ages 4 to 6 and will be June 1-5 2020. Register online here 

“STEAM Studio Camp”
Offers campers a chance to participate in exciting activities that combine 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 ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 10 and will be June 8-12 and June 15-19 2020. Register online here 

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles Camp”
Offers campers a chance to participate in interactive experiences that explore a variety of transportation modes. Campers will learn about steam and diesel-powered locomotives, rocketry, planes, and our 1920’s Depot Hacks. This camp is available for ages 7 to 10 and will be June 22-26 2020. Register online here 

“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! This camp is available for ages 7 to 10 years old and will be July 6-10 2020. Register online here 

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FREE Family Fun Day @ Telfair Museums’ new Impressionism exhibit

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Telfair Museums Impressionism Exhibit 2020 Savannah Jepson

COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM: TELFAIR’S MODERN VISION is now open.
March 6 –Aug 16, 2020

Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more here. 

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COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM’ FREE FAMILY DAY
April 18 2020 @ 1–4PM
Jepson Center

From more than 7,000 works in the museum’s permanent collection, Telfair presents ‘Collecting Impressionism,’ including some of the finest paintings in the United States. Children and families will be invited to create their own miniature Impressionist works and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the exhibition. Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium at 2pm.

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ART START: COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM: TELFAIR’S MODERN VISION
April 16 2020 @ 10:30–11:30AM
Jepson Center

$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Start your day with art. Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here.

April 2020’s featured exhibition is Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision. Come play and learn.

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STEAM Fest 2020 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

STEAM Fest 2020

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED

STEAM Fest 2020
Sun. March 29, 2020
11AM-3 PM
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Coastal Heritage Society invites the public to attend the 4rd annual STEAM Fest, an interactive family-friendly event designed to showcase STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education programming.

The event will be Sun. March 29, 11AM to 3PM at Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Admission to STEAM Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum, $11 for adults and $7 for children younger 12. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find membership info here.

Community partners at the event will include: Georgia Reptile Society will teach about animal biology, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will demonstrate underwater research tools, the Paleontology Association of Georgia will showcase a natural fossil display for guests, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center will share about local aquatic wildlife using a microscopic camera, NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program will be educating on astronomy and space science, and Snapology of Savannah will provide STEAM-based LEGO® activities for event attendees. There will also be an indigo dyeing program focused on the science and history behind the dyeing process.

A Modern Pop Art Experience and Collage Workshop will be led by New York author and artist Michael Albert Pop Artist.

In addition to workshops and activities, food will be available for purchase from The Magic Food Truck.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will offer enhanced activities throughout the day, including executive railcar tours, hand car activities, operating locomotive train rides, plus other science and engineering demonstrations.

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(Parent & Me Activities) Toddler Time plus daily programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Toddler Thursdays Savannah Children's Museum

Toddler Time @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Toddler Time  – held on some Thursday mornings March-May – is the perfect morning out.

Geared towards toddlers and their caregivers, the morning will begin with story time or musical education. Next, art exploration will follow then sensory exploration and open play with a focus on socialization. Complimentary coffee will be provided.

This event is included with regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and is FREE for members. Find membership info here. 

Toddler Time Thursdays

Thurs March 19 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. April 2 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. April 16 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. May 7 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. May 21 2020
10AM-Noon

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Savannah Children's Museum daily programming

During the school year, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programming Wednesdays through Sundays – weather permitting

Please note that the museum may close due to weather conditions. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Hours: Sept-May: Wed-Sat: 10AM to 4PM, Sun: 11AM to 4PM, Mon-Tue: Closed (But on certain school holidays during the school year, the museum will often open on days when it is normally closed)

Admission:

$8 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

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

 

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FREE showing of “Bee Movie” + affordable kids’ classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Bee Day Savannah Cultural Arts FREE kids events

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Bring your kids to a special FREE Bee Day @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center  9:30AM-12:30PM on Thurs. March 19

Felt bees and ceramic hives workshops with the cultural arts staff and an instructional show-and-tell and discussion by the Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association. Stick around for the FREE screening of “Bee Movie” at 11AM.

9:30-11AM: Felt Bees & Ceramic Hives Workshops
Instructional Show-and-Tell and discussion by Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association

11AM-12:30PM
Film Screening of “Bee Movie”

FREE | Open to the Community | All ages welcome

Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Register online here. 

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Savannah Cultural Arts Center offers these free or affordable Spring 2020 kid-friendly classes & workshops.

To view the latest updates to events and programming, be sure to visit www.savannahga.gov/arts or call 912-651-6783.

