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Cinco De Mayo

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

Likely first observed in the United States by Mexican miners living in California, Cinco de Mayo has evolved from a celebration of Mexico's victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 to a celebration of Mexican-American culture. Join us in celebrating this culture's presence and influence in Immokalee with activities, crafts, and foods sure to […]

Save Your Stuff: How to Protect Your Family’s Treasures from a Hurricane

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

The impact hurricanes like Irma and Ian have had are immeasurable, with the livelihood and infrastructure damage taking center stage in the aftermath. There is another kind of loss that occurs after a hurricane though, and that is the loss of beloved family treasures. Visit the Collier County Museums at the locations, dates and times […]

Where Every Route’s The Scenic Route: A History of Florida Road Trips

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

Florida has been a beloved destination long before the “road trip” existed, but it was the age of the automobile which cemented us as an attainable vacation option. As more tourists of all social classes drove their way down our state, a new kind of tourist industry began to develop to welcome them. Join Curator […]

Preschool Program: Little Architects

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

Your little one will build up their building skills with this preschool-friendly introduction to architecture! Join us for a story time and hands-on activities, including designing their own structures and experimenting with different building materials.

Free

War Stories — Profiles in Courage and Lesser-known Facts about Everglades’ Contributions our Country’s Armed Conflicts

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

Museum Manager Thomas Lockyear will share a collection of anecdotes and stories about Everglades residents who served in the U.S. Military and how local businesses contributed vital resources to our country's armed conflicts. The talk will also include profiles of hometown heroes like Peg and Totch Brown, who were both Bronze Star recipients in WWII, […]

Gymkhana Family Day

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

Gymkhana was originally celebrated in 19th-century India and England and was a mix of athletics and equestrian events. “Field Day” originated in the military for maneuvers that were performed “in the field.” We’re combining field day with gymkhana for a fun-filled event! Run, bounce, or hop to Gymkhana Family Day where we will focus on […]

Collections Care for Kids Workshop

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

Are your kids' trading cards overloading the kitchen table? Are you stepping on loose action figure pieces? Are there bags of rocks and shells sitting in your garage that you’re “not allowed to throw out?” We want to help! Join us as we teach your kids the basics of collections care in a professional museum […]

Free

Save Your Stuff: How to Protect Your Family’s Treasures from a Hurricane

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

The impact hurricanes like Irma and Ian have had are immeasurable, with the livelihood and infrastructure damage taking center stage in the aftermath. There is another kind of loss that occurs after a hurricane though, and that is the loss of beloved family treasures. Visit the Collier County Museums at the locations, dates and times […]

A Deep Dive Into Weeki Wachee Springs

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

From local swimming spot to roadside attraction to state park, the only constant at Weeki Wachee Springs over its 75 year history is the mermaid performances. Join Rebecca Schwandt, historian and archivist, for a "deep dive" into the springs' past. Entertaining audiences since 1947, this unique roadside attraction has a natural spring with water at […]