Four Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy Before the Kids Go Back to School

A family-friendly summer activity with a chalkboard for back to school preparations.

Students long for summer all year long, and when it finally gets here, it seems to fly by. With July coming to an end, the back to school countdown begins. The Savannah Chatham County Public School System starts classes on Wednesday, August 3, meaning there’s just little more than a week left of the summer break. Though the school year is fast approaching, there’s still time left for family summer fun here on the island. Make these last days count with an exciting activity that the entire family will enjoy. Here are four fun, kid-friendly things you can do today to make the most of the final days before school starts.

Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tour

Watching dolphins jump and play in the water as you tour the island waters by boat is an exhilarating, memorable experience that the kiddos will love. You can make that happen with Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tour. Book a daytime tour at the affordable rates of $25 per adult, $15 per child ages 3 through 12, and just $5 for little ones 2 and younger. Tours last 1 to 1.5 hours and include engaging, informative narration from the captain and first mate. You can bring your own food and drinks aboard if you want, and there’s plenty of seating available so you can be cool and comfortable for the duration of the tour. You’ll get to see your children’s faces light up at the sight of dolphins, so it’s definitely worth it.

photo credit Tybee Island Marine Science Center.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

If your children love nature and wildlife, take them on a trip to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Offering an authentic coastal experience to visitors, groups and families alike, the center is a great place to have fun while learning about conservation and marine life. They have a variety of exciting programs ranging between $15 and $25 per person that will educate and entertain. Enjoy a guided beach walk, marsh trek, or turtle talk. If your kids are 9 years old or older, partake in a Sift N’ Seine to catch different aquatic animals. You can also participate in a sea turtle nest excavation. No matter what you choose to
do, everyone is sure to have a great time learning about our marvelous marine life.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Do you have a little historian on your hands? If so, Fort Pulaski could be the perfect daytime activity for your family. Between now at July 31, park rangers are offering daily Fort Talks taking place every 30 minutes starting at 11 a.m. Watch your kids marvel at Civil War era cannons while learning what life on the fort was like back then. Then enjoy a nice picnic on the fort grounds after. Park entry is just $10 for adults, and youths 15 and under are free.

tybee post theater

Tybee Post Theater

You already know that it tends to rain a lot here in the summer. For that reason, it’s good to have at least one indoor option included in this round-up. Whether you want to stay dry on a rainy day or cool on a hot, sunny one, you can have a great time with your family at the Tybee Post Theater. There’s plenty of fun to be had at the theater with several family-friendly shows coming to the stage. There’s an exciting magic show happening on July 29, and tickets are between $10 and $25. There are also kid-friendly movies playing at the theater every week. Make sure to see a spectacular show at the Post soon!

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