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Best Things To Do In Savannah With Kids - Updated 2019

Best Things To Do In Savannah With Kids  - Updated 2019
Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza
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Kids can be endlessly fun, with their infectious laughter and seemingly limitless supply of energy. However, there’s no denying that traveling with kids can be a bit tricky at times. Besides having to think about their safety and individual needs, you will also have to consider what activities they could enjoy at your destination.

If you’re planning to visit the city of Savannah with your kids, worry not! You will quickly find that Savannah is a great place to take the entire family. Here are just some of the best activities to do in Savannah that kids and kids at heart are sure to enjoy.

1. Savannah Children's Museum



Savannah Children’s Museum is the perfect place for curious kids to learn more about the world around them, while still having a ton of fun. The museum features over a dozen interactive exhibitions. One of the museum’s highlights is its exploration maze, where kids are challenged to explore their surroundings and make their way through. Among its other features are a reading nook and a sensory garden.

Savannah Children's Museum

Address: 655 Louisville Rd, 31401 Savannah, GA

Opening Hours: 9am - 2pm. Closed on Sundays.

Contact: +1 912-651-4292

Website: Savannah Children’s Museum

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2. Oatland Island Wildlife Center


If your child is the adventurous and outdoorsy type, then a trip to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center may be just the thing for them. Located at Sandtown Road in Savannah, the Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a nature preserve and animal refuge. With moderate trails stretch for miles, your kids are sure to enjoy spending hours exploring the great outdoors without you having to worry about their safety.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Address: 711 Sandtown Road, 31410 Savannah, GA

Price: from 5 USD (Adults, aged 18 and above), 3 USD (Children aged 4-17, seniors aged 65 and above) and free-of-charge (Children, aged 3 and under)

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Last admission at 3:45 p.m.

Contact: (912) 395-1212

Near by Food: Wiley’s Championship BBQ

Website: Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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3. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is a must-see for every young dreamer, especially the Girl Scouts in the family! This historical site was the childhood home of Juliette Gordon Low, who is famous for having founded the worldwide Girl Scout Movement in 1912. Filled with memorabilia and interactive exhibits that reflect on Juliette Gordon Low’s life, a visit to this lovely museum is sure to inspire any little girl or boy to reach for their dreams and make a change in their world.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Address: 10 E. Oglethorpe Avenue, 31401 Savannah, GA

Price: from 15 USD (Adults), 12 USD (Students, aged 5 - 21 and Seniors) and (Children, ages 4 and under)

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m, closed on Sundays

Contact: 912 233-4501

Website: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

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4. National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

If your child is an aspiring pilot, then he or she would love a visit to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Established in 1996, this museum is dedicated to the valiant men and women of the Eighth Air Force, who served at the height of World War II. Here, one will can marvel at the various memorabilia, as well as the museum’s private collection of art pieces that depict the history of aviation from the Second World War to the present. The main attraction of the museum, however, is the B-17 restoration project, an actual bomber plane from the Second World War that the museum has painstakingly restored to its “full combat configuration.”

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Address: 175 Bourne Ave, 31322 Pooler, GA

Price: from 7-12 USD

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Contact: +1 912-748-8888

Website: National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

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5. Skidaway Island State Park

The Skidaway Island State Park is another favorite getaway amongst families with young kids. With numerous hiking trails surrounded by lush forests as well as an on-site playground, kids are free to explore, hike, ride their bikes, and play to their hearts’ content. Although the park is great for a day trip, you can also opt to set up camp at one of the park’s four different campsites. The park also features facilities such as flush toilets and a shower, which is kept impressively clean.

Skidaway Island State Park

Address: 52 Diamond Causeway, 31411 Savannah, GA

Opening Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily

Contact: +1 912-598-2300

Website: Skidaway Island State Park

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6. ArtZeum at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center for the Arts

Located along W. York Street, the Jepson Center for the Arts is a beautifully designed museum known for its ever-changing exhibitions in contemporary art. It also houses the ArtZeum, an interactive art space specifically designed for children. The ArtZeum encourages kids to ask questions about art and what they think art should be. Among the highlights of the ArtZeum include its life-sized, interactive play spaces based on several of the museum’s most well-loved paintings, such as “The Unpretentious Garden” by Gari Melchers.

ArtZeum at the Jepson Center for the Arts

Address: 207 W York St, 31401 Savannah, GA

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Access: Chatham Area Transit

Contact: +1 912-790-8800

Website: ArtZeum at the Jepson Center for the Arts

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7. Georgia State Railroad Museum

Located at the Tricentennial Park, the Georgia State Railroad Museum is a modest, yet highly interesting museum that showcases the historical railways. Here, kids can explore the fascinating railways and buildings and view live demonstrations of steam engines and how they function. The museum regularly offers tours aboard an actual steam or diesel rail car.

Georgia State Railroad Museum

Address: 655 Louisville Rd, 31401 Savannah, GA

Price: from 10 USD (Adults) and 6 USD (Children, aged 2-12)

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Contact: +1 912-651-6823

Website: Georgia State Railroad Museum

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Fun for the whole family

These places in Savannah are sure to be a blast not just for kids but for each member of the family.

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