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FREE Family Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Free Family Pirate Night Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

March Free Family Pirate Fun Night

March 6, 5:30-7:30pm

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Come dressed in your favorite pirate outfit

Free admission to the museum, bounce house (weather permitting), fun arts and crafts and face painting!

Bring a friend for this FREE night of fun. Light Picnic Dinner will be provided.

Family Fun Nights made possible in part by: The Bargain Box

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 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

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Campover, Blacksmiths, Steam Engine demos, Eggstravaganza @ Coastal Heritage Society sites, Savannah

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Steam Days, Easter Egg Hunts Savannah

March 2015 Events & Programs @ various Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah

CAMPOVER at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
March 6th & 7th
Experience history and spend the night at a real fort. Enjoy dinner and breakfast, cannon firings, exploration of the Fort by candlelight, s’mores around the campfire and a take home haversack filled with soldier supplies.
Ages 4 & older.
Reservations are essential. Reserve your spot here.
WHERE: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah, 31404
WHEN: Saturday, March 6th through Sunday, March 7th, 2015

IRONS IN THE FIRE at Georgia State Railroad Museum , Savannah
March 7, 2015
Showcasing the craft of blacksmithing with Coastal Heritage Society’s blacksmithing experts.
WHEN: March 7th, 2015
WHERE: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road Savannah, 31401

STEAM DAYS at Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
March 21st to 22nd
Learn about the exciting and powerful world of steam power. Explore steam technology, see demonstrations with a steam-powered Smith & Porter steam engine, power hammer & more.
WHERE: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road Savannah, 31401
WHEN: Saturday, March 21st to Sunday, March 22nd

Easter Egg Hunts 2015 Savannah

EGGSTRAVAGANZA! @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
March 28th, 2015
Guests will enjoy springtime crafts, a themed train ride featuring the #30 steam locomotive, and an Easter Egg hunt around this beautiful historic site. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. The event begins at 10:00 am and lasts until 1:00 pm.  The first train ride is at 10:00am and is first come, first served – there will only be 5 rides total. The exciting egg hunt will begin at 10:30am.  There will also be special springtime crafts & activities. Details here.
WHERE: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, 31401
WHEN: 10AM-1PM Sunday, March 28
Online registration is open. Register now here.

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

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER KIDS’ EVENTS INCLUDING EASTER EGG HUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

February Half-Price Admission @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Old Fort Jackson Historical Reenactments Savannah Old Fort Jackson in Savannah offers February 2015 Half-Price Admission 

Old Fort Jackson is happy to announce the launch of Chatham Days! Throughout the month of February, Chatham County residents will receive half-price admission at Old Fort Jackson.

The Fort is open seven days a week, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Regular admission is $7 per adult and $4 per child (ages 2-12), and is always free for members at the CHS Family level and up.

Located along the Savannah River, at 1 Fort Jackson Rd., Savannah, GA 31404. For more information and times, call 912.232.3945.

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Seuss Fest 2015 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Feb. 28

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Seuss Fest 2015 Savannah Children's Museum

Celebrate Dr. Seuss at Savannah Children’s Museum annual Seuss Fest celebration, Feb. 28 2015, 10AM-4PM.

Programs include (*All programming subject to change.)
All Day: Creativity Cans in the Baggage Car
10:30am Super Science
11:00am Story Time
11am-12pm Special Seuss Story Teller in the Savannah History Museum Theater!
11:30am Creative Crafts
12:00pm Story Time
12:30pm Seuss-ical Game
1:00pm Story Time
1:30pm Super Science
2:00pm Story Time
2pm-3pm Special Seuss Story Teller in the Savannah History Museum Theater!
2:30pm Creative Crafts
3:00pm Story Time
3:30pm Seuss-ical Game

Admission is $10 for non-Coastal Heritage Society members. Free for members.

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

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.

Register now online for Old Fort Jackson Family Campover, March 6-7, Savannah

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Family Campover at Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Online registration for the Old Fort Jackson Family Campover in Savannah begins Tues Feb 10 @ 9AM. Click here to register.

