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November 2019 Kids’ Events @ The Sandbox Museum, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is.

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Free Family Night Tanger Outlet Sandbox Museum Bluffton Hilton Head

FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT | AT THE SANDBOX AT TANGER 2 on Sat. Nov. 16 2019, 6-8PM.

Come enjoy a cost-free evening @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum at Tanger 2  in Bluffton.

In addition to access to the exhibits have fun with special activities in the Art Studio, Makerspace, and a special STEM project.

Try the scavenger hunt or get your face painted.

Free Family Fun Nights are open to ALL Families!

Cost: FREE

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

Learn more here. 

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Sandbox Museum Hilton Head Island

14TH BIRTHDAY BASH | AT THE SANDBOX ON HILTON HEAD, 10AM-2PM Wed. Nov. 27 2019

Come celebrate The Sandbox Museum’s birthday at The Sandbox on Hilton Head Is. with the family!

The Sandbox’s parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce house, “corn hole”, and other carnival games with prizes, popcorn station, holiday crafts including decorating sugar cookies and ornaments, and of course, birthday cake.

To get everyone in the holiday spirit, kids of all ages can play in fake snow.

Cost: Event admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Military and senior discounts are available.

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

Learn more here. 

Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
18A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Black Friday deal at Sandbox museum Tanger Outlet Bluffton Hilton Head

BLACK FRIDAY ADMISSION SPECIAL | AT THE SANDBOX AT TANGER 2 on Fri. Nov. 29 2019

Take a break from Holiday shopping and find time to play @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum at Tanger 2  in Bluffton.

Admission on Fri. Nov. 29 2019 is only $5 per person for everyone over the age of 12 months.

Cost: $5 All Day

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

Learn more here. 

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(Holidays 2019) Savannah Santa Train

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Savannah Santa Train 2019 Christmas Museum

Savannah Santa Train, one of the largest annual holiday events in the Lowcountry, will take place Sat. December 7, 2019, 9AM-5PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum at 655 Louisville Rd. in Savannah.

Buy tickets online here. 

Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and older.

CHS Members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $12. Become a member here.

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To celebrate the 2019 event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before. Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology of Savannah, enjoy caroling by Savannah Stage Company, learn about holiday traditions around the lowcountry including Gullah-Geechee cultural celebrations, see and purchase handmade holiday spinning tops created by the Lowcountry Turners, enjoy performances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Savannah Children’s Theatre and design holiday cards for hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program.

Other activities for visitors: learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, festive holiday dancing with Minick Family Music, snowball-themed STEM activities, taking a holiday-themed ride on a diesel locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus. The The Salvation Army Savannah GA will also be bringing their mobile Canteen with free donuts and coffee.

In addition to the many workshops and activities, visitors can purchase a gourmet grilled cheese from the Big Cheese food truck, a delicious taco from Dark Shark – Taco Attack food truck, and have a sweet treat for dessert from Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Savannah Santa Train is hosted each year by Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and older. Pre-registration is required online here. 

CHS Members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $12. Become a member here. 

Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot.

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FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, November 4th, 2019

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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!

November 2019 Free Family Day @ Jepson Center
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.

Participants in this free event will explore ocean ecology and whale-themed crafts. Experience contemporary artists’ take on Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick. The museum will offer a fun-filled afternoon day of informal learning, music, activities, and presentations related to life under the sea.

Summon the Sea! Free Family Day for Savannah/Chatham County offers a fun-filled afternoon of informal learning, music, hands on activities, and presentations on marine ecology. Experience contemporary artists’ take on Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick in the exhibition Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick. Children’s activities include a nautical photo booth, origami whales and paper scrimshaw.

Presenters include Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Tybee Island Marine Science Center, with STEAM activities presented by Marine Science students from Savannah State University. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Righty, the 21-foot long inflatable replica of a female North Atlantic right whale. Performance by the Around the Globe Sea Chantey Singers at 3PM:  Come for a rare Savannah appearance by this Athens-based group led by Georgia music and art legend Art Rosenbaum.

The program will include authentic sea chanties, nautical instrumentals and audience participation. Free to City of Savannah and Chatham County residents!

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

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Telfair Museums toddlers art program Art Start

Start your day with art and history in Savannah with the monthly Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour.

Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity related to the exhibition “Summon the Sea: Contemporary Artists & Moby Dick” on view now at the Jepson Center.

Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome.

Register online here. 

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

Art Start Toddler Tour
Thurs. Nov. 14, 2019
10:30-11:30AM
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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(Savannah museums, forts) Cure Me or Kill Me at Old Fort Jackson

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

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If you had been a soldier during the American Civil War, would common medical treatments of the time have cured you–or killed you?

Visit Old Fort Jackson in Savannah on Saturdays and Sundays during October 2019 for Cure Me or Kill Me to explore the struggles of ill and wounded soldiers fighting on both sides during the American Civil War.

Cure Me or Kill Me will allow visitors to participate in infantry demonstrations and to learn about triage, field hospitals, surgery, and so much more! Get hands-on experience with moving a stretcher and performing battlefield triage, as well as an up-close look at a variety of tools used in treatment.

Cure Me or Kill Me programming is ongoing 10AM-4PM Saturdays and Sundays in October. This family-friendly programming is included in museum admission ($9 per adult, $5 per child, age 2 to 12) and is appropriate for all audiences. Cure Me or Kill Me is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on how to become a member here. 

Cure Me or Kill Me program
10AM-4PM Saturdays & Sundays during October 2019
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
Hosted by Old Fort Jackson & Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah

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

Thursday, October 3rd, 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.

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

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Art Start Toddler Tour Savannah Telfair Museums Jepson Center

Start your day with art and history in Savannah.

Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity related to the exhibition “Tea for Two: British and American Tea Traditions,” on view now at the Jepson Center.

Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome.

Register online here. 

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

Art Start Toddler Tour
Thurs. Oct. 17, 2019
10:30-11:30AM
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger Outlet Mall, Bluffton

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Free Family Nights Sandbox Children's Museum Tanger Bluffton

Family Fun Night this 6-8PM Sat. Oct. 19 2019 @  The Sandbox Children’s Museum at Tanger 2  in Bluffton is open to ALL families

Held from 6-8PM on the third Saturday of each month (unless otherwise noted). Designed to bring families together, for a cost free evening of fun activities. Come enjoy face painting, a special Makerspace and S.T.E.A.M. activity in our program room as well.

2019 Schedule

October 19
November 16
December 21

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

Learn more here. 

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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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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. 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. The Nov. 1 Family Fun Night will honor military, first responders, law enforcement. Light supper, bounce house, fire engine and access to all the exhibits. Kids can create a paper lantern for the HH Lantern Parade. Details here.

Awe-STEM Saturdays! (Supported by NISE Network)
3-4PM 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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