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Daily kids’ programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, which offers daily kids’ activities Wed-Sun. during the school year, weather permitting.

Beginning August 31st 2014, the hours at Savannah Children’s Museum will be as follows:
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Labor Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

(Summer Hours begin June 1 through Aug. 30 2015: Savannah Children’s Museum’s Summer Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 9am-2pm)

Please call 912-651-6823 for details.

Savannah Children’s Museum is opening in 2 phases. Exploration Station is phase 1 and is a unique 1 acre, 2 level outdoor exhibit area set in the ruins of a Central of Georgia Railroad building.

ADMISSION COST:
$7.50 per person ages
1 and older or
Take the Leap and purchase a 1 year Family Membership! Membership info here.

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week? Daily programming subject to change.

Wednesdays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Awesome Art: 1 PM

Thursdays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Super Science: 1 PM

Fridays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Hooray for History: 1 PM

Saturdays (10AM-4PM)
Family Fitness: 11 AM
Super Science: 1 PM
Awesome Art: 2 PM

Sundays (11 AM-4 PM)
Creative Crafts: Noon.
Hooray for History: 1 PM
Family Fitness: 2 PM

Grandparents Day Activities 2014 Savannah Children's MuseumSpecial programs for Grandparents Day Sun. Sept. 7 (Open 11 AM-4 PM)
Creative Crafts: Noon
Hooray for History: 1 PM
Family Fitness: 2 PM

Program Descriptions:

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
Family Fitness: brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Children’s Museum Open Labor Day, Sept 1; School Year Hours Start Aug. 31

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Savannah Children's Museum Open Labor Day Sept 1, School Year Hours Start 8/31Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, will be open Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 1. 10 AM-4 PM.

Monday Sept. 1 programs include:
11 AM Family Fitness
1 PM Super Science
2 PM Awesome Art

Beginning August 31 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will begin School Year Hours. Hours will be as follows, weather permitting:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday*-Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
*On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Labor Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers two new educational programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two new fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
9:30-10:15am
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

September 18 – Ship-Shape
Explore the shapes that make up boats and ships in our Port City exhibition.

October 16 – Rolling on the River
Find yourself walking through a river of light and sound in the immersive Deep River installation.

November 20 – Peeking at Portraits
Get to know the people in our paintings in the Telfair Academy.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

September 18 – Water, Water Everywhere
Here in Savannah, water’s all around us. Join us as we look at paintings and photos of the Savannah River in Port City and explore what sinks or floats by creating your own sailboat.

October 16 – Dress Up, Dress Down
There are all sorts of reasons to play dress up – holidays, festivals, or just for fun. Come dance and move with costumes as we learn about masks and clothing from around the world in the ArtZeum, and make your own special headdress.

November 20 – Magic Touch
Art can be made out of all sorts of things – silver, plastic, wood, and so much more. Explore an eclectic mix of artwork in Savannah Collects and activate your sense of touch. Then use your own hands to create multi-media sculptures.

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE MOMMY & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

Spookalicious Halloween festivities @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Hilton Head kids' Halloween activitiesThe Sandbox’s “Spookalicious” Halloween!

Join The Sandbox Children’s Festival for Halloween Festivities
Saturday, October 25, 2014,
10am-5pm

Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play! Themed crafts and activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats! Special Saturday Admission is $5 per person age 1 and older. Up to 12 months is free (coupons not valid for this event).

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

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

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Harry Potter fans can ride the Frogwarts Express to Savannah Children’s Museum, Sept. 14

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Frogwarts at Savannah Children's Museum

Wear your most magical robes and hats and join Savannah Children’s Museum for FROGWARTS, an exciting wizarding event on Sunday, September 14th 2014 from 5pm-7pm! More info here. 

Take a ride on the Frogwarts Express to Savannah Children’s Museum to be sorted into Houses at Frogwarts. After the SCM Sorting Hat has picked your House, all the wizards and witches will get take fun magical classes like Potions, Wand Making.

This year Frogwarts is adding all new classes.

The Frogwarts Express will board at Georgia State Railroad Museum from 5pm-6pm and take all the witches and wizards to Savannah Children’s Museum.

The train boards on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to arrive on time to get onboard!

Pricing for Frogwarts is $10 per person ages 18 mo. and older.

Pre-registration AND pre-payment are REQUIRED for this popular annual event. Space is limited. Be sure to register today.

