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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

 

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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Free August 2021 Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Telfair Academy

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

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Exploring Science Through Art in Free Family Day, Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center & Telfair Academy, Savannah: Aug. 21

Local residents are invited to enjoy the exhibitions Never Spoken Again at the Jepson Center and Progressive Regression at the Telfair Academy on Sat. Aug. 21 2021in Savannah.

Family activities connecting science to art will be offered outdoors at the museums’ entrances, weather permitting, along with take-home art activities for children.

Learn more here.

Telfair Museums’ Free Family Days for Chatham County residents are offered throughout the year. Enjoy music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on art-making, and more — free of charge!

You’re Invited!

If you’re a local Chatham County resident or student, admission is waived for you to join in the Free Family fun. All you need to do is show proof of residency or enrollment at the front desk.

Here is a list of identification Telfair Museums accepts:
*Georgia driver’s license with Chatham County address and zip code
*Georgia state identification card with Chatham County address and zip code
*Voter registration card with Chatham County address and zip code
*Utility bill with Chatham County address and zip code
*Current college ID from SCAD, Georgia Southern Armstrong, Savannah State, Georgia Tech, or Savannah Tech

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FIND INFO ON JEPSON CENTER’S ART START PROGRAM FOR TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS HERE. 

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Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Art Start returns to in-person @ Telfair Academy

Friday, July 9th, 2021

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ART START @ Telfair Academy, Savannah
July 21 2021 at 10:30–11:30AM
Telfair Academy

Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited for storytime and a special tour at Art Start.

For July, Art Start will return to in-person activities with you and your little ones.

Meet at the front gate of the Telfair Academy at 10:30AM. Learn more here.

Telfair Academy
121 Barnard St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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Free Juneteenth 2021 celebrations @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Monday, June 7th, 2021

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Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah free to locals June 12-13; free libation ceremony & virtual Juneteenth lecture

Telfair Museums will mark Juneteenth 2021 with free admission to the Jepson Center, a free libation ceremony, and a free virtual lecture.

From 10AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, Savannah and Chatham County residents will receive free admission to the Jepson Center in partnership with the City of Savannah.

The free weekend features a libation ceremony at noon Sat. June 12 on the front steps of the museum led by local historians Vaughnette Goode-Walker and Jamal Toure.

Activity kits focusing on the Black experience and themes related to current exhibitions, including works by Savannah artist Sauda Mitchell, also will be distributed.

Juneteenth celebrates the beginning of the emancipation of enslaved Americans on June 19, 1865, by order of Union General Gordon Granger in Texas.

At 6PM Tues. June 15, Telfair will host its annual Juneteenth lecture with a virtual appearance by historian and author Anthony Cohen, whose book “Patrick & Me” chronicles his journey as a fourth-generation descendant of an enslaved man who escaped to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Drawing from an 1856 interview with his forbearer, Cohen carefully reconstructs the amazing life story of Patrick Sneed—a slave of African, Jewish, Irish, and Cherokee heritage—who fled from bondage in Savannah and later went on to fight in the Civil War. You can register for the free Zoom lecture at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rMobXJFBRsWVjCwRljswxw.

Telfair recently expanded its regular days and hours as it continues to pare back limitations enforced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. All three of Telfair’s sites—the Jepson Center, the Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters—now are open from 10AM-5PM on Tuesdays, in addition to Thursdays through Mondays. The museum remains closed on Wednesdays.

Learn more here.

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Autism Awarness 5K & Children’s Dash to support Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym Autism Awareness 5K

You’re invited: Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym AUTISM AWARENESS 5K Bubble Run & Children’s DASH on Sat June 26, 2021 in Bluffton, SC. Register online here.

There will be two children’s dashes at 8AM – one for ages 2-4 & one for ages 5-10.

The 5k race starts and ends at LowCountry Community Church off of Buckwalter Parkway. It is a fast flat course and will be chip timed by Grounded Running. There will be one water station on the course approximately at the halfway point. The race will start promptly at 8AM with the Children’s DASH followed by the 5k run. Parents are welcome to run with their child(ren) if necessary. All participants will be welcomed back to the finish with a shower of bubbles (representative of special needs) and a finisher’s medal. NOTE: Each participant MUST turn in their timing chip to receive a medal.

