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Register for Night at the Museum 2019, Savannah. Space is limited

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Night at the Museum Savannah History kids events 2019

Come live the cinematic adventure on Sat. Jan. 26, 2019.

Explore the Savannah History Museum, take a behind the scenes tour, interact with historical characters from Savannah History Museum’s lively exhibits and catch one of the screenings of “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (rated PG) in the Savannah History Museum Theater.

Click below to select your time and experience Savannah History Museum’s “Night at the Museum” 2019 event.

Tickets: $12 for adults and children (18 mos. & older).

Register Now Here. 

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Exhibits Come To Life

Interact with characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as the historical figures appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Flannery O’Connor, a Central of Georgia Railroad worker, and more!

Watch “Night at the Museum 2”

Event participants will also have two opportunities to view “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (PG) in Savannah History Museum’s theater at 3PM and 8PM. The 105-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served

Train as a Museum Night Guard

One of the most important jobs in a museum is the night guard. Join the exclusive training program and become an honorary Savannah History Museum Night Guard. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity.

Register online here. 

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Contact Dan McCall with any questions at 912-651-6840 X 302 or dmccall@chsgeorgia.org.

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STEM Saturdays & Sensory Saturdays @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

STEM Saturdays Savannah Children's Museum Hilton Head kids

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. now offers AWE-STEM Saturdays on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

3-4PM, Sat. April 13 2019 & Sat. May 11 2019.

Roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and get ready to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math! These hands-on,  facilitator-led STEM experiments will introduce concepts of chemistry, biology, and physics as kids learn about the world around us.

First Come First Serve.

Cost: FREE with Admission  |   FREE for Members

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Sensory Saturday

SENSORY SATURDAYS | AT THE SANDBOX

Sat. March 23 2019.

On the last Saturday of each month, The Sandbox Children’s Museum will open an hour early (9AM) exclusively for families with children who have sensory processing differences or those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Children with other developmental challenges are welcome @ these Sensory Saturdays.

Cost: Reduced Admission – $5/person (1 yr & older) | FREE for Members

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FREE Family Night, April 5 2019

Come to the  The Sandbox Children’s Museum Fri. April 5 2019, 5:30-7:30PM for Free Family Fun night.

First Friday of the month
5:30-7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Learn more here. 

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights

Fri. April 5, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. May 3, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Sept. 6, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah (FREE for children 5 & younger)

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Telfair Museums Savannah Jepson Center kids' activities drop-in

Come explore Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center.

Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center Daily
1–4PM @ Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission. Find admission costs here. Children 5 & younger are free.

Unleash your creativity @ Jepson Center studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages. Work at your own pace and comfort level through an array of creative mediums such as watercolors, collage, calligraphy, origami, coloring books (for adults, too), and more.

Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on hand to answer questions and assist guests.

Drop-In Studio is open year round and perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Upcoming Drop-In Studio Projects
Each month we offer fun new art projects at our daily Drop-In Studio to relate back to the exhibitions on view in the museum.

January: Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America
February: Keita Takahashi: Zooming Out
March: Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents
April: Rembrandt and the Jewish Experience

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Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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FREE entrance to museums, historical sites on Super Museum Sunday 2019

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Super Museum Sunday 2016 Savannah free entrance to museums

Super Museum Sunday 2019

FREE admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 10

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2019 is Sun. Feb. 10 when various museums and historical sites in the Savannah area are free and open to the public.

See the list of participating Super Museum Sunday Sites here. 

Various sites will have free admission Feb. 10 2019 from noon – 4PM, unless alternate hours are listed.

Telfair Museums’ three sites – The Jepson Center, Telfair Academy & Owens-Thomas House, will be open & free noon-4PM. Explore the exciting work of Carrie Mae Weems’ Sea Islands Series, meet and discover local artists, and create artworks that blend fabric, photography, and text.
The Jepson Center,  207 W. York St. Savannah 31401
Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Savannah, 31401
Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401

All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open & free.

*Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA
*Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, GA
*Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA
Cost: FREE!

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FREE Georgia Day Parade 2019

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade in Savannah
Fri. Feb. 1 2019 at 10:45AM Forsyth Park
Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event. Details here.

