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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

 From local swimming spot to roadside attraction to state park, the only constant throughout Weeki Wachee Springs over its 75 year history are 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 […]

Pirate Day

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

Arrrghhh, ye Mateys! Come learn about the pirate of the 10,000 Islands, Juan Gomez. You can earn coins at games like coconut bowling and walking the plank. Turn those coins in for a new telescope or eyepatch and other fun loot. Crafts are available. Food will be for sale from Antonio’s Wood-Fired Pizza. This will […]

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 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 Easterling 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 […]