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FREE Fit Kids Fest 2022 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Fit Kids Fest 2022 Savannah Junior League free events

FREE 10th Annual Fit Kids Fest, Sat. Feb. 19 2022 @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Annual event promotes wellness for K–12 students

Junior League of Savannah will host its annual 2022 Fit Kids Fest at a new location: the Savannah Children’s Museum, on Sat. Feb. 19 2021.

This engaging free event teaches the importance of growing a fit body and mind through a fun and interactive day designed for children of all ages and their parents.

This engaging event promotes overall wellness for K–12 students and introduces participants to academic resources in the community in addition to teaching how to make healthy choices and live an active lifestyle. Activities for the 2022 Fit Kids Fest will include free, full access to the Savannah Children’s Museum including a life-size maze, slides, and sensory garden; a healthy scavenger hunt; a trail mix remix station; and face painting.

The first 150 children to arrive will receive a free t-shirt and other swag items. Raffle prizes, including sports equipment, will be awarded to participants. The Savannah school with the most students in attendance will receive a cash prize for sports/PE equipment.

For more information about the 2022 Fit Kids Fest, visit jrleaguesav.org/fit-kids-fest. For those interested in participating as a vendor at the event, email jrleaguesavfkf@gmail.com or call event chair Kathryn Campbell at 704-267-6077.

 

After-School Photography, Painting & Drawing youth classes @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

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Youth Art Classes 2022 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Telfair Museums offers fee-based afterschool classes or workshops each fall and winter, plus daytime summer camps for children K–12. Afterschool classes for students have included drawing, portfolio builders, and videogame design.

All classes are located in the Jepson Center at 207 W. York Street in Savannah unless otherwise noted.

For questions, contact Studio Programs Manager Kip Bradley at 912-790-8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org.

Youth Portfolio Builder: Painting and Drawing
Ages 9–12 years
Mondays, 4:30–6PM, Jan. 24-Feb. 28
Members $115 | Non-members $135
This afternoon class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing and painting skills, build a portfolio, and begin the process of developing good art-making habits. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, use of value, and color to create volume and space. Lessons and projects will work onsite and outdoor locations near the museum. All materials are provided.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

Youth Portfolio Builder: Painting and Drawing
Ages 12–16 years
Wednesdays, 4:30–6PM, Jan. 26–March 2
Members $115 | Non-members: $135
This afternoon class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing and painting skills, build a portfolio, and begin the process of developing good art-making habits. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, use of value, and color to create volume and space. Lessons and projects will work onsite and outdoor locations near the museum. All materials are provided.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

Digital Photography Class
Ages 12–16
Thursdays, 4:30–6PM | Jan. 27 – March 3
Members $115 / non-members $135
Develop your young person’s skills as a photographer. All young people are artists. With that in mind, this class will approach photography as professionals do, studying the Elements of Art. Keeping a social distance, the camp will meet outside as much as possible as we explore our environment in Telfair Square and other nearby locations. Class will use DSLR digital cameras and learn about exposure, and a few historical methods involving film. Photography is fun and accessible to everyone.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Free admission to SCAD MOA on Super Museum Sunday 2022, Feb. 6

Monday, January 10th, 2022

SCAD MOA Super Museum Sunday

Enjoy free access to SCAD MOA on Super Museum Sunday 2022, presented by the Georgia History Festival. Super Museum Sunday highlights the best of Savannah’s cultural offerings — all free of charge.

This year’s SCAD MOA Super Museum Sunday event includes a special screening of the SCAD-produced documentary A Thousand Miles and Counting, which explores the historic journey of William and Ellen Craft as they traversed the country — including the site where the museum now stands — in pursuit of freedom from enslavement. A mini workshop for school-aged children related to themes and ideas in the film also is presented.

Learn more here.

Free admission to SCAD MOA on Super Museum Sunday 2022
Sunday, Feb. 6
Noon- 4PM
@ SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, 31401

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2022 Super Museum Sunday
Sun. Feb. 6, 2026
Georgia History Society

On Sun. Feb. 6, 2022, explore some museums and historic sites for FREE in person and online during a unique Super Museum Sunday experience. This is an annual free admission event.