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Colonial Faire & Muster 2019 Savannah free events Super Museum Sunday

FREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2019

Saturday & Sunday, 10AM- 4PM Feb 9 & Feb. 10 2019
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free. 912-353-3023. Details here. 

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Night at the Museum’ event to bring local history alive @ Savannah History Museum

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Night at the Museum Savannah 2019 History

You’re invited to Coastal Heritage Society’s 2019 “Night at the Museum” event on Sat. Jan. 26 @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The annual event takes visitors through night guard training and then on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. Guests will be able to interact with historic characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as they appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Flannery O’Connor, a Central of Georgia Railroad worker, and many more.

The event consists of a 90-minute interactive program in the museum. Guests will have the option to choose from two time slots for the program: 5 pm to 6:30 pm or 6:30 to 8 pm. Event participants will also have two opportunities to view the film “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” at 3 pm and 8 pm. The 105-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served.

Tickets are $12 per person for guests ages 18 months and older. Pre-registration for the event is required and tickets for each time slot can be purchased here.

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Kid-friendly monthly art event @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Toddler Third Thursday Savannah Jepson Telfair Museums

You’re invited to Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour, art activity @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah on the 3rd Thursday morning of each month.

Art Start Feb. Theme:  the work of visionary videogame designer Keita Takahashi, noted for his outside-the-box approach to game development, game mechanics, aesthetics & music

Feb. 21 2019, 10:30AM / Jepson Center (207 W York St.) Learn more & register online here. 

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Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn.

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

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

March 21 2019 theme: Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents. Register online here.
April 16 2019 theme: Rembrandt. Register online here. 

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more & register online here. 

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PULSE Art & Technology Festival, Savannah

Monday, December 17th, 2018

PULSE Art Technology Festival 2019 Savannah

PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns to Savannah Jan. 24-27, 2019 featuring games and appearances by renowned videogame designer Keita Takahashi

The annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival is an activity-filled, multi-day event highlighting innovative, technology-based art. This year, festivalgoers can enjoy the fun and quirky world of award-winning videogame designer Keita Takahashi, lectures on the future of design, STEAM workshops, performances, and more Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center.

Several Savannah-made videogames will also be on view throughout the festival, including Alex Barrett and Samantha Davenport’s Squidlit, with characters and sounds reminiscent of vintage Game Boy games, and Halseo’s ultra-competitive Battery Jam, in which players smash their robotic opponents into smithereens.

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FREE Family Day, Sat. Jan. 26

A Chatham County Free Family Day 1-4PM on Jan. 26 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center of the Arts will exhibit STEAM projects from local schools. In keeping with the humorous and inventive spirit of Takahashi’s games, the museum will also present a performance by That1Guy, an artist known for his unique instrument, the Magic Pipe, at 3PM.

Please note: Free admission is for Chatham County residents and students currently enrolled at area colleges only. Proof of residency/enrollment is required for admission.

Learn more here. 

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Featured Exhibition

Keita Takahashi: Zooming Out (on view through July 14, 2019)

This exhibition will include playable versions of all of Takahashi’s major Namco games, including the original Katamari Damacy and its newly remastered edition, Katamari Reroll, We Love Katamari, and Noby Noby Boy. The exhibition will also include Takahashi’s independent games and immersive installations, including Tenya Wanya Teens, which is operated with two 16-button controllers, the AR game Woorld (Funomena), and a reimagined, immersive take on the classic game PacMan (with Clement Shimizu and Babycastles).

Early projects as well as those currently in development, including the eagerly awaited major game Wattam (Funomena, Annapurna Interactive), will also be on view.

This exhibition is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education.

Lead sponsor: iam8bit. In-kind support has been provided by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., Funomena, Annapurna Interactive, the Elumenati, and Panic, Inc.

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Programming (Jepson Center)

Jan. 23, 6PM: PULSE opening night reception and conversation with Keita Takahashi, with 7pm video performance by the Medeology Collective. Members free / non-members $8.

