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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Oct. 13

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Frogwarts 2019 Savannah Children's Museum

Save the date: Frogwarts annual Harry-Potter inspired event hosted by Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah will be Sun. Oct. 13, 2019 11AM-3PM. Register online for tickets to Frogwarts here. 

Frogwarts: A Magical Adventure! @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum includes the following classes and activities:

~Sorting Hat – Which Frogwarts House do you belong to?
~Wand Making – The wand chooses the wizard…
~Potions – Use real science to create magic
~Astronomy – Study the stars, planets and galaxies
~Defense Against the Dark Arts – Create glow-in-the-dark fun
~Care of Magical Creatures – Become a Magizoologist!
~Herbology – Explore what’s growing in Frogwarts Mobile Garden
~Fortune Telling – What does your future hold?
~Quidditch – May the best wizard win!

Attendees can also take a ride on Georgia State Railroad Museum’s steam locomotive, the Frogwarts Express, or visit Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

Friends from NASA Solar System Ambassadors, Georgia Reptile Society, Snapology, Savannah Stage Company, Leopold’s Ice Cream, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More and The Lowcountry Turners will conjure up fun activities for the whole family!

Kids are welcome to come dressed in any Halloween or Harry Potter-themed costume.

Cost: $12 for all participants, ages eighteen months and up. Pre-registration is required online here. 

Coastal Heritage Society members receive access to early registration, an express check-in line and priority boarding for the Frogwarts Express train ride. Get info on how to become a member here. 

This event is sponsored by Port City Logistics.

Register online for tickets to Frogwarts here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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 FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS 2019, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE 2019 HERE. 

 

Youth Videogame Development & Drawing Classes @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Art Classes Video Classes Kids youth

Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah is offering these enticing Fall 2019 youth art classes:

Videogame Development
For ages 10–16 yrs
Wednesdays Sept. 18 – Oct. 16 | 4:30–6PM
Members $100 / non-members $125
Register online here.

Students will explore, play, and develop videogames while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. This class is suited for the beginner- to intermediate-level participants with a fun adventurist personality. No programming experience is required. Register online here.

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Portfolio Builder Youth Drawing
For ages 10–14 yrs
Thursdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 17 | 4:30–6PM
Members $100 /non-members $125
Register online here.

This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills. In Drawing I, students will develop an understanding of foundational drawing; a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. New students welcome. Register online here.

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Free, family-friendly Native American Heritage Celebration, Ridgeland SC

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Native American Celebration Ridgeland SC Morris Center Hardeeville In honor of Native American Heritage, the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe of SC are partnering with the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage for a free, family-friendly Native American celebration, 1-3PM Sat. Nov. 9 2019 in Ridgeland SC.

Tribe members will teach attendees about their customs and traditions. There will be a demonstration of music and dance with a chance for folks to join. Afterwards, take your photo taken with members of the tribe. Local Native American artists will have their work on display, too.

This event will take place in the Morris Center Art Park under the big live oak tree.

FREE & open to the public.

Learn more here.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd.
Ridgeland SC 29926

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Morris Center Launches Field Trips in Fall 2019

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage announces its lineup of field trips for the upcoming school year. All K-12 state standards-based programs are cross-disciplinary and include the following curriculums: social studies, English language arts and visual arts.

Dynamic and interactive, the programs include pre- and post-visit materials for teachers to use in the classroom. Field trips to the center last approximately two hours and include a tour of the current exhibitions and hands-on activities.

For more information or to book your field trip, visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org or call 843-284-9227

Savannah Children’s Museum reopens Sat. Sept. 7

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Savannah Children's Museum Georgia State Railroad Museum
Savannah Children’s Museum will reopen to the public on Sat. Sept. 7, 2019 after an extended closure this summer. The museum will resume their normal hours of operation.

UPDATE: Georgia State Railroad Museum will REMAIN CLOSED until further notice. Please continue to check our social media pages for any additional updates.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401.

