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Pop Goes the Sandbox, Fourth of July celebration, Sandbox Children’s Museum

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Hilton Head Children's activities eventsCelebrate Fourth of July with Pop Goes The Sandbox! at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, July 4th 2017
10AM-2PM (but open til 5PM)

Take part in a special holiday craft, 4th of July Fun Fact Handout and show-your-colors cookie decorating thru 2pm

General Admission is $6 per person, FREE for Members. Military and senior discounts are available.

Details here.

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 The Sandbox is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Maven Makers “Soldering My Summer”

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Maven Makers craftsmen camps makerspace Savannah

I’m a Maker Summer Camp – Soldering My Summer! (7-10 year olds)

This summer camp is about all things soldering for 7-10 year olds. Soldering is a fun and simple skill to bring all your projects to life! Each day will feature new soldering projects with everything from intruder alarms to light up badges. No prior experience is required as this class is taught at a beginner level.

July 5-7, 9AM-1PM. For ages 7-10.

Maven Makers is offering SouthernMamas.com readers a 10 percent discount. Use the promo code firstclass10 when registering to get the discount.

Learn more here. 

Maven Makers offers a variety of summer camps & youth workshops. Learn more here.

The Maven Makers shop, 415 West Boundary St. Savannah, 31401, email events@mavenmakers.com Maven Makers is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Sailing Camps for ages 5 & older

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps Sailing Lake Mayer

Let your kids experience a different type of camp during Summer 2017 in Savannah.

The Savannah Sailing Center offers these two fun and challenging 2017 summer sailing camps @ Lake Mayer in Savannah.

Summer “Guppy” Camp for ages 5-7
This is a program for children 5-7 years of age. This program will introduce the sport of sailing to water loving children. Our curriculum will focus on safety around the water and will introduce the sport of sailing with age appropriate activities. Children must know how to swim and will wear lifejackets at all times while on the water.
Morning Session 8:30-11:30AM @ Lake Mayer
Details & download a registration form here.

Summer “Catch the Wind” Full-Day Camp for ages 8 & older
“Catch the Wind” summer camp program is designed for kids ages 8 and older of all abilities and skill levels. The classes are structured to allow for maximum sailing time and personal attention. Beginners participate in a small 8ft Optimist or 15ft Sunfish sailboat, depending on their size. Those with more experience can sail in a 2-person 420 sailboat, also used for high school and college sailing. The summer camp instructors follow the US Sailing curriculum and skills learned are documented with the US Sailing certification record book.
“Catch the Wind” is offered as a full day camp 8:30AM-4:30PM.

Details & download a registration form here.

For more info, call 912.352.9996 or email savsailing@yahoo.com.

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Searching for Savannah-Lowcountry Summer Camps 2017? Visit our camps guide here.

Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday @ Starlight Pottery, Savannah

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Harry Potter Savannah Starlight Pottery July 2017

Celebrate Harry’s Potter’s birthday July 31 2017 @ Starlight Pottery in Savannah.

Children are invited to Harry Pottery – a magical evening of floating candles, butter beer, painting pottery. Package includes painting a ceramic castle or tower with dragon (11-inches high), buttery beer, light refreshments and a wand paint brush.

Cost: $65.

Where:  Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA  31406

When: Monday, 6PM July 31

Reservations: Deadline to reserve your child’s spot is no later than July 22. Call (912) 303-9599.

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(Things to do with toddlers in Savannah) Daily Programs 2017 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Savannah Children's Museum Summer Daily programs 2017

Take time to check out Savannah Children’s Museum. The magical outdoor place is at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

SCM’s School Year Hours: Sept. 5 – May 30
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions.

SPECIAL OPEN DAYS: Savannah Children’s Museum often has special open days on school holidays. The museum will be open Monday & Tuesday Nov. 20 & 21 (Thanksgiving week), 10AM-4PM.

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SCHOOL HOURS DAILY PROGRAMS (starting Sept. 6)

Various kids programs offered each day by the museum’s expert educators include:

Savannah Children's Museum Daily programs 2017 School hours

 

Find admission cost info here. 

The museum is outdoors & may close due to weather conditions. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.


