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Daily Programming Schedule

November 2012

We have a lot of wonderful activities planned that you and your children can enjoy during your visit to Savannah Children’s Museum’s Exploration Station!  Simply click the link below to see what we have in store!  We invite you to print a copy and put it on your fridge… you don’t want to miss all the fun ahead!  We will also have copies available at the gift shop that you can take home with you 🙂

Our online calendar of programming will be ready within the next week, so for more detailed information on our programming, please visit www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org 

Hours of Operation

Our Fall Hours of Operation are:

Sunday: 12-5

Monday: 9-5

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: by appointment

Thursday: 9-5

Friday: 9-5

Saturday: 9-5

*We will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday the 22nd)*

Savannah Santa Train

Savannah Santa Train is scheduled for December 8th, 2012!  Registration will begin on November 9th.  Be on the look out for an email with the link for information and registration for this incredibly magical family event!

See you soon!

We can’t wait to celebrate the whole month of November with you!
If you have any questions, please email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org
Thank you,

Liz Comparetto

Director of Children’s Education
Coastal Heritage Society
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Daily Programming Schedule

October 2012

October really is going to be OUTSTANDING!  We have a lot of wonderful activities planned that you and your children can enjoy during your visit to Savannah Children’s Museum’s Exploration Station!  Simply click the link below to see what we have in store!  We invite you to print a copy and put it on your fridge… you don’t want to miss all the fun ahead!  We will also have copies available at the gift shop that you can take home with you 🙂

What makes our programming special?

You have heard from me as to why the programming at Exploration Station is so fantastic.  This time I asked one of our dedicated and passionate staff members, Debra Anding, to explain it in her own words.  She really hit the nail on the head as to WHY we do what we do!  I hope you’ll click on the link below and enjoy her thoughts!

Be Inspired at Exploration Station!

Hours of Operation

Our Fall Hours of Operation are:

Sunday: 12-5

Monday: 9-5

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: by appointment

Thursday: 9-5

Friday: 9-5

Saturday: 9-5

See you soon!

We can’t wait to celebrate the whole month of October with you!
If you have any questions, please email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org
Thank you,

Liz Comparetto

Director of Children’s Education
Coastal Heritage Society

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It’s hard to believe that September is only a few short days away!  We have had such a marvelous time sharing Savannah Children’s Museum’s Exploration Station with thousands of visitors this summer.  It has been a pleasure to watch all of you enjoy the space!  We have finalized the fall hours schedule, considering thoughtful and valuable feedback from our guests.

Drum roll please!

Beginning on September 2nd our new FALL HOURS are:

Sunday: 12-5

Monday: 9-5

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: By appointment

Thursday: 9-5

Friday: 9-5

Saturday: 9-5

We are so excited to be offering daily programming Thursday-Monday starting on Sunday, September 2nd as well!  See below for more information on our exciting programming plans!

FAMILY FUN

As the Director of Children’s Education, I have had a marvelous time learning about how visitors use Exploration Station.  Every day brings new ideas, new challenges and successes, and new possibilities.  It has been my plan since before opening to develop a monthly calendar of daily programming.  There was a lot of observing and learning that I had to do before I felt we were ready to offer this type of programming.

I am incredibly pleased to let everyone know that the fantastic staff of Savannah Children’s Museum and I have been working hard on developing an amazing month of programming at Exploration Station!  Starting September 2nd, we will offer daily arts programming and 3 daily story-times including 2 for our ‘Little Explorers’ (ages 1-5) and one for our ‘Big Explorers’ (ages 5-10).  We will also have backyard science, fitness, and exhibit-based programming during the week.  All daily programming will be included in your admission price or membership unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

Speaking of the calendar- I’m sure you want to see it!  It has been finalized for the month of September and is currently being reviewed by our Marketing Department before being made public.  As soon as it is ready to be posted on your refrigerator, I will make it available to you!!

Thank you again for all of your support!

~Liz Comparetto

BUBBLING BONUSES

Our sister-blog, Diary of a Museum: The Story of Savannah Children’s Museum is a great behind-the-scenes scoop on Exploration Station!

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If you’re anything like me, about a month before your child’s birthday you suddenly go into panic mode.  Where will we have the party?  What day and time?  Who should be invited?  Goody bags?  No goody bags?  Cake and ice cream?  Cupcakes?  And the biggest question of all… Theme?!

Savannah Children’s Museum offers fantastic, customizable birthday parties that are competitively priced and a unique alternative to the ‘big-box venues’.  CHS also has 2 other sites that offer birthday parties; Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson!  The possibilities are endless and our team will work with you to make your child’s birthday party dreams come true!

If you’re interested in any of our birthday packages, you can simply email our events coordinator, Brittany Crawford, at bcrawford@chsgeorgia.org for all the information!

~Liz Comparetto

BOOKSHELF ESSENTIALS

On the Day You Were Born

By: Debra Frasier

ISBN-10: 0152055673

This book hits the trifecta of great children’s books; it’s beautifully written, it has an easy rhythm to its words, and it teaches readers something new.  For parents, the immediate draw to this book is the timelessness of the story as well as the sweet nostalgia of the day your child was born.  For children, it shows the interconnectedness of life on this planet and how important THEY are to the world (with a science lesson built right in!)  This is a fantastic book to give as a gift- to new parents, to a young child, to a teenager, or even an adult.  I highly recommend that this story make its way to a bookshelf near you!