Want to fire Old Fort Jackson cannons?

On March 6-7, Old Fort Jackson’s annual Family Campover in Savannah returns bigger and better than ever.

This year, junior campers will be trained as soldiers from the American Revolution and participate in a reenactment of the 1779 Battle of Savannah.  Adults will train as Civil War soldiers and learn the drill on the rifled muskets and 12 lb. howitzer and then actually fire these weapons.

That’s right adults, for the first time ever – you will have the opportunity to fire Old Fort Jackson’s muskets and cannons. Register here. 

Once registered you will be contacted regarding an event packet for this event.

Registration and tent set up will begin at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 6:15, followed by these exciting activities. The night will end with s’mores and songs from The American Revolution. The next morning, campers will rise, pack up their gear, enjoy a hot breakfast and then participate in closing ceremonies.

When
Friday March 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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Saturday March 7, 2015 at 8AM

Cost: $65 per adult; $45 per child. Space is limited,

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

Contact
Brian Lee
Coastal Heritage Society
912-232-3945

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

Presidents’ Day 2015 Family Events in Savannah, Feb. 16

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Presidents Day Events Kids Savannah Most schools will be closed for Presidents’ Day on Mon. Feb. 16 2015. So here are our picks for things to do on Presidents’ Day in Savannah.

(Savannah)  Tummy Time Foods Presidents’ Day Kids Cooking Party. One for ages 6-11 & a second for ages 12 & older, Mon. Feb. 16. Details here.

(Savannah) Chatham County residents receive half-price admission during February @ Old Fort Jackson. Open 9-5. Details here.

(Savannah) Train Rides Aboard Diesel Engine @ Georgia State Railroad Museum. Details & ride times here.

(Savannah) Savannah Children’s Museum is open on Presidents’ Day Feb. 16, 10 AM-4 PM, weather permitting. Programs include: 11AM Family Fitness, 1PM Super Science, 2PM Awesome Art Details here.

(Savannah) FREE kids’ feral hogs nature program, 2PM @ Skidaway Is. State Park. Details here. 

(Savannah) FREE Admission to Fort Pulaski National Monument & other national parks.

(Savannah) Coastal Empire Montessori Open House, 6PM. Details here. 

Daytrips

Want to get out of town? Click here for our picks for 25 best daytrips from Savannah.

Chatham County residents receive half-price admission during February @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Old Fort Jackson SavannahOld Fort Jackson is happy to announce the launch of “Chatham Days.”

Throughout the month of February, Chatham County residents will receive half price admission.

Come by and take advantage of this deal and rediscover our unique National Historic Landmark.

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Soldier programs, re-enactments @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, 31404

February 14-15
The British have arrived on Georgia soil! Experience the lives of the Revolutionary and War of 1812 soldiers who were sent to the fort to protect Savannah from the British.
10AM to 4PM

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

Drop-in kids’ weekly art program ‘What Can We Make?’ , Stroller Tours & Telfair Tots @ Jepson Center in Savannah

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Telfair Museums provides many opportunities for families to visit the museum, learn, and make art together. Are you looking for a fun and educational activity for children? Check these out:

WCWM? (What Can We Make?)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays / 1-4 PM
Jepson Center’s Melaver Studio
The studios are open for drop-in visits for all ages. No need to pre-register. Free to members or with museum admission. Open to adults and children accompanied by an adult caregiver. More info available here. 
Join Jepson Center as they open the studios for drop in visits for all ages. wcwm? (What Can We Make?) focuses on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills through imagination. Explore your creative side with inspiring activities utilizing recycled materials, found objects, and traditional art supplies. In addition to the wcwm? project kits, the studios provide watercolor and collage opportunities as well. More info here. 

Saturday What Can We Make Factory Project
Saturdays, March 1- May 17, 1-4 pm Jepson Center for the Arts
Participate in the Andy Warhol Factory experience at the Jepson Center. A significant element of Andy Warhol’s silkscreens was his use of the same image over and over again. Guests can experiment with Andy Warhol’s exploration of pop culture, experience screenprinting, and take home their own serial creation.