Little Artists Creative Drop-in Play Space
Saturdays, March 21 & 28 • 9AM-Noon
Ages 6 & younger
$5 per child per class

Drop in any time between 9AM-Noon to take part in a creative learning environment that focuses on stimulating the basics of imagination, movement, and fun.

Register online here. 

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Music and Movement
Saturdays, April 4 – 25 • 9:30-10:30AM
4-week class
15 months – 3 years with caregiver
Cost $20

Sign up for this educational experience with Instructor Joanna Walchuk as she takes you through the building blocks of learning songs and dance in a fun, uplifting environment.

Register online here. 

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Home-school Art Program
Thursday, March 12, April 9, May 7 10AM-Noon
Ages 6-15
$10 per child

Come join our new Home-school Art Program to learn create and have fun! Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity that will help foster artistic expression. Students will learn a variety of skills across different media while learning about famous artist and art movements. Parents are encouraged to join in own the fun for free.

Register online here. 

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Drop-in Ceramics
Thurs. March 5, 9:30-11:30AM
Thursday’s (Bi-Weekly) April 2-May 28 10AM-Noon
All ages welcome (ages 10 & younger are not permitted on the wheel)
FREE

Drop in our studio and engage in fun clay based activities with the guidance of our skilled instructor.

Register online here. 

Homeschool Class @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Homeschool Class @ Savannah Children’s Museum
10-11AM Wed. Feb. 26 2020
For ages 4-7
The program will be Busy Bees- an educational workshop that focuses on the wonderful world of honeybees. Students will engage in activities and games that teach about the anatomy, life cycle, and communication habits of our favorite pollinators.

Cost: Parents are free | members: $5 per child | non-members: $10 per child.

Check in will be at Georgia State Railroad Museum gift shop.

Attendees are welcomed to stay after for regular hours at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To hold your spot for this event, please contact Elisabeth Chappell at
chappell.chs@gmail.com or (912) 441-9106.

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Savannah autism resources: Sensory Soft Saturday @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Sensory Soft Saturday Savannah Children's Museum Autism

Make connections while enjoying Savannah Children Museum’s many exhibits in a sensory-friendly way.

Savannah Children’s Museum will open early from 9-10AM Sat. March 14 2020 for families with special needs or children who have autism to enjoy the site with less crowds and tailored sensory friendly programming.

Tickets: $8 for all guests and FREE for members.

Attendees are welcome to stay after 10AM for regular museum hours.

Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits can be enjoyed by all ages but are designed for children 12 years old and younger.

Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited. Please contact Elisabeth Chappell at echappell@chsgeorgia.org or (912) 441-9106 to reserve a spot.

Sat. March 14, 2020
9-10AM
Savannah Children’s Museum

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Seuss Fest 2020 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

SeussFest 2020 Coastal Heritage Society

Savannah Children’s Museum to host Dr. Seuss Themed Event

On Sat., Feb. 29 2020, families are invited to celebrate the fun and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss during “Seuss Fest” 10AM-3PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character in honor of the children’s book author, who would be celebrating his 116th birthday on March 2.

Museum educators will lead the group with Seuss stories, games and activities. Highlights include: Seuss Science Station, a Read-A-Thon and a Seusstastic Selfie Station, complete with costumes and props.

Community partners will provide Seuss-filled fun throughout the day. The Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will lead a Green Eggs and Ham Relay as well as a “make your own water bottle” activity, Live Oak Public Library will lead literacy and reading themed activities, and Savannah Children’s Theatre will share Seuss-themed performances at 10:30 and noon.

Admission to “Seuss Fest” is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum,: $8 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members. Learn about becoming a member here.

Seuss Fest 2020
Sat. Feb. 29, 2020
10AM-4PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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2020 Old Fort Jackson Family Campover, Savannah

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2020

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Old Fort Jackson Family Campover, a night-time event for families to experience historic programs and family fun in a 212-year-old National Historic Landmark. Event participants will also camp overnight within the fort walls.

The event will be Sat. March 7 from 4PM to Sun. March 8 at 8AM at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404.

During the event children and adults will train as soldiers, play period appropriate games, make crafts, and participate in flag training and drill stations. Guests will also learn how to operate a historic cannon.

There will be a flag presentation, letters from home, and a hearty celebratory meal for dinner. Also included in the ticket is a hot breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, and biscuits.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required for this event. Tickets for the event are $75 per person for the general public and $65 per person for members. Tickets can be purchased online here.

A limited number of historic tents and bunks can also be rented for an additional fee. Contact Dan McCall at dmccall@chsgeorgia.org for more information.