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

LEGO® World of Creativity tour in Savannah, July 7-9 2017

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

UPDATE: On Tues. June 27, we received the following notice from event organizers: 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are postponing the launch of the LEGO World of Creativity Tour and will need to reschedule our stop in Savannah, GA, currently scheduled for July 7-9, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to building and playing together when new dates for Savannah are announced.

 Tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded on the original form of payment through TicketWeb.  Additional questions can be directed toWOCinfo@ges.com.

LEGO Systems, Inc. kicks off the LEGO® World of Creativity tour in Savannah July 7-9 @ Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Is., Savannah.

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Tickets giveaway

SouthernMamas.com is giving away two family four-packs of tickets to two readers for the Fri. July 7 event. To enter to win, visit the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page here, then share your favorite summer tradition by commenting on the FB page or under the giveaway post. Deadline to enter is Thurs. June 29. We’ll pick two winners and email you the tickets for you to print out.

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This new, hands-on LEGO building experience will tour the United States offering creative adventures for families across the country. Tickets on sale now at worldofcreativity.lego.com.

LEGO World of Creativity is designed for the whole family to explore the world through imagination and creativity. Families will be captivated by the variety of build and play experiences available in hands-on building zones, such as The Big City, where they can build custom LEGO vehicles and test them down race ramps, The Ocean, where they are invited to build sand castles on a LEGO brick beach, and Outer Space, where customized LEGO creations are put to the gravity test. Other building activities, games and challenges will round out each stop.

Seven sessions – each three hours in length – will be at each tour stop over three days. The event requires a timed-entry ticket and visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure entry during their desired date and time.

Session times for each tour stop include:
Friday: 5-8PM
Saturday Morning session 9AM-12PM
Afternoon session 1-4PM
Evening session 5-8PM
Sunday Morning session 9AM-12PM
Afternoon session 1-4PM
Evening session 5-8PM

Information regarding show schedule, venue, directions, event information, and tickets at worldofcreativity.lego.com.
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Find more things to do with kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry here.

FREE Summer Reading 2017 Live Oak Public Library events, Savannah

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

FREE Summer 2017 Savannah Live Oak Public Library kids’ programs that are open to the public include:

 

free Savannah kids events Rosie Revere Live Oak Public Library

ROSIE REVERE
June 14-July 31
Imagine, experiment & make a Rosie-Copter fly. Grades K-5
June 14 4-5PM @ Pooler Library
June 16 3-4PM @ Islands Library
June 19 2:30-3:30 PM @ Tybee Library
June 20 4-5PM @ Southwest Chatham Library
June 21 4-5PM @ Thunderbolt Library
June 27 4-5PM @ Springfield Library
June 28 4-5PM @ Rincon Library
July 18 4-5PM @ Garden City Library
July 24 4-5PM @ Hinesville Library

ACOUSTIC ROOSTER
June 19-26
Kwame Alexander’s book teaches kids how to make instruments. Ages 8 +
Acoustic Rooster and the Cardboard Instruments
June 19 11AM-Noon @ Pooler Library
June 19 3-4PM @ Bull Street Library
June 21 4-5PM @ Southwest Chatham Library
June 22 3-4PM @ Oglethorpe Mall Library
June 26 4-5PM @ Hinesville Library

For more free Live Oak Public Library free kids’ summer entertainment programs, click here.

Drive-In Movie Theaters near Savannah: Hwy. 21 Drive In in Beaufort, S.C. & Drive-In in Jesup, Ga.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Drive-in Movie Theaters Savannah Bluffton Beaufort Jesup HWY 21 DRIVE IN, BEAUFORT, S.C.

If your Summer 2017 to-do bucket list includes hauling the kids to an old-fashioned Drive In movie theater like ours does, check out Hwy. 21 Drive In in Beaufort, S.C.

The Drive In accepts most major credit cards.

For directions or to see what’s playing, click here or follow the Drive In on Facebook here.