Hours for Super Museum Sunday are noon– 4PM unless other times are noted.

Find participating museums & sites in Savannah here.

New Weekday Wildlife Program Themes @ Center for Wildlife Education & Raptor Center, Statesboro

Friday, January 7th, 2022

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Outdoor nature programs @ Center for Wildlife Education, Statesboro

Have you taken your kids to the Center of Wildlife Education in Statesboro yet?

The center’s 3:30PM weekday 30-minute nature programs have new daily themes. Visit to see some interesting wildlife up close and personal. Then stay to tour the center, which includes birds of prey, reptile, discovery trails with wetland preserve & more.

Learn more here. 

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9AM-4:45PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed to the public.

Special MLK Jr. Day Openings @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson & Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Special Holiday Openings at Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, and Savannah Children’s Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, and Savannah Children’s Museum will have special openings on Mon. Jan. 17 2022. Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson will be open from 9AM-4PM and Savannah Children’s Museum will be open from 9:30AM to 2:30PM.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will have daily tours and Site Tours by Train Friday through Monday. Train rides will be on the hour from 10AM-3PM.

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

Savannah Children’s Museum will have ongoing activities throughout the day with interactive story time at 10:30AM and a bottle rocket launch at noon.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, and Savannah Children’s Museum feature large, open-air spaces and employ enhanced sanitizing and distancing protocols.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online here. 

Site Tours by Train @ Georgia State Railroad Museum 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 & more info here. 

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Saturday Storytime for ages 3+ @ SCAD Museum of Art

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

SCAD Museum of Art storytime Saturday Savannah

Discover a dreamworld with your child at SCAD MOA’s Saturday Story Time. 

Treat the little artist in your life to SCAD MOA Story Time on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about work by a different artist each month.

Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and up.

For more information, email Kristin Poitras, coordinator of museum visitation, at kpoitras@scad.edu.

Upcoming SCAD MOA Saturday storytimes:

Sat. Feb. 5, 11AM
Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about work by artist Patrick Dougherty.

WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Ga

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(Hilton Head Is. events) Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum free events

FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. this Friday evening Jan. 7 2022 for their FREE Family Fun Night.

Reserve your family’s spot online at at www.thesandbox.org. (Click Book Now-Hilton Head-1.7.2022)

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80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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(UPDATE POSTPONED) PULSE Art & Technology Festival 2022 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Sunday, December 19th, 2021

PULSE Telfair Jepson museums Savannah 2022

UPDATE: THE EVENTS BELOW ARE POSTPONED


Telfair’s annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns for its 15th year in January 2022 with two exhibitions exploring illusion and meditative applications of technology in art.

The exhibition Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond focuses on the illusionistic light sculpture of Baltimore-based artist Chul-Hyun Ahn, whose work invites viewers into contemplative infinite spaces. A companion exhibition in the museum’s TechSpace includes work by artists exploring light, illusion, and movement to create meditative experiences, including Ryan Buyssens’ prismatic light sculpture Chromatica, Aidan Lincoln Fowler’s video infinity mirror, and video sculptures and other works by artists including Max Almy, Teri Yarbrow, Greg Finger, Zhou Fan, Kelley McClung, Guanzhi Kou, and Skye Hu.

In addition to the galleries, PULSE will include the immersive video installation Return in the Jepson Center atrium by John Collette for the three evenings of the festival.

Order tickets online here. 

FREE PULSE EVENTS include:

PULSE Curator and Artists’ Tour (POSTPONED)
Friday, January 14, 2pm
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme and participating artists for a walking tour of PULSE exhibitions at the Jepson Center. Free by advance registration. Register here.

PULSE Free Family Day at the Jepson Center (POSTPONED)
Saturday, January 15, 10am-5pm
Enjoy a day of free admission to the Jepson Center to explore the new PULSE exhibitions.

Family Day hands-on art making activities
Saturday, January 15, 1-4pm
Families can participate in a variety of hands-on art projects during the afternoon hours.

PULSE Curator and Artists’ Tour
Sunday, January 16, 2pm
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme and participating artists for a walking tour of PULSE exhibitions at the Jepson Center. Free by advance registration. Register here.

