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FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, May 7

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

FREE Family Days Telfair Museums Fun changes are happening at Telfair Museums in Savannah.

Here’s a peek:
– Kids 12 & younger are now free!
– Instead of single site passes, it’s $20 for all three sites, which includes daily architectural tours at the Jepson Center & Mansion to Museum tours at the Telfair Academy.
– New at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center – daily art activities in the drop-in studio from 1-4PM. The activities are not just for kids but for all ages including adults. APRIL: Art in Bloom: Make tissue paper flower crowns. Learn more here. 

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FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums

Free Family Days are held one Saturday a month from 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center (unless otherwise noted). Attend five Free Family Days & receive a 20% discount on any Telfair art class. Come to 10 Free Family Days & win a free 3D printed mini-me sculpture.

Upcoming FREE Family Days

May 7
State of the Art: Savannah Community
1-4PM
Savannah is bursting with artistic talent. Telfair wants to celebrate it! Enjoy local contemporary art. Meet some of the fabulous artists & art groups making art in our community. Take part & make some art of your own!

Sat. June 11
Juneteenth Festival
Jepson Center
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Free and open to the public, this annual festival features live performances and hands-on art activities for all ages, celebrating Savannah’s history and Gullah Geechee heritage. The festival begins with an interactive performance by Jamal Toure and other local storytellers, followed by demonstrations by traditional artists throughout the region. Children can experiment with crafts and try their hand at a variety of artmaking projects. A special highlight of the afternoon includes a live concert by reunited members of the Gospelaires, a legendary a cappella vocal group from Pin Point, offering a rare treat to the celebration.

Sat., July 9
Prints at the Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums has an incredible collection of prints, but they are not always on display. This Free Family Day gives you a chance to glimpse some of these amazing works in the historic Telfair Academy, featuring master artists such as Rembrandt and Whistler. You can also try your hand at different printmaking techniques to create masterpieces of your own!

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St.

TELFAIR ACADEMY
121 Barnard St.

OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE
124 Abercorn St.

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Bug Fest, Daily Programs & More @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Spring Fun @ Savannah Children's Museum

Bug Fest is coming in May. Save the date: Bug Fest 2016 will be Sat. May 28 @ Savannah Children’s Museum.

Savannah Children’s Museum also offers daily programs that are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members. Check out the list of daily programs for April and May below.

Sundays:
Wednesdays through Saturdays: 
Rockstar Reading at 11:30AM
Rockstar Reading at 10:30AM
Awesome Art at 12:30PM
Awesome Art at 11:30PM
Family Fitness at 1:30PM
Family Fitness at 12:30PM
Super Science at 2:30PM
Super Science at 1:30PM

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS:
Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

On Mon. May 30, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open & will officially begin their summer hours. Enjoy SCM all summer long, Monday – Saturday: 9AM-2PM (closed Sundays) through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Upcoming Coastal Heritage Society Events
Diesel Train Rides at GSRM
Take a site tour by rail and learn about the impact the Central of Georgia Railroad had on Savannah and the Southeast.
WHEN: Wednesdays – Sundays in May
COST:  Rides included in general admission, only $2 members!
National Train Day at GSRM
Celebrate Amtrak’s National Train Day with special programming and tours highlighting the importance of trains and railroads in the development of Savannah, Georgia.


WHEN: Saturday, May 7th
COST: Free for CHS members!
Bug Fest at SCM
Come enjoy the most Bug-tastic celebration of the year!
All ages will enjoy the activities, specimens, and special surprise guests that we have in store for the day.
WHEN: Saturday, May 28th
COST:  Free for members!
Special Program at OFJ
Explore the daily life of a soldier, while uncovering stories about the many individuals and units once stationed here.
Participate in a variety of activities appropriate for all ages, including marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill and musket and cannon demonstrations.
WHEN: May 28th – 30th

WHERE: 

COST: 

 Free for members!

 

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Smart Start Nutrition Program series, each focusing on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle. 

Free for members or included with the cost of admission.

The focus is on physical activity & how to make smart choices about the energy we consume. There will be art, movement & literacy activities incorporated into the program & you’ll finish with a healthy snack. The whole family is encouraged to attend & participate.

Fabulous Fruits

Sunday, May 8, 12pm & 2pm

From talking texture and tastes to making our own model of a healthy fruit basket, we’re sure to have a great time learning about fabulous fruits. We’ll end the day by tasting different kinds of fruit and talking about how they help us grow.

See more here. 