Jan. 24, 11AM: Panel and Q&A for students, with Keita Takahashi and Dr. Clement Shimizu (grades 4 and up). Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 24, 4:30PM: Game Development and workshop for youth. Free to students by advance registration. Register online here or email Rachel Stayer at stayerr@telfair.org

Jan. 24, 6PM Savannah Games Showcase Lightning Talks. Free admission.

Jan. 25, 11AM: Lightning Talks for students (grades 4 and up). Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 25, 2PM: PULSE Curator’s Tour. Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 25, 4:30PM: Game Development and Coding workshop for youth. Free to students by advance registration. Register online here or email Rachel Stayer at stayerr@telfair.org

Jan. 25, 6PM: Designing the Future screening and panel presented by W Projects and Vice Media. Free to the public.

Jan. 26, 10AM: STEAM youth workshop led by the Society of Women Engineers – LED bracelets. Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 26, 10AM: Youth workshop – Make your own Zoetropes. Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 26, 1–4PM: Chatham County Free Family Day with 3PM performance by That1Guy. Free to Chatham County residents.

Jan. 27, 3PM: PULSE Curator’s Tour. Free to students by advance registration.

Find more information HERE about the festival, programming, registration, and tickets. 

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Registration open for Night At The Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Night at the Museum Savannah History Museum Coastal Heritage Society 2019

Get tickets now for Coastal Heritage Society’s 2019 “Night at the Museum” event on Sat. Jan. 26 2019 @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Take part in official night guard training, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Savannah History Museum, and interact with historic characters as the exhibits come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Flannery O’Connor, a Central of Georgia Railroad worker, and many more.

The event consists of a 90-minute interactive program in the museum. Guests will have the option to choose from two time slots for the program: 5-6:30PM or 6:30-8PM. Event participants will also have two opportunities to view the film “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” at 3PM and 8PM. The 105-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served.

Tickets are $12 per person for guests ages 18 months and older. To register, CLICK HERE.

Contact Dan McCall with any questions at 912-651-6840 X 302 or dmccall@chsgeorgia.org.

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Free Sundays admission to Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Savannah

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Owens Thomas House Free Sundays Savannah Telfair Museums

NEW!

Free admission to the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah on Sundays, noon-4PM for Chatham County residents

New interactive displays and exhibits tell the whole story of all those who lived in the house. Chatham County residents are encouraged to visit for FREE on Sundays now through May 26, 2019. Each adult will need to provide proof of residency at the admissions desk.

Tours are subject to availability, and it is suggested that community members get their tickets early in the day (this offer is not valid for groups, as tours are limited in size).

Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Shop local at Telfair Museums in Savannah this holiday season

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Telfair has all of your holiday needs covered with their unique selection of gifts.

Shop in store at the Jepson Center and Telfair’s newly-transformed Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters gift shop. Museum admission is never required to browse Telfair’s museum shops.

Now through Dec. 31 2018, Telfair members receive DOUBLE DISCOUNTS on all purchases* at both Museum Store locations.

Museum shops have beautifully decorated Artist Trees adorned with ornaments handcrafted by local artists, plus gifts for kids of all ages, books, jewelry made by local designers, art-inspired games, your very own pocket-sized Monet, and more. This year, shop local. Shop Telfair.

Shop memberships now here.

*excludes local artist-made products, which are sold on consignment.

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

Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Savannah Santa Train 2018

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Santa Train Savannah 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Savannah Santa Train, one of the largest annual holiday events in the Lowcountry, will take place this Sat. Dec. 8, 2018, 9AM-5PM at Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah.

To celebrate the tenth-annual event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before! Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology, enjoy caroling from Savannah Stage Company, 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 will include learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, festive holiday dancing with Three Fold Chord, engaging in STEAM learning to see how a chimney works during Chimney Science, celebrating different cultures during our “Holidays Around the World” scavenger hunt, taking a holiday-themed ride on a historic steam locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus. The Salvation Army will also be bringing their mobile canteen with free donuts and coffee.

In addition to workshops and activities, visitors can purchase a gourmet grilled cheese from The Big Cheese 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: $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and up and pre-registration is required. To register, CLICK HERE. Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot. Activities-Only tickets are also available for guests who do not wish to ride the train.