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Tybee Marine Science Center gift shop

Tybee Island Marine Science Center Gift Shop is Open

The Discovery Shop @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center is open Thursday through Sunday, 10AM-4PM or shop online at ShopTybee.com

Enjoy FREE PARKING on Tybee now through December 25 2021.

Give an Enduring Gift of Membership

Give a gift that keeps on giving. For as little as $50 a family can enjoy free admission to the Center for an entire year with a membership. Benefits vary but the real value of membership is in the partnership.

To purchase a membership for yourself, your family or someone else online here. 

Registration for SeaCamp 2022 opens on February 1, 2022.

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center Holiday Hours 

The center is open regular hours this Thurs. Dec. 23 10AM-4PM, Christmas Eve 10AM-1PM, closed Christmas Day, reopening Sun. Dec. 26 10AM-4PM. The center is also open New Year’s Eve 10AM-1PM and regular hours on New Year’s Day 10AM-4PM. Last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

Learn more about the center here. 

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Santa, STEAM Holiday Camp & New Year’s fun @ Sandbox Children’s Museums, Hilton Head Is. & Bluffton

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

STEAM Holiday Camp Tanger Outlets Bluffton Sandbox

Winter STEAM Camp @ Sandbox @ Tanger Outlets, Bluffton SC 

Enroll now for a fun and educational way for your child to spend their winter break.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger Outlet location in Bluffton SC will offer a two, 4-day winter STEM camp that combines science with fun holiday activities the weeks of Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30 2021. Children will have supervised time to explore the exhibits, daily snacks, and staff-led projects. Choose one week or both.

For ages 5-12 years old.

Register for Holiday camp @ Sandbox @ Tanger Outlets, Bluffton online here.

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Noon Year's Eve Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head 2021 2022

New Year’s Celebration @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Don’t miss the Sandbox Children’s Museum’s family friendly New Year’s celebration: Noon Year’s Eve. This special event will have themed art and STEM projects as well as a balloon drop at noon! Light refreshments will be served on our porch!
$15/person | $8/members – Space is limited so make your reservation now!
Visit www.thesandbox.org & click BOOK NOW, then click on General Admission, then calendar date.

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Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

New Shrimp Boat @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Come play on The Sandbox Children’s Museum new shrimp boat on Hilton Head Is. and learn about the history of the commercial shrimping industry, parts of a shrimp boat, the life cycle of the Atlantic White shrimp, and how shrimp boats prevent turtles from being caught in the nets!

Purchase your tickets online @ www.thesandbox.org & click “Book Now”.
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Teen Nights @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

SCAD MOA Teen Nights Savannah

Teen Nights @ SCAD Museum of Art

Teens take over SCAD MOA at these artist workshops. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided.

$10 ADMISSION

Sign up!
Email: kpoitras@scad.edu
Kristin Poitras
Coordinator of museum visitation

See teen night dates and listings on the museum event calendar.

Upcoming teen nights include:

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Fri. Dec. 10, 4-6PM
Conjure kami spirits at LARP workshop
Tour Japanese artist Izumi Kato’s exhibition Stand By You. Then inhabit Kato’s spectral creatures at this live-action role playing workshop.

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Fri. Dec. 17, 4-6PM
Make cookie-cutter cool
Customize cookies styled like works on view, with Brittany Richmond, SCAD MOA assistant curator

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WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Ga.

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New winter hours @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson in Savannah

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Georgia State Railroad Museum Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Seasonal Changes to Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson’s Operating Hours

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson will have a seasonal change in operating hours beginning Mon. Dec. 6 2021 for the Winter season.

The new hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 9AM-4PM with the museums being closed on Mondays and Tuesdays through February.

Both sites will have a special opening after Christmas from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31; Martin Luther King, Jr Day (Jan. 17), and President’s Day (Feb. 21).

Georgia State Railroad Museum will have blacksmithing demonstrations Wednesdays and Thursdays and will welcome visitors to take a Site Tour by Train on Fridays and Saturdays through December.