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Sensory Soft Sundays for children with special needs

Savannah Children’s Museum will once again offer Sensory Soft Sunday on select Sundays throughout the year. Museum doors open early from 9AM- 11AM to families who have children with special needs or autism. Sensory Soft Sunday allows these families to make local connections and explore the SCM space without a crowd.

The number of attendees is limited, so please contact Jessica Paterson for pre-registration via email jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org

Cost

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months and free for members.

Upcoming dates include: May 15 & June 12.

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

Matilda Jane Clothing to Host Charitable Trunk Show @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Matilda Jane Savannah Children's Museum Matilda Jane Clothing will host a special “Janes Give Back” trunk show @ Savannah Children’s Museum, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the museum.

The event will be this Sat. April 23, 11AM-1PM @ 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, 31401.

The trunk show is open to the public and is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $7.50 for all guests ages 18 months and older. Free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

The colorful and whimsical fashion line carries clothing for babies, ages 3 to 24 months, girls age 2 to 10, tweens age 8 to 14 and designs for ladies sizes XS-XL. Gift cards will also be available for purchase at the event. The “Janes Give Back” program has raised more than $180,000 for 849 organizations.

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Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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Savannah Children’s Museum will host Sensory Soft Sunday Sun. May 15 2016, 9-11AM as a unique offering for families with children who have special needs.

Children with special needs and their families are invited to Sensory Soft Sunday. Savannah Children’s Museum will open their doors two hours early so guests can explore and enjoy the museum with less concern regarding crowds and loud noises.

The number of attendees is limited, so secure your spot today by contacting jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org. Tickets: $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months.

What: Sensory Soft Sunday
When: Sunday, May 15 2016 from 9 am to 11 am
Where: Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost: $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older (FREE for CHS members!)

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

Telfair in Bloom kids’ events, Savannah, April 16

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Telfair Jepson Kids events Savannah Telfair in Bloom

April 14 – April 17
Jepson Center, 207 W York St

Telfair Academy Guild presents the inaugural Telfair in Bloom, a festival of art and flowers! Museum curators will choose paintings, sculptures, and works of decorative art from the permanent collection. Designers will interpret the art by creating floral arrangements that will remain on display during the entire four-day event, which includes an opening party, a lecture by a nationally-recognized speaker followed by a luncheon , plus additional lectures, demonstrations, and a children’s workshop.

See all the Telfair in Bloom events here.

Kid-friendly events include:

Lecture and Café à la Rose
Saturday, April 16, 10am
Jepson Center
Tickets $35
Reserve your tickets online here

Local cinema lecturer Keller Jones will share her insights and enthusiasm for flowers in film in a presentation, Magnolias, Roses and Dahlias: The Power of Flowers in Film. Enjoy one last chance to view the flowers while enjoying tea and scones, Café à la Rose, and floral scented treats. Children’s activities for young budding artists will also be going on throughout the day.

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MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY TELFAIR EVENTS

Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us!
APRIL 21
Collecting Landmark Events with Art
MAY 19
Elvis at 21: Positive and Negative Shapes
JUNE 16
Sculpture: Dynamic Forms in Play-Doh
JULY 21
State of the Art: Mixed Media and Collage

Register here.
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Free Family Days

1-4PM on one Saturday each month

Sat. April 23
Technology Then and Now at the Owens-Thomas House
Owens-Thomas House
Did you know that the Owens-Thomas House had running water even before the White House? Find out about exciting 19th-century technologies in this fun exploration of the historic Owens-Thomas House. Investigate the technologies of yesteryear—from cisterns and water collection, to lighting and laundry devices—through hands-on activities for children, and enjoy a special performance by the Savannah Children’s Choir!

Sat. May 7
State of the Art: Savannah Community Celebration
Jepson Center
Savannah is bursting with artistic talent, and Telfair wants to celebrate it! Enjoy an array of local contemporary art, and meet some of the fabulous artists and art groups making and promoting art in our community. Take part in this exciting, blossoming scene by making some art of your own!

Follow Telfair Museums on Facebook here. 

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Anniversary of Siege of Fort Pulaski, April 9-10

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Fort Pulaski Savannah154th Anniversary of Siege of Fort Pulaski @  Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah
April 9-10 2016

Fee Information: Adults: $7
Children 15 & younger

See the schedule of events here.

Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah
Near Tybee Island, Georgia

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

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Have you taken your kids to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. yet? Springtime is the time to do so. If coming from the Savannah area, make it a daytrip paired with other activities from our Things to Do With Kids on Hilton Head page.