Telfair encourages guests to drop in at the studio between 1-4 pm to work with assistants to screenprint Andy Warhol Flowers. All ages are welcome. Regular admission applies.

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Stroller Tours, Telfair Tots

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two new fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
9:30-10:15am
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

Electrified—February 19
Look, touch, and listen to things that pulse with our new media technology and art exhibits.
Click here to register  »

Rhythm and Pattern—March 19
Find the connection in art and music by exploring the elements and principles each have in common.
Click here to register »

Color Pop—April 16
Explore the color wheel and discuss the elements of color and color mixing.
Click here to register  »

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

PULSE—February 19
Put your fingers on the pulse of early childhood engineering, and create your own technology-based toys. Create sculptures that light up, make music with microcomputers, and safely explore electricity with Play-Doh and LEDs.
Click here to register  »

The Visual Blues—March 19
Find the connection between art and music by exploring the elements and principles each has in common. Make a collage inspired by the art of Romare Bearden, and learn the dances of the Harlem Renaissance period.
Click here to register  »

What Color Makes—April 16
Explore the color wheel and discuss the elements of color and color mixing. Create your own color wheel, then mix colors to create your own screenprinted t-shirt.
Click here to register »

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

FOR MORE MOMMY & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

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ArtZeum
Located in the Jepson Center
A great place to visit after school, on a rainy day, on weekends, or just anytime, the Telfair’s hands-on learning gallery and interactive exhibits provide an excellent introduction to big ideas about art. Click here to learn more.

Activity Downloads
Download activity sheets here on the educational resources page before your museum visit and explore the museum with fun and educational search activities.

FREE Family Days (Next one is March 7. Theme: Visual Blues Details here.)
Telfair Museums FREE family days will be on the first Saturday of each month, 1-4 PM through 2015. These events highlight a different exhibition each month and feature art-making activities for visitors of all ages.  More info here. 

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.

FREE Colonial Faire and Muster & FREE Super Museum Sunday 2015

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

FREE Colonial Faire & Muster Wormsloe Super Museum Sunday 2015 Savannah FREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2015

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from February 7 & February 8
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.

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

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Super Museum Sunday 2015 Savannah FREE admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 8

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2015 is Sun. Feb. 8.

List of Participating Super Museum Sunday Sites

The following sites will have free admission on Sunday, February 8th, 2015, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., unless alternate hours are listed. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open 9am-5pm.

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Andrew Low House Museum
329 Abercorn Street, Savannah
andrewlowhouse.com

Battlefield Memorial Park
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah
chsgeorgia.org

Beach Institute African American Cultural Center
502 East Harris Street, Savannah
3:00-6:00 p.m.
visit-historic-savannah.com/beach-institute.html

Bethesda Academy’s William H. Ford, Sr. Museum & Visitors Center
9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah
bethesdaacademy.org/

Bloomingdale History Museum and Visitors Center
205 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale
bloomingdale-ga.com/Bloomingdale-History-Museum.html

Bonaventure Historical Society
330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah
Tours at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00 p.m.
bonaventurehistorical.org

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah
coastalgeorgiabg.org

Congregation Mickve Israel
20 East Gordon Street, Savannah
Tours from 1-4:00 p.m.
mickveisrael.org

Davenport House Museum
324 East State Street, Savannah, GA
davenporthousemuseum.org

First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery Street, Savannah
1:30-4:00 p.m.
firstafricanbc.com

First Bryan Baptist Church
575 W. Bryan Street, Savannah
2:00-4:00 p.m.
fbbcsav.org

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation, Inc.
207 East Charlton Street, Savannah
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
flanneryoconnorhome.org

Fort King George
302 MacIntosh Road, SE, Darien
gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

Fort Morris Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway
gastateparks.org/FortMorris

Fort Pulaski National Monument
US Highway 80 E,  Savannah
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

Funk Heritage Center
7300 Reinhardt Circle, Waleska, Ga
reinhardt.edu/funkheritage

Geechee Kunda
622 Ways Temple Road, Riceboro, GA
geecheekunda.com/

Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street, Savannah
georgiahistory.com

