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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2021) Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Nov. 14

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

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Frogwarts 2021 in Savannah

Frogwarts: A Magical Adventure is back!

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical Harry Potter-themed experience during “Frogwarts” on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 11AM-3PM.

This year’s classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow in the Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures with Georgia Reptile Society, Quill Writing, Herbology, Muggle Studies and Quidditch. Attendees can also take a ride on our diesel locomotive, the Frogwarts Express or visit Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

Some CHS community partners will also be leading workshops, including Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital leading aromatherapy and Herbology activities, Front Porch Improv performing some Harry Potter-themed skits, Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry sharing the art of Charms, The Lowcountry Turners will be creating unique wooden wands and Leopold’s Ice Cream will be on-site serving Harry Potter inspired sweet treats.

This event is $12 for all participants, ages eighteen months and older.

Pre-registration is required. Pre-register 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.  Become a member here.

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Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tours @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Stroller Toddler Tours Savannah Art Start Jepson Center

Parent & Me Monthly Art Program @ Jepson Center, Savannah 

Once a month, Telfair Museums‘ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center in downtown Savannah for story time, a special tour, and an art activity.

Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ these Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour programs. Come play and learn.

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

October Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour
Tues. Oct. 19 2021, 11AM-12:30PM
Jepson Center
This month’s featured exhibition is Silhouettes.
Learn more here.

November Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour
Tues. Nov. 16 2021, 11AM-Noon
Jepson Center

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FREE Family Day Oct. 16 – featuring Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom – for Savannah-Chatham residents @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

A large fabric canopy draped overhead and spanning an entire museum gallery greets visitors to Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom, which opened Oct. 1 at the Jepson Center.

From 10AM-to 5PM on Sat. Oct. 16 2021, Savannah and Chatham County residents can view the exhibition free as part of Telfair Museums’ Free Family Day at the Jepson Center. They can also see Heavy is the Crown, a newly opened exhibition by the artist Noel W Anderson.

Telfair’s presentation of the immersive installation by Clark, an artist and Amherst College professor, offers a celestial viewpoint that encourages viewers to consider freedom-seeking enslaved individuals whose forced labor built America’s wealth. Draped as if a night sky overhead, the large-scale canopy is pieced together from cyanotype reactive fabric squares made with the help of workshop participants over the course of Clark’s various residencies.

Often under cover of night with bounty hunters at their heels, enslaved individuals seeking freedom used the constellations like the Big Dipper to orient their way north along the Underground Railroad—a network of people, safe houses, and clandestine routes in the early to mid-19th century used to escape from states, such as Georgia, that sanctioned slavery, into Northern states and Canada.

On Sept. 30, Clark delivered Telfair’s free, annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture to a full crowd  at the Jepson Center, with funding provided by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, the City of Savannah, and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom is organized by the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin and Marshall College in collaboration with Telfair Museums and is curated by Amy Moorefield. The presentation at Telfair is curated by Erin Dunn, curator of modern and contemporary art.

Learn more about Free Family Day October 2021 here.

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

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(Savannah Museums) SCAD Teen Nights @ MOA

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

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Teen Nights @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Teens take over SCAD MOA at these artist workshops.

Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided.
4-6PM
$10 ADMISSION

Nov. 19
Glam up the holidays
Adorn a custom-beaded ornament inspired by Christian Siriano’s showstopping designs in People Are People and avant-garde rings in
Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

Dec. 10
Conjure kami spirits at LARP workshop
Tour Japanese artist Izumi Kato’s exhibition Stand By You. Then inhabit Kato’s spectral creatures at this live-action role playing workshop.

Dec. 17
Make cookie-cutter cool
Customize cookies styled like works on view, with Brittany Richmond, SCAD MOA assistant curator

Sign up!
kpoitras@scad.edu
Kristin Poitras
Coordinator of museum visitation

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WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Ga.

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Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Telfair Museums Savannah Jepson Center Free Family Day 2021 October

FREE Family Day Oct. 16 – featuring Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom – for Savannah-Chatham residents @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

A large fabric canopy draped overhead and spanning an entire museum gallery greets visitors to Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom, which opened Oct. 1 at the Jepson Center.