Hwy 21 Drive In, 55 Parker Dr, Beaufort, South Carolina 29906, tel (843) 846-4500, Email hwy21drivein@embarqmail.com, hwy21drivein.com

JESUP DRIVE-IN

There’s also a drive in theatre in Jesup, Ga., which is a farther trek from Savannah than Beaufort. For info on the Jesup Drive-In schedule, click here
Follow the Jesup Drive-In on Facebook here.

Jesup Drive-In, 3686 Savannah Hwy. Jesup, Ga 31545 tel 912-559-2183 (office) or 912-427-7254 movieline, email jesupdrivein@yahoo.com, http://www.jesupdrivein.com

STEAM Fest 2017 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

STEAM Fest Georgia State Railroad Museum

Coastal Heritage Society invites the public to attend STEAM Fest, a new event designed to share STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education initiatives @ Georgia State Railroad Museum.

STEAM Fest also celebrates the launch the summer season of steam site tours by rail at Georgia State Railroad Museum.

The event will be Sat. June 24, 10AM-4PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Community partners will include: Savannah Technical College sharing about their internationally recognized Historic Preservation program, the Savannah Riverkeeper demonstrating the science behind water quality testing and STEAM Savannah will be discussing their summer program focused on young creators and builders.

Snapology and Maven Makers will also provide STEAM-based activities for event attendees.

Jesse Rosenblum, the Nutrition and Garden Coordinator for Savannah Children’s Museum will lead a Charlie Cart demonstration focused on the chemistry of cooking.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will offer enhanced programming throughout the day, including executive railcar tours, hand car activities, steam site tours by rail, plus steam power and Bernoulli’s Principle demonstrations.

Cost

Admission to STEAM Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on how to become a member here.

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Free Gray’s Reef Tuesday movies @ Tybee Post Theater

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Free Gray's Reef Tuesdays 2017 Tybee

This weekly summer film series – presented by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary & the Tybee Post Theater – will highlight the wonders of the ocean and our Georgia coast.

Suggested donation: $5 with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Tybee Post Theater and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Enjoy award-winning films about the undersea world that promise to be fun and entertaining for the whole family. A Gray’s Reef representative will be on hand to provide a brief overview of the national marine sanctuary and the evening’s film as well as provide an opportunity for audience Q & A following the film.

This series continues each Tuesday night at 7PM

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Schedule

June 13: Turtle: The Incredible Journey

June 20: Of the Sea

June 27: Maritime Week

July 11: GPB Preview: Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark & Ocean Frontiers III

July 18: Life on the Reef

July 25: Shifting Baselines

Aug. 1: Winter, the Dolphin That Can

All include talks with experts, and in some cases, the filmmakers themselves.

The Tybee Post Theater concession stand will sell beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, candy. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show.

For complete film listings, visit tybeeposttheater.org or call 912-472-4790.

LOCATION

The Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave.
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Open studio & kids’ weekly programs @ Henny Penny Art Space, Savannah

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Henny Penny Cafe Savannah Scribble Rainy Day

There’s always something creative for kids to do during the summer @ Henny Penny Art Space & Café in Savannah.

* Open Studio, M-F 10AM-4PM, Saturdays 10AM-5PM. All ages. Cost: $5. Different themes each week. See calendar illustration above for themes.

* Toddler Time Play Doh Play Dates, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10AM-4PM. All ages. $5. Cookie cutters, rolling pins, Henny Penny has everything needed to make wonderful play doh creations in their mini kitchen.

* Story Time Art with Ms. Jami, Mondays 10:30AM-12:30PM, $5. Ms Jami will read a story, then kids create a work of art inspired by the story. All ages.

* Petite Picassos, Fridays, 10AM-4PM. All ages. $5. Kids paint at petite sized easels while you can sit back & relax with a coffee. Henny Penny provides your budding artist with everything needed to make their own masterpiece.

* Calling All Animal Lovers: Paint an Animal Canvas, Saturdays 9AM-5PM, $5 (kids will get an animal canvas to paint). All ages

* Art Kits for Anytime, suggested ages on the kits, cost $5, $15, $20.

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

Henny Penny offers regular programs for children. See all the programs here. 

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Create 3D wooden puzzles & crayons on Saturdays @ Maven Makers, Savannah

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

3D Puzzles Saturdays Savannah Maven Makers art maker camp

Saturdays are for Making.