Georgia Salzburger Society
2980 Ebenezer Road, Rincon
georgiasalzburgers.com

Georgia Southern University Museum
Rosenwald Building, Southern Drive, GSU
2:00-5:00 pm
academics.georgiasouthern.edu/museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum
601 W. Harris Street, Savannah OPEN 9AM-5PM.
chsgeorgia.org

Girl Scout First Headquarters Museum and Program Center
330 Drayton Street, Savannah
gshg.org/Things-to-Do/Visit-First-Headquarters/Pages/default.aspx

Great Savannah Races Museum
411 Abercorn Street, Savannah
greatsavannahraces.com

Harper Fowlkes House
230 Barnard Street, Savannah
1:00-4:00 p.m.
harperfowlkeshouse.com

Historic Effingham Society Museum and Living History Site
1002 Pine Street, Springfield
historiceffinghamsociety.org

Historical Dorchester Academy
8787 Oglethorpe Highway, Midway
libertycounty.org/dorchester-academy

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, National Historic Landmark
10 E. Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah
juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org

King Tisdell Cottage
514 E. Huntingdon Street, Savannah
3:00-6:00 p.m.
visit-historic-savannah.com/king-tisdell-cottage.html

Massie Heritage Center
207 E. Gordon Street, Savannah
massieschool.com

Midway Museum
491 N. Coastal Hwy, Midway
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
themidwaymuseum.org

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler
mightyeighth.org

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandtown Road, Savannah
oatlandisland.org

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah. Open 9 AM-5PM
chsgeorgia.org

Pin Point Heritage Museum
9924 Pin Point Avenue, Savannah
chsgeorgia.org

Richmond Hill Historical Society
11460 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill
richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Road, Savannah OPEN 9 AM-5PM
savannahchildrensmuseum.org

Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah OPEN 9AM-5PM
chsgeorgia.org

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center
681 Fort Argyle Road, Savannah
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks/Multipurpose-Trails/Old-Savannah-Ogeechee-Canal

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd., Savannah
scadmoa.org

Ships of the Sea Museum
41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah
shipsofthesea.org

Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
121 Barnard Street, Telfair Square, Savannah
telfair.org

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts
207 West York Lane, Savannah. Families can add to the fun of Super Museum Sunday by taking part in several open-ended art-making activities in the Jepson Center Eckburg Atrium.
telfair.org

Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn Street, Savannah
telfair.org

Thunderbolt Historical Society
2702 Mechanics Avenue, Thunderbolt
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island
tybeelighthouse.org

UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA
marex.uga.edu/aquarium

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah
gastateparks.org/Wormsloe

Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, March 7, Savannah

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Free kids' events in Savannah

FREE FAMILY DAYS @ TELFAIR MUSEUM’S JEPSON CENTER, Savannah

Free Family Day, Saturday, March 7, 1-4 pm / Jepson Center
Admission is free. Details here. 

The Visual Blues
Jepson Center

The Visual Blues Free Family Day!

This Free Family Day explores the creativity of Blues, Jazz, and the Harlem Renaissance. Make a collage inspired by the art of Romare Bearden and learn dances from the 1920s. Enjoy a performance by famous blues musician Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and the King Bees at 3pm.

Other Free Family Days @ the Jepson Center

Saturday, April 11 In Living Color Free Family Day, 11AM-4 PM. Details here. 
Spring into fun, and celebrate the exhibitions In Living Color and Hot Pink installation by Anne Ferrer, which opens April 9. Children and adults experience hands-on art-making activities, including relief printing and silk-screening t-shirts.

Free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square, 912.790.8800, www.telfair.org, Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE HERE. 

Save the date: Old Fort Jackson’s Family Campover 2015 is March 6-7

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Family Campover at Old Fort Jackson Savannah Want to fire Old Fort Jackson cannons?

Save the Date: On March 6-7, Old Fort Jackson’s annual Family Campover in Savannah returns bigger and better than ever.

