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Free Hands-On History Camp @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Free history camp at Georgia State Railroad Museum Georgia State Railroad Museum is partnering with Historic Savannah Foundation for this year’s “Hands on History” Camp, Wed. June 1, 8AM-2PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum.

The free program is designed to give campers an overview of the field of historic preservation and rehabilitation, provide hands-on experience through various practical workshops and offer a look at the world of history, preservation and site interpretation.

On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 beginning at 8AM, Georgia State Railroad Museum educators will host a masonry workshop where campers will learn proper vegetation and mortar removal, how to mix mortar for historic buildings, and techniques on repointing  structures. At 9:30AM educators will lead an archaeology workshop, discussing the difference between archaeology and paleontology, which will include stations that focus on documentation at dig sites, connecting clues to create a historical narrative, and reconstructing animal skeletons. Join the site tour by rail, have lunch*, ride the handcar, and enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes hard hat tour.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Applications are due by Fri. May 27.  Please contact Ms. Danielle Meunier at Historic Savannah Foundation, 912-233-7787, dmeunier@myhsf.org with questions.
 
What: 2016 Hands on History Camp for Ages 11 – 15
When: Wednesday, June 1st, 8AM – 2PM (*please pack a lunch)
 
Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA
Cost: Free, registrations are limited and are selected based on the students’Personal Statement forms.
To download an application to register your child for the Hands On History Camp, click here, or call or email Danielle Meunier at 912.233.7787 or
Deadline for applications is this Friday, May 27, 2016.

Savannah Summer Camps 2016: STEAM, Art, Photography, Video Game Development Camps @ Telfair Museums

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Telfair Museums Summer Camps 2016Summer Camps 2016 @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah.

For more information or to register, call 912.790.8823.

REGISTER HERE. 

Portfolio Builder: Drawing Camp
Session A: ages 10–14, May 31–June 3, 9am–3pm
Session B: ages 10–14, July 5–8, 9am–3pm
Members $160 / non-members $180
This four-day camp helps upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing art portfolios. Students focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, and use of value to create volume and space. The camp also includes practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models to create a comprehensive, professional experience. REGISTER HERE. 

Master Artist Photography
Session B: ages 13–16, June 13–17, 9am–3pm
Members $200 / non-members $235
This intensive, weeklong program offers hands-on skills with both digital and manual cameras, exploring black-and-white photography, digital photography, and the basic functions of 35mm cameras. Instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Photoshop, while also covering conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. Using the documentary photography exhibition Elvis at 21 as inspiration, this program takes students on “location” shoots in the historic district and culminates with a reception and exhibition of their photographs in the Jepson Center. REGISTER HERE. 

Raising STEAM: Technology, Art, and Electronics
Ages: 10–12
June 20–24, 9am–3pm
Members $200 / non-members $235
This comprehensive STEAM camp allows young people to explore the artistic potential of technology. In this weeklong camp, students use a variety of technologies and methods to create art and express themselves. Students gain skills in 3D printing, Photoshop, and basic computer programming with Arduino microcontrollers. They also learn how to solder their own electronic noise toys, plus much more! This program culminates with a reception and exhibition of participants’ work in the Jepson Center. REGISTER HERE. 

Videogame Development
Session A: ages 14–18, June 20–24, 9am–3pm
Members $175 / non-members $195
Full STEAM ahead! In this weeklong camp, students design and build their own videogames! Using open source game-making software, young adults learn the basics of computer programming from scratch, while also getting the chance to invent worlds, create characters, and play games. This summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of student videogames in the Jepson Center. REGISTER HERE. 

Museum Explorations Pre-K Camp
Ages: 4–6
July 25–29, 9am–12pm
Members $100 / non-members $125
Stave off the summer doldrums! Exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions has never been so much fun. Each day, participants explore a new exhibit and learn to create the very same type of art seen in the galleries. This program helps children find inspiration through drawing, painting, and printmaking, immersing them in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists. REGISTER HERE. 

Crafters Camp
Ages: 8–11
July 18–22, 9am–3pm
Members $175 / non-members $195
The ultimate experience for crafty kids, this camp is crammed with a variety of exciting craft projects, including screenprinting, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy, face painting, and much more. In this weeklong camp, students explore techniques in a rich array of crafts to inspire and develop their talents as independent makers. REGISTER HERE. 

Videogame Design with Scratch
Ages: 12–14
July 25–29, 9am–12pm
Members $100 / non-members $125
This summer camp teaches students how to create their own videogames using Scratch, a colorful programming environment that makes it easy to bring interactive stories to life. In class, students collaborate on developing a game from its origin to its final polish. This is a fun and informative way to introduce younger students to the art of videogame design. REGISTER HERE. 

Scholarships for summer art camps are made possible by Kathy Von Hollen on behalf of the Margaret F. Perryman Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by Hargray Communications.

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Bug Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, May 28

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Bug Fest 2016 Savannah Children's Museum Savannah Children’s Museum invites the public to attend Bug Fest, the annual family-friendly celebration abuzz with bug crafts, activities and workshops.

The event will be Sat. May 28 2016, 10AM-4PM at Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, 31401.

This year, build with Snapology (11AM- 1PM), learn about cicadas with Oatland Island Wildlife Center, enter an Insectarium with Armstrong State University’s Entomology class, meet some friendly reptiles from Georgia Reptile Society, while learning about their healthy diet of bugs, and become a member of the Eat-A-Bug club with our nutrition expert, Jesse Rosenblum.

Savannah Children’s Museum Educators also will lead activities such as a “bee dance” to demonstrate how bees communicate through movement, building a “pollinator hotel” out of all natural materials and reading from some memorable bug-themed children’s books including “Roberto: The Insect Architect” by Nina Laden and “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle.

