Savannah for the Kids
If you’re looking for some kid-friendly activities and attractions for the smallest members of your group, there are some stops you must make while in Savannah—you won’t want to miss all of the great places for kids that the city has to offer!
Children will have a blast at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, where they will have a chance to see a wide variety of animals up close in the center’s four animal exhibits: Wolf Wilderness, Wetlands Aviary, Predators of Georgia, and Birds of Prey. Oatland Island is a place to see native animals in their natural habitat, and a place to learn from the knowledgeable staff.
The Savannah Children’s Museum is another true kid-pleaser. While they may have trouble staying quiet at other museums, children can enjoy a more unhindered, interactive experience here. Educational stations involving gardening, building, science, and math will keep them busy and entertained for hours. Located next door is the Georgia State Railroad Museum where kids can take a ride on a No. 30 steam locomotive built in 1913, or the ‘modern’ No. 119 diesel locomotive built in 1947.
You can also wow the kids during your stay by taking them to the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island. They will love seeing the aquatic creatures typically found along the coast of Georgia at the center’s many aquariums, and the aquarium’s special touch tank allows for a fun hands-on experience. You can also enjoy a beautiful, animal-filled view at the wildlife viewing pier overlooking the Skidaway River marsh.
While on Skidaway Island, visit Skidaway Island State Park, where trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. You can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoons, egrets and other wildlife. Enjoy lunch at the open-air picnic shelters or stay overnight at their scenic campground.
Yet another great place for the creative artsy youngsters is the ArtZeum (art-zee-um) at the Jepson Center. While at the ArtZeum, kids get to view pieces of art. But probably even more exciting for them is that they can create their own art. Children can express their creativity at the glass wall, transform 2-D shapes into 3-D art with magnetic tiles, and create buildings with architectural blocks.
Girl Scouts will love to learn all about the history of the organization and visit Savannah’s first National Historical Landmark, the house of the Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low.
The little ones will also love to run around and let out some energy at Old Fort Jackson, all while learning about the history of the famous, beautifully preserved fort.
And if you are in Savannah during springtime, make sure to take the kids to Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens to pick some delicious strawberries.
So during your stay, make sure to explore all that Savannah has to offer—with the kiddos in tow! Tell them Travelhost sent you and share with us your family photos enjoying Savannah by posting to our Facebook page at Travelhost Savannah.