This year, junior campers will be trained as soldiers from the American Revolution and participate in a reenactment of the 1779 Battle of Savannah. Adult campers will become a militia unit from the Civil War and learn how to operate small arms, light and heavy artillery.

That’s right adults, for the first time ever – you will have the opportunity to fire Old Fort Jackson’s muskets and cannons! Registration will open soon. More details to follow.

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

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

Train rides, soldier programs, Seuss Fest coming soon to Coastal Heritage Society sites, Savannah

Monday, January 12th, 2015

train rides for kids at Georgia State Railroad Museum Savannah February Train Rides Aboard Diesel Engine @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
655 Louisville Rd., Savannah 31401
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February 2015 and on Monday, February 16th.
Rides will be at 11am, 1pm and 2pm.
For more details on specific tours, contact the GSRM gift shop: 912.651.6823.

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Old Fort Jackson SavannahSoldier programs, re-enactments @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, 31404

February 14-15
The British have arrived on Georgia soil! Experience the lives of the Revolutionary and War of 1812 soldiers who were sent to the fort to protect Savannah from the British.
10AM to 4PM

Chatham Days Discount

Old Fort Jackson has launched “Chatham Days,” which means that throughout the month of February, Chatham County residents will receive half price admission  @ Old Fort Jackson.

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Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's MuseumSeuss Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Feb. 28
Children will participate in fun crafts, silly story-times, crazy games, and even get to create their very own Seuss- inspired character.
February 28 10AM to 4PM

Seuss Fest 2015 Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday*-Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm

*Special Holiday Opening: On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Presidents Day Feb. 16), Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm.

Come on out to learn and play with Savannah Children’s Museum. All programming subject to change.

(Regular school year hours are Wednesdays-Sundays)

Fridays
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Saturdays 
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Family Fitness
1 PM: Super Science
2 PM: Awesome Art

Sundays
Open 11 AM-4 PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1 PM: Hooray for History
2 PM: Family Fitness

Wednesdays 
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Awesome Art

Thursdays
Open 10AM-4PM
11AM Story time
1PM Creative Crafts

Fridays
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Program descriptions

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
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.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
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)
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.)
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.)

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

 

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Family Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

sandbox children's museum holiday events

March Free Family Fun Night

March 6, 5:30-7:30pm

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Free admission to the museum, bounce house (weather permitting), fun arts and crafts and face painting.

Bring a friend for this FREE night of fun. Light Picnic Dinner will be provided. Family Fun Nights made possible in part by: The Bargain Box

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 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

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Super Museum Sunday 2015 in Savannah: Free admission to museums & historical sites

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Super Museum Sunday 2015 Savannah Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2015

Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open 9am-5pm.

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.

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List of Participating Super Museum Sunday Sites

The following sites will have free admission on Sunday, February 8th, 2015, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., unless alternate hours are listed. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open 9am-5pm.

Andrew Low House Museum
329 Abercorn Street, Savannah
andrewlowhouse.com

Battlefield Memorial Park
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah
chsgeorgia.org

Beach Institute African American Cultural Center
502 East Harris Street, Savannah
3:00-6:00 p.m.
visit-historic-savannah.com/beach-institute.html

Bethesda Academy’s William H. Ford, Sr. Museum & Visitors Center
9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah
bethesdaacademy.org/

Bloomingdale History Museum and Visitors Center
205 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale
bloomingdale-ga.com/Bloomingdale-History-Museum.html

Bonaventure Historical Society
330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah
Tours at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00 p.m.
bonaventurehistorical.org

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah
coastalgeorgiabg.org

Congregation Mickve Israel
20 East Gordon Street, Savannah
Tours from 1-4:00 p.m.
mickveisrael.org

Davenport House Museum
324 East State Street, Savannah, GA
davenporthousemuseum.org

First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery Street, Savannah
1:30-4:00 p.m.
firstafricanbc.com

First Bryan Baptist Church
575 W. Bryan Street, Savannah
2:00-4:00 p.m.
fbbcsav.org

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation, Inc.
207 East Charlton Street, Savannah
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
flanneryoconnorhome.org

