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Start Date : May 5, 2018
End Date : May 5, 2018
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SATURDAY, MAY 5
10am to 4pm
GEORGIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM
FREE FOR CHS MEMBERS!



Coastal Heritage Society invites the public to attend
the 2nd annual STEAM Fest, an interactive family-friendly event designed to showcase STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education activities as well as to kick off the summer season of steam site tours by rail at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. The event will be held Saturday, May 5th , from 10 am to 4 pm at 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401. 

Some of our community partners will include: Savannah Technical Collegeshowcasing their internationally recognized Historic Preservation program,STEAM Camp will lead an activity and discuss their summer camp focused on young creators, Sylvan Learning of Savannah will be teaching 45-minuteclass demos, and Snapology of Savannah will provide STEAM-based LEGO® activities for event attendees. Becki Harkness, Coastal Heritage Society’s Historic Resource Specialist, will also be leading an indigo dyeing program focused on the science and history behind the dyeing process.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will offer enhanced programming throughout the day, including executive railcar tours, hand car activities, operating steam locomotive train rides, plus other steam power and Bernoulli’s Principle demonstrations.

We will also raise funds for our Track Match Challenge campaign, an initiative focused on expanding sections of track to improve ADA accessibility for train rides at the museum and provide more flexibility to maneuver our trains and rolling stock. 

Admission to STEAM Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members.

Please note that parking at Georgia State Railroad Museum is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternative parking can be found at the Savannah Visitor's Center or other adjacent downtown areas. In addition, STEAM Fest will be an outdoor event and is weather-permitting. Please check Facebook for up-to-date information.

Located in Tricentennial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum is a beautiful National Historic Landmark located at the old Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities. With a fully operational turntable, you have the chance to explore historic railcars, experience the handcar, and go on guided tours. Be sure to check our Train Ride Schedule [train ride pdf link] to experience one of our Site Tours by Train on a historic steam or diesel locomotive!

 

For more information on the Central of Georgia Railway, click here [PDF].


For frequently asked questions, click here [FAQ sheet].