FAMILY FUN

I’m going to share a true story with you… the story of the 3 Woody’s.  Woody is the beloved cowboy in the Toy Story movie series, as many of you know.  When my son, Vinnie, turned 3, we had a Toy Story themed birthday party.  Many of his guests brought Toy Story gifts for the big boy.  He was thrilled!  As he continued to open the generous gifts from loved ones, we realized that not only did he get 1 Woody blanket, not 2 Woody blankets, but THREE Woody blankets!  All identical and all very lovable.  It was in the moment of stunned laughter when he unwrapped the third and final Woody blanket that I realized something: From now on, I’m making a point to buy something unexpected and unique to give as birthday presents.

The big name stores all seem to carry the same stuff- Target, Walmart, and even Toys R Us- all have basically the same selection of toys as the others.  I started to look towards local gift shops.  Not only do I completely support local businesses, I also find that their selection is different in a very good way!  I know it’s fast and easy to swing by Target on the way to a birthday party to pick up something last minute, but it’s also just as easy to swing by a small, local business.  The gift shop at Georgia State Railroad Museum/Savannah Children’s Museum is a perfect example… they’re open 7 days a week and offer something that the big name stores don’t…unique gifts and the opportunity to support a local business.  Talk about a great buy!  

BUBBLING BONUSES

Our sister-blog, Diary of a Museum: The Story of Savannah Children’s Museum is a great behind-the-scenes scoop on Exploration Station!

Thank you! Until next week,

~Liz

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I have been living with the assumption that we have two goblins living at our house.  One, ‘The Paci-Goblin’, moved out a few years ago when he successfully rid our home of pacifiers.  The other, ‘The Sock Goblin’, still lives with us and is hoarding individual socks in some mysterious place.  I actually dressed up as The Sock Goblin last year for Halloween!  I covered a hoodie jacket with the sad socks that had lost their partners.  Moms and Dads who saw me instantly ‘got it’ and burst into knowing laughter.  Every household understands the plight of The Sock Goblin!

What I never considered is that the socks are running away to join the circus!  Well, duh!  What sock wouldn’t want to be a part of a grand Sock Puppet Circus?  If I were a sock, I would have to be the lion-tamer… that is my chosen Sock Puppet Circus profession.

So, I’m guessing everyone reading this is questioning my sanity at this point.  I don’t blame you!  I’m completely serious, though.  Local Children’s Author, Nelson Elliot Gassman, has written a fantastically imaginative book entitled The Day the Sock Circus Came to Town and I just can’t get enough of it!  Make sure to keep reading to find out more about this book, get a link to the author’s bio, and find out how you and your family can be a part of Savannah Children’s Museum’s very own Sock Puppet Circus!  Hope to see you there!

~Liz Comparetto

BOOKSHELF ESSENTIALS

The Day The Sock Circus Came to Town!

By: Nelson Elliot Gassman

This is a sweet and enjoyable book that children of all ages will enjoy.    Everyone wonders what happens to those missing socks that seemingly vanish before they can find their partner… and this creative story gives a fun answer to that question.  Of course!  They join the Sock Circus!  Make sure to head over to the book’s webpage to find out all kinds of information about the book, read author/illustrator bios, and order a copy for your bookshelf!  You can find the webpage by clicking here.

FAMILY FUN

Are you ready for this?!  Savannah Children’s Museum is hosting its very own Sock Puppet Circus on July 21st from 4-7 pm as we celebrate the very first Hot Saturday Night at Exploration Station!  Children and their adults will get to create their very own sock puppets and enjoy circus-themed activities with their new-found sock friends at this after-hours event.  The price is only $5 for each member FAMILY (yep- a family of 5 is only $5!!!) and regular admission price of $7.50 per person for non members.

Click on this link to find out more information and to pre-register for this fun family event!

If you aren’t already a member of Savannah Children’s Museum, this is the perfect opportunity to join in the excitement!  Click here to join now!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Bubbling Bonuses

Our sister-blog, Diary of a Museum: The Story of Savannah Children’s Museum is a great behind-the-scenes scoop on Exploration Station!

Thank you! Until next week,

~Liz

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Can you believe that it’s already July!?  Not only that… but next Monday (July 9th) marks the 1 month birthday of Savannah Children’s Museum’s Exploration Station!  WOW!  Time sure flies when you’re having fun 🙂

The 4th of July is a wonderful celebration of our independence.  Fireworks and cook-outs with friends and family have become a staple tradition in many people’s lives.  This year, why  not start a new tradition and head over to Exploration Station to enjoy some day-time family fun?  At 10:30am and 1:30pm we will be hosting our own kid’s parade complete with noisemakers, bubbles, and American flags!  I hope you will join us for our very first 4th!

~Liz Comparetto

BOOKSHELF ESSENTIALS


The Story of America’s Birthday

By: Patricia A. Pingry

ISBN-10: 0824941705

I don’t know about you, but I had a really hard time explaining what all the 4th of July fuss was about to my 4 year old son.  I found this board book and it has really helped him understand what the holiday is all about and gave me the ‘right words’ to better explain it to him.  It’s only a 26 page board book (which means it’s pages are made of very thick cardboard), so it’s really not intimidating at all.  The pictures and child-friendly language help children understand why the 4th is so very special.  I think it’s important that children learn that there is significance for all the partying and celebration of the day, and this book certainly helped me accomplish that with my young child!

FAMILY FUN

The 4th of July is a perfect holiday to involve your children.  It’s a fun celebration that they can enjoy just as much as the grown-ups!  The hot summer nights, later bed-times, fireflies, and sparklers make for a magical event they’ll look forward to every year.  Why not put them to work making ‘firework’ paper placemats for your cook-out?!   Check out this Disney Family Fun link to find out how!

I also pinned a bunch of fun family-friendly 4th crafts on our Pinterest… go check it out by clicking here!

Bubbling Bonuses

Our sister-blog, Diary of a Museum: The Story of Savannah Children’s Museum is a great behind-the-scenes scoop on Exploration Station!

Thank you! Until next week,

~Liz

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