From 10AM-to 5PM on Sat. Oct. 16 2021, Savannah and Chatham County residents can view the exhibition free as part of Telfair Museums’ Free Family Day at the Jepson Center. They can also see Heavy is the Crown, a newly opened exhibition by the artist Noel W Anderson.

Telfair’s presentation of the immersive installation by Clark, an artist and Amherst College professor, offers a celestial viewpoint that encourages viewers to consider freedom-seeking enslaved individuals whose forced labor built America’s wealth. Draped as if a night sky overhead, the large-scale canopy is pieced together from cyanotype reactive fabric squares made with the help of workshop participants over the course of Clark’s various residencies.

Often under cover of night with bounty hunters at their heels, enslaved individuals seeking freedom used the constellations like the Big Dipper to orient their way north along the Underground Railroad—a network of people, safe houses, and clandestine routes in the early to mid-19th century used to escape from states, such as Georgia, that sanctioned slavery, into Northern states and Canada.

On Sept. 30, Clark delivered Telfair’s free, annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture to a full crowd  at the Jepson Center, with funding provided by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, the City of Savannah, and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom is organized by the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin and Marshall College in collaboration with Telfair Museums and is curated by Amy Moorefield. The presentation at Telfair is curated by Erin Dunn, curator of modern and contemporary art.

Learn more about Free Family Day October 2021 here.

Telfair Museums free family day Jepson Center Savannah

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SCAD Museum of Art’s Monthly Saturday Morning Story Time & Teen Ornament-Making Workshop

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

SCAD Museum of Art Storytime Savannah

Monthly storytime at SCAD Museum of Art

Treat your young art lover to SCAD MOA Story Time on the first Saturday of each month.

Next Monthly Story Hour: Sat. Nov. 6 2021 at 11AM. 

Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and older.

To ensure the health and safety of all museum patrons and staff, touchless temperature checks are required prior to entering the galleries and face coverings are mandatory. Be mindful of your fellow patrons by social distancing. Maintain 6 feet of space between you and other guests.

See all tour dates and listings on the museum event calendar.

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SCAD MOA Savannah College Art Design Teen Ornament-Making Workshop

Teen ornament-making workshop

4-6PM Fri. Nov. 19 @ SCAD MOA

Adorn a custom-beaded ornament inspired by Christian Siriano’s showstopping designs in People Are People and avant-garde rings in Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

Admission to the workshop is $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided.

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, coordinator of museum visitation, at kpoitras@scad.edu.

See more here. 

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WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Ga.

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New hours at Old Fort Jackson, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Friday, September 24th, 2021

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Seasonal Changes to Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson’s Operating Hours, Savannah

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson – both in Savannah – will have a seasonal change in operating hours beginning Mon. Sept. 27 for the Fall 2021 season.

New hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9AM-4PM with the museums being closed on Mondays through Dec. 6 2021.

Both sites will have a special opening for Columbus Day on Mon. Oct. 11 2021.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will have blacksmithing demonstrations Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and will welcome visitors to take a Site Tour by Train on Fridays and Saturdays.

Old Fort Jackson will continue to have cannon firings at 11AM and 2PM on all operating days.

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson feature large, open-air spaces and employ enhanced sanitizing and distancing protocols.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online here. Site Tours by Train are limited and boarding passes are issued on a first come, first served basis. As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission. Find membership info here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30AM to 2:30PM.

Please check Coastal Heritage Society website for operating hours.

For the safety of all staff and guests, we require staff to wear face coverings. Visitors are asked to adhere to City of Savannah and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

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

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

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You’re invited to Free Family Fun Night Friday 5-8PM Oct. 1 @ The Sandbox Childdren’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Please reserve your space online at www.thesandbox.org. Click on Book Now.

The Hilton Head Island Noon Lions Club will be conducting FREE vision screenings for children of all ages and SC DHEC will be administering FREE Pfizer COVID19 vaccines.

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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10 Places in Savannah & the Lowcountry (& one daytrip) to explore in Fall 2021

Friday, September 17th, 2021
10 places kids visit Savannah museums state parks daytrips

10 kid-friendly local spots to visit this fall include Oatland Island Wildlife Center (pictured) in Savannah, home to more than 150 animals exhibited in natural habitats along a trail through forest and marsh lands. Exhibits include the “Wolf Wilderness” featuring gray wolves, armadillos, flying squirrels, screech owls and reptiles as well the Georgia Farm area with cows, sheep, goats and rabbits. Along the trail are cougars, bobcats, bison, alligators, red fox and birds of prey.