Train ride tickets are almost sold out. Don’t miss out.
Savannah Santa Train 2018
Sat. Dec. 8 | 9AM-5PM
$15 per person (18 mos. and up)

To register, CLICK HERE.

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Family programs @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Art Start Toddler tour Savannah Jepson Telfair Museums

Start your day with art @ Telfair Museums in Savannah.

Once a month, Telfair Museums youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour & an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn.

Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour, art activity @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center on the 3rd Thursday morning of each month.

December’s Art Start on Thurs. Dec. 20 2018 will feature  a special tour Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism. REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

Cost: $5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

Strollers, crying babies & older siblings are all welcome @ this monthly program

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Thurs. Dec. 20
10:30–11:30AM
Theme: Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
Learn more & register here. 

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I Have Marks to Make Public Opening
Sun. Dec. 9, 2018 2-4 PM
Free & open to the public. Kid-friendly

Telfair’s venerable “I Have Marks to Make” exhibition celebrates its 24th year, bringing together individuals of all ages from the Savannah community to celebrate the power of art to transform lives. Works in the exhibition are drawn from community partner organizations and more than half are created in Telfair’s extensive outreach programs to audiences across Savannah, from children to veterans to seniors.

The event will consist of poetry readings and performances followed by a 3PM reception for participants and their families.

Free & open to the public.

Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

Drop-In Studio
Different project each month
Daily 1-4PM
Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission

Unleash your creativity in the Jepson Center studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages. Work at your own pace and comfort level. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on-hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open all year round & perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

Drop-in Studio Monthly Themes

December: Monet to Matisse painting projects

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Technology & Art Gallery 
Daily during museum hours
Kids’ can interact with technology at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Complementing the ArtZeum, the Jepson Center’s Technology and Art Gallery is a great place for visitors of all ages to explore interactive and new media art. This long-term rotating exhibit introduces viewers to new media works that use various types of video & computer processing.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Jepson Center for the Arts, 912-790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org. Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Cookies, Cocoa, Santa & more holiday kids’ events @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Santa Christmas 2018

Lots going on during December 2018 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Cookies & Cocoa, Santa on Dec. 23, 2018

Come join for some spirit of the season.

Elf Workshop (holiday craft)
Sugar Plum Stop (cookie/treat decorating)
Hot Cocoa on the porch
1-4PM, Sun. Dec. 23 2018

Event admission is $5 for Adults, $10 for Children, up to 12 months is free.
MEMBERS are FREE.

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

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Free Family Fun Night Hilton Head Is. Kids Activities

FREE Family Fun Night, Dec. 7

First Friday of the month
5:30-7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

In addition of collecting canned goods for Deep Well,  participants also will make kindness rocks for the museum’s garden.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Free Family Fun Night
Fri. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Make Take Play Sandbox Children's Museum

 

Make, Take and Playday Fun Series

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Need a break from Sunday Football? Crave some crafting time while your child plays? Come to The Sandbox for this fun new series designed for moms, dads, grandparents, or caregivers. While your child plays in the museum and engages in a STEM based craft (supervised by our staff), you can get your pinterest on by crafting and making in our loft!
Monthly Theme
December: Christmas DIY Home Décor Project: Dec. 2 2018
$30 per adult ($25 for members) includes materials for craft/project and admission for (1) child ($5 for each additional child)
***Children must be age 3+ ***
Sign up for all 3 sessions for $75 ($60 for members)
Call 843-842-7645 to reserve
Space limited to 10 slots

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Noon Year's Eve Sandbox Children's New Year's event Hilton Head 2018

Noon Year’s Eve @ The Sandbox, Dec. 31, 2018

Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up to midnight? Then ring in 2019 with your family at The Sandbox.

Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts, games, fun arts & crafts and a picnic lunch, attendees will ring in 2019 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon.

Noon Year’s Eve for kids
10AM-2PM Mon. Dec. 31 2018

Event admission: $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)

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Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Give the gift of learning with a Coastal Heritage Society membership, Savannah

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Coastal Heritage Society membership Savannah museums

Give the gift of membership

A Coastal Heritage Society membership makes the perfect gift.

