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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.

Homeschool Program: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles!

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

How does it work?  Learn what makes planes, trains, and cars move and how they have evolved.  Design the future of transportation. 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 We've reached our capacity for this event, please be sure to check out our other upcoming programs!

Children in exhibit gallery

School’s Out, Museums are IN!

July 30 @ 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.

Children in exhibit gallery

School’s Out, Museums are IN!

August 6 @ 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.

Preschool Program: Invasive Species of the Everglades (Part I)

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Museum of the Everglades 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 invasive species of the Everglades. Learn what happens when we bring non-native plants and animals to the Everglades. What can you do to protect the Everglades? Space is limited to 10 children per session, RSVP required. Please…

Oakes Farms

Our Stories, Our Voices: Alfie Oakes

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Born into a fresh produce family, Alfie Oakes opened his first wholesale produce business as a teenager in Immokalee, FL. From this, he would expand his business to become a produce broker and a farmer. In 2012, he bought out his father’s partner and joined his father, Frank, in operating the Food and Thought organic produce market in Naples, FL. In 2013 following the unexpected passing of Frank, Alfie became the head of the family business – a role he…

Edison and Ford in the Everglades

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Edison and Ford in the Everglades

August 15 @ 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.

Family Field Day

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

On your mark, get set, GO! Get your family team together to play old fashion games like water-balloon toss, sack races, three-legged races and more!

Homeschool Program: Invasive Species of the Everglades

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learners will create a diagram demonstrating the ecological cycle of the Everglades. Diagrams will be used to teach students how the introduction of invasive plants and animals disrupt the Everglades ecosystem. 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

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