This week’s SouthernMamas.com newspaper article: 10 Places in Savannah & the Lowcountry to explore this fall with your kids.

1. Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
$5 for parking.
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-2300

2. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Tybee Is.
$10 per person. Children ages 4 and younger are free.
37 Meddin Drive
Tybee Is., GA 31328
912-786-5917

3. The Sandbox Children’s Museum & Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.
All Sandbox Children’s Museum admissions ticketing is now online here. 
$10 per person; free for members and children ages 11 months and younger; $7.50 for seniors ages 65 and older and active military members with valid ID; $3 EBT(SNAP) holders with valid ID and $3 for EBT children and infants
80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

Lowcountry Celebration Park
Free
94 Pope Avenue
Hilton Head Island 29928

4. Poppell Farms, Odum, Ga.
Poppell Farms opens Sat. Oct. 2 for the 2021 fall season, weekends Oct. 2-Oct. 31 2021.
Find hours at www.poppellfarms.com
$15 plus tax for Saturday/Sunday daytime admission for ages 4 and older.
1765 Hyma Poppell Loop
Odum, GA 31555
912-586-2215

5. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah
$5 for adults ages 17-64; $3 for children ages 3-17; seniors and military with valid ID; free for children ages 3 and younger.
711 Sandtown Road
Savannah, GA 31410​
(912) 395-1212

6. Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
$20 for adults; $18 for seniors, military with valid ID; $15 for students ages 13-25 with valid student ID; $5 for ages 5-12; free for ages 5 and younger.
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-790-8800

7. Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Hilton Head Is.
Free
229 Beach City Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843-255-7301

8. Savannah Children’s Museum
$8 per person (ages 18 month and older)
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, 31401
912-651-4292

9. Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
$11 per adult, $7 per child (ages 2-12)
601 W. Harris St.
Savannah, 31401
912.651.6823

10. Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
$9 per adult, $5 per child (ages 2-12)
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, 31401
912.232.3945

Learn more here.

10 places Hilton Head kids visit Mitchelville Freedom Park

10 kid-friendly local spots to visit this fall include Mitchelville Freedom Park (pictured) on Hilton Head Is., a free outdoor cultural attraction. This is the first place in the United States where Africans in America, just out of slavery and not yet citizens, governed themselves. Self-guided tours of exhibits.

 

The Sandbox Children’s Museum & Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Lowcountry Celebration Park HIlton Head Island

Lowcountry Celebration Park

Pair your visit to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. with a visit to the new Lowcountry Celebration Park, located next to the museum.

The new park off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot and Coligny Beach Park features:
*The Adventure Playground, named after the ship Captain William Hilton was on when he discovered Hilton Head Island. It features a reimagined design of the ship, playground, wading pool and more.
*An open pavilion and lawn for events.
*A perimeter walk
*Two fitness stations
*Wi-Fi
*The Sandbox Children’s Museum
*Public restrooms

Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Toddler Time Sandbox Children's Museum

Toddler Time @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. 

Toddler Time will be 10:30-11AM Mondays through Oct. 25 2021 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

This staff-led special parent-child activity time for toddlers is geared to children ages 1-3. Explore music and movement, arts, and science, and nature activities with your toddler @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum.

Free with admission.

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STEAM/MAKER Time, 3-3:45PM Saturdays @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum  during the 1:30PM play session for a special STEAM activity @ 3PM.

These hands-on staff-led activities will ignite your child’s love for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Designed for children ages 5 and older.

Saturdays Sept. 4-Oct. 23 2021.

Free with admission. Reserve your spot for Sandbox’s 1:30 play session online at  www.thesandbox.org

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, HHI

Weekly Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. features a staff chosen book and a related arts crafts project uniquely designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy one-on-one time with their children. Each week features a different story making it the perfect activity for you and your family.

Imagination Hour is geared for children age 5 and under; however, siblings and guests are always welcome to join! We invite you to stay and enjoy the museum following the program—the Learner’s Loft is home to the Sandbox’s very own library—the perfect spot to explore another story or bring a story to life with a puppet show. Let their imaginations run wild.

Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum
80 Nassau St
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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STEAM & Maker time @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head

STEAM/MAKER Time, 3-3:45PM Saturdays @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum  during the 1:30PM play session for a special STEAM activity @ 3PM.

These hands-on staff-led activities will ignite your child’s love for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Designed for children ages 5 and older.

Saturdays Oct. 2-Oct. 23 2021.

Free with admission. Reserve your spot for Sandbox’s 1:30 play session online at  www.thesandbox.org

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, September 6th, 2021

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‘FINDING FREEDOM’ FREE FAMILY DAY @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah

Sat. Oct. 16 2021 at 10AM–5PM

Telfair offers a free admission family day to Savannah and Chatham County residents to view the exhibition Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom and other current works on view.

The event will include take-home activities available for pickup as well as hands-on activity stations in the Jepson Center  from 1–4PM, docent tours, and an artist demonstration.

Learn more here.

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Photography, Painting & Drawing youth classes @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, September 6th, 2021

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Youth Classes in Fall 2021 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah 

Telfair Museums new in-person classes for Spring 2021 include:

Youth Portfolio Builder! Painting and Drawing. For ages 9–12. Tuesdays, 4:30–6PM, Sept. 4 – Oct. 5

Youth Portfolio Builder! Painting and Drawing. For ages 12–16. Wednesdays, 4:30–6PM, Sept. 8 – Oct. 6

Digital Photography Camp. For ages 12–16 Mondays, 4:30–6PM | Sept. 9 – Oct. 7

Learn more & register online here.

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Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tours @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Art Start Toddler PreK Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah Chatham county museums

Once a month, Telfair Museums‘ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center in downtown Savannah for story time, a special tour, and an art activity.

Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ these Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour programs. Come play and learn.

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

September Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour
Tues. Sept. 21, 11AM-Noon
Jepson Center
This month’s featured exhibition is Sugar.
Learn more here.

October Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour
Tues. Oct. 19, 11AM-12:30PM
Jepson Center
This month’s featured exhibition is Silhouettes.
Learn more here.

November Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour
Tues. Nov. 16, 11AM-Noon
Jepson Center

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

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Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

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Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, HHI

Weekly Imagination Hour @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. features a staff chosen book and a related arts crafts project uniquely designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy one-on-one time with their children. Each week features a different story making it the perfect activity for you and your family.

Imagination Hour is geared for children age 5 and under; however, siblings and guests are always welcome to join! We invite you to stay and enjoy the museum following the program—the Learner’s Loft is home to the Sandbox’s very own library—the perfect spot to explore another story or bring a story to life with a puppet show. Let their imaginations run wild.

Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum
80 Nassau St
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tours @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Art Start Stroller Toddler Tours Savannah Jepson Telfair

Once a month, Telfair Museums‘ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center in downtown Savannah for story time, a special tour, and an art activity.

Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ these Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour programs. Come play and learn.

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

October Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour
Tues. Oct. 19, 11AM-12:30PM
Jepson Center
This month’s featured exhibition is Silhouettes.
Learn more here.

November Art Start: Stroller & Toddler Tour
Tues. Nov. 16, 11AM-Noon
Jepson Center

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

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SCAD MOA’s Saturday Morning Story Time & ASL interpreted tours

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

SCAD MOA Museum Art Storytime ASL tours Savannah kids Chatham County

Monthly storytime at SCAD Museum of Art

Treat your young art lover to SCAD MOA Story Time on the first Saturday of each month.

Next Monthly Story Hour: Sat.  Nov. 6 2021 at 11AM. Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities.

Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and older.

To ensure the health and safety of all museum patrons and staff, touchless temperature checks are required prior to entering the galleries and face coverings are mandatory. Be mindful of your fellow patrons by social distancing. Maintain 6 feet of space between you and other guests.

See all tour dates and listings on the museum event calendar.

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ASL interpreted tours @ SCAD Museum of Art

Join SCAD MOA for a docent-led tour presented in American Sign Language. ASL interpreters translate insight and observations, allowing hearing, deaf, and hearing-impaired audiences to experience art together.

Next ASL Tour: Sat. Oct. 9 2021 at 3;30PM

RSVP at least 48 hours prior to the tour by contacting Kristin Poitras, coordinator of museum visitation, at 912.525.7145 or kpoitras@scad.edu.

See all tour dates and listings on the museum event calendar.

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WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Ga.

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