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Savannah Labor Day Activities 2019

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Labor Day weekend 2017 kids' events in Savannah, Hilton Head

Half-price Marsh Treks w/ Tybee Is. Marine Science Center.
Details here.

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Tools & Skills that built a colony demos @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah
10AM-4PM Sat. Aug. 31 2019. What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733?  See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, roof thatching. Cost: $-$10. Details here.

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Special programming @ Old Fort Jackson: Building Fort Jackson from 10AM-4PM all weekend.

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Loyalists and Liberty Battlefield program @ Savannah History Museum: Thursday-Monday at 10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM.
March through history & learn about the American Revolution in Savannah. Experience a black powder demonstration, immerse yourself in 1779 Savannah, & hear about the personalities that shaped the city’s fight for freedom. Details here.

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Labor Day Sale @ Spartina 449 in (Savannah, Pooler, Bluffton/Hilton Head). Details here. 

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Daytrips from Savannah here. 

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Labor Day CelebrationFort McAllister State Park, Richmond HillSat. Aug. 31 & Mon. Sept. 2 2019 10AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA
Entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War interpreters will fire cannon and rifles throughout the day. Cost: $5-$9  Tel: 912-727-2339.

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Labor Day Fireworks, Tybee Is.
@ 12th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash
Sun. Sept. 1 2019 @ Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion.
Free live entertainment will be provided on Sunday starting @ 7PM, followed by a fireworks show around 9:15PM that can be viewed from Tybee’s eastern beaches.
912.786.5444 or 800.868.2322.

(Hilton Head Fall 2019 Events) “Spookalicious” & more family fun @ Sandbox Children’s Museum

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Sandbox Children's Museum Savannah

Free Family Fun Nights
5:30-7:30PM Fri Sept. 13; Fri. Oct. 4; Fri. Nov. 1 2019
Family Friday Nights for families. Held the first Friday of each month. Designed to bring families together, for a cost free evening of fun activities. Depending on the weather let the kids take a bounce in our Bounce House, build big with the Big Blue Blocks or get creative and crafty. Light refreshments available. Details here.

Awe-STEM Saturdays! (Supported by NISE Network)
3-4PM Sat. Sept. 14; Sat. Oct. 12; Sat. Nov. 9 2019
First Come First Serve, Free with Admission/Free for Members
Roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and get ready to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math at The Sandbox on the second Saturday of each month. These hands-on, facilitator-led STEM experiments will introduce concepts of chemistry, biology, and physics as we learn about the world around us. Details here. 

“Spookalicious”
10AM-5PM Sat. Oct. 26 2019
Bring your ghosts & goblins dressed in their costumes to play. Themed crafts & activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats.
Special Saturday Admission is $6 per person age 1 & older. Up to 12 mths is free
(Sorry, coupons not valid for this event). Details here.

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The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Discounted tickets for Marsh Treks with Tybee Marine Science Center

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Tybee Island Marsh Trek Savannah

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center will offer a half-price discount on their popular Marsh Treks.

Discounted tickets will be available starting Thurs. Aug. 22 2019 through Oct. 31 2019. The one-hour Marsh Trek, normally $10, will be available for $5 per person. Marsh Treks are offered daily at 4PM.

Participants can sign-up in person at the center or online at www.tybeemarinescience.orgThe program is appropriate for all ages.

You’ll get hands-on exploration in the mud searching for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Examine salty grasses, observe soaring marsh birds, and hum with periwinkle snails. Learn about adaptations necessary for survival in this environment, how the marsh functions as a nursery for many organisms, a filter for pollutants, and as an abundant food source. Expect to get muddy. Marsh Treks meet off-site, on the north end of the island at Spanish Hammock.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Ave. (Located off the 14th St parking lot, near the pier)
Tybee Is. GA 31328
912-786-5917
Open Daily 10AM-5PM

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

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

art start toddler tours Jepson Center Telfair Museums Savannah Start your day with art! Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Savannah museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ this Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour.

Sept. 19 2019 featured exhibition is  Five Decades, the first full-career survey and most comprehensive presentation to date for American artist Suzanne Jackson

Come play and learn.