Register by June 15 to receive T-shirts.

Registrations accepted until 7:45AM on race day.

Packet Pick up is Friday June 25 9AM-6PM at Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Suite C-1 and race day morning from 7-7:45AM at the race start.

**Proceeds from this event will be used to provide support groups, special events and activities like art, music, yoga and fitness opportunities for our local special needs population.

Register online here.
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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Special Open Days at Coastal Heritage Society Sites in Savannah for Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Friday, May 21st, 2021

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Five of Coastal Heritage Society’s museums in Savannah will be open for Memorial Day on Mon. May 31 2021.

These sites include Savannah History Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum, Harper Fowlkes House and Old Fort Jackson.

Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at each site through hands-on, immersive activities that illustrate the narratives of Savannah’s past.

Savannah Children’s Museum and Harper Fowlkes House will have a special open day on Sun. May 30 2021 as well.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will have blacksmithing demonstrations throughout the day and will welcome visitors to take a Site Tour by Train.

Savannah Children’s Museum will have several activities including crafts, a scavenger hunt and a bottle rocket launch at noon.

Savannah History Museum will feature the popular Loyalists & Liberty Tours from 10AM-2PM.

Old Fort Jackson will have cannon firings at 11AM and 2PM.

Harper Fowlkes House will host daily interpretation and guided tours.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson and the Loyalists & Liberty Tour all feature large, open-air spaces and all sites will employ enhanced sanitizing and distancing protocols.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available here.

Site Tours by Train are limited and boarding passes are issued on a first come, first served basis. As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission.

Find operating hours here. 

For the safety of all staff and guests,  staff and guests are required to wear face coverings.  Visitors are asked to adhere to the , and mask regulations and recommendations.

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FREE Saturday Story Time @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

SCAD MOA’s Saturday Morning Story Time

Event by SCAD Museum of Art
SCAD Museum of Art
Sat. June 5, 2021, 11 AM
Free

Treat your young art lover to SCAD MOA Story Time on the first Saturday of each month.

Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about work by the Haas Brothers.

Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and older. Learn more here. 

To ensure the health and safety of all museum patrons and staff, touchless temperature checks are required prior to entering the galleries and face coverings are mandatory.  Please practice social distancing by maintaining 6 feet of space between you and other guests.

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia

(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Performing Arts, Ceramics, Mixed Media Camps @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, May 10th, 2021

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Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center for summer arts camps this July 2021.

All arts camps and specific camps in ceramics, mixed media, and ceramics means each week can be a new experience.

Registration is now open for City of Savannah residents.

Register online here. 

Week 1 | July 6-9:
All Arts (Mixed Media, Ceramics, Performing Arts): Ages 6-8 and 9-12

Week 2 | July 12-16:
Performing Arts: Spellbound Enchantment (Ages 6-8)
Performing Arts: Spellbound Enchantment (Ages 9-12)
Mixed Media Arts (Ages 6-8)
Ceramics (Ages 9-12)

Week 3 | July 19-23:
Performing Arts: Adventure on the High Seas (Ages 6-8)
Performing Arts: Adventure on the High Seas (Ages 9-12)
Ceramics (Ages 6-8)
Mixed Media Arts (Ages 9-12)

Week 4 – Teen Week | July 26-30
Performing Arts: Make a Scene (Ages 13-17)
Ceramics (Ages 13-17)

Camp Prices: $100/ week for City of Savannah residents and $150/week non-residents.
(Week one is prorated to $80 and $120, respectively).

Learn more and view all camp descriptions at savannahga.gov/artcamp

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New Visitor Center & Summer Discount Code at Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

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New Skidaway Island State Park Visitor Center, Savannah

Skidaway Island State Park will host a public ribbon-cutting celebration for its new visitor center at 10AM on May 13. The 6,300-square-foot building is now the first stop for those enjoying one of Georgia’s most popular state parks.