Take advantage of  special holiday pricing and secure unlimited general admission to all FIVE of CHS’s museums and historic sites, access to dozens of educational programs, family-friendly events, and special gift shop discounts for only $90.

Members are CHS’ biggest advocates, and you can help grow CHS by continuing to spread the word and invite your friends and neighbors to experience all that CHS has to offer.

Every Membership to CHS includes:
Unlimited admission to all five Coastal Heritage Society museums and historic sites including Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum, Pinpoint Heritage Museum; 10% discount at all museum gift shops; free train rides at Georgia State Railroad Museum; invitations to CHS events, programs and lectures; subscription to monthly e-newsletter

To purchase–or renew– a membership this holiday season, click here.

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How to register early for Savannah Santa Train 2018, Dec. 8

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Registration for the general public opens Mon. Nov. 12 2018 for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more.

Want to register earlier than Nov. 12 for Savannah Santa Train? Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events. Find membership info here. 

Starting Nov. 23, through the end of the holidays, CHS Members will receive 20% discounts at all CHS Gift Shops. 

To register early for Santa Train 2018, CLICK HERE.

Santa Train registration opens to the general public Mon. Nov. 12 2018.
Santa Train
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

To celebrate the tenth-annual event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before. Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology, enjoy caroling from Savannah Stage Company, 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 will include learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, festive holiday dancing with Three Fold Chord, engaging in STEAM learning to see how a chimney works during Chimney Science, celebrating different cultures during our “Holidays Around the World” scavenger hunt, taking a holiday-themed ride on a historic steam locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus. The Salvation Army 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 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 up and pre-registration is required.

To register early for Santa Train 2018, CLICK HERE. Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot. Activities-Only tickets are also available for guests who do not wish to ride the train.

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Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

SCM & Ga State Railroad Museum CLOSED for Savannah Food & Wine Fest: Sat. Nov. 10 – Sun. Nov. 11 2018

Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for active military & veterans in recognition of Veterans’ Day: Mon. Nov. 12 2018

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018

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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

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Cookies, Cocoa, Santa & more holiday kids’ events @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Savannah

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Santa Christmas 2018

Lots going on during December 2018 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Cookies & Cocoa, Santa on Dec. 23, 2018

Come join for some spirit of the season.

Elf Workshop (holiday craft)
Sugar Plum Stop (cookie/treat decorating)
Hot Cocoa on the porch
1-4PM, Sun. Dec. 23 2018

Event admission is $5 for Adults, $10 for Children, up to 12 months is free.
MEMBERS are FREE.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain
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Free Family Fun Night Hilton Head Is. Kids Activities

FREE Family Fun Night, Dec. 7

First Friday of the month
5:30-7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

In addition of collecting canned goods for Deep Well,  participants also will make kindness rocks for the museum’s garden.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Free Family Fun Night
Fri. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Make Take Play Sandbox Children's Museum

 

Make, Take and Playday Fun Series

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Need a break from Sunday Football? Crave some crafting time while your child plays? Come to The Sandbox for this fun new series designed for moms, dads, grandparents, or caregivers. While your child plays in the museum and engages in a STEM based craft (supervised by our staff), you can get your pinterest on by crafting and making in our loft!
Monthly Theme
December: Christmas DIY Home Décor Project: Dec. 2 2018
$30 per adult ($25 for members) includes materials for craft/project and admission for (1) child ($5 for each additional child)
***Children must be age 3+ ***
Sign up for all 3 sessions for $75 ($60 for members)
Call 843-842-7645 to reserve
Space limited to 10 slots

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Noon Year's Eve Sandbox Children's New Year's event Hilton Head 2018

Noon Year’s Eve @ The Sandbox, Dec. 31, 2018

Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up to midnight? Then ring in 2019 with your family at The Sandbox.

Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts, games, fun arts & crafts and a picnic lunch, attendees will ring in 2019 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon.

Noon Year’s Eve for kids
10AM-2PM Mon. Dec. 31 2018

Event admission: $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.

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Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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