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School’s Out, Museums are IN!

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at Museum of the Everglades for a free kids activity!   School may be ending in Southwest Florida, but that doesn't mean learning and exploring has to end! This summer, Collier County Museums are proud to present a host of free events and activities for children and their families. Five museum locations, all with free admission (and air conditioning!), are ready to entertain and educate children and families in June and extending through September.

Homeschool Program: Understanding West African Culture

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This series of homeschool programming will focus on cultural understanding.  In partnership with the Southwest Florida Cultural Alliance, representatives from a variety of cultures living in Southwest Florida will teach students about their culture through music, dance, and a variety of other mediums. This month’s program will focus on the culture of West Africa. Space is limited, RSVP required. For more information, contact Joy Murphy, Curator of Education at 239-252-8242 or joy.murphy@colliercountyfl.gov.   EVENT RSVP

Children in exhibit gallery

School’s Out, Museums are IN!

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch for a free kids activity!   School may be ending in Southwest Florida, but that doesn't mean learning and exploring has to end! This summer, Collier County Museums are proud to present a host of free events and activities for children and their families. Five museum locations, all with free admission (and air conditioning!), are ready to entertain and educate children and families in June and extending through September.

Children in exhibit gallery

School’s Out, Museums are IN!

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at Naples Depot Museum for a free kids activity!   School may be ending in Southwest Florida, but that doesn't mean learning and exploring has to end! This summer, Collier County Museums are proud to present a host of free events and activities for children and their families. Five museum locations, all with free admission (and air conditioning!), are ready to entertain and educate children and families in June and extending through September.

Preschool Program: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Naples Depot Museum for a preschool program!  This free program is for 2-5-year-olds who have not yet entered kindergarten.  Each one-hour program will focus on learning and play, with a specific topic in mind. This month’s program will focus on planes, trains, & automobiles. Learn about the different forms of transportation, play different transportation games, and color your own plane, train, or car. Space is limited to 10 children per session, RSVP required. Please note: this is not…

Our Stories, Our Voices: Nancy “Safari Jane” Tetzlaff

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Nancy “Safari Jane” Tetzlaff traveled the world photographing landscapes and their inhabitants. Working side-by-side with her husband, Larry, she created two zoo facilities and became a dedicated museum professional. In 1969, the Tetzlaffs started the Naples Zoo, which became a fully accredited organization. Early on, Nancy was one of a handful of women in the zoo field, but throughout her years of work, she hired many young women and helped to change the field. Nancy retired in 2004. Today, the…

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Summer Harvest – A Ciclovia Immokalee Event

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ciclovia Immokalee! is a monthly event for children and families in Immokalee. It was created to encourage active play and increased physical activity in order to improve health. It is a fun, free event with games, sports, dancing, the Harry Chapin Food Bank and an opportunity to interact informally with representatives of the many programs and agencies serving the community. Join us on July 13 at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch for Summer Harvest. Presented in partnership with…

Children in exhibit gallery

School’s Out, Museums are IN!

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at Marco Island Historical Museum for a free kids activity!   School may be ending in Southwest Florida, but that doesn't mean learning and exploring has to end! This summer, Collier County Museums are proud to present a host of free events and activities for children and their families. Five museum locations, all with free admission (and air conditioning!), are ready to entertain and educate children and families in June and extending through September.

Everglades moonshining bust

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Illegal Trades in the Everglades

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Museum of the Everglades every month for our Third Thursday lecture series. Presented by museum staff or local authority, these lectures will explore the lesser known and often-overlooked areas of our region's past. Every lecture is free, begins at 2 pm and will include an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Children in exhibit gallery

School’s Out, Museums are IN!

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at Collier Museum at Government Center for a free kids activity!   School may be ending in Southwest Florida, but that doesn't mean learning and exploring has to end! This summer, Collier County Museums are proud to present a host of free events and activities for children and their families. Five museum locations, all with free admission (and air conditioning!), are ready to entertain and educate children and families in June and extending through September.

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