Designed to reflect the architectural style of neighboring communities, the facility spotlights the low-country barrier island. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the maritime forest and marsh, and guests can enjoy birding from a screened porch. Towering 20 feet high is a giant ground sloth skeleton, a replica of an ancient fossil found within the park in 1822. Nature exhibits include turtles and snakes, and a gift shop is filled with clothing, toys, books, camping supplies, jewelry and local foods. The visitor center also includes meeting space, classroom space and staff offices.

Skidaway Island State Park is just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah, yet surrounded by peaceful tidal waterways and forest. Overnight guests can choose from small cabins or campsites shaded by live oaks and Spanish moss. During the day, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, geocaching and ranger programs. The park’s Big Ferry Nature Trail is part of Georgia’s Colonial Coast Birding Trail, and colorful painted buntings are often spotted during spring.

To learn more, visit GaStateParks.org/SkidawayIsland or call 912-598-2300.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, and parking is $5. Skidaway Island State Park is operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Skidway Is. State Park regularly offers kid-friendly events. Find the schedule here. 

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Summer Discount Code

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

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Telfair Museums Savannah offers Virtual Art Start for toddlers, preschoolers

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

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Virtual Art Start via Zoom
with Telfair Museums, Savannah
Wed. May 19 12:30PM

Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited for storytime and a special tour.

This month Telfair Museums Jepson Center will come to you virtually.

Register your family ahead of time online here, then watch and learn with Telfair Museums.

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Christmas in July 2021 @ Children’s Museum of Pooler

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

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Christmas in July at Children’s Museum of Pooler
Thurs. July 1 2021, 9AM-2PM

Children and families are invited to deck the halls of Children’s Museum of Pooler with a day of festive fun for Christmas in July, Thurs, July 1, 9AM-2PM.

Children can enjoy Christmas BINGO, create fun Christmas crafts, decorate Christmas cookies, launch “snowballs” in the Air Wall, snap a picture with Santa, and have a blast in the exhibits.

Event is on Thursday, July 1, 9AM-2PM, and requires a special event ticket for members and nonmembers. Tickets are purchased at the door the day of the event.
Ticket Prices:
Members: $8
NonMembers $10
Special visit from Santa 10AM-Noon.

Children’s Museum of Pooler
200 Tanger Outlets Blvd. Suite 589
Pooler, GA 31322
912-307-9503
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Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Monday, April 26th, 2021

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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Toddler Tuesday Oatland Island Wildlife Center Savannah

 

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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Free Family Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

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PICASSO TO HOCKNEY: MODERN ART ON STAGE FREE FAMILY WEEKEND AT TELFAIR MUSEUMS’ JEPSON CENTER
April 16–April 18 2021
Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Local residents are invited to visit the Jepson Center in Savannah free of charge during this three-day weekend April 16-18 2021 to experience the exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art On Stage.

Take a scavenger hunt based on the exhibition and pick up a free art-making kit for families to enjoy at home.

Theater arts and fashion displays by local students will be featured each afternoon.

Learn more here. 
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(Easter Egg Hunts, Savannah 2021) Georgia State Railroad Museum to host reimagined Eggstravaganza

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

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Eggstravaganza 2021 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401
Sat. March 27 2021,  10AM-1PM
Come in your most colorful springtime attire, bring your baskets

You’re invited to Eggstravaganza @ Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah on Sat. March 27 2021, 10AM-1PM.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum. Blacksmith demonstrations by Coastal Heritage Society will occur throughout the day as well as a special egg wood turning demonstration by Lowcountry Turners.

Cost to attend Eggstravaganza: $5 per person for all participants, ages 18 months and older.

Pre-registration is required online here.

Registration will close at midnight the day before the event. Admission is free to Coastal Heritage Society members. Become a member online here.

Eggstravaganza is sponsored by Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, Dell Technologies and Attorney, Francesca Macchiaverna.

For the safety of all staff and guests, social distancing protocols and enhanced sanitizing procedures will be in place.

All participants are required to wear a face covering for the safety of others.
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