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FREE Family Day @ SCAD Museum of Art, Oct. 25

Monday, September 15th, 2014

FREE Family Day SCAD Museum of Art Savannah free kids eventsEnjoy a day of family fun at the SCAD Museum of Art

Oct. 25 2014, 1-4 p.m.
Join SCAD Museum of Art for their second annual Family Day. The SCAD Museum of Art offers free admission and hands-on activities for the whole family. Enjoy music in the museum courtyard and a special appearance by SCAD mascot Art the Bee.

This event is generously supported by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and is free and open to the public.

Email Rachel Evans, coordinator of visitation and outreach at or call 912.525.5118 for more information.


SCAD Museum of Art,  On Facebook here, 601 Turner Blvd, Savannah 31401,

Pin Point Seafood Festival, Savannah, Sept. 20

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Pin Point Seafood Festival 2014

Pin Point Seafood Festival is a festival that highlights the great taste of seafood from the historical Pin Point community in Savannah.

Live music. All kinds of seafood.

$5 admission. $10 admission to the Pin Point Heritage Museum.

10 AM-8 PM Sat. Sept. 20 2014 @ 9992 Pinpoint Road.

Learn more here.

Pin Point Seafood Festival, 9992 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, Ga. 31406, (912) 596-8631

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

Friday, September 5th, 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, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah 31401, Savannah Children’s Museum is a advertiser 

Sandbox Children’s Museum offers early learning series for ages 3-5, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum DIG program Hilton Head kids activities

Discover. Imagine. Grow.

COME D.I.G. at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. TUESDAYS | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | SEPTEMBER 2014 THRU MAY 2015 starting Sept. 23 while school is in session. For ages 3-5. 

This weekly, 1-hour early learning series program is included in the admission fees to the museum.

The Discover. Imagine. Grow. (D.I.G) Outreach Program is a weekly early learning series aimed at children aged 3-5 years old, that promotes the development of language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being through engaged learning.

As part of the The Sandbox’s Community Early Learning Initiative (SCELI), the Discover. Imagine. Grow. (D.I.G) Outreach Program will encourage and guide young children to develop the foundation skills needed for their success in learning and in life through the guise of play and hands-on exploration. This program will complement the work being done by parents and caregivers and will include them in the learning process as well as provide ideas for them to continue to foster growth and curiosity outside the museum through Parent Connection Cards.

Some topics to be explored include “Your Five Senses”, “How’s The Weather?”, “Staying Healthy”, “Digging Up the Past”, “Counting, Organizing, Classifying”, “The World We Live In”, “Lets Get Creative”, and “Loving Literature”.

Please visit The Sandbox Website here for exact dates and topics or drop by the museum to pick up a monthly events calendar. Programs are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a advertiser


Mommy & Me Fall 2014 Events, Classes in Savannah, Pooler

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Mommy & Me activities, classes in Savannah Pooler

Visit our new Parents & Me page by clicking here  to find the latest mommy & me yoga classes @ Savannah Yoga Center; early childhood music classes; Mommy & Me art class @ Scribble Art Studio; fall baby & toddler programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Telfair’s Jepson Center; mommy & me ballet classes at The Ballet School in Savannah – you get the idea.

Here’s the link: Mommy & Me Programs in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

FREE Family Day @ Jepson Center, Savannah, Oct. 4

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Free kids' events in Savannah You’re invited to Free Family Day: Oct. 4 1–4 pm, Jepson Center, 207 W. York. St., Savannah

This program is free & open to the public. Funded by Georgia Power and AGL Resources.
*Major funding by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs.

October Family Day:
Oct. 4
Port City
Jepson Center

Explore the Port City exhibition. The afternoon will include hands-on activities in the museum studios, storytelling, and demonstrations by local artists who have drawn inspiration from the Savannah River. Gallery activities will introduce visitors to the types of ships and sailing vessels found in the art on view. Admission is free thanks to funding from the City of Savannah.

Port City Sketch Walk
October 4 | 3-6 pm | Teens and Adults
Free, registration required

In addition to the Free Family Day activities at the Jepson Center, teens and adults can also enjoy a sketch walk on Oct. 4. Meet first at 3 pm at the Jepson Center to tour the exhibition Port City and discuss the variety of ways the Savannah River and our port have been depicted, before setting out on a 2 ½-hour tour of River Street with your sketch book. Moving as a group, we will stop at three River Street locations and seek out opportunities to produce Port City-inspired sketches of the riverfront. We will conclude with a review of sketches. Register with Kip Bradley at

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , Telfair Museums is a advertiser.

The next Free Family Days are Nov. 1 & Dec. 6. Learn more here.


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.

$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, Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser

Savannah Children’s Museum 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, begin School Year Hours Aug. 31, 2014. Hours during the school year 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
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
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 , Telfair Museums is a advertiser.


Halloween 2014 with a dose of history: Yellow Fever Comes to Savannah @ Davenport House, October

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Yellow Fever drama at Davenport Museum SavannahTake your kids (ages 8 & older) to a live history lesson/true ghost story this October 2014. Savannah’s historic Davenport House presents “Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820.” More info here.

Friday and Saturday nights in October 2014
PROGRAM DATES: October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31
TIMES: 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

ADMISSION: $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. Call: 912/236-8097

Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever’s dreadful consequences which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever’s outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor’s treatment of a fever victim. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half to the city’s population, both free and enslaved Africans, are revealed. As a culmination each visitor will participate in a “Lottery of Life and Death.”

Not suitable for children younger than 8 years of age.

The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Davenport House, 324 E State St, Savannah, 31401, (912) 236-8097,