Old Fort Jackson will continue to have cannon firings at 11AM and 2PM on all operating days.

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson feature large, open-air spaces and employ enhanced sanitizing and distancing protocols.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online 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. Please visit www.chsgeorgia.org for operating hours.

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Teen drawing workshops @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

SCAD teen drawing classes weekly

Nurture your talent at SCAD MOA drawing workshop for teens in Savannah

Let your creativity flow at this weekly drawing workshop for teens 4-5PM on Wednesdays during December 2021 at SCAD MOA. Museum educators, SCAD students and faculty, and special guests offer tips and tutorials to perfect your drawing skills.

This workshop is free for teen museum members and teen SCAD students with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the teen public with the cost of museum admission.

To register, contact Kristin Poitras, coordinator of museum visitation, at kpoitras@scad.edu or 912.525.7145.

Upcoming teen drawing workshop dates:

WHEN
Wednesdays Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Dec. 29 2021. Sign up for just one or more.
4-5 p.m.

WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, GA

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(Savannah holidays) Make cookie-cutter cool at SCAD MOA Teen Night decorating workshop

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

 

cookie cutter decorating SCAD MOA Teen Night Savannah

Make cookie-cutter cool at SCAD MOA Teen Night decorating workshop

Cookies that imitate art. Customize cookies-styled like works on view with Brittany Richmond, SCAD MOA assistant curator.

Admission to the workshop is $10. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided.

To sign up, email Kristin Poitras, coordinator of museum visitation, at kpoitras@scad.edu.

Fri. Dec. 17 2021, 4-6 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah

Learn more here.

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Teen Nights @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Friday, November 26th, 2021

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Teen Nights @ SCAD Museum of Art

Teens take over SCAD MOA at these artist workshops. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided.

$10 ADMISSION

Sign up!
Email: kpoitras@scad.edu
Kristin Poitras
Coordinator of museum visitation

See teen night dates and listings on the museum event calendar.

Upcoming teen nights include:

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Fri. Dec. 10, 4-6PM
Conjure kami spirits at LARP workshop
Tour Japanese artist Izumi Kato’s exhibition Stand By You. Then inhabit Kato’s spectral creatures at this live-action role playing workshop.

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Fri. Dec. 17, 4-6PM
Make cookie-cutter cool
Customize cookies styled like works on view, with Brittany Richmond, SCAD MOA assistant curator

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WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Ga.

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(Savannah Holidays 2021) Santa Train is back @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Santa Train Georgia State Railroad Museum Coastal Heritage Society 2021

Savannah Santa Train
Sat. Dec. 18, 2021, 9AM-5PM
@ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah
Featuring a holiday-themed diesel locomotive train ride experience, live demonstrations by Lowcountry Turners artfully hand-crafting toys available for purchase, caroling by Savannah Stage Company, and merry dancing with Minick Family Music. Decorate a holiday card to send to families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, or enjoy complimentary donuts and coffee provided by The Salvation Army’s Mobile Canteen. Santa Claus will visit with the children to hear their Christmas wishes.
Tickets
Members of Coastal Heritage Society receive a discounted ticket rate of $12 per person. Train rides are available every twenty minutes, but seats are very limited, so please select a time to reserve your spot on the train.
Buy tickets online here.

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Savannah Santa Train, one of the largest annual holiday events in the lowcountry, will take place on Sat. December 18, 2021 from 9AM-5PM at Georgia State Railroad Museum, located at 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401.

Festive activities and entertainment include a holiday-themed diesel locomotive train ride experience, live demonstrations by Lowcountry Turners artfully hand-crafting spinning tops and dreidels available for purchase, caroling by Savannah Stage Company, and merry dancing with Minick Family Music. Decorate a holiday card to send to families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Lowcountry, or enjoy complimentary donuts and coffee provided by The Salvation Army’s Mobile Canteen. Santa Claus will visit with all the children and hear their Christmas wishes.

Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from The Big Cheese food truck and frozen sweet treats from Leopold’s Ice Cream will be available for purchase.

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. Parking at Georgia State Railroad Museum is limited.

Pre-registration is required and opens on Mon. Nov. 22 2021. Register online here.

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