Click here to register

Savannah Children’s Museum, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah 31401, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Savannah Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Fall 2014 Art Classes for Kids & Teens @ Telfair Museums

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

art classes for kids in Savannah Kids can enhance their artistic skills at the Jepson Center. Contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org to reserve your space now!

Youth Classes

New! Classes for Homeschool Students Homeschool Contemporary Creative Explorer
Ages 8-12
Mondays, September 8-October 6, 10 am-12pm
Members $100, Non-members $125
The Contemporary Creative Explorer class will take students on a journey, exploring Telfair Museums’three sites and exhibitions. Find inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists. To register, click here.

Homeschool Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing 1
Ages 10 – 14
Mondays September 8-October 6, 10 am-12pm
Members $100, Non-members $125
This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. In Drawing I, students will focus on still life, practicing perspective and sketching from clothed models. Youth Drawing is a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. New students welcome! All materials will be provided. To register, click here.

Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing 1
Ages 10-14
Thursdays, September 11-October 16, 4:30-6 pm
Members $100, Non-members $125
New students welcome! This six-week class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. In this session, students focus on measurement and proportion, value, and linear perspective in a variety of black and white media. Youth Drawing 1 is a great class for students to develop their art portfolios, and all materials are provided. To register, click here.

Video Game Development
Ages: 10-16yrs
Thursdays, October 23 – November 20 | 4:30-6pm
Members $100 | Non-members $125
In this five-week class, students build their own video game. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level participants who want to join the fun! Explore, play, and create video games while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. Prior programming experience is not required and all materials are provided. To register, click here.

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Drop-in kids’ weekly art program ‘What Can We Make?’ , Stroller Tours & Telfair Tots @ Jepson Center in Savannah

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Telfair Museums provides many opportunities for families to visit the museum, learn, and make art together. Are you looking for a fun and educational activity for children? Check these out:

WCWM? (What Can We Make?)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays / 1-4 PM
Jepson Center’s Melaver Studio
The studios are open for drop-in visits for all ages. No need to pre-register. Free to members or with museum admission. Open to adults and children accompanied by an adult caregiver. More info available here. 
Join Jepson Center as they open the studios for drop in visits for all ages. wcwm? (What Can We Make?) focuses on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills through imagination. Explore your creative side with inspiring activities utilizing recycled materials, found objects, and traditional art supplies. In addition to the wcwm? project kits, the studios provide watercolor and collage opportunities as well. More info here. 

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Stroller Tours, Telfair Tots

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two new fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
9:30-10:15am
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

September 18 – Ship-Shape
Explore the shapes that make up boats and ships in our Port City exhibition.

October 16 – Rolling on the River
Find yourself walking through a river of light and sound in the immersive Deep River installation.

November 20 – Peeking at Portraits
Get to know the people in our paintings in the Telfair Academy.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

September 18 – Water, Water Everywhere
Here in Savannah, water’s all around us. Join us as we look at paintings and photos of the Savannah River in Port City and explore what sinks or floats by creating your own sailboat.

October 16 – Dress Up, Dress Down
There are all sorts of reasons to play dress up – holidays, festivals, or just for fun. Come dance and move with costumes as we learn about masks and clothing from around the world in the ArtZeum, and make your own special headdress.

November 20 – Magic Touch
Art can be made out of all sorts of things – silver, plastic, wood, and so much more. Explore an eclectic mix of artwork in Savannah Collects and activate your sense of touch. Then use your own hands to create multi-media sculptures.

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

FOR MORE MOMMY & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

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ArtZeum
Located in the Jepson Center
A great place to visit after school, on a rainy day, on weekends, or just anytime, the Telfair’s hands-on learning gallery and interactive exhibits provide an excellent introduction to big ideas about art. Click here to learn more.

Activity Downloads
Download activity sheets here on the educational resources page before your museum visit and explore the museum with fun and educational search activities.

FREE Family Days (Next one is Sept. 6. Theme: Playing with Photography Details here.)
Telfair Museums FREE family days will be on the first Saturday of each month, 1-4 PM through 2014 These events highlight a different exhibition each month and feature art-making activities for visitors of all ages.  More info here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE.

Daily Cannon Firings @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Experience the thrill of black powder during daily cannon firing demonstrations at Old Fort Jackson, a must-see National Historic Landmark!