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

Learn more & register online here.  

Thursday at 10:30–11:30AM Sept. 19
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

Sept. 19 2019 theme: ART START: FIVE DECADES: Register online here. 

Oct. 17 2019 theme: TEA FOR TWO: BRITISH & AMERICAN TEA TRADITIONS. Register online here. 

Nov. 14 2019 theme: ART: SUMMON THE SEA! Register online here. 

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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Free skidaway marine science day 2019 Upcoming kid-friendly happenings @ The UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway Is. in Savannah include:

FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day
Sat. Oct. 19 2019, 11-3PM
Enjoy an afternoon of activities, tours and talks on the University of Georgia Skidaway Island campus, located on the north end of the island. (10 Ocean Science Circle) The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

The UGA Aquarium, operated by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer visitors an afternoon full of activities including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations.

A touch tank exhibit will allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with common coastal invertebrates such as spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs.

10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

Learn more here. 

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CoastFest 2019 in Brunswick 

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will participate in CoastFest 2019 in Brunswick, Ga.

This year’s festival will be Sat. Oct. 5 2019 11AM-4PM @ Depart. of Natural Resources
1 Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA. 31520

This free, family-oriented educational festival is Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Over 9,000 excited visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and activity areas provided by 80-plus local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Touch tanks with live coastal animals, educational information, games and activities for the whole family are just part of our offerings.

More details here.

FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Free Family Day Savannah Telfair Museums Jepson Center Fall 2019 Free Family Days Fall 2019 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah.

Telfair Museums’ Free Family Days for Chatham County residents are offered throughout the year.

Enjoy music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on art-making, and more — free of charge!

September 2019 Free Family Day
Special off-site family day will collaborate with Parent University @ Savannah Classical Academy to celebrate the work of Starland- based artist Suzanne Jackson, whose works are featured in a career retrospective at the Jepson Center through Oct. 13. Visitors will experience the artist’s explorations in dance, as well as traditional and mixed-media painting. Hands-on activities for families, a presentation by Jackson, and a dance performance.
9AM-1PM Sat. Sept. 21 2019
Details here.

November 2019 Free Family Day
Summon the Sea! with free family activities celebrating the sea in celebration of the exhibit: Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick.
1-4PM Sat. Nov. 9 2019
Details here.

(Savannah Halloween events) Yellow Fever living history program @ Davenport House Museum

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Yellow Fever Davenport Savannah Halloween 2019

The Davenport House in Historic Savannah will host a dramatic recreation of the Yellow Fever outbreak in Savannah in the early 19th century at 7PM on Friday and Saturday nights throughout October 2019.

Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events. A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed.

Not appropriate for children younger than 8.

Living history program: Yellow Fever in Savannah
7PM on Friday & Saturday nights in October 2019: DATES: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.
The show is 45 minutes long.
@ Davenport House Museum
324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost:  $16 in advance; $19 at the door. Space is limited and patrons are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.
CONTACT: 912-236-8097; info@davenporthousemuseum.org; www.davenporthousemuseum.org

If you go, please note:
· The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in low light.
· Guests are encouraged to arrive on time to enjoy the full experience.
· Because of the subject matter, the program is not suitable for children under eight years of age.
· The Davenport House Museum is a property of Historic Savannah Foundation.

New this year:
· While the story focuses on Yellow Fever in 1820 as a summation, the story will continue to the present day.
· There is a new scene depicting the household duties that come into play when there has been a death in the house including preparation of the body for burial.
· A scene is adapted from a Conrad Akin story that attempts to answer “What is it like to be dead?”
· Patrons will hear a portion of a sermon which explains not how yellow fever happens but why.

Returning this year:
· Jamal Toure and his interpretation of illness and treatment of the African and African American population of Savannah.
· Patrons will meet two doctors Mary Lavindar and William Coffee Daniell who discuss their treatments for the illness.

Free admission to Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Fort PUlaski National Monument Savannah The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites including Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah that normally charge an admission fee on the following dates during 2019:
—Aug. 25 2019- National Park Service Anniversary
—Sept. 28 2019 – National Public Lands Day
—Nov. 11 2019 – Veterans Day

These FREE admission days include Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah.  (Admission to Chickamauga National Military Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Andersonville National Historic Site is always free) 912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

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Your kids can become a Junior Ranger 

Your kids can become a junior ranger at Fort Pulaski.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here. 
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here. 
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
Congaree National Park near Columbia. Info on Junior Ranger Program here. 

Fort Pulaski, Hwy 80 East Savannah, 31410-0757 tel: (912) 786-5787. Details here. 

Healthy Me! family event @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Sept. 7

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Healthy Me Savannah Children's Museum 2019

Hands-on edible education is coming to the Savannah Children’s Museum this Sept. 7 2019.

Savannah Children’s Museum will host a day of workshops focused on healthy living.

The event, called Healthy Me!, is Sat  Sept 7 2019, 10AM-2PM at Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Healthy Me! will feature some of Coastal Heritage Society’s Mobile Museum programs, the Charlie Cart mobile kitchen and Bonnie’s Garden, a garden on wheels that can deliver nutritional programming to any location. Savannah Children’s Museum educators will also lead interactive programming that encourages whole body wellness and promotes an active lifestyle.

Many of CHS community partners will be on-site, including:
Yogi Palz offering kids yoga classes;
The Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital Of Savannah will lead a veggie relay race activity and coping exercises, Savannah Children’s Theatre will offer an interactive performance of “Hansel and Gretel Eat Healthy” at noon;
Camp Kudzu will present a carb line-up activity;
Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah will share a dinosaur tooth brushing activity.
Healthy Savannah, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, and Publix Super Market at Wilmington Island will provide information about their health and wellness oriented work in the Savannah community.

Cost 

The Healthy Me! Event is included in the cost of museum admission, $8 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members. Learn how to become a member here.

Event sponsored by: The Memorial Health Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital and Publix Super Markets.

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

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Start your day with art! Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Savannah museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ this Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour.

August featured exhibition is  Five Decades, the first full-career survey and most comprehensive presentation to date for American artist Suzanne Jackson

Come play and learn.

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

Learn more & register online here.  

Thursday at 10:30–11:30AM
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

Aug. 15 2019 theme: ART START: FIVE DECADES. Register online here. 

Sept. 19 2019 theme: ART START: FIVE DECADES: Register online here. 

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Sandbox Children’s Museum Big Summer Blowout, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Summer Party

Help The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. send summer out in style!

This annual event will be at The Sandbox Hilton Head location on Wednesday August 7 for an end of summer celebration! Enjoy outdoor activities (weather permitting) and hands-on exhibits and arts and crafts indoors. Light picnic lunch included.

Outside activities (weather permitting) include bounce house, building blocks and more. Inside activities include all hands on exhibits (Including new “Shadow Wall”, special arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt with a prize.)

COST: MEMBERS: $7 | GUEST: $12

Visit The Sandbox website to learn more.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.
(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Savannah after-school activities: Fall 2019 Youth Classes @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Classes fall savannah 2019 telfair jepson

Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah is offering these enticing Fall 2019 youth art classes:

Portfolio Builder Youth Drawing

Ages: 10–14
Thursdays, September 19–October 17, 4:30–6pm / Jepson Center
Members $100 / non-members $125
This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills. In Drawing I, students will develop an understanding of foundational drawing; a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. New students welcome! For additional information, please contact Kip Bradley, Telfair’s Studio Programs Manager, at bradleyk@telfair.org. REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

Videogame Development

Ages: 10–16
Wednesday, September 18–October 16, 4:30–6 pm / Jepson Center
Members $100 / non-members $125
In this five-week class, students will build their own videogame. Students will explore, play, and develop videogames while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. This class is suited for the beginner- to intermediate-level participants with a fun adventurist personality. No programming experience is required. For additional information, please contact Kip Bradley, Telfair’s Studio Programs Manager, at bradleyk@telfair.org. REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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