Upcoming Events @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

 

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FREE Family Night

May 6, 5:30-7:30PM (Last one til September!)
Made Possible by The Bargain Box
Free Admission to the museum, light refreshments, facepainting, Bounce House (weather permitting), arts and crafts and more.
Cookie decorating and a fun take home craft.
FREE!
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Imagination Hour

Thursdays 10:30-11:30AM

Story time followed by a related craft. Included in admission, sign up at front desk.

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Discover. Imagine.Grow. (DIG) School Readiness Program 

DIG is now being offered on Thursdays at the Hilton Head Head Library from 12:30-1:30PM through May 19, 2016 (no program Spring Break, April 14)
For children 3½-5 years of age
Registration is required. Stop by the children’s desk at the Library or call 843.255.6529 to reserve your space today.
Made Possible by The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund

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Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head 2016

Sandbox at the Stables
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 2016
10AM-2PM

The 5th Annual Sandbox at The Stables Fundraiser at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort activities (some free, some require activity tickets) scheduled include:
Craft projects
Inflatable water slides and bounce houses
Pony rides
Facepainting by Morgan’s Mommies Facepainting People
Family game and activities
Rock Climbing Wall and Bungee Jumping by Firehouse Nutz Extreme Events
Live remotes from SC103.1 and 104.9 The Surf
New This Year will be a raffle for (2) Roundtrip Airfare Tickets
and (4) One Day Hopper Disney World Tickets
(restrictions and blackout dates apply)

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.

Hot dogs & burgers plus refreshments including snow cones and cotton candy, all available for purchase.

Admission

Admission: $5 per person; tickets for concessions and activities are $1 each. (Members:$5/person and you will receive $5 in concession tickets for each paid admission)
Plus $6 for pass for entrance into Sea Pines Resort

Guests will park at the Trolley Stop inside Sea Pines and ride the free trolley to Lawton Stables. The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Pope Avenue will be closed on Memorial Day.

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New grocery checkout exhibit 

Coming soon to the Sandbox: a brand new exhibit – The “Island Grocery Checkout”

In Island Grocery where everything is child-sized (even the grocery carts), children can explore an environment that mimics the real thing. Shelves will be filled with play food products that range from lemons to ketchup to cereal. Follow the food chain! The active process of shopping for food challenges young learners to develop & apply math skills including sorting, classifying, calculations & the use of money, as well as concepts related to health & nutrition.
Custom Built especially for The Sandbox by Science Kinetics.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Museum Hours

Hours of Operation for April
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM

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

Spring planting & veggies special kids’ programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, March 21st, 2016

SCM_logocolorJoin Savannah Children’s Museum for the Smart Start Nutrition Program series, each focusing on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

Free for members or with the cost of admission.

Spring Planting
Easter Sunday, March 27, at noon & 2pm UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 3
It’s Spring and time to get that garden started at home! Join Jesse in the Frogtown Garden to learn about the life cycle of a seed. Each child will paint our own pot to plant one in. Each family can take their pot home and watch their seed grow into a beautiful plant*
*Supplies are limited and will be given away first come, first serve.

I Love My Veggies
Sunday, April 10, at noon & 2pm
Vegetables are awesome and something we should eat every day! Explore new colors, textures and tastes while learning why vegetables are so important to building strong, healthy bodies. You’ll finish things off with a veg-tastic treat and tips on how to get more into our daily meals.

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Open Mon. March 28

School’s out, what to do? Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Monday, March 28 2016.

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Programs at SCM
Sundays:
Wednesdays through Saturdays: 
Rockstar Reading at 11:30AM
Rockstar Reading at 10:30AM
Awesome Art at 12:30PM
Awesome Art at 11:30PM
Family Fitness at 1:30PM
Family Fitness at 12:30PM
Super Science at 2:30PM
Super Science at 1:30PM

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Everyday Savannah Children’s Museum offers enhanced programs to bring you and your families engaging opportunities to learn and experience the museum in unique ways. These programs are offered daily and are included in the purchase of your museum pass and always free for members.

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Admission

$7.50 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 

Make tissue-paper flower crowns @ Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Family Programs Jepson Center Drop-in Studio Make tissue-paper flower crowns @ drop-in studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 1-4PM daily during April 2016.

Children’s 12 & younger now receive free admission to Jepson Center.

The drop-in studio activities are not just for kids but for all ages including adults. APRIL: Art in Bloom: Make tissue paper flower crowns.