WHERE: Old Fort Jackson
WHEN: 11am & 2pm

OFJ is located at 1 fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA. More info is available by clicking here or by calling 912-232-3945.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Labor Day weekend programs @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Take part in the kid-friendly LABOR DAY PROGRAMMING at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah Aug. 30-31, 2014.

Celebrate Labor Day at Old Fort Jackson. Experience the lives of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Special children’s activities included.

WHERE:Old Fort Jackson
WHEN: August 30-31, 2014

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENTS, VISIT OUR EVENT CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE. 

Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Whether you live in Bluffton/Hilton Head Is. or are making a daytrip from the Greater Savannah area, Coastal Discovery Museum is a fun place for kids to visit – especially when there are educational kids’ programs happening.

Check out events happening at Coastal Discovery Museum by clicking here.
Explore Honey Horn, visit the Butterfly Enclosure, look for birds on the docks.

For additional information call 843-689-6767, ext 223

Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926, tel: (843) 689-6767, email info@coastaldiscovery.org, www.coastaldiscovery.org

Daily Guided Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Guided Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument

Starting May 31, 2014

Fort Pulaski National Monument offers guided tours at the following times:
Sunday through Friday: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Through the tour, visitors will see one of the nation’s finest examples of a seacoast fortification, while learning about the construction and engineering of Fort Pulaski, Civil War technology, rifled cannons, general fort life, and the Battle for Fort Pulaski in 1862. Tours meet inside the fort and usually last 45 minutes to an hour.

More info here. 

Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms 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.

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

FREE family stargazing night @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Aug. 30 ), Savannah

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Don’t miss the FREE late summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden!

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a night of stargazing in the Garden Saturday Aug. 30 8-10 PM. Telescopes will be set up for observation, but you are welcome to bring your own. Free & open to the public.

Before the star-gazing, you’re also invited to a free showing of a classic science-fiction film “The Day of the Triffids” starting at 7:30 in the Annex educational building. Be prepared for less-than-ideal acting and effects in the movie, but know telescope views of the rising moon and stars await you on the Great Lawn.

Once the sun sets, join the group on the Great Lawn to gaze upward with the help of telescopes set up by the Association.  Feel free to bring food, lawn chairs. Alcoholic beverages, pets and tobacco products are prohibited

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event! More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail oaadir@kwbell.net.)

Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum, Battlefield Memorial Park, Savannah

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Fourth of July kids activities in Savannah Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah has the secret to educating your kids about our history.

Tricentennial Park

Visit Savannah History Museum to learn the background of the Battle of Savannah and then head out to Battlefield Memorial Park to learn about the Revolutionary battle. Learn more about Tricentennial Park by clicking here.

Savannah History Museum is at 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Savannah, 31401

See the various Tricentennial Park sites including Georgia State Railroad Museum by clicking here.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is at 655 Louisville Road Savannah 31401

Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson in Savannah 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.

Learn more about Old Fort Jackson by clicking here. 

Old Fort Jackson is at 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah,  31404

FREE Family Day Sept. 6 @ Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Free kids' events in Savannah You’re invited to Free Family Day: Sept. 6 1–4 pm, Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St, Savannah

This program is free and open to the public; funded by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

September Family Day:

September 6
Playing with Photography
Jepson Center

Come play at the museum! The photographs of Helen Levitt capture children at play on New York streets in the years before air conditioning and video games. You can explore an assortment of vintage games and toys, and get behind the lens to take some photos of your own.

Jepson Center, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Hilton Head kids' activities

When visiting Hilton Head Is., be sure to check out The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of the Island, this interactive museum provides a unique place for educational play between children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers.

Little ones from infant to age 8 will be captivated by the fun filled play centers and engaging activities.

Details here.

Bring your kids to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is., a museum that  offers quality educational and family-oriented play centers and programs. The Sandbox provides a stimulating, progressive setting for children and their caregivers to play and learn together.

Regular weekly event: Imagination Hour. Enjoy  an hour of fun story time every Thursday followed by a craft project. Program is included with cost of admission to museum. First-come, first-serve, so sign up when checking in at front desk. 10:30am-11:30am. More info by clicking here. 

Admission rates & deals

Day Rates: Adults: $6; Seniors (65+): $5; Active Military: $5; Groups of 10 plus*: $5; Children (1+): $6
(0-12 Months): Free; Members: Free

Saturday Stimulus for Locals: Locals can come play on Saturdays at The Sandbox for only $5 per person (under 1 free). A driver’s license with a “299″ zip code must be presented when registering.