Fort King George
302 MacIntosh Road, SE, Darien
gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

Fort Morris Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway
gastateparks.org/FortMorris

Fort Pulaski National Monument
US Highway 80 E,  Savannah
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

Funk Heritage Center
7300 Reinhardt Circle, Waleska, Ga
reinhardt.edu/funkheritage

Geechee Kunda
622 Ways Temple Road, Riceboro, GA
geecheekunda.com/

Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street, Savannah
georgiahistory.com

Georgia Salzburger Society
2980 Ebenezer Road, Rincon
georgiasalzburgers.com

Georgia Southern University Museum
Rosenwald Building, Southern Drive, GSU
2:00-5:00 pm
academics.georgiasouthern.edu/museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum
601 W. Harris Street, Savannah OPEN 9AM-5PM.
chsgeorgia.org

Girl Scout First Headquarters Museum and Program Center
330 Drayton Street, Savannah
gshg.org/Things-to-Do/Visit-First-Headquarters/Pages/default.aspx

Great Savannah Races Museum
411 Abercorn Street, Savannah
greatsavannahraces.com

Harper Fowlkes House
230 Barnard Street, Savannah
1:00-4:00 p.m.
harperfowlkeshouse.com

Historic Effingham Society Museum and Living History Site
1002 Pine Street, Springfield
historiceffinghamsociety.org

Historical Dorchester Academy
8787 Oglethorpe Highway, Midway
libertycounty.org/dorchester-academy

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, National Historic Landmark
10 E. Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah
juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org

King Tisdell Cottage
514 E. Huntingdon Street, Savannah
3:00-6:00 p.m.
visit-historic-savannah.com/king-tisdell-cottage.html

Massie Heritage Center
207 E. Gordon Street, Savannah
massieschool.com

Midway Museum
491 N. Coastal Hwy, Midway
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
themidwaymuseum.org

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler
mightyeighth.org

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandtown Road, Savannah
oatlandisland.org

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah. Open 9 AM-5PM
chsgeorgia.org

Pin Point Heritage Museum
9924 Pin Point Avenue, Savannah
chsgeorgia.org

Richmond Hill Historical Society
11460 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill
richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Road, Savannah OPEN 9 AM-5PM
savannahchildrensmuseum.org

Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah OPEN 9AM-5PM
chsgeorgia.org

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center
681 Fort Argyle Road, Savannah
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks/Multipurpose-Trails/Old-Savannah-Ogeechee-Canal

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd., Savannah
scadmoa.org

Ships of the Sea Museum
41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah
shipsofthesea.org

Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
121 Barnard Street, Telfair Square, Savannah
telfair.org

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts
207 West York Lane, Savannah. Families can add to the fun of Super Museum Sunday by taking part in several open-ended art-making activities in the Jepson Center Eckburg Atrium.
telfair.org

Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn Street, Savannah
telfair.org

Thunderbolt Historical Society
2702 Mechanics Avenue, Thunderbolt
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island
tybeelighthouse.org

UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA
marex.uga.edu/aquarium

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah
gastateparks.org/Wormsloe
FREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2015
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from February 7 & February 8
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.

Savannah Night at the Museum 2015, Jan. 24

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Night at the Museum 2015 Savannah History MuseumCome and enjoy this annual family favorite at Savannah History Museum this January: Night at the Museum.

To begin this magical evening, guests will watch the 2006 blockbuster film, Night at the Museum, on the big screen in our historic theater.

After that, you’ll realize that the night has just begun as you watch Savannah History Museum come to life before your eyes.

For added entertainment, children will get to participate in ‘Official Night Guard Training’ and fun crafts.

Savannah Night at the Museum will be on January 24, 2015 beginning at 6:00pm and last until about 10:00pm at Savannah History Museum.

Check-in will begin at 6:00pm, and the movie will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

DUE TO VERY LIMITED SPACE, PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

Click here to register now!

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Free admission March 7 & 8 & 1st full wknd of each mth @ EdVenture Children’s Museum & other nearby museums

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The weekend of March 7 & 8 2015 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.