Learn more here. 

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St.

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Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us!
APRIL 21
Collecting Landmark Events with Art
MAY 19
Elvis at 21: Positive and Negative Shapes
JUNE 16
Sculpture: Dynamic Forms in Play-Doh
JULY 21
State of the Art: Mixed Media and Collage

Register here.
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Free Family Days

1-4PM on one Saturday each month

Sat. April 23
Technology Then and Now at the Owens-Thomas House
Owens-Thomas House
Did you know that the Owens-Thomas House had running water even before the White House? Find out about exciting 19th-century technologies in this fun exploration of the historic Owens-Thomas House. Investigate the technologies of yesteryear—from cisterns and water collection, to lighting and laundry devices—through hands-on activities for children, and enjoy a special performance by the Savannah Children’s Choir!

Sat. May 7
State of the Art: Savannah Community Celebration
Jepson Center
Savannah is bursting with artistic talent, and Telfair wants to celebrate it! Enjoy an array of local contemporary art, and meet some of the fabulous artists and art groups making and promoting art in our community. Take part in this exciting, blossoming scene by making some art of your own!

Sat. June 11
Juneteenth Festival
Jepson Center
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Free and open to the public, this annual festival features live performances and hands-on art activities for all ages, celebrating Savannah’s history and Gullah Geechee heritage. The festival begins with an interactive performance by Jamal Toure and other local storytellers, followed by demonstrations by traditional artists throughout the region. Children can experiment with crafts and try their hand at a variety of artmaking projects. A special highlight of the afternoon includes a live concert by reunited members of the Gospelaires, a legendary a cappella vocal group from Pin Point, offering a rare treat to the celebration.

Sat., July 9
Prints at the Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums has an incredible collection of prints, but they are not always on display. This Free Family Day gives you a chance to glimpse some of these amazing works in the historic Telfair Academy, featuring master artists such as Rembrandt and Whistler. You can also try your hand at different printmaking techniques to create masterpieces of your own!

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Admission

Adult: $20
Senior (65+): $18
Military (w/ military ID): $18
Student (ages 13-30 w/ ID): $15
Child (ages 12 & under): FREE

Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.

Jepson Hours
Sunday – 12-5pm
Monday – 12-5pm
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Thursday – 10am-5pm
Friday – 10am-5pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm

Follow Telfair Museums on Facebook here. 

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free Family Days @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Friday, March 4th, 2016

FREE Family Days Telfair Museums Fun changes are happening at Telfair Museums in Savannah.

Here’s a peek:
– Kids 12 & younger are now free!
– Instead of single site passes, it’s $20 for all three sites, which includes daily architectural tours at the Jepson Center & Mansion to Museum tours at the Telfair Academy.
– New at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center – daily art activities in the drop-in studio from 1-4PM. The activities are not just for kids but for all ages including adults. APRIL: Art in Bloom: Make tissue paper flower crowns. Learn more here. 

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FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums

Free Family Days are held one Saturday a month from 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center (unless otherwise noted). Attend five Free Family Days & receive a 20% discount on any Telfair art class. Come to 10 Free Family Days & win a free 3D printed mini-me sculpture.

Upcoming FREE Family Days

May 7
State of the Art: Savannah Community
1-4PM
Savannah is bursting with artistic talent. Telfair wants to celebrate it! Enjoy local contemporary art. Meet some of the fabulous artists & art groups making art in our community. Take part & make some art of your own!

Sat. June 11
Juneteenth Festival
Jepson Center
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Free and open to the public, this annual festival features live performances and hands-on art activities for all ages, celebrating Savannah’s history and Gullah Geechee heritage. The festival begins with an interactive performance by Jamal Toure and other local storytellers, followed by demonstrations by traditional artists throughout the region. Children can experiment with crafts and try their hand at a variety of artmaking projects. A special highlight of the afternoon includes a live concert by reunited members of the Gospelaires, a legendary a cappella vocal group from Pin Point, offering a rare treat to the celebration.

Sat., July 9
Prints at the Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums has an incredible collection of prints, but they are not always on display. This Free Family Day gives you a chance to glimpse some of these amazing works in the historic Telfair Academy, featuring master artists such as Rembrandt and Whistler. You can also try your hand at different printmaking techniques to create masterpieces of your own!

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St.

TELFAIR ACADEMY
121 Barnard St.

OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE
124 Abercorn St.

Follow Telfair Museums on Facebook here. 