Bring your young maker by for a 2-hour workshop on molding their own crayons and make their own wooden puzzle cube @ Maven Makers in Savannah, a makerspace that supplies tools, training, and workshops in a variety of industrial and artisan fields.

The program is for ages 7-10 (but all ages welcome). Kids mold their own crayons, make their very own wooden puzzle cube.

Every paid registration includes one wooden puzzle cube, 4-5 Savannah inspired molded crayons to take home.

Workshop is 10AM-Noon or 2-4PM on Saturdays in June & July. Come for one Saturday or every Saturday.

The Maven Makers shop, 415 West Boundary St. Savannah, 31401, email events@mavenmakers.com Maven Makers is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Summer 2017: Free Spray Pools in Savannah, May 30-July 21

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Spray Pools/Spray Pads Free Summer Kids Activities in SavannahSummer in Savannah means time for free spray pools in some Savannah parks.

Kids can enjoy a cool water experience at the park under adult supervision.

Locations include: Avondale, Hull Park, Forrest Hills, Forsyth Park Paulsen, 38th Street Park, Savannah Gardens, and Victory Heights Parks.

Learn more here.

For the 2017 Summer Season, spray pools at the parks listed above will open May 30 through July 21, Monday-Friday, 10 AM-3 PM

Forsyth Park spray pool hours during Summer 2017: Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM;
Saturday, 10AM-6PM; Sunday, Noon-6PM

Hull Park (55th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ardsley Park) spray pool Saturday hours: 10AM-3PM; Monday-Friday 10AM-3PM. Often this spray pool may on at other times, too.

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Ellis Square fountain

Ellis Square @ Barnard and West Congress streets next to City Market in downtown Savannah also has an interactive fountain where kids can play in the water (Ellis Square also has restrooms & a variety of seating options) No set hours for when the fountain is on and there’s no city-provided adult supervision like there is at the fountains listed above.

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH KIDS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Princess Camp, American Girl Camp & more @ Savannah Sharks

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Princess Summer Camp Savannah Sharks

Savannah Sharks Summer Camps 2017 

Savannah Sharks offers a variety of camps for all ages including Tumble Camp, American Girl Camp, Super FUN Camp, Princess Camp, Cheer Camp.

Sibling discount 25% off 2nd child

May 31-June 2 Tumble Camp
9AM-12PM
Levels 1-5
Ages 6 & Up
$30 per day

June 5-June 9 American Girl Camp
9AM-2PM (Friday until Noon)
Ages 5-11
$150

June 19-21 Super FUN Camp
9AM-12PM
Athletes of ALL abilities welcome
Ages 6 & Up
$75
Field day games, crafts, talent show, contest, dress-up days, free play & more

July 10-July 13 Princess Camp
9AM-1PM (Thursday til Noon)
Ages 3-6
$125

July 24-July 26 Tumble Camp
9AM-Noon
Levels 1-5
Ages 6 & Up
$30 per day

July 31-Aug 2 Sideline Cheer Camp
9AM-2PM
$100

Learn more about these camps here. 

If you would like to sign up for any of these camps, please visit www.savsharkscheer.com/summer-camps and click on the Register button or click here to get started.

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2017, Savannah

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

U-pick blackberry picking SavannahU-pick thornless blackberry season 2017 is now open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 8AM-11AM (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays). It is best to come before 9AM.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit. Remember, blackberries do not further ripen once picked, so only focus on berries that fall/tug off the stem easily. If they’re still “glued on”, they’re sour and definitely not ready to pick.

More details here. 

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu,www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

Summer 2017: Water parks near Savannah

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Water Parks Near Savannah

Ready for lazy river, spray pads & tube slides?

Water park season is here.

The Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – is now open daily until Aug. 7.

Other water parks that are within a daytrip from Savannah that opened in May for the 2017 Summer Season include Splash in the Boro in Statesboro, Ga; Summer Waves on Jekyll Island; and three water parks in Charleston, SC.

See the opening dates & schedules for the 2017 summer season for those water parks near Savannah here.