Membership benefits: $75 Membership Includes: 20% discount on birthday parties. Discounts on Parent’s Night Out, and our signature events. Refer a member and receive a $10 gift certificate at The Sandbox gift shop.

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

HOURS & ADMISSION TO THE SANDBOX

Tues-Sat: 10-5 September thru March, May
Mon-Sat.: 10-5 April, June thru August
Sunday: Closed (Open on Sundays during July 2014)

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org, 18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 email:crinehart@thesandbox.org The Sandbox is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

National Train Day Savannah  Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah is located in the former Central of Georgia Roundhouse and Repair Shops Complex at Savannah.

GSRM offers daily tours, student programming, private tour and event bookings, and more!

The repair shops complex that houses Georgia State Railroad Museum is recognized as the largest collection of Antebellum railroad structures in the United States.

The historic railroad structures at the Georgia State Railroad Museum site include a partial Roundhouse with operating turntable, partial Machine Shop, Tender Frame Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Boiler House, Storehouse & Print Shop, Lumber and Planing Sheds, Coach and Paint Shops, and a partial Carpentry Shop which now houses Savannah Children’s Museum. Many of these structures are open for visitors to explore.

Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA. 31401
More details including admission costs by clicking here.

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

Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center,

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Toddler Tuesdays nature programs for kids in Savannah at Oatland Island Wildlife CenterOatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
Programs are at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees for 2013:
General: $5 per child $5 per adult
Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

Toddler Tuesday Topics

If you are new to the Savannah area or are a new parent, then you need to check out Toddler Tuesdays, a fun weekly program that celebrates nature @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

Oatland’s naturalist Michelle Kelly leads these exciting & educational sessions.

NEW TIMES: 10 AM & 11 AM

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays Programs sare at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees: General: $5 per child $5 per adult Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

FOR UPCOMING TODDLER TUESDAY THEMES, CLICK HERE.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

Telfair Museum events: Free Family Day, Sept. 6, Savannah

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Free kids activities in SavannahFree Family Day @ Jepson Center will be Sept. 6.

Telfair Museums will host a free Family Day at the Jepson Center for the Arts as part of its monthly Free Family Day series, which is free and open to the public. The event is free of charge. More info here.

September Family Day:

September 6
Playing with Photography
Jepson Center

Come play at the museum! The photographs of Helen Levitt capture children at play on New York streets in the years before air conditioning and video games. You can explore an assortment of vintage games and toys, and get behind the lens to take some photos of your own.

Jepson Center, Savannah, 31401 , www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Coming soon: Sharks & rays on display at Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on Hwy. 170

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Port Royal Sound Maritime Center A state-of-the-art maritime center is scheduled to open in May off S.C. 170 at the site of the former Lemon Island Marina near Beaufort, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is. S.C. (and a roughly 45 minute to an hour drive from Savannah).

The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center will feature touch-screen exhibits, classrooms, hands-on learning spaces and other areas where everyone can learn and celebrate the uniqueness of the Port Royal Sound and have diverse and fun opportunities to experience and connect with the Port Royal Sound area.

We can’t wait!

Picture 8-foot-wide jaws of a megalodon shark in the reception area; exhibits of suspended models of a tiger shark, a loggerhead sea turtle, bottleneck dolphin & cownose rays; a 2,400-gallon tank with cobia, red drum & small sharks;  a shallow tank with fish & rays for visitors to touch; a moon-and-tides exhibit featuring interactive displays explaining Port Royal Sound’s large tides; a sounds exhibit that will allow visitors to listen to the songs of dolphins & fish picked up by a submerged microphone near the center – according to the Island Packet.

Read more here.

Stay connected to Port Royal Sound Foundation & informed when there’s a scheduled opening date by liking the foundation on Facebook here.

New kids’ program @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Sandbox Dig program New program: Discover. Imagine. Grow.

Come D.I.G. at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is, Tuesdays 10:30 AM-11:30 AM.

Through the guise of play and exploration, D.I.G will empower young children by encouraging and guiding development of the skills needed for their success in learning and in life: language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being. Geared toward children 3-PreK. Included with paid museum admission. First come First serve, sign up at check-in. Click here for more info on the DIG program

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org, 18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 email:crinehart@thesandbox.org 

Daytrip from Savannah: Fort King George Historic Site, Darien

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Fort King George Darien Ga. Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, Ga.