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Children’s Museum & Ronald McDonald House Charities offer art program for Memorial’s pediatric patients

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Carts with Heart Memorial Savannah We love that the Coastal Heritage Society, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire, has started a new hands-on art education program for children who are receiving medical care at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health.

This program for pediatric patients is called “Carts with Heart.”

The program will take place regularly at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health and the family room at the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a place for families to rest, re-charge, and interact. Each art education program will be geared towards children between the ages of 4 and 12 and the anticipated number to be served throughout the year will be approximately 3,000 people or more.

Savannah Children’s Museum educators will lead academic art activities from a mobile cart for child-patients and their families, providing an opportunity for these children to continue their education through hands-on, creative activities while receiving medical treatment.

The goal is to alleviate stress for children and their families by providing quality time together that is not focused on the child’s illness.

“Carts with Heart” is provided through generous support from the Arts Ashore Legacy Fund grant through The Savannah Community Foundation.

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Easter EGGs-travaganza & FREE Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

Have you been to The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. lately?

Spring 2016 is a great time go as the Sandbox has a lot going on!

Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of Hilton Head Island (about a 60 min. drive from Savannah), this interactive museum provides a unique place for educational play between children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers.

Little ones from ages infant to eight will be captivated by the fun filled play centers and engaging activities.

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Upcoming March Events

Save the Date for Easter EGGstravaganza: Sun. March 20, 2016, 2-5PM
EGGstra! EGGstra! Easter all about it!
Looking for an Easter event that’s more than just plastic eggs and candy?
Come out and play at an Easter EGGs-travaganza.
Join The Sandbox for a family-friendly event guaranteed to fill your Easter basket (feel free to bring your own, bags will be available)with fabulous and fun.

In addition to an outdoor (indoor if rain) Easter egg hunt (2:30PM and 4PM), there will be a bounce house (weather permitting), face painting, take-home arts and crafts, interactive exhibits, games inside and out, cookie decorating.

Space and activities will be limited in the event of inclement weather (coupons not valid for this special event)

Event admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Military and senior discounts available.

Learn more here. 

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March 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Free Family Fun Night!
Made Possible by The Bargain Box
Free Admission to the museum, light refreshments, face-painting, Bounce House (weather permitting), arts and crafts and more. March is Pirate Night! Come dressed as a pirate & give your best “Ahoy Matey!”.
Scavenger hunt, eye patches and chocolate gold coins.
Back again, an edible Cupcake Cone Swords (for the first 75 children)!

Learn more here. 

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Thursdays, 10:30AM-11:30AM
Imagination Hour
Story time followed by a related craft. Included in admission. Sign up at front desk.

Learn more here. 

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Discover. Imagine.Grow. (DIG) School Readiness Program
Now being offered on Thursdays @ the Hilton Head Head Public Library 12:30PM-1:30PM
Through May 19, 2016 (no program Spring Break, April 14)
For children 3½-5 years of age
Registration required.
Stop by the children’s desk at the Library or call 843.255.6529 to reserve your space today.
Hilton Head Island Public Library
11 Beach City Rd
(Made possible by The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund)
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New grocery exhibit coming to Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Coming Soon: A Brand New Exhibit The “Island Grocery Checkout”

In Island Grocery where everything is child-sized (even the grocery carts), children will be able to explore an environment that mimics the real thing.  Shelves will be filled with play food products that range from lemons to ketchup to cereal. Follow the food chain.

The active process of shopping for food challenges young learners to develop and apply math skills including sorting, classifying, calculations and the use of money, as well as concepts related to health and nutrition.

Custom Built especially for The Sandbox by Science Kinetics.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum hours

Tues-Sat: 10-5 September thru March, May
Monday:  Closed but open Mondays 10-5 April, June thru August
Sunday: Closed
18A Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645
Daily rates & membership rates here. 

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

FOR MORE LOCAL PARENT & ME ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUR PRESCHOOLER, CLICK HERE. 

Seuss Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, February 15th, 2016

seuss fest 2016

Save the date: Savannah Children’s Museum’s annual Seuss Fest will be Sat. Feb. 27, 10AM-4PM.

The event will be filled with Dr. Seuss stories, Seuss-inspired crafts and games.

Event attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character, in honor of the children’s book author.

On-site museum educators will lead the group with Seuss stories, games and activities. Activities of note include a “Truffula Tree” making station and an “Oh The Places You’ll Go” area with dress-up costumes and a photo opportunity.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre will present musical performances at 12pm and 2pm from Seussical the Musical.

