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10 Lowcountry Kid-Friendly Spots

Local kid-friendly resources


 Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Educational natural history and animal programs at a venue that includes salt marsh board walks, open fields, gardens, trails and a 1200 square foot butterfly habitat that is home to some 13 species of native butterflies to the Lowcountry.
More info here.

Lawton Stables at Sea Pines Resort
190 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.671.2586 or email
Horse-back riding; pony rides; free animal petting farm; carriage rides. Pony ride birthday parties.
More info here.

Live Oak Public Library branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.
Free storytimes throughout the week as well as free puppet shows and other kid-friendly events year-round.
For storytime dates and times, click here.
For special kid-friendly events, click here.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
Toddler Tuesdays nature and animal programs are held at 10 & 11 AM Tuesdays. Click here for more info.

Savannah Children’s Museum

655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, 31401
Tuesday – Sunday: 9 am – 2 pm Mondays: Closed (SUMMER 2013 HOURS: Open on Monday-Saturday from 9am-2pm.  Closed on Sundays.)   Find the museum’s daily programming information on
$7.50 per person ages 1 and older
912-651-4292 .

Georgia State Railroad Museum
Explore historic railroad structures and see locomotives and rolling stock. Interpretive displays include a large model train layout of Savannah as well as exhibits explaining steam engines and belt-driven machinery. See a massive operating turntable in action. Occasional train rides are also available.
• 601 W. Harris St., Savannah
• Call for admission prices.
• Open daily 9 AM-5 PM.
• 912.651.6823

toddler-third-thursdayJepson Center for the Arts
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401
Includes a two-level, hands-on gallery ArtZeum that encourages children to explore art using works from the Telfair collection, Savannah architecture building blocks, interactive media experiences, a magnetic sculpture wall and more. Each month, Toddler Third Thursdays allows tots to explore exhibitions and complete an art project relating to the tour.
For more info, click here.
To reserve a Toddler Tuesday spot, call 912.790.8823 or email
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Is., SC 29928
Educational workshops and camps, theatre productions, visual arts and more.

Beaufort County Library branches in Bluffton, Hilton Head Is. and more. Storytimes and more kid-friendly events. More info here.


 The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum
18A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Includes weekly Imagination Hour Storytime; Parents’ Night Out-Kids’ Night In; Family Fun Nights and more.
More info here.

center-for-wildlife-education-statesboroThe Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q. Ball Raptor Center
on the Georgia Southern University Campus just off Georgia Highway 301
Statesboro, GA.
Features raptor program/flight show with birds of prey, reptile show, discovery trails with wetland preserve, eco-adventure camps, birthday party packages.
More info here.


Museum of Science & History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Features the new Bryan Gooding Planetarium. More info here.

gstc_logo1 The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
214 Stable Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Sea turtle rehab, research and education. More info here.