Fort King George is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. More info here.

Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd SE, Darien , GA 31305, http://gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

Children’s Birthday Parties @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson & Georgia State Railroad Museum

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Look at these fun, creative themes for children’s birthdays at various Coastal Heritage Society sites including Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson and Georgia State Railroad Museum. Talk about a memorable birthday party.

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's MuseumBirthday Parties @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Choose a theme: Little Artists or Animal Theme
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Play in the Private Birthday Party Room and Savannah Children’s Museum
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents inside a real train car and then play in an amazing one-acre, two-level outdoor exhibit area featuring a dozen interactive and educational exhibits!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $6.25)
Party add-ons:
Private Train Ride (During regular operational hours) (30 mins) – $100
Private Train Ride (During off season/non operational days) -$200
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.651.6823 x203 OR EMAIL : LJACKSON@CHSGEORGIA.ORG

Old Fort Jackson logo Birthday Parties @ Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah,  31404
Choose a theme: The New Recruit Party(Soldier) or Secret Agent Party(Spy)
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Party time in the pavilion at Old Fort Jackson and this includes 1 hour of staff led activities
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents in our covered pavilion and then explore all of the amazing exhibits at Old Fort Jackson with staff led activities including learning how to drill with Quaker muskets!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $8.00)
Party add-ons:
Personalized Cannon Firing – $50
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.232.3945 OR EMAIL: lporter@chsgeorgia.org

Georgia State Railroad Museum Birthday Parties @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah
Choose a theme: General Train Theme or Thomas the Train
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Play in the Private Birthday Party Room and Access to Georgia State Railroad Museum
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents in our Private Birthday Party Room and then explore all of the amazing exhibits at Georgia State Railroad Museum!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $6.25)
Party add-ons:
Private Train Ride (During regular operational hours) (30 mins) – $100
Private Train Ride (During off season/non operational days) -$200
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.651.6823 x203 OR EMAIL LJACKSON@CHSGEORGIA.ORG

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, www.chsgeorgia.org

Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, Savannah

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Free kids activities in Savannah

Saturdays (once a month) | 1-4 pm at Telfair Museums

Family Days are fun, educational and FREE! Enjoy hands on art projects, gallery exploration activities, story time and much more designed specifically for the entire family! Create DIY masterpieces, play art detective, or explore the ArtZeum, an interactive arts space. With gallery activities on our mobile Art Cart, everyone can get in on the art and the action. Each month will feature a different theme based on the museum’s changing exhibitions. Stop by a little while or stay for the entire afternoon-it’s all FREE. Come see what the fun is all about! More details here.

Find out upcoming themes & dates of FREE Family days by clicking here.

Website: Telfair.org Phone: 912.790.8800
Family Days are offered one Saturday each month from 1 to 4 p.m., offering free hands-on activities designed to be fun and educational. Kids can create their own masterpieces, play art detective and enjoy activities for all ages.

ABOUT TELFAIR MUSEUMS

Jepson Center hours: Sunday & Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am–5 pm; Thursday 10 am–8 pm; Friday & Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Telfair Academy hours: Sunday 1–5 pm; Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Owens-Thomas House hours: Sunday 1–5 pm; Monday 12–5 pm; Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm (guided tours only – last tour leaves at 4:30 pm)

For more information: 912.790.8802 or visit www.telfair.org .

Jepson Center – 207 W. York Street
Telfair Academy – 121 Barnard Street
Owens-Thomas House – 124 Abercorn Street

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Daily Kids’ Programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week?

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum. The museum offers daily kids’ activities Tuesdays-Sundays, weather permitting.

Savannah Children’s Museum is opening in 2 phases. Exploration Station is phase 1 and is a unique 1 acre, 2 level outdoor exhibit area set in the ruins of a Central of Georgia Railroad building.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS:
From August 31st, 2013 until June 1 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays. SCM will be open on most “Holiday Mondays” including (Feb. 17 2014) when Savannah Chatham County Schools are not in session. Summer hours start in June.

ADMISSION COST:
$7.50 per person ages
1 and older or
Take the Leap and purchase a 1 year Family Membership! Membership info here.

Daily programming subject to change.

