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Savannah Children’s Museum reopens for Thursdays through Saturdays, starting Sept. 24

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Savannah Children's Museum reopens

Savannah Children’s Museum will reopen Thursdays through Saturdays, 9:30AM to 2:30PM, beginning Thurs. Sept. 24 2020.

Daily programming will be offered in addition to a special bottle rocket program at noon every day Thursday-Saturday. Please note that Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor site and closes during adverse weather conditions.

For the safety of all staff and guests, SCM follows social distancing protocols and will implement enhanced sanitizing procedures. Visitors are asked to adhere to the City of Savannah Government, Chatham County, Georgia Government and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

Savannah Children’s Museum is also available for private bookings including birthday parties, field trips and homeschool groups Sunday through Wednesday and its Mobile Museum programs can be brought to your location any day of the week. Please contact Megan Alstad for more information at malstad@chsgeorgia.org

Savannah Children’s Museum admission is free for Coastal Heritage Society members and $8 per person aged 18 months and older. Find info on how to beome a member here.

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

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Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah reopens

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Fort Pulaski National Monument Savannah reopens

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah has reopened.

The national monument has moved into Phase 2 of its Adaptive Recovery Operations and historic Fort Pulaski has reopened.

The fort will be open during regular park hours from 10AM-4PM. (The park is open for visitors 9AM-5PM). Interpretive programs are not being offered at this time. Staff will be available for visitor information.

Fort Pulaski, island trails, parking lots, and visitor center restrooms are open. The visitor center, and the north shoreline are closed.

Find more information here.

Free Telfair Museums’ Family Weekend @ outdoor section of Telfair Square for Chatham Co. & Savannah families

Monday, September 14th, 2020

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Cut & Paste FREE Family Weekend @ Telfair Square, Savannah, Sept. 18-20

This weekend (Sept. 18-20 2020) Telfair Museums presents a three-day weekend of free admission for Savannah and Chatham County families to enjoy the exhibition ‘Cut and Paste: Works of Paper’ and provide fun, informal learning experiences.

Free admission for Savannah & Chatham Co. residents is spread out over three days during standard operating hours to allow for social distancing. Face coverings are required for the duration of your visit.

From 10AM-5PM Friday through Sunday, all Savannah and Chatham County residents will receive free admission to the large contemporary art space on the southwest corner of Telfair Square. Face masks are required. For more on Telfair’s safety procedures, visit telfair.org/hours-admission. Proof of residency required. Find a list if acceptable forms of ID here. 

Telfair Square in front of the Jepson Center @ Telfair Museums
207 W. York St.
Savannah GA 31401
Learn more here. 

Visitors to the Free Family Weekend are invited to tour current exhibitions and explore art activities led by Telfair’s education team.

From 2-4PM Saturday and Sunday, Savannah artist Amiri Farris, who is featured in the Telfair exhibition Breakout!, will provide live, distanced demonstrations of his process for works on paper.

A limited number of free art kits also will be distributed during the three-day period.

Exhibitions currently on view include Cut and Paste: Works of Paper, a special exhibition of paper works by Georgia artists, and Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision, a sweeping survey of some of the museum’s most important paintings, as well as several other offerings.

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Major photography exhibition set to open

Also on view at the Jepson Center starting Sept. 18 will be a new photo exhibition featuring some of the most prominent names in 20th-century American photography, including Gordon Parks, Helen Levitt, and Bruce Davidson. Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography considers the experience and expression of youth from the 1940s to the present.

Among the featured images will be several by the celebrated American photographer Davidson, which Telfair acquired in 2018 as part of a group of 347 of his works.

Telfair also is offering a free virtual opening lecture for Youthful Adventures at 6PM Sept. 17. Those interested can register for the lecture at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_shFxHllMTPemwZAWg7lBwA.

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(Daytrips from Savannah) Junior Park Ranger programs @ national monuments

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Fort Frederica Junior Ranger National Monument

As we wait for Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah to fully reopen (trails are open, visitor center and fort are closed),  here are some daytrips you can take to national monuments, sites that are open including:

*Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston, S.C.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga.
*Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island.
*Congaree National Park, near Columbia, SC

Your kids can become a Junior Ranger 

Take advantage of the fact that we live within a day’s drive of multiple national parks & monuments & have your kids become a junior ranger at one or many of these sites.