Admission

Admission to Bug Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society 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 

Savannah Science, Archaeology & Train Summer Camps @ Coastal Heritage Society

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

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

Coastal Heritage Society Summer Camps 2016 in Savannah.

Children will have an opportunity to explore a variety of interests that expound on some of the unique exhibits at CHS museums.

Details and registration information for each camp is listed below. For questions, contact Liz Stratford: campinfo@chsgeorgia.org.

These popular summer programs are inspired by learning through discovery.

Registration for “Jr. Scientist Camp,” “Top Secret Science Camp,” & “Jr. Engineer Train Camp” is $155 per child.

Registration for “Dig It! Archaeology Camp” is $169 per child.

Discounted rates are offered for Coastal Heritage Society members. 

Camps will take place from June 6 through July 15.

Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast!

Please click here for all of the available dates and details.

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Jr. Scientist Camp for ages 4-6

.Put on your lab coats and goggles and dive into the wonderful world of science. Campers will become botanists, chemists, paleontologists, entomologists, and explore other fascinating science fields during this week of summer fun! This camp is designed for ages 4 to 6 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) June 6-10, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) June 27- July 1, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) July 11-15, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

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Top Secret Science Camp for ages 7-10

Ever wonder how science works? Jump into the top secret world of being a scientist and explore incredible experiments in this week of mad scientist fun! This camp is designed for ages 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday

Top Secret Science Camp (Ages 7-10) June 6-10, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Top Secret Science Camp (Ages 7-10) June 27- July 1, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

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Jr. Engineer Train Camp for ages 4-6, 7-10

Hop on board the most exciting week of camp this summer! Jr. Engineer Train Camp offers a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum. These camps are designed for ages 4 to 6 & 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 4-6) June 13-17, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 4-6) June 20-24, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 7-10) July 11-15, 2016

CLICK HERE to register
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Dig It! Archaeology Camp for ages 7-10

.Dig into the past and explore the sciences deep inside the earth! Campers will engage in activities teaching about archaeology, paleontology, and geology during this action packed, dirt filled week of summer fun. This camp is designed for ages 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Dig It! Archaeology Camp (Ages 7-10) June 20-24, 2016

CLICK HERE to register
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Memorial Day 2016: Sandbox @ the Stables, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Memorial Day events

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.

Location

Lawton Stables
190 Greenwood Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
($6 for vehicle pass for entrance into Sea Pines Resort)

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.

Learn more here. 

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Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. sea turtle exhibit

Sea Turtle Exhibit

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. has recently acquired (in a partnership with Edventure Children’s Museum and a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services) a new exhibit that tells the story of our local loggerhead sea turtles and their importance Hilton Head Is. and their natural habitat.

The Sandbox has part of it on display in their “Turtle” room at the museum. Come by and take a look.Remember, LIGHTS OUT at 10pm, cover up holes on the beach and leave a clear path for the turtles to nest during sea turtle nesting season May 1-October 1.

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

Bug Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, May 28

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Bug Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children's MuseumJoin Savannah Children’s Museum for the annual creepy crawly Bug Fest on May 28 from 10AM-4PM.

Special visits from Snapology (11am-1pm), Oatland Island, Armstrong State University’s Entomology class, GA Reptile Society, and Jiminy Co. out of Charleston.

Learn about the difference between insects and bugs and how to communicate like a bee; explore different types of insect architecture; help build Pollinator Hotel; and so much more.

This event is FREE with the cost of admission ($7.50/person over the age of 18 mo.) and FREE for members.

Sat. May 28
10AM – 4PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Summer Camps 2016 @ National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Pooler

Friday, May 6th, 2016

2016 camp logo

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler is offering enriching, adventurous full-day summer camps during Summer 2016.

Mighty Eighth summer camps are week long day camps which immerse the kids in different aspects of military history.

All camps are 9AM- 4PM Monday-Friday. For ages 7-12 (expect for the American Military Legends camp for ages 12-16).
They all include lunch, snacks, drinks and t-shirts. T-shirt size guaranteed if signed up by May 15.

To register: call 912-988-1832 or email education@mightyeighth.org .

WWII Adventure Camp: Learn about WWII life on the ground, in the air and from the movies. $175 May 23-27 & July 18-22

American Military Legends: Ages 12-16 $225 June 6-10

Mighty 8 Boot Camp: Army experiences camp (formerly combat camp). Want your child to have fun getting lots of outdoor exercise running around pretending to be in the army?  $250 June 13-17 & July 11-15

FTX- field training exercises: Fun outdoor activities, “fort” building, respect for/survival in nature, escape and evade $200 June 20-24 & July 25-29

Art of War Gaming Camp: Strategy and planning related to gaming and life lessons. Planning, strategy, thinking ahead, working as a team and thinking on your feet are all important skills in life. Board games and outside games are a super great way to learn these lessons, meet new friends and have lots of fun . $225 June 27-July 1

**Camps are physically active***

Discounts are available. Go to Facebook at Education at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for more details on each camp, or email rlamb@mightyeighth.org.

Call 912-988-1832 or email education@mightyeighth.org for more information or to register.

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FREE Family Day Juneteenth Festival @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, June 11

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

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

Summer Hours

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!
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.

The Perfect Portion 

Sunday, May 22, 12pm & 2pm

Learn that you can eat ALL foods; it’s the amount and frequency that matter so that we get the nutrients to grow up strong!

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.

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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!)

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months, free for members. Upcoming dates include: June 12th,  July 17th,  and  August 14th.

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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!

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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

 

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. ___________________________________

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.

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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. 

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