Friday 1/31 (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM: Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Saturday 2/1 programs (Open 10-4)
11 AM: Family Fitness (Brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning)
1 PM: Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
2 PM: Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
3 PM: Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Sunday 2/2 programs (Open 11-4)
1 PM Wild about Reading! (a literacy based program that will include a read-aloud along with book based activities such as crafts, puppets, children’s theater, early reading skills, early writing skills etc. On Sundays, this program is for school age (ages 5-10).
3 PM Wonderful World of Recycling (introduces children to eco-friendly ideas and practices as well as nature-based education. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12)

Tuesday 2/4 programs (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Wednesday 2/5 programs (Open 10-4)
2 PM Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Thursday 2/6 programs (Open 10-4)
11 AM Toddler Art ( program specifically geared to introduce toddler age children to new art-focused experiences that are highly sensory. This program is generally appropriate for ages 2-4.)

Friday 2/7 programs (Open 10-4)
12:30 PM Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Saturday 2/8 programs (Open 10-4)
11 AM: Family Fitness (Brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning)
1 PM: Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
2 PM: Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
3 PM: Story Time (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)

Sunday 2/9 Super Museum Sunday FREE ADMISSION
There will be no regularly scheduled daily programming on February 9 at Savannah Children’s Museum, as it is Super Museum Sunday. Admission is free to all of the CHS sites. If you choose to come to Savannah Children’s Museum on Super Museum Sunday, you will be given a (first come, first served) 30 minute window of play and exploration in order to accomodate all of guests.

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Daily Kids’ Activities @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

UPDATE:  Summer Hours begin June 1 through Aug. 30 2014: Savannah Children’s Museum’s Summer Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 9am-2pm

Please call 912-651-6823 for details.

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week?

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum. The museum offers daily kids’ activities during summer Mon.-Sat., weather permitting.

Savannah Children’s Museum is opening in 2 phases. Exploration Station is phase 1 and is a unique 1 acre, 2 level outdoor exhibit area set in the ruins of a Central of Georgia Railroad building.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS:
From August 31st, 2013 until June 1 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays. SCM will be open on most  “Holiday Mondays” including (Feb. 17 2014) when Savannah Chatham County Schools are not in session. Summer hours start in June.

ADMISSION COST:
$7.50 per person ages
1 and older or
Take the Leap and purchase a 1 year Family Membership! Membership info here.

Daily programming subject to change.

Mondays (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Creative Crafts 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Tuesdays (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Super Science 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Wednesdays (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Awesome Art: 11 AM
Water Wonders: 11:30-12:30

Thursday June 5 (9 AM-2 PM)
No daily programming will be offered today due to preparations for the 2nd Annual SCM Fundraiser and SCM’s 2nd Birthday Party. The museum WILL be open from 9am-2pm today, however. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Regular Thursdays in Summer (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Creative Crafts 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Friday June 6 (9AM-2PM)
No daily programming will be offered today due to preparations for the 2nd Annual SCM Fundraiser and SCM’s 2nd Birthday Party. The museum WILL be open from 9am-2pm today, however. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Regular Fridays in Summer Mondays (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Creative Crafts 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Sat. June 7 (9 AM-2 PM)
Savannah Children’s Museum’s 2nd Birthday Party!
Featuring:
-Snapology of Richmond Hill, providing a wide variety of Lego activities!
-Make your own party hat and Lego craft stations!
-A “Happy Birthday SCM” sing-along at 11am and 1pm, directly followed by yummy treats provided by Gigi’s Cupcakes!
-And lots more fun!

Regular Saturdays in Summer (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Awesome Art: 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Program Descriptions:
Water Wonders: a free-play water based program in which children of all ages (this means adults too!) can cool off during the hot Savannah summer! Children may wear bathing suits during this program, but are required to put their clothes and shoes back on when the program is over.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Toddler Art ( program specifically geared to introduce toddler age children to new art-focused experiences that are highly sensory.  This program is generally appropriate for ages 2-4.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free admission Sept 6 & 7 & 1st full wknd of each mth @ EdVenture Children’s Museum & other nearby museums

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Bank of America Museums on Us 2014 DatesThe weekend of Sept. 6 & 7 2014 means free weekend access to some of nearby museums through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. Free admission is for the adult cardholder only. Regular admission applies to children and additional guests.