Don’t miss this Seuss-tastic day of fun for kids of all ages.

Event is included in price of regular admission. Free for CHS members.

WHEN: Sat. Feb. 27, 10am-4pm, with special Savannah Children’s Theatre performances at noon and 2pm
WHERE: Savannah Children’s Museum
COST: Free for members. $7.50 for non-members

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.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

FOR DETAILS ABOUT SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM KIDS’ NUTRITIONAL WORKSHOPS, CLICK HERE. 

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

Nutrition Workshops for Kids @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

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Join Savannah Children’s Museum starting Valentine’s Day for bi-weekly Sunday nutrition workshops, each focusing on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

The program will actively engage children pre-K and up with art, movement, and science, while focusing on nutrition education. The whole family is encouraged to attend and participate.

 

 

 

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GO, SLOW, WHOA!
Sun. March 13 at 12PM and 2PM

Learn these three food categories, GO, SLOW, and WHOA to recognize which foods are a better choice for a healthy body. This program will incorporate art, literacy, movement and music while learning what foods to eat often, what foods to eat sometimes, and what foods to eat sparingly.

Cost: $7.50 for all guests 18 mos. and older (FREE for CHS members!)

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Be sure to check out SCM’s Calendar for upcoming family nutrition programs.

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Daily Programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Everyday Savannah Children’s Museum offers enhanced programs and utilizes the museum to bring you and your families engaging opportunities to learn and experience Savannah Children’s Museum in unique ways. These programs are offered daily and are included in the purchase of your museum pass and always free for members.

Wednesdays through Saturdays:
10:30am Rockstar Reading
11:30am Awesome Art
12:30pm Family Fitness
1:30pm Super Science

Sundays:
11:30am Rockstar Reading
12:30pm Awesome Art
1:30pm Family Fitness
2:30pm Super Science

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 

Blacksmithing Demos & Train Rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Train Rides Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum‘s Diesel Days are happening Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in February & March 2016.

There will be site tours by Diesel Train at the following times through March 27:

Fridays and Saturdays @ 11AM 11:30AM, 1PM and 2PM
Sundays @ 1PM and 2PM

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Blacksmithing Demos

Get ready for Irons in the Fire 2016 a celebration of artist blacksmithing @ Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

On Sat. Feb. 27, the community is invited to attend an artisan blacksmithing demonstration from 10AM-4PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum. A dozen blacksmiths from the Southeast will showcase their craft and fabricating items for purchase in the blacksmith shop.

The expert metalsmith artists will create a variety of designs using just the old world tools of fire, anvil and hammer to make their masterpieces. Please note that while many of the items will be for purchase, most sales are cash only.

Cost

The day-long event is open for the cost of general admission at Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 12 years old.

The entire Georgia State Railroad Museum site will be open for exploring, so visitors are encouraged to walk through the historic railcars, experience the handcar and go on a guided Site Tour by Train.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah 31401, 912-651-6823, chsgeorgia.org/GSRM, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Pirate event free for kids at new Lowcountry museum

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Pirates event free for kids Morris Center Savanna Ridgeland SCWe’re excited about a new local free non-profit museum offering family events: Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland, SC.

It is located in a restored 1937 Sinclair service station that was transformed into a museum and exhibition hall to highlight history of the Lowcountry.

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM

Upcoming family-friendly events at the Morris Center include a pirates’ exhibit preview with Pirate reenactors, food, kids activities, treasures for kids to win and more.

Pirates, Plunder & Lager

Presented by River Dog Brewing Co & Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

March 3, 2016, 5pm-7pm
10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd. Ridgeland, SC 29926

Ahoy! Come for an upcoming pirates exhibit preview.

Adults can quench your thirst with some local brew from River Dog Brewing Co. & enjoy light refreshments. Kids can interact with pirates, learn about buccaneers of the Lowcountry and win treasures.

$6 for Adults; $5 for Seniors; free for kids
For more info call 843-284-9227 or click here. 

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Free Sweetbaskets of the Lowcountry Event

Wed. Feb. 17, 2-3pm.
Enjoy light refreshments while learning about the history & the craft of Lowcountry Sweetgrass basket weaving from native Jery B. Taylor. Born and raised in St. Helena, SC, Mrs. Taylor is a well-known basket weaver. She will showcase some of her baskets and demonstrate how these baskets are made.

FREE & Open to the public

Morris Heritage Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland, SC (843) 284-9227, www.morrisheritagecenter.org  On Facebook here.