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Recurring Event Preschool Program

Be My Valentine

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

Love is in the air in our historic Naples Cottage, where your little one will get to make vintage-inspired Valentines, enjoy some hands-on heart themed activities, and listen to a Valentine’s Day story. This program is ideal for ages 3-5. RSVP is encouraged to ensure enough supplies for children participants.

Famous Couples of Collier County

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a stroll through the history of local sweethearts. Our Curator of Education, Elaina Gyure, will be discussing some of the famous couples who have called Collier County home.

For the Love of Plants Family Day

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

From baskets, to medicines, to food, to art, plants have many purposes in our lives. Come on down to the museum and explore how plants shaped the lives of early Floridians and how they are used today. Fun activities and crafts for the whole family.

Exploring Florida Pottery Workshop

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

Explore the pottery styles of ancient Florida and the ways that archeologists use and identify ceramics. Everyone will get a chance to try constructing their own piece. For adults and children ages 12 and up.

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Recurring Event Preschool Program

Archaeologist, Jr.

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

It’s never too early for your little one to learn about the wonders of archaeology! Join us in celebration of Florida Archaeology Month for preschool-friendly, hands-on activities that introduce the concepts behind the study of the past. This program is ideal for ages 3-5. RSVP is encouraged to ensure enough supplies for children participants.

Southwest Florida Archaeology Day

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

We’re celebrating Florida Archaeology Month with Southwest Florida Archaeology Day. Guests of all ages can get hands-on with archaeology at this free outdoor event. Meet archaeologists and learn how they study the ancient and historic people of Southwest Florida. Practice using the tools and techniques used to uncover the past at our mock dig and […]

Locomotive No. 2: Logging the Big Cypress

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

Museum Manager Stephanie Long will be exploring the history of the museum’s steam locomotive, known locally as “the Deuce.” Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, this small locomotive had a long history working for three different logging companies. Here in Collier County, Locomotive No. 2 powered the labor train for the Lee Tidewater Cypress Company […]

An Evening with Bob Beatty, author of “Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East”

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

Music obsessive. History Geek. Southerner. Guitar Player. Public Historian. Teacher. Writer. Fan, Bob Beatty grew up devouring his mom’s Beatles and dad’s Hank Williams and bluegrass records. Throughout his life he’s interwoven his love of punk rock, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Jam Depression collective as a historian, fan, and musician. It was only […]

Eleven Defining Days in Collier County History

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

Collier County is made up of 2305 square miles, three municipalities, unincorporated towns, and many distinct communities with a wide variety of vibes and flavors. Given its geographic size and ethnic diversity, how does one define Collier County’s identity and culture? Collier County Museum Director Amanda Townsend has chosen eleven days spanning over 120 years […]

Recurring Event Preschool Program

Pioneer Playtime

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

Long before there were singing baby sharks and rescue puppies, pioneer children of early Florida were making the most of the limited fun resources they had around them! In Pioneer Playtime, your preschoolers will get to play pioneer games, learn about farm animals of Florida, and create their own Pioneer garden. This program is ideal […]