Nearby participating museums include:

EdVenture Children’s Museum

EdVenture Childrens Museum in Columbia, S.C.
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Atlanta History Center
High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville

The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville (MOSH), Fla.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla

Who is eligible?

To qualify for Museums on Us, you must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card customer. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

When is it available?

With qualifying identification, customers can enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

For a full list of participating museums, please visit the Museums on Us site.

Roadtrip: Sid the Science Kid @ Family Science Night, Tellus Museum, Cartersville

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Tellus Museum Science Night Sid the Science Kid

Wish we could lure Sid the Science to Kid to Savannah.

This looks worth the roadtrip to Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, north of Atlanta: Family Science Night on Feb 21.  Family Science Night welcomes Sid the Science Kid, the star of his own TV show that airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Sid will be on hand all night for photos, so don’t miss out!

Friday 2-21-14 5 – 9 PM

Highlights include:

Children of all ages can take part in a glider competition. Design your own paper airplane and see if you’ve got what it takes to be champion of the air. Races will be held in the Great Hall.

Exciting hands-on activities will show kids how the Wright Brothers went from bicycle repairmen to aviation pioneers, as well as other techniques used by the brothers to help them conquer flight. Also, make a kite – the very first flying machine!

Step into the observatory for a stargazing experience. The observatory will be open until 10 PM and additional telescopes will be on site to assist us in searching for the Orion Nebula and Jupiter.

Plus: • Meet Amelia Earhart and Orville & Wilbur Wright • Collect four new Tellus trading cards of Science in Motion Gallery aircrafts • Tour the Solar House • The planetarium will be open until 9 PM with an extended schedule of shows • More surprises to come

Want more roadtrip ideas? Click here for our picks for best daytrips from Savannah.

Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Dr. Cartersville, Ga. 30120 (770) 606-5700, www.tellusmuseum.org

Valentines Under Venus Stargazing Party @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Stargazing party at Fort McAllisterWe love this idea for a Valentine’s event: Valentines Under Venus Stargazing Party @ Fort McAllister Historic Park, Richmond Hill,

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM

Enjoy a night beneath the moon and stars as we learn and solve the secrets of space with Ms. Mullenax, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at AASU. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner to eat under the stars. Alcohol is prohibited.

Bring your telescope or look through one of the ones provided.  It will be a full moon that evening.

$7 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Location:
Fort McAllister Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

More information here.

Night at the Museum @ Savannah History Museum, 1/25

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Night at the Museum 2014 Don’t miss this popular annual event – a chance to see the Savannah History Museum come alive at night & watch 2006 film Night at the Museum!

You’re invited to bring the kids to 2014 Night at the Museum, January 25, 2014, 6pm-10pm @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Savannah,  31041

Guests will enjoy the 2006 film Night at the Museum and then enjoy crafts, special Night Guard Training and see the Museum come alive!

Tickets are $12 per child and $5 per adult. Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment are required.

Space is limited due to theater capacity. Register today by clicking here.

Savannah History Museum, http://www.chsgeorgia.org/  Coastal Heritage Society’s Tricentennial Park campus is located on the west side of downtown Savannah, and is comprised of Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum and The WhistleStop Cafe.  Coastal Heritage Society also manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, and Pin Point Heritage Museum, located off of the Diamond Causeway in southeast Savannah. Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Toy Chest Cannons @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activities Toy Chest Cannons & More @ Fort McAllister Historic Park, Richmond Hill
Now until Fri. Jan 31, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM

Civil War History Event: Come see Fort McAlister Museum’s Monthly Exhibit and display of miniature cannons from the Civil War and more. Gain a new perspective of the weapons that kept McAllister safe from Sea. Historic Site Admission Rates: – $6.50 Adults – $6.00 Seniors (62+) – $3.75 Youth (6-17) – $1.00 Child (under 6) Group rates available with advance notice. 912-727-2339.

Talley Talk on Toy Chest Cannons & More, @ Fort McAllister Historic Park, Richmond Hill
Sat. Jan 18, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM

Civil War History Event: On the 18th of January, Ranger Talley Kirkland will be standing by to give a talk on the display of miniature cannons and the purpose of their bigger cousins, and the roles they played in the Civil War. Historic Site Admission Rates: – $6.50 Adults – $6.00 Seniors (62+) – $3.75 Youth (6-17) – $1.00 Child (under 6) Group rates available with advance notice. 912-727-2339.

Fort McAllister Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill , GA 31324, http://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister