Savannah's first children's museum to open June 9

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah's first children's museum will soon open thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Newman's Own Foundation.

Construction is underway on the Savannah Children's Museum located in the historic Central of Georgia carpentry shop and rail yard on MLK Boulevard.

The first phase of the museum is the Exploration Station, an outdoor, two-story exhibit offering children interactive games and activities to engage their imaginations.

"We're going to challenge their motor skills. There will be exhibits that include math, science, art and literacy," said Patricia Knight, Coastal Heritage Society marketing director.

The museum will open to the public in two phases. Funding for the indoor phase is over 64 percent complete thanks to the support of local corporations, foundations and private citizens.

However, more donations are needed to complete the projects. If you would like to donate, visit or contact Samantha Pogorelsky, Director of Development for Coastal Heritage Society, at 651.2438 ext. 2.

Exploration Station is set to open June 9.

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