Old Fort Jackson Annual Family Campover
March 7 2020 at 4PM until March 8 at 8AM
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31404

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Seuss Fest 2020 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

SeussFest 2020 Coastal Heritage Society

Savannah Children’s Museum to host Dr. Seuss Themed Event

On Sat., Feb. 29 2020, families are invited to celebrate the fun and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss during “Seuss Fest” 10AM-3PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character in honor of the children’s book author, who would be celebrating his 116th birthday on March 2.

Museum educators will lead the group with Seuss stories, games and activities. Highlights include: Seuss Science Station, a Read-A-Thon and a Seusstastic Selfie Station, complete with costumes and props.

Community partners will provide Seuss-filled fun throughout the day. The Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will lead a Green Eggs and Ham Relay as well as a “make your own water bottle” activity, Live Oak Public Library will lead literacy and reading themed activities, and Savannah Children’s Theatre will share Seuss-themed performances at 10:30 and noon.

Admission to “Seuss Fest” is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum,: $8 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members. Learn about becoming a member here.

Seuss Fest 2020
Sat. Feb. 29, 2020
10AM-4PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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FREE entrance to museums, historical sites on Super Museum Sunday 2020

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Super Museum Sunday Savannah 2020 Oatland Island

Super Museum Sunday 2020

FREE admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 9 2020

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2020 is Sun. Feb. 9 when various museums and historical sites in the Savannah area are free and open to the public.

See the list of participating Super Museum Sunday Sites here.  

Various sites will have free admission Feb. 10 2019 from noon – 4PM, unless alternate hours are listed.

Highlights of this year’s special event programming include:

Telfair Museums’ three sites – The Jepson Center, Telfair Academy & Owens-Thomas House, will be open & free noon-4PM.
The Jepson Center,  207 W. York St. Savannah 31401
Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Savannah, 31401
Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401

All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open & free.

*Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA
*Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, GA
*Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA
Cost: FREE!

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Colonial Faire & Muster 2019 Savannah free events Super Museum Sunday

FREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2020

Saturday & Sunday, 10AM- 4PM Feb 8 & Feb. 9 2020
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free. 912-353-3023. Details here. 

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FREE Georgia Day Parade 2020, Savannah

Educators & students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the Georgia Day Parade on Fri. Feb. 21, 2020. As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony by James Edward Oglethorpe, a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, students, local dignitaries, musicians, & costumed performers will march through Savannah’s historic squares. Registration is now open.

Registration details here. 

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2020) FREE Flannery O’Connor Parade & Street Fair

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Flannery O'Conner parade fair 2020 Savannah

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT. 27

The 2020 Flannery O’Connor Birthday Parade and Street Fair will take place on Sun. March 22 2020, 1-4PM in Lafayette Square in Savannah.

This lively annual birthday celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor will offer family fun, live music and more. All are invited to join the parade, carry handmade signs and sing along.

Live music will be provided by a cavalcade of singer-songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah’s finest local bands in honor of O’Connor’s birthday. Music for the parade will be performed by the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band.

Local authors will be on hand with copies of their publications and information.

Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor’s characters and settings or by the author’s life are encouraged, but not required.

The event is free and open to the public. Rain date: Sun. March 29 2020.

Learn more here. 

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT. 27

ABOUT THE FLANNERY O’CONNOR CHILDHOOD HOME:
The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the South’s greatest writers. An established 501 3(C) nonprofit organization, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home has been meticulously restored to reflect the authentic period furnishings of a Depression-Era Savannah rowhouse and to offer insight into the years that O’Connor lived in Savannah, from 1925 to 1938. The Home proudly presents a series of free lectures each spring and fall as well as other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.flanneryoconnorhome.org or call 912.233.60

Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Start your day with art with Telfair Museums’ new and combined parent & me program in Savannah: Art Start @ the Jepson Center.

Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here.

February 2020’s featured exhibition is PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Come play and learn @ The Jepson Center.

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February 2020 Art Start theme: PULSE Art + Technology Festival
Thurs. Feb. 20, 10:30-11:30PM
$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Register online here.

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Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Registration open for Night at the Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Night at the Museum Coastal Heritage Society Savannah History Museum

Get tickets now for Coastal Heritage Society’s 2020 “Night at the Museum” event on Sat. Jan. 25 2020 @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The annual event takes visitors through night guard training and then on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.

Guests will be able to interact with historic characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as they appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Alida Harper-Fowlkes, Susie King Taylor, and many more!

This popular annual event consists of a 90-minute interactive program in the museum. Guests will have the option to choose from two time slots for the program: 5-6:30PM or 6:30-8PM. Event participants will also have two opportunities to view the film “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” at 3 pm and 8 pm. The 98-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served.

Tickets are $12 per person for guests ages 18 months and older. CHS members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $10. Pre-registration for the event is required and tickets for each time slot can be purchased online here.

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