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Pirate Day

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL, United States

What's a pirate's favorite letter? You might think it's "R," but it's actually the "C!"Come learn about the pirate of the Ten Thousand Islands, Juan Gomez, and become a pirate yourself. You can earn coins at games like coconut bowling and walking the plank, then turn those coins in for a new telescope, eye patch, […]

Bugs, Birds, & Butterflies Family Day

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Inviting all entomologists and ornithologists! Join Collier Museum at Government Center to explore the fascinating creatures that make a home in your backyard. What’s the buzz about bees and why they’re so important to our earth? Which flowers attract butterflies? You'll learn the answers and get the opportunity to plant a mini garden! Make a […]

Preschool Program: Meet the Calusa

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Learn about the earliest tribe in southwest Florida in an approachable way for your preschooler! Get a hands-on experience with the kinds of artifacts they left behind and enjoy kid-friendly Calusa crafts.

Preschool Program: Meet the Calusa

Marco Island Historical Museum 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL, United States

Learn about the earliest tribe in southwest Florida in an approachable way for your preschooler! Get a hands-on experience with the kinds of artifacts they left behind and enjoy kid-friendly Calusa crafts.

Observing Juneteenth: More Black History of Everglades City

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City, United States

Museum Manager Thomas Lockyear will reprise his Black History of Everglades City talk on the day after Juneteenth — with the addition of new discoveries and expanded information. Mr. Lockyear will share the recently revealed story of one of the town's earliest residents, a Civil War Veteran who served in the 34th Colored Infantry, and […]

Summer Mango Fest

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Ave, Immokalee, FL, United States

Come celebrate the harvest of this delicious rock fruit that calls the Immokalee Pioneer Museum home! Having originated in South and Southeast Asia, mangos find an easy home in South Florida where many of the world's current commercial cultivars originated. Sample some of these cultivars, including the influential "Haden" variety first bred in the 1910s […]

Burmese Pythons: Research and Removal Efforts in Southwest Florida and What You Can Do to Help

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Join Conservancy biologist Ian Bartoszek to better understand the effects of the invasive Burmese python in the Everglades ecosystem. Since its inception in 2013, the Conservancy's python program has been able to remove adult pythons weighing in at over a combined 26 thousand pounds, with Florida's largest specimen measuring up at an astounding 215 pounds […]

Ice Cream Social Family Day

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Ice cream socials are a traditional gathering, dating back to the 18th century in North America. The first one recorded in America was in 1744, when Maryland governor Thomas Bladen served ice cream for a dinner party. Ice cream for dinner? Yum! “Float” in for a good old-fashioned time and enjoy a treat of your […]

Preschool Program: Creepy Crawlies

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Your little bug will learn about the creepy crawlies that call Florida home in this preschool-friendly exploration of entomology! Enjoy cute crafts and hands-on activities, but don’t worry — no real bugs will be present.

The Skunk Ape – Florida’s Favorite Cryptid

Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City, United States

On July 8th, 2000, Ochopee resident Dave Shealy caught an ape-like bipedal humanoid with long brown fur running through the sawgrass behind Trail Lakes Campground on video. Since that time, the tape has been featured on everything from the Daily Show to National Geographic and the Smithsonian Channel. Over the years, the legend of the […]