When you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us parents who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

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.

FREE Family Weekends @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

 

FREE Family Weekends 2020 @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

September 2020

Cut and Paste Free Family Weekend
Sept. 18 at 10AM–Sept. 20 at 5PM
@ Jepson Center
Telfair presents a three-day weekend of free admission to the Jepson Center for Savannah and Chatham County families to enjoy the exhibition Cut and Paste: Works of Paper and provide fun, informal learning experiences. Free admission to the Jepson Center is spread out over three days during standard operating hours to allow for social distancing.

Learn more here.

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November 2020

Impressionism Free Family Weekend
Nov. 13 at 10AM–Nov. 15 at 5PM
@ Jepson Center
Families can explore Telfair’s beloved collection of impressionist art in a new light at the Jepson Center in this weekend of free admission for Savannah and Chatham County residents. Family Activity Kits include scavenger hunts in the museum galleries along with at-home art making kits. Family Weekends are free of admission to the Jepson Center only for City of Savannah and Chatham County residents. Investment is provided by the City of Savannah.

Learn more here.

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Special Labor Day 2020 discount @ three Coastal Heritage Society sites, Savannah

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Coastal Heritage Society Savannah museums Old Fort Jackson Georgia Railroad Museum

Three of Coastal Heritage Society’s museums in Savannah will be open for Labor Day on Mon. Sept. 7 2020 from 9AM-5PM.

Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at each site through hands-on, immersive activities that illustrate the narratives of Savannah’s past at Savannah History Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson.

On Mon. Sept. 7 only, residents of Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty Counties will receive a special rate of Buy One, Get One free for site admission.

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson – both in Savannah – are both large, open-air historic sites with plenty of space for safe social distancing.

For the safety of all staff and guests, these facilities will be observing social distancing protocols and implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures. Due to the City of Savannah and Chatham County mandates, guest are required guests to wear masks and adhere to public health safety protocols at all of these sites.

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Massie Heritage Center in Savannah reopens

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

massie heritage center reopens Savannah

Massie Heritage Center in Savannah will reopen to the public this week with proper COVID-19 prevention and safety measures.

Please visit and stay safe. Learn more about Massie Heritage Center here.

Museum School Program @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Sandbox Children's Museum

Attention Beaufort County students and families:

To support those families with children in grades K-4th, the Sandbox Children’s Museum new museum program is designed with you in mind.

In small multi-age pods with strict health and safety guidelines, students will not only have support for virtual lessons, but also access to staff-led hand-on enrichment activities in S.T.E.M. literacy, art, and movement, and free play in the museum. Children will also have free play in the museum during the day.

The new program for children in grades K-4th is at both the Hilton Head and Bluffton Sandbox locations.

Find more information and registration forms online here. Or email the Sandbox through the Contact Us tab.

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Cannon firing programs @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Old Fort Jackson Savannah cannon firings

Cannon firings programs return to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, 11AM & 2PM Wednesdays through Sundays, with additional programs throughout the day.

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd
Savannah, GA 31404
Find admission costs here. 

About Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson celebrated its bicentennial in May 2008, making it the oldest standing brick fortification in Georgia! A National Historic Landmark, the fort is one of only eight Second System fortifications (a series of forts built prior to the War of 1812) still standing in the United States. Join thousands of visitors who enjoy the fort every year, and experience military exhibits, daily cannon firing demonstrations during the summer, and a serene environment with a great view of the Savannah River.

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Outdoors, socially-distance birthday party options @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

outdoor birthday parties Savannah Children's Museum

birthday parties savannah children's museum

Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah is now offering new single-family birthday parties as a safe birthday party alternative at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Your party will be hosted outdoors only and include extra cleaning procedures. Parties will be limited to 25 people. All of Coastal Heritage Society’s amazingly fun themes are available starting at $225. Contact lbooth@chsgeorgia.org for more information.

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(Daytrips from Savannah) Make your own slime Saturdays & Exploring Insects Tuesdays, Okatie, SC

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Port Royal Maritime Museum Okatie SC Hilton Head Beaufort Bluffton kids

 

Make Your Own Slime – RSVP Required
Port Royal Sound Foundation
310 Okatie Hwy.
Okatie, SC 29909
Saturdays in August 2020, 9-10AM

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, YOU MUST CALL 843-645-7774 to TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
$5 per participant; age 5 & younger FREE
Learn how to make slime during Saturdays in August 2020, 9-10AM @ Port Royal Sound Foundation
Bring your own container to take your slime home. All ages are welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult.
COVID-19 Precautions:
– A cloth mask or other face covering is required while on our campus (ages 3+). All PRSF staff will also be wearing a mask.
– The number of participants will be limited in all programs in order to maintain social distancing, so please RSVP!
– All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn more here or call 843-645-7774.

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Exploring Insects, RSVP required
Port Royal Sound Foundation
310 Okatie Hwy.
Okatie, SC 29909
Tuesday Aug. 4 & 18 in August 2020, 10-11AM

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, YOU MUST CALL 843-645-7774 TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
$5 per participant; age 5 & under FREE
Explore the life of insects by seeing what we can catch! All ages welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult. This is an outside activity so please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and sunglasses.
COVID-19 Precautions:
– A cloth mask or other face covering is required while on our campus (ages 3+). All PRSF staff will also be wearing a mask.
– The number of participants will be limited in all programs in order to maintain social distancing, so please RSVP!
– All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult

Learn more here or call 843-645-7774.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head & in Bluffton has reopened

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

The Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, both locations, are open with reduced occupancy, online ticketing and reservations, and increased cleaning procedures!

For your health and safety, all guests age 3 years and older wear masks.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is also holding their summer camps with small groups in a private setting. Are you interested in a private playdate with close friends? Call the museum for more information. Bluffton 843-705-6235, Hilton Head 843-842-7645

The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
1414 Fording Island Rd, Suite E-180
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Daily blacksmithing demos at Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Coastal Heritage Society blacksmithing demos

Coastal Heritage Society Railroad Operations’has blacksmithing demos inside the historic Blacksmith Shop at Georgia State Railroad Museum.

Come out and see. Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson are open 9AM-5PM, Wednesday-Sunday.

Book your ticket in advance online at www.chsgeorgia.org

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head & in Bluffton has reopened

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

The Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, both locations, are open with reduced occupancy, online ticketing and reservations, and increased cleaning procedures!

For your health and safety, all guests age 3 years and older wear masks.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is also holding their summer camps with small groups in a private setting. Are you interested in a private playdate with close friends? Call the museum for more information. Bluffton 843-705-6235, Hilton Head 843-842-7645

The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
1414 Fording Island Rd, Suite E-180
Bluffton, SC 29910

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FREE Savannah Families Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, July 13th, 2020

FREE Savannah families weekend Telfair Museums Savannah Chatham County

FREE Savannah Families Weekend
July 17–July 19 2020
Jepson Center in Savannah

Explore Juneteenth connections and current exhibitions at the Jepson Center with an extended period of free admission for City of Savannah residents during regular hours during this three-day period. In lieu of the museum’s Free Family Day, the museum will expand free admission to the Jepson Center over a three-day weekend to allow for smaller numbers and social distancing. Family Art Activity Packets with suggested activities for the museum visit and at-home art making are available for pickup in the Jepson Center lobby during this period.

Please note: This program applies to the Jepson Center only.

The museum may have limited capacity at peak hours due to social distancing measures. Presented thanks to investment provided by the City of Savannah.

Learn more here.

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah Families FREE Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

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Savannah Families Free Weekend @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center
July 17–19 2020
Free and open to residents of Chatham County

Explore Juneteenth connections at the Jepson Center  in Savannah with an extended period of free admission for City of Savannah residents during regular hours during this three-day period. Art Activity Packets with family activities for the museum visit and at home art making are available for pickup in the